Comparing Jeuveau, Botox, and Dysport: Which is Right for You?

Author: The Dermatology Specialists


In New York City, cosmetic injectables like Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau are incredibly popular for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating the face without surgery. We asked our lead cosmetic trainer at TDS to weigh in on why. 

“Over the past decade, neurotoxins have quickly become one of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures in the industry due to minimal downtime and results (when done by a trained professional). Numerous areas on the face and neck can be treated, offering noticeable improvement in specific target areas, quickly. It’s important to establish a treatment plan with your injector and to thoroughly go over areas of concern so that your injector can set realistic expectations with you, and make sure they are working towards your goal.” –Cody Archibald, M.S., PA-C, The Dermatology Specialists


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With so many options available, choosing the right treatment can be challenging. This article will help you understand the differences between these popular injectable treatments, aiding you in making an informed decision based on your unique needs and goals.

Understanding Jeuveau

What is Jeuveau? 

Jeuveau, often referred to as “Newtox,” is a newer neuromodulator made from botulinum toxin type A. It’s quickly becoming a favorite of dermatologists because it while it works similarly to Botox and Dysport by temporarily relaxing targeted facial muscles to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, patients often see results more quickly. For more details, visit our page on “Jeuveau“.

Benefits of Jeuveau

  • Minimally invasive with no downtime
  • Quick treatment (15-30 minutes)
  • Effective for reducing the appearance of:
    • Frown lines (“11s” or deep Glabellar lines)
    • Forehead lines
    • Crow’s feet
  • May offer a quicker onset of results compared to Botox

Ideal Candidates for Jeuveau 

Jeuveau is suitable for adults who want to reduce dynamic wrinkles and are looking for an alternative to Botox and Dysport. It’s important to consult with a qualified dermatologist or injector to determine if Jeuveau is right for you.

Understanding Botox

What is Botox? 

Botox is an injectable treatment made from botulinum toxin type A that works by temporarily relaxing targeted facial muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive expressions. To learn more about how Botox works, check out our blog post “All You Need to Know About Botox“.

Benefits of Botox

  • Minimally invasive with no downtime
  • Quick treatment (15-30 minutes)
  • Reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, such as:
    • Forehead lines
    • Crow’s feet
    • Frown lines (Glabellar lines or the “11s”)
  • Can prevent new wrinkles from forming
  • May help with migraines, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and muscle spasms. Read more about how Botox can treat hyperhidrosis in our blog post “Botox for Hand Hyperhidrosis“.

Ideal Candidates for Botox 

Botox is suitable for adults aged 18 to 65 who want to reduce dynamic wrinkles. It’s important to consult with a qualified dermatologist or injector to determine if Botox is right for you. Learn more in our blog post “Botox Treatment“.

Understanding Dysport

What is Dysport? 

Dysport is similar to Botox but contains abobotulinumtoxinA. It works by relaxing muscles to reduce wrinkles, especially in larger areas like the forehead.

Benefits of Dysport

  • Minimally invasive with no downtime
  • Quick treatment (15-30 minutes)
  • Works faster than Botox, with results visible in 2-4 days
  • Effective for treating:
    • Glabellar lines (frown lines)
    • Forehead wrinkles
    • Ideal for larger treatment areas due to its diffusion properties
  • Results may last slightly longer than Botox (up to 4 months). Learn more about Botox and Dysport in our blog post “Does Botox Lose Its Effectiveness Over Time?“.

Ideal Candidates for Dysport 

Dysport is ideal for people with moderate to severe glabellar lines and forehead wrinkles. It’s important to consider muscle strength and skin thickness when choosing Dysport.

Comparing Jeuveau, Botox, and Dysport

Mechanism of Action

  • Botox and Dysport: Relax muscles to reduce dynamic wrinkles
  • Jeuveau: Works similarly by relaxing targeted facial muscles

Onset and Duration of Results

  • Dysport: Results visible in 2-4 days, lasting up to 4 months
  • Botox: Results visible in 5-10 days, lasting 3-4 months
  • Jeuveau: Results can appear quickly, similar to Dysport (2-4 days), and typically last 3-4 months

Treatment Areas

  • Botox and Dysport: Best for small, specific areas like crow’s feet and frown lines
  • Jeuveau: Effective for forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines

Potential Side Effects and Risks 

Common side effects for all three treatments include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness at the injection site

Rare but serious risks include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Muscle weakness
  • Infection (very rare)

Choosing the Right Treatment for You

Factors to Consider

  • Your specific concerns and goals
  • The type of wrinkles you want to address (dynamic vs. static)
  • The areas of the face you want to treat
  • Your desired results (wrinkle reduction vs. volume restoration)
  • The longevity of results you’re looking for
  • Your budget and frequency of maintenance treatments

Consultation with a Dermatologist or Qualified Injector A personalized consultation is crucial to determine the best treatment for your unique needs. Our Dermatology Specialists can assess your facial anatomy, skin quality, and goals to recommend the most suitable option.

Before and After Photos

Seeing before and after photos can help you visualize the potential results of these treatments. 

Visit The DermSpecs website to view a gallery of real patient transformations.


Choosing between Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau depends on your specific concerns, goals, and facial anatomy. By understanding the unique benefits and differences between these injectable treatments, you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. Remember to consult with a qualified dermatologist or injector who can assess your individual needs and create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance you desire.

If you’re considering Botox, Dysport, or Jeuveau in NYC, contact The DermSpecs today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled injectors. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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