What Is the Difference Between Dysport® and Botox®?

Botox® and Dysport® are both cosmetic injectables that utilize neurotoxins to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are both made from the neurotoxin, abobotulinumtoxinA, to temporarily inhibit the communication between facial nerves and specific muscles, preventing the muscles from contracting. This results in fewer lines and wrinkles in the face. 

As you can see, there are many commonalities between the two cosmetic injectables. However, there are some specifics that you should understand about each product if you are considering using cosmetic injectables to reduce the appearance of your lines and wrinkles.

In this blog post from Rock Creek Wellness, we are going to discuss some of the key differences and similarities between Botox and Dysport. We hope this will provide you with a better understanding of the two cosmetic injectables so that you can choose the one that is best for you.

Continue reading to learn more, and if you are considering Botox, Dysport, or another cosmetic injectable, the team at Rock Creek Wellness can help. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is here to help you decide which injectable is right for you and your personal goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

Treatment Areas

While both cosmetic injectables, Botox and Dysport, are similar in chemical makeup, each is only approved to treat specific areas of the face. Dysport is approved to soften and smooth frown lines between the eyebrows, while Botox is approved to treat moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Each injectable should only ever be used in the approved areas.

Makeup and Strength

As we’ve discussed, both Botox and Dysport contain the neurotoxin, abobotulinumtoxinA. However, there are some key differences between the two products.

  • Dysport contains smaller molecules than Botox. This allows it to work more quickly.
  • Dysport is diluted differently than Botox. It may take more syringes of Dysport to achieve the same effects as it would with Botox, but the two are usually priced accordingly.   
  • Dysport diffuses more than Botox, meaning it spreads to a larger area.
  • Because dilution is different, dosage is as well.


It is impossible to compare Botox and Dysport unit-by-unit because the injectables are diluted differently. It may take more Dysport to achieve the same results as it would with Botox, so Dysport is usually priced less per unit since more units may have to be used. 

In order to get an accurate idea of the pricing difference, you will need to speak to a medical professional who understands your goals, so that they can factor in how much of each would be needed to achieve your desired results. 


Both Dysport and Botox are cosmetic injectables and both procedures can be performed in-office at your local wellness center, Rock Creek Wellness. They are both non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures that require little to no downtime. Both procedures are extremely similar. If you are concerned about discomfort during the injection or any possible side effects of either injectable, you should speak to someone at your local wellness center to learn more. 

Length of Results

The results from Dysport and Botox both last about three to four months. This is because it is made from the same neurotoxin. Your individual results may vary and you may find that one lasts longer for you, but technically speaking, there is not a significant difference in the length of results provided by either cosmetic injectable. 

Schedule Your Consultation at Rock Creek Wellness

Both Botox and Dysport are designed to help reduce lines and wrinkles in your face. And, although they do have some differences such as the areas they are intended to treat and their dilution, both are FDA-approved for their specific uses. When choosing between Botox and Dysport, it is important to consider your personal goals as that will be the biggest factor in which cosmetic injectable will work best for you.

At Rock Creek Wellness, we offer Botox, Dysport, and other cosmetic injectable and dermal filler options. Our Leawood wellness center is overseen by a doctor and only a qualified medical professional will perform your injections. We put our patients safety and happiness first. If you are interested in learning more about Dysport, Botox, or any of our other cosmetic injectable procedures, schedule a consultation today.