Botox Patients Meet Dysport: Is This New Product Worth the Switch?


Released on: January 25, 2010, 1:58 am
Author: Cosmetic Surgery Guru
Industry: Healthcare

Manchester, UK -- The arrival of Dysport on the cosmetic treatment market has excited many Botox users, who underwent an estimated 2.5 million treatments in the US alone. Considered a more affordable alternative, some say it may even be superior to the original.

Dysport consists of botilnum toxin Type A proteins that is injected into the muscle just like Botox. This paralyzes the surrounding muscle group and prevents it from forming the wrinkle on the skin. Because it is a weaker version of Botox, it requires three treatments to just one of its twin, but it is believed to have some benefits.

While it requires additional treatments, Dysport may work a full 48 hours sooner, which is ideal for patients with an important event to attend. In fact, some patients have reported the disappearance of their wrinkles in as little as 24hrs.

Some doctors have reported the effects of this new treatment lasts up to a year in some cases, which is far longer than the 3 months associated with Botox. Lastly, it costs approximately 20% less than its predecessor and has found to be effective for patients who have developed immunity to Botox.

"Patients who have undergone both treatments seem to have mixed results. Some prefer the Botox, while others swear by Dysport. Both products have similar risks and benefits, so it really depends on the patient's physical makeup and the area being treated," said Dan Brains of

Dysport does have the same risks as its cosmetic counterpart. Among them are the unintended paralysis of muscles in the surrounding area, swelling, bruising, and a burning sensation at the injection site. The new version has been reported as having an increased spread so it can treat larger areas, but it also carries a greater risk of having it spread too far. Lastly, it has an increased risk of causing antibody formation. In this instance, the body neutralises the toxin with antibodies and prevents it from working.

Originally created to treat neurological disorders, Dysport is quickly gaining ground in the market as a wrinkle treatment and a safe treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). However, patients should consult with their physician about making the switch.

Contact Details: Dan Brains
Cosmetic Surgery Guru
2 Castle Street



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