Botox Units vs Dysport Units: What Should I Know?

In the world of anti-aging, all the rage is about Botox and fillers that reduce your wrinkles and turn back the hands of time. With so many choices available, it can be downright confusing, especially for new patients. Before taking the Botox or Dysport plunge, here is some food for thought.

Botox and Dysport work in the same manner by relaxing dynamic lines and smoothing out your skin. They are both injected into the muscles that are used for motion, specifically in the furrows between your eyebrows, crow’s feet and even frown lines. Injections are also effective in erasing that “worried” expression many people have from raising their eyebrows and creating deep forehead lines. Botox has been on the market longer than Dysport, but both products have a high level of efficacy and safety and are both FDA approved treatments.

When injected, Botox and Dysport take two to three days to see the final result. In addition, the results of each last approximately three to four months. When deciding on which to try, remember although they are both measured in units, the ratio of Dysport to Botox units is three to one. So when your provider tells you that he is injecting a specific amount of Dysport, don’t panic. It will be a larger amount of units in comparison to Botox.

Keep in mind that Dysport is less expensive than Botox, but it is possible to need more product to achieve the desired effect, and prices vary based on location and provider.

Both Botox and Dysport are popular choices for eliminating unwanted wrinkles and lines of the face. In essence, it is simply a matter of preference and what your provider recommends to achieve the desired result. Innovative treatment with Dysport or Botox not only helps to restore a youthful appearance, but revitalizes your expression as well.