What is Dysport?
Dysport is another injectable neurotoxin that is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, especially on the face. This product is manufactured by Medicis and got its approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration in 2009. It is a similar product to “Botox” in the sense that the same neurotoxin is used – the botulinum toxin Type A.
Dysport is administered to the skin via a syringe. After which, the neurotoxin or botulinum toxin will paralyze and/or relax the muscles in the injected area causing the wrinkles to disappear or become less prominent. Dysport injections are specifically formulated to relax the globular muscles of the face which are known to create deep creases on the forehead area. What differentiates Dysport from Botox is the diffusion area involved after injecting the neurotoxin. Dysport injections are able to diffuse to up to three centimeters of skin area as compared to only one centimeter for Botox. This simply means that it may take fewer Dysport injections to treat wrinkles using Dysport because of the larger skin area coverage. But this also means that administrators of the injection should take extra caution not to affect nearby muscles so as not to result to drooping in the eyelids and other negative effects.
Dysport is also increasingly becoming popular because it takes effect faster than Botox. Many claim that wrinkle reduction is achieved in 1 to 2 days when the area is treated with Dysport. In comparison, Botox may take 3 to 5 days before the appearance of wrinkles is reduced. Dysport injections are also said to last longer than that of Botox with a range of 6 months to 1 year. Botox meanwhile lasts only for three months. Many also claim that Dysport injections are much cheaper than Botox injections. But there still many people that opt for Botox instead of Dysport. And although the same neurotoxins are involved in both products, medical experts advise that each of these products have specific dosage and preparations. Effects may also vary between different people and so there is no general consensus on which product is considered the most effective against wrinkles.