What are the side effects of Dysport? What is the difference between Dysport and other similar products?

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Dysport Question

Thank you for your question! Dysport, similiar to Botox Cosmetic, is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines. Botulinum Toxin injections have a similar mechanism of action and vary slightly depending on the specific medication you are treated with. The most common differences reported by patients are usually the onset of action, as well as the spread of the medication. If you visit the Dysport website, you can find all on-label safety information for your review. I hope this has been helpful to you!

Be well,

Dr. Todd Hobgood,MD

Phoenix Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Side effects of Dysport

Though rare, the possible side effects could be:
Slight swelling at the site of the injection
Redness and bruising which will subside in a few days
Headaches can sometimes occur after the injection in which case Tylenol, or Motrin can be taken.

As far as a difference between Dysport and other botulinum toxins, they are minimal. All of the toxins are fairly similar in efficacy. However, you will find some providers like one product more than then other.

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Botox and dysport

These are very similar in terms of how they work, where they are used, how long they usually last and their side effects.  The main differences are that you can sometimes see Dysport working sooner than Botox, Dysport tends to spreads in the surrounding areas more and the unit system each product uses.  Although the unit system is different (1 unit of Botox does not equate to 1 unit of Dysport), the price ends up being about the same.

Sunny Park, MD, MPH
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Dysport vs botox

Thanks for your questions. I agree with what has been said. In addition, Dysport kicks in about 2 days earlier than Botox. Dysport may also diffuse (spread) a bit more, which is a plus or minus relative to each particular case. Be well-

Estee Williams, MD
New York Dermatologist
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What's the difference between Dysport and other similar products?

Thank you for sharing your question. Dysport, Botox and Xeomin all work in a similar fashion to relax muscles. If too much is injected or if the product is injected improperly parts of the face may droop for a few months. Bruising is usually minimal. See and experienced injector.
Good luck,

James R. Gordon, MD, FACS, FAAO
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 140 reviews

What are the side effects of Dysport? What is the difference between Dysport and other similar products?

Hello siham mhanna,

The side effects of Dsyport are the same as any neuromodulator like Botox or Xeomin.  Namely, some discomfort at injection, small amounts of bruising if any, some redness at the injection site, differences between the two sides after injection, and drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid (although when injected properly these last ones are essentially non existent).  With any of the injections the treatments are only temporary.  

I hope this helps and good luck.  

William Marshall Guy, MD
The Woodlands Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews


Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin all offer similar treatment outcomes with subtle differences. Based on your concerns, goals, and result expectations your physician may feel one product may be better suited for you. An in person exam to determine candidacy is best.

Dr. Kathleen Morno

Kathleen Morno, MD
Highland Park Physician
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No difference

Botox, dysport and xeomin are essentially slightly different formulations of the same product. I liken them to Pepsi and coke. Some injectors prefer one over the other, and their mixing technique is slightly different, but an experienced injector can use them interchangeably and with ease. i personally believe that dysport's results are noticeable a little earlier, and that it gives slightly more natural results, but these are subtle differences. Good luck!

Neda Vanden Bosch, MD
West Palm Beach Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Clinically, all of the botulinum toxin A products are very similar.

Disport has no side effects unique to it.  Despite whisper campaigns by the various companies started with the hope of creating a commercial advantage for their particular product, these products are very similar in their effects, durations, benefits, and side effects.  If you are one of those rare individuals who is more sensitive to the effects of botulinum toxin, you will have that with all of the products.  If you did great with one product, it is very likely that you will do great with all of the products.  The dosing of Dysport is a little different than BOTOX and Xeomin but this is a simple matter and hardly merits consideration because your injector will simply adjust the dosing of the Dysport based on clinical experience. 

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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