Botox and Dysport

What exactly are Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are two renowned brands of anti-aging therapies that work wonders in reducing those pesky wrinkles and fine lines that come with age. These treatments are primarily focused on the face, targeting areas such as the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows.

So how do Botox and Dysport work their magic?

They operate by intercepting the nerve signals responsible for muscle contractions. By doing so, they effectively relax the muscles, resulting in smoother, more youthful-looking skin. The best part is that these treatments are quick and relatively painless, requiring minimal downtime.

FDA approved

Botox has been a go-to choice for cosmetic purposes since 2002, while Dysport gained FDA approval in 2009. Both products have earned the FDA's stamp of approval and boast an excellent safety profile when administered by qualified healthcare professionals.


Botox and Dysport aren't just limited to cosmetic applications. They also offer relief for various medical conditions, such as migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating. The versatility of these treatments is truly remarkable.

If you're unsure about which option, we're here to help. Book a consultation with us, and we'll guide you towards the most suitable choice.

Treatment areas

  • Horizontal Front Lines
  • Crows Feet
  • Smile Lift
  • Jawline Reshaping
  • Platysmal Bands
  • Brow Lift
  • Frown Lines
  • Bunny Lines
  • Vertical Lip Lines
  • Lip Pop
  • Dimple Chin
  • Horizontal neck Lines

Frequently Asked

⁠What are Botox and Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are neurotoxins that temporarily paralyze muscles to prevent movement. These injections are commonly used to treat wrinkles in the upper face and forehead, making them the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S.

What sets Botox and Dysport apart?

Botox and Dysport have similar effects and durations. Many patients find satisfaction with both products, although individual preferences may vary. Scientifically, they differ in molecular size, with Dysport spreading over a wider area. This leads to different dilution ratios and non-interchangeable dosages.

How long do the effects of Botox and Dysport last?

The effects of both Botox and Dysport typically last for around 3-4 months. However, the duration can vary depending on factors such as the individual's response to the treatment and the specific area of injection.

⁠How long do Botox and Dysport last?

Both products typically last at least 90 days for cosmetic treatment. Patients usually get reinjected every three to four months, but this can vary. Metabolism and dosage can influence longevity, with higher doses usually producing better and longer-lasting results.

Who is the ideal candidate for Botox and Dysport?

FDA-approved for ages 18 and up, the ideal candidates have dynamic wrinkles that appear with specific expressions. Those with static wrinkles, which persist even when not making expressions, are also good candidates. Deep static wrinkles may require more units per treatment and may not achieve complete correction initially, but repeated treatments can improve them over time.

What can I expect after Botox or Dysport treatment?

The main expectation is reduced movement, preventing creasing and line formation in the eye and forehead area. This can be either preventative, minimizing the chance of permanent lines, or corrective, reducing the appearance of existing lines and rejuvenating the eye area. A thorough consultation with the provider is crucial to understand each patient's desires and needs.

Is there an age limit for Botox or Dysport treatment?

After the age of 18, anyone can choose to receive these treatments. Each person is unique, with differences in muscle mass, expression, and genetic factors. It is best to consult with an experienced provider for a proper assessment.

Are Botox and Dysport toxic or unsafe?

While the base chemical has been associated with severe complications, Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are highly diluted forms of the botulinum toxin. The amount used for cosmetic treatment is far below the threshold for triggering any complications like respiratory failure or muscle disorders.

Will the treatment affect facial expressions?

No. At Elite Top Aesthetics we aim to achieve natural-looking results by injecting just enough product to weaken and relax targeted muscles while preserving other facial expressions. The goal is to maintain a natural appearance while reducing the signs of aging.

Can Botox or Dysport be addictive?

For facial treatment, there is no risk of chemical dependency or addiction. These products are designed to only affect the area of injection and do not have systemic effects on the body.

Are Botox and Dysport limited to facial use?

Although popularized for anti-aging purposes, Botox and Dysport were initially researched for muscle spasms. They are also used to treat excessive sweating, migraines, incontinence, muscle spasms, and cerebral palsy.

⁠Are dermal fillers better than Botox or Dysport?

Dermal fillers and Botox/Dysport are both popular non-surgical treatments for improving facial appearance. They work differently and target different types of wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers add volume to the skin and smooth out wrinkles, while Botox or Dysport relax the muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements.