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Botox at Buffalo Aesthetics: What’s the Difference between Botox and Dysport?

By September 6, 2017March 18th, 2024No Comments

Buffalo Aesthetics offers a wide array of products. When discussing neurotoxins, our main products are Dysport and Botox. Both medications offer similar end results, but subtle differences also separate the two products on a microscopic level.

Before we get into the differences between the products, lets figure out what is the same. In the botulinum family, both Botox and Dysport products are botulinum type A toxins. This means that they have similar structures. The main function of these neurotoxins is to block the release of chemicals responsible for muscle movement. That said, because both medications are synonymous, they show similar efficacy and side effects.

Differences between Botox and disport include:

  • You need more Dysport to have the same effect as Botox. (Dysport: Botox ratio 2.5:1)
  • Dysport has a smaller molecule size, so that Dysport results are seen quicker than Botox by 2 -3 days
  • Dysport diffuses over an area more than Botox

Due to Botox being first to market, its brand recognition is much more pronounced then Dysport.  Ultimately, the question isn’t which product is better, rather, it is who is injecting your Botox and Dysport? The product doesn’t creates poor results, but the provider! Go to an experienced cosmetic provider, and choose wisely!