Botox Patients Meet Dysport: Is This New Product Worth the Switch?
on: January 25, 2010, 1:58 am
Cosmetic Surgery Guru
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
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 CosmeticSurgeryGuru.com.
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