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Hello, this is Dr. Prendiville. A question I receive relatively frequently in my practice is "What's better, Botox or Dysport?" And basically, it's a reasonable question asked. The answer is, basically, they're about the same, as long as we understand what they are. Botox and Dysport are both forms of botulinum toxin type A. The way they work is actually work in the upper face by preventing the nerves and muscles from talking to each other, and thereby relaxing muscular activity. Both take about two to seven days to work and last for about three to four months.
The difference is they have different manufacturers, and there are some other subtle differences between them. Botox has been time tested. It's been around a lot longer. And I certainly have a lot of patients who are brand loyal to Botox because of that. But I've seen Dysport work very, very well for a lot of patients. And I say for about 98% of people, it's about the same.
I do have people who actually do better on Dysport than Botox, and vice versa. And so these are just important considerations to look at. By and large, they're about the same thing. Thank you very much.

Botox or Dysport: Which Is Better?

Dr. Stephen Prendiville explains that while Botox and Dysport are very similar products, there are subtle differences that consumers should be aware of.

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