Understanding Dysport Vs Botox 

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Understanding Dysport Vs Botox 

As we age, wrinkles appear on our faces and foreheads and are caused by everyday activities, such as laughing, frowning, squinting, and concentrating. These lines can make your face look older than it should. Many people turn to injectables, such as  Botox and Dysport, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But what treatment will help you look your best? 

If you’re trying to assess Botox vs Dysport, this article has been written as a guide to help you understand how the two treatments differ, how they’re the same, and what types of cases each injectable has been developed to treat.

What are Botox and Dysport? 

Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators (muscle relaxants) and are made with botulinum toxin, a safe substance used in small amounts. Botox has been used for over thirty years to temporarily reduce the look of wrinkles. Botox and Dysport treatments are injected into the desired area and work by relaxing facial muscles, which stops them from contracting and eventually reduces the appearance of wrinkles. 

Dysport and Botox treatments are extremely popular because they’re non-invasive, inexpensive, and take only a few minutes, but the effects last four to six months. An estimated 3 million botox injections are administered worldwide every year.

Following treatments of Dysport and Botox, a patient can resume normal activities and even go back to work. We suggest avoiding exercise, overheating, and massage or pressure on the injection site for four hours. Dysport and Botox are some of the most convenient face-rejuvenating treatments available.

Botox versus Dysport

Though made from the same substance, these two treatments are designed for different applications. 


The most popular nonsurgical treatment for facial wrinkles, Botox has been approved for use in Canada since 2001. Botox also treats patients who suffer from migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating. Botox is approved for treating forehead lines and wrinkles around the eyes. 

Its positive effects should be noticeable about five to seven days following treatment and last four to six months. Ensure you have a full consultation with a plastic surgeon before using Botox. People who are pregnant or people who are taking antispasmodic medications should avoid Botox.


Made of a different formulation, Dysport is a comparatively new modality. It’s used to treat lines that appear in the glabellar, the skin on the forehead that’s above the nose and between the eyes. Those frown lines can make a person seem older than their years, and Dysport is an excellent option for reducing those lines. Dysport also works faster than Botox. Wrinkles will start to lessen two to five days following treatment. 

Should you choose Dysport?

A consultation at a clinic will help you understand if Dysport is the best choice for you. Most patients under the age of sixty-five are eligible for Dysport treatment. However, there are considerations. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to confirm whether you should choose Dysport.

Are you allergic to Dysport? 

Allergic reactions are extremely rare, but if you’re already allergic to the protein in cow’s milk, you may choose to use Botox instead. Have you had prior surgical work on your face or have deep and prominent facial scars? A trained plastic surgeon should inspect your skin to ensure you get the desired results. 

If you’re currently suffering from an infection, wait until the area is healthy before getting treatment. Also, if you’re suffering from oily skin or any inflammation or irritation in the affected area, hold off until you can clear up these conditions before you proceed.

People who are on certain medications should seek medical advice before starting a series of Dysport treatments.

How long does Dysport last?

Your treatment will be effective for about four to six months, a similar length of time but perhaps slightly longer than Botox. You’ll be amazed at the  Dysport before and after treatment improvements!

Contact PSSC in Toronto

Botox and Dysport are so inexpensive you have every opportunity to look your best! Dr. Richard Rival and Dr. Victoria Hayward, both board-certified plastic surgeons, will assess your needs and recommend the best treatment for your case. With either Botox or Dysport, you’ll be able to look as young as you feel! Contact PSSC for a consultation today.

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