Question: I am considering using an injectable to minimize the small lines and wrinkles developing around my eyes and mouth. A couple of my friends use Botox, but I recently heard about Dysport. What is the difference between the two?
Answer: Well, the active molecule, which is botulinum toxin A is identical in both Dysport and Botox. The difference lies in some of the proteins that surround this molecule in each formulation. Overall, the effectiveness of each of these is relatively similar, though a recent study did show that Dysport may be more effective in the crow’s feet area than Botox is. Otherwise, I typically use them interchangeably and do not have a problem treating someone with either product.