Botox and Dysport are both popular injectable anti-wrinkle treatments, but they have some notable differences. Read on as we compare and contrast these two neuromodulators.
How They Work
Both Botox and Dysport are derived from bacteria that produce botulinum toxin types A. When injected, they block nerve signals to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.
They work through the same mechanism of action and have a similar effect. However, there are some variations to consider.
The units of measurement are specific to each product and not interchangeable:
- Botox: 2-5 units per injection site
- Dysport: 2.5 units per Botox unit
Dysport often requires more units per treatment area to match the efficacy of Botox units. Your provider will determine the ideal dosing for you, as they are medications.
Both are priced as medical treatments, not cosmetic:
- Botox: Approximately $9-14 per unit
- Dysport: Approximately $4-8 per unit
Pricing varies by region. Given the higher unit requirements, Dysport cost still tends to be slightly lower overall.
Botox and Dysport are broadly interchangeable. Good candidates include:
- Adults seeking a non-invasive way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
- Those willing to maintain consistency with touch-up appointments every 3-4 months.
- Patients who want quick results and may prefer Dysport.
Consult an experienced provider to decide which better matches your treatment goals and preferences.
Get Started with Injectables at Colair
The aesthetic experts at Colair Beauty Lounge & Medspa in Gilbert, AZ offer both Botox and Dysport injectables performed by our skilled nurses.
We will take the time to understand your specific treatment goals, assess your facial muscles and movements, and make an expert recommendation on whether Botox or Dysport better suits your needs.
Call 480-912-5325 today to schedule a consultation to learn more. Let’s get you looking refreshed!