BOTOX vs. Dysport

If you are looking to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles, then you have many options. Some of the most popular include Dysport® and BOTOX®.

How Do BOTOX® and Dysport® Work?

As you age, your facial muscles do not really change, but your skin becomes thinner than before. You should know that as it thins, it creases more easily as your muscles move. Both BOTOX® and Dysport® work by limiting the facial muscles from moving as much, thus, preventing or slowing down the formation of lines and wrinkles. Both products basically deter the nerves from communicating to your muscles.

When communication is blocked, your muscles do not contract. Consequently, your facial skin stops wrinkling. Your skin is always rejuvenating itself, but when your muscles no longer move as forcefully, the skin gets rid of the wrinkles in the treated area.


Both Dysport® and BOTOX® are made from the same main ingredient. They are used to relax facial muscles that cause frown lines as well as other overactive muscles on your face such as crow’s feet and forehead lines.  Both of these products have been in use for years all over the world. Furthermore, they are both FDA-approved. They can be used in various areas, making them fairly versatile. You should also know that they give similar results, as you oftentimes cannot tell the difference in the results.


Dysport® is a smaller sized molecule compared to BOTOX®, so its unit measurements are dissimilar. Dysport® may last longer than BOTOX®, especially around the eyes. However, it is important to understand that results vary from patient to patient and that each case is unique.

Which is the Best?

One is not necessarily better than the other, as Dysport® works better for some and BOTOX® works better for others. Our med spa team at Spa Black in San Antonio can help you decide which treatment is likely to give you the results you desire. Our staff consists of qualified and experienced technicians who can administer both of these products in a safe and convenient way that provides natural-looking results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.