Skip Nav
Beauty Trends
5 New Products You Absolutely Need From Sephora Collection's Fall Lineup
Beauty Trends
These Insane Japanese Eyelashes Will Make You Do a Double Take
Beauty News
This Woman Shows Just How Fluffy Bubble Face Masks Can Get

Botox vs. Dysport

The Dysport Report

Botox has long been the leading injectable wrinkle eraser, but now some competition has been cleared by the FDA. Dysport, one of two Botox alternatives (the other one is the less commonly used Myobloc), is a slightly different variety of botulinum toxin. While Botox is onabotulinumtoxinA, Dysport is abobotulinumtoxinA. To find out what using a different botulin means, just keep reading.

For users, the difference means that Dysport "spreads" more when injected, so it's more effective over larger areas like foreheads. As such, it's usually cheaper than Botox per treatment because it requires less product. On the other hand, Dysport's wider reach in muscle means that unless the person injecting really knows what he or she is doing, patients are more likely to get side effects like drooping eyelids from unintended muscle weakening. Uh-oh.

Injectables are one instance in which you really should consult with an experienced doctor, and with a new product like this one, it's doubly important to find someone who not only understands musculature but also has experience using the product. So if you're considering it, definitely ask your doctor how many patients she or he has treated with Dysport, and whether she or he has gone to a training seminar to use it.

Source: Flickr user adam.r stone

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
The History of Botox
Cosmetic Dermatology Questions
Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures 2016
Botox Mom Loses Custody, Might Not Be Who She Claims
Botox Competitor Xeomin Approved by FDA
Tips For Men Getting Botox
What Is a Microcurrent Facial?
What Would I Look Like With Botox?
Facial Plastic Surgeon Answers Questions on Reddit
What Is Coolsculpting?
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds