Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Dysport over Botox?
Dysport can last longer than Botox for some patients. It also kicks in about one week faster. Otherwise, when administered by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist, they are virtually the same.
What's the cost difference between Botox and Dysport?
The cost of Dysport treatment can vary based on location, provider, and your unique treatment needs. Both options are priced according to units, but these are not directly comparable since they are measured differently.
How long after Dysport treatment can I get pregnant?
Since further study is needed on the safety profile of Dysport in pregnant women, it’s best to err on the side of caution. Make sure to speak with your OBGYN if you’re considering pregnancy after Dysport injections.
Does Dysport cause less swelling than Botox?
Both options cause very little swelling that is dependent on the amount of fluid used to mix the injection. Any swelling typically resolves within a day or two.
Does Dysport cause bruising?
There’s a very small chance of bruising after cosmetic injections, and your board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist can recommend ways to prevent it before and after your treatment.
Can heat make Dysport wear off faster?
No. The molecules in Dysport permanently attach to the target muscles, meaning the nerve must generate new signals over time. There’s no way to speed up this process, so always make sure you receive Dysport injections from a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
What's the most common side effect of Dysport?
The most common side effect after Dysport injections is localized bruising. This typically lasts for a few days and resolves on its own.
Is Dysport less effective than Botox?
Dysport and Botox are different brands of the same medication. They are slightly different, so some patients respond better to one than the other, meaning one may be more effective for you.