Dysport® is a wrinkle correction treatment, similar to Botox Cosmetic®. The active ingredient in Dysport® is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, which is FDA-approved to be used in the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet).
How Does Dysport® Compare to Botox®
Botox® and Dysport® are similar in many ways and used for wrinkle correction. They both have the same active ingredient and work the same way, by temporarily weakening nerves in the muscles of the forehead that cause creases and “worry lines”. There are a few differences, however, and choosing the right one is really a choice that should be made between you and your cosmetic doctor.
Botox® vs. Dysport®
- Botox® is the more popular and better known treatment, it received FDA approval in 2006, 3 years before Dysport®
- Clinical trials indicate that Dysport® could last slightly longer than Botox® and that it may be more effective in treating crow’s feed and wrinkles around the eyes
- A single vial of Dysport® is typically less than a single vial of Botox®, however, there is about a two-to-one or three-to-one ratio of Dysport® to Botox®
How does Dysport® work?
Dr. Pacheco will inject Dysport® into five points between and over the eyebrows to temporarily relax the nerves in the muscles, which causes a reduction in muscle activity and smoothing of frown lines. Treatment typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and results are seen in about 3 days. Both Botox® and Dysport® produce results that are proven to last 3 to 4 months. In some cases it may be combined with chemical peels for wrinkle correction.