Which Treatment is More Cost Effective: Dysport or Botox?

Please explain the cheapest option, as well as which is the better buy, based on results and need for repeat treatments.

Doctor Answers 18

Dysport and Botox are similar in cost effectivess

Thank you for your question. The cost and effectiveness of Dysport and Botox are similar. At this time, Dysport costs about 10% less than Botox. (Dysport contains smaller molecules, so its unit size differs significantly. Basically, 50 units of Dysport equals 20 units of Botox.) Both products need to be injected every 3 to 6 months, so their duration period is quite similar.

Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of Botox/Dysport

Botox and Dysport are similar products and are usually very similar in pricing and efficacy. Some offices usually will have periodic special promotions/pricing for one of the products which can make the difference when deciding between the two.

Steven H. Williams, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Dysport price comparison

Both manufacturers discount the product HEAVILY to the providers when they purchase large quantities. Discounts can be 30% or more per vial. That is very significant. Unfortunately, these savings are often not passed down to the patient. One provider may offer Botox for less than Dysport and another the opposite. Most will have similar prices.

Robert S. Bader, MD
Boca Raton Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox and Dysport are almost clinically identical and have similar cost

The cost of the Dysport and Botox are similar when using a 3:1 unit conversion ration between the two, respectively. There might be a slightly faster action of onset, by a day, with the Dysport, but the duration and effectiveness in the aesthetic outcome of smoothness appears to be the same at 6 days.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Cost Analysis: Botox vs. Dysport

As many panel members have mentioned, this is dependent on which product seems to work  best for you. When comparing price per unit, the costs are equivalent. Duration of product is typically 3-4 months for both.   The manufacturers of Dysport are currently offering a rebate program, which can help offset the costs.  And as other panel members have mentioned, be wary of the "bargain" botox or dysport, as often times you will not get a desirable outcome.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews


They are pretty much the same in terms of cost and effectiveness. I would also check for rebates and ask your office if they have any product deals. Often, offices run specials on either Botox and/or Dysport.  Best of luck to you!


Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport may be more cost effective

The two treatments (Botox and Dysport) are relatively the same in terms of treatment effect, however, there have been some anecdotal reports that Dysport does last slightly longer than Botox.  In my opinion, I think that the conversion is about 2.5-3 units of Dysport for every 1 unit of Botox.  We have it priced so that Dysport is one-third the cost per unit as our Botox.  Additionally, although one of the Medicis "specials" just ended in September, they do offer many good rebates to try their product over Botox.

Jason D. Bloom, MD
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport same or similar to Botox

Dysport cost is similar to Botox, unless there is a manufacturer or distributor sponsored rebate that would make one or the other more cost effective.

In my practice, we eseentially treat both Botox and Dysport as equivalent treatments.

Dysport periodically runs $50 rebates - at least, they have been.  You never know when this might stop.

Robert Strimling, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.3 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Cheap Botox or Dysport is a waste of money!

The cheaper the botox/dysport, the less likely you will get descent results or last the 3-4 months which is average.  Expect to pay $300 per area.  Dysport tends to last a little longer than regular botox but not always. Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Dysport vs. Botox Cost

There is no universal answer to this question.  However, I think you will find on average that you can get the same result for less money using Dysport.  In my office it will cost you about 10% less, not including any rebates.  But, just like buying anything, it will depend on who you are buying it from.  Dysport has been offering rebates of $50 per treatment plus a bonus $50 if you are switching from Botox, so the added $100 will make it more cost effective virtually everywhere.

Louis W. Apostolakis, MD
Austin Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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