Dysport FAQ

How is Dysport similar to BOTOX Cosmetics?
Dysport works much like Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) in the treatment of wrinkles and static lines between the brows, on the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Like Botox, Dysport is recommended no more frequently than every 3 months, is contraindicated during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, for patients less than 65yrs old, or for anyone with, or at risk of, peripheral motor neuropathic diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or neuromuscular junction disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome).

Dysport is also contraindicated in patients with infection at the proposed site, an allergy to cow’s-milk protein, or a known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin product (Botox) or its components

How is Dysport different from BOTOX Cosmetics?
Unlike Botox, Dysport’s onset can begin 24hrs after injection, with a 90% response by day 7.  The results typically last for 4 to 6 months, and peak in 1 month. The effects of Botox are typically seen between 2 and 10 days, with the full effect in 14 days, and the results typically lasting for 3 to 4 months, peaking at 2 months.
There is also a difference in the potency units, dosage and dilution of Dysport. They are not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin products and, therefore, their units cannot be compared to or converted into units of Botox.

Why would I choose Dysport instead of BOTOX Cosmetics?
Typically, Dysport is priced 10-15% cheaper than BOTOX cosmetics.  Some clients report that their Dysport results look more natural.