Can Dysport® Last Longer Than BOTOX®?

By: Kim Burke


At Kiss Aesthetics in Minooka and Tinley Park, IL, clients are often curious about the range of aesthetic treatments available, especially the popular options of Dysport® and BOTOX®. Both of these treatments are renowned for their ability to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, but what exactly are they, and how do they work? Let's explore these treatments in more detail to help you understand their roles in aesthetic enhancement.

What are Dysport® and BOTOX®?

Dysport®and BOTOX® are both injectable treatments used in the field of cosmetic dermatology to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They are neurotoxins derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. In simple terms, both Dysport® and BOTOX® work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. While they are similar, there are subtle differences in their formulation and behavior once injected, which can influence the choice of treatment for different individuals.

What are the differences between BOTOX®and Dysport®?

The primary difference between BOTOX® and Dysport® lies in their formulation. Though both are derived from botulinum toxin, they have slightly different protein structures. This difference affects how they spread in the skin and the dosage required for effective treatment. Dysport® tends to spread more and may be preferred for larger areas, requiring fewer injections to cover the same space. BOTOX®, on the other hand, offers more precision in smaller, targeted areas. Additionally, some clients report that Dysport begins to work a bit faster than BOTOX®, showing visible results within a few days compared to BOTOX’s full effect, which can take a week or more to manifest. The duration of their effects is comparable, and most of our Minooka and Tinley Park, IL clients find their results last about 3 ­­­– 4 months, though this can vary depending on individual factors like metabolism and the area treated.

Are the results of Dysport® more natural-looking?

The "natural" look of results can vary from person to person. Some clients report that Dysport® offers more natural movement, especially in the forehead area. This is because Dysport® may not freeze the muscles as rigidly as BOTOX®. This subtle difference can be significant for those who want a more expressive look.

What is the duration of Dysport® compared to BOTOX®?

A common question is about the longevity of these treatments. Generally, both Dysport® and BOTOX® last about 3 – 4 months. However, some individuals find that Dysport® may start to fade a bit sooner. The duration can depend on various factors, including the treated area, the individual's metabolism, and the amount administered.

Ready to explore your options?

At Kiss Aesthetics, under the guidance of nurse practitioner Kim Burke, you can explore the world of aesthetic treatments like Dysport® and BOTOX®. Whether you're seeking a quick solution or a specific aesthetic, our team is ready to guide you through your journey. Contact our offices in Minooka or Tinley Park, IL today to learn more and to schedule your consultation. Your journey toward a rejuvenated, confident self starts here.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.