Question: How does Dysport compare to Botox? Do they perform the same and last the same amount of time?
Answer: They are like Pepsi and Coke. The same in essence but a bit different in nuances. I am a national clinical trainer for both companies (Allergan and Medicis) so I have no biases. I like both. Dysport works quicker. It spreads a bit more with a softer effect and it hurts a bit less. Botox is a bit more precise with a sharper effect and has been around longer so people are more familiar with its dosing. Typically you need 2-3 times the dose of Botox with Dysport. I prefer a 3:1 dose of Dysport to Botox. We have dropped our Dysport fee to equal 1/3rd the cost of botox per unit but since you get 3 times as much then the cost ends up equal.