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What Is the Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®?

Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are composed of a form of botulinum toxin that can be used to reverse common signs of facial aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. These neurotoxins are designed to temporarily weaken overactive facial muscles that can cause wrinkles and fine lines when contracted. By relaxing these muscles, patients can achieve smoother, more youthful looking skin.

Though BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are extremely similar, there are a few differences between these two popular injectables. The botulinum toxin used in BOTOX® Cosmetic is in the form of purified proteins. The results of BOTOX® Cosmetic take approximately one week to fully take effect, and last approximately 3-6 months. The botulinum toxin used in Dysport® is composed with less proteins. Consequently, the injection may cause fewer antibodies to form. The effects of Dysport® can often be seen within 24 hours, and the results can last up to six months.

Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can successfully treat lines across the forehead, creases between the eyebrows, and fine lines at the corners of the eyes. During your consultation, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will recommend which neurotoxin can best address your unique concerns and achieve your cosmetic goals. To schedule a consultation at the OSU Department of Plastic Surgery, please contact our office today.

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