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Welcome Dysport to Washington DC Dermatology. Dysport (a Botox Alternative) is a newer botulinum toxin type A wrinkle and fine line reducer on the market, and is an FDA-approved competitive product for BOTOX®.

What is Dysport & what does it do?

Dysport is a safe, simple, very effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles, reducing and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Dysport, like Botox Cosmetic is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The Dysport protein was initially used for the treatment of motor disorders and various kinds of involuntary muscular spasms, including cerebral palsy. Dysport is a neuromuscular blocking toxin (abobotulinumtoxinA) which acts to block acetylcholine and being injected it can release the motor nerve ends and reduce muscular spasms. Developed in the United Kingdom in the early ’90s, Dysport has been used for aesthetic treatments in 34 countries for over a decade and received FDA-approval in the U.S. in 2009. Until recently and the FDA-approval of Xeomin, Dysport was the only competitor for BOTOX on the market.

Now, Dysport can be used cosmetically to reduce the movement of the muscles that cause fine lines, crow’s feet, the lines appearing in your forehead, as well as the deep wrinkle between your brows. Dysport temporarily stops these muscles from contracting, which smooths the lines and wrinkles on your face.

Dysport can help:

* Softening fine lines, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet

* Relaxing deep wrinkles between the brows

* Lifting the brow and opening the eyes

* Reducing and smoothing the lines around your lips

Your Dysport Treatment:

Similar to BOTOX , Dysport is charged and administered by “units”. Dysport treatments are less expensive than BOTOX treatments. The per-unit price for Dysport is cheaper, but a larger quantity of units is required for Dysport than for BOTOX.

Using Dysport for cosmetic wrinkle reduction, can restore your relaxed and youthful look. Wherever Dysport is injected, you can expect to see a smoothing of lines and a loss of tension in those muscles. Results typically begin to appear in a few days and should be fully noticeable after 10 days. Dysport results last approximately 3-4 months.

Is Dysport Better Than Botox?

The answer to this question is widely debated and heavily biased due to most comparative cosmetic studies being partially or fully funded by manufacturers of Botox (Allergan) and Dysport (Ipsen/Medicis). Many physicians outside the U.S. who have used Dysport report greater longevity when compared to Botox. In most unbiased neurological studies for the treatment of movement disorders Dysport has provided equal or greater efficacy. Dysport to be more effective than Botox with a similar safety and side effect profile when used in a 3:1 dose relationship. Like Botox, Dysport is administered via an injection at the site of forehead wrinkles.

One clinical trial showed 93%-95% of participants noticed an improvement in the appearance of forehead wrinkles within seven days after treatment, and multiple treatments produced effects that lasted for more than 13 months.

About Dysport Vs. Botox

  • Dysport is made from the same botulinum toxin Type A as Botox and is injected in the same way as Botox. Both work by temporarily immobilizing muscles, which reduces lines and furrows.
  • Dysport is injected around expression lines -- the creases caused by frowning, scowling, smiling or looking surprised to diminish their appearance or keep them from forming.
  • Dysport has fewer proteins surrounding the toxin and so should stimulate a weaker immune response to break down the toxin. This may make it a good choice for Botox patients who find Botox no longer works because their body has developed antibodies.
  • There are some claims that Dysport works faster and lasts longer.
  • Dysport is said to be slightly cheaper than Botox. Just having a competitor to Botox may bring prices down.

Please contact us for more information, or to schedule your appointment to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles today!

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