What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

I’ve been hearing this question a lot lately. Botox and Dysport are almost the same. It’s like comparing a Gala apple to a Fuji apple. They have slightly different properties but the differences are minimal.

I generally prefer to work with Botox. I find it more precise because it diffuses less. The slight increase in diffusion with Dysport can be an advantage in some areas though – like in a man with a very large, active forehead. Sometimes I use Botox in one area and Dysport in another on same person. There are excellent doctors who prefer Dysport and get excellent results. Bottom line – go with what your doctor is most comfortable with on this one.

See Dr. Irwin’s new article, Juvederm and Restylane Mistakes and How to Fix Them (covers Juvederm bruises, lumps and bumps, lop-sided results, over-filling, and more).

See Dr. Irwin’s blog Q & A on a heavy forehead from Dysport.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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