Botox vs. Dysport

Botox vs. Dysport: Which Wrinkle Reducer is Right for You?

When it comes to reducing wrinkles and achieving a smoother, more youthful appearance, Botox and Dysport are two popular options offered at AIVI Aesthetics. While these injectable treatments have a similar goal, they have some differences that may make one more suitable for you than the other. In this post, we’ll compare and contrast Botox vs. Dysport to help you make an informed choice and achieve your desired aesthetic results.

What Is Botox?

Botox, short for Botulinum Toxin Type A, is a well-known and widely used injectable treatment. It has been in the cosmetic industry for many years and FDA-approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it’s injected, leading to muscle relaxation and a smoother skin surface.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is another injectable neuromodulator that aims to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It also contains Botulinum Toxin Type A but has some differences in formulation and properties compared to Botox. Dysport designed to diffuse more widely from the injection site, which can sometimes make it a preferred choice for treating larger areas, such as forehead lines.

Key Differences Between Botox and Dysport

  1. Onset and Duration: Botox and Dysport have similar onset times, with results appearing within a few days to a week. However, some users report that Dysport may take effect slightly faster. Both treatments typically last three to four months, but individual experiences can vary.
  2. Diffusion: Dysport is known to have a broader diffusion area from the injection site. This can be an advantage when treating larger areas or targeting wrinkles in different facial regions.
  3. Units and Dosing: The units used for Botox and Dysport are not equivalent, so the dosing may differ. A skilled injector at AIVI Aesthetics will adjust the amount based on your specific needs and goals.

Choosing Between Botox and Dysport

The choice between Botox and Dysport depends on your unique preferences and the recommendations of your experienced practitioner at AIVI Aesthetics. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Treatment Area: For smaller, more localized areas, such as crow’s feet or frown lines, Botox may prefer. Dysport may be a better choice for treating larger areas like forehead lines.
  • Personal Sensitivity: Some individuals may find that they respond better to one product over the other. It may be worthwhile to try both and see which provides the desired results for you.
  • Provider’s Expertise: The skill and experience of your injector play a significant role in achieving optimal results. Trust in the expertise of your AIVI Aesthetics practitioner to recommend the best option for your specific goals.


Both Botox and Dysport are effective wrinkle reducers, and the right choice for you depends on various factors. Your consultation at AIVI Aesthetics will involve a thorough assessment of your individual needs and expectations to determine which product will help you achieve the best outcome. Whichever option you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll be in capable hands, working towards a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

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