Botox is a ubiquitous name that is well recognized as an anti aging wrinkle treatment. However, its competitor, Dysport is starting to gain more support due to research findings and patient experiences.
Dermatology practices in Los Angeles and other cities across the country are now offering Dysport as an alternative for treating wrinkles and frown lines.
Like Botox, Dysport is also a form of botulinum toxin type A which is derived from the Clostridium bacteria. Dysport’s formal name in the medical community is Abotulinum toxin A. Similarly, Botox is known as Onabotulinumtoxin A.
In both cases, the botulinum toxin is purified before being made available as a pharmaceutical injection.
The core molecule is essentially the same for Botox and Dysport. However Dysport has fewer surrounding proteins, facilitating acceptance by the body. And it is likely to be broken down at a slower rate.
This patient in Los Angeles decided to give Dysport a chance at removing his crows feet, forehead wrinkles and glabellar frown lines..
Because he had been a regular user of Botox, this transition was a great opportunity to compare the effects of both injections.
Based on his testimony, Dysport’s performance was profoundly superior to that of Botox. Not only did it manage to eliminate wrinkles much faster, it also removed the stubborn frown lines between his brows, which Botox was not able to accomplish. Additionally, his wife, who had received a Dysport treatment on the same day, experienced the same results.
The basic rule when choosing between the two injections is that if Botox fails to deliver desired results, Dysport should be considered and vice versa.
We often think of older individuals as being candidates for injections like Dysport and Botox to get rid of wrinkles. However applications are not restricted to the objective of looking younger.
This female patient from Los Angeles received Dysport injections because she was unhappy with the appearance of her frown lines and the impact that it had on her overall facial expression.
Dysport was able to relax the glabellar muscles between the brows which tremendously helped soften her facial appearance.
Here is the video that documents more of her experience:
Like Botox, Dysport blocks the release of acetylcholine from the release sites on the nerve fibers that communicate with muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting which keeps the overlying skin in a smooth, relaxed state.
Dysport is offered at many practices across Los Angeles including Fine Touch Dermatology.
It is important to keep in mind that results will vary with the individual physiology of the patient. And successful outcomes also depend on the skill, expertise and experience of the physician. It is therefore important to seek the help of a board certified specialist for any type of cosmetic procedures.