So...What's the Difference Between BOTOX and Dysport?
I personally think they're both excellent products and give very similar results, having been the clinical instructor to teach doctors and nurses how to do both Botox and Dysport for years. There's a slight difference in their protein composition, but they both work the same way--which we call the mechanism of action--to temporarily block neurotransmitter transmission. This causes your muscles to relax, for our purposes, in the upper part of the face.
Both are injected into the upper facial muscles to relax wrinkles between the eyes (the glabella), above the brow (the frontalis), and to the sides of our eyes (the Crow’s Feet). The wrinkles in these areas are caused by repeatedly flexing these muscles, causing them to enlarge and to accentuate the chasms between adjacent muscles.
There are two other competing brands with FDA Approval--Xeomin and Jeuveau--but we don’t carry them because we think their results are not quite comparable to that of Botox and Dysport.
Allergan’s Botox got FDA approval in December 2002 and Galderma’s Dysport in April 2009--so Botox is clearly the most recognizable, after dominating the market exclusively for 7 years.
I think both Botox and Dysport are comparable, so it is very much like Kleenex and Puffs--both facial tissues--but one brand is better known than the other so either is an excellent choice.