Since it won FDA-approval in the early 2000s, Botox® has led the market in botulinum injectables. But, there are several excellent alternatives including Dysport® and Xeomin®. New Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness offers all three of these options. Dysport has been growing in popularity in part because for some patients, it is a lower cost alternative with longer lasting results. It is particularly popular among men who want a very subtle and natural looking improvement.
How Does Dysport Work?
Just like Botox, Dysport is an prescription injectable treatment that contains purified derivatives of botulinum toxin. When carefully injected in small doses, Dysport temporarily relaxes the muscles in the upper face to minimize wrinkles, creases and frown lines.
Dr. Theocharides will place a single injection into 5 strategic points between and above the eyebrows. The active ingredient in Dysport will temporarily freeze the muscles that cause frown lines. The rest of your face will move naturally — Dysport is known for giving very natural and subtle results.
Treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes and most patients see results within 3 to 5 days.* Dysport can last up to 4 months in most patients.*
Dysport vs. Botox
Numerous studies have been done to compare the benefits of Dysport and Botox and determine which is best. Patients of Dysport report results with in 3-5 days where Botox patients don’t report results until day 5-8.* The overall findings are that both treatments yield similar benefits and results. Determining which is best should be decided between the individual patient and cosmetic doctor, based on the specific condition, needs and goals of that patient.
Dysport For Crow’s Feet
A study was published in 2012 in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery to show the findings of a split-face, double-blind comparison of Botox and Dysport in the treatment of crow’s feet. The study suggested that, Dysport delivered a greater improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet.