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What is the difference between botox and dysport?

What is the difference between botox and dysport?

Dysport and Botox: This is not unlike asking what is the difference between anacin and bufferin. Both contain Aspirin as the active ingredient but may have other minor differences. Botox and Dysport both contain botulinum toxin as the primary component with minor chemical differences and binding proteins. Botox has human Albumin and Dysport contains cow milk protein. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dysport (Definition)

Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that greatly reduces the appearance of creases between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. It's temporary with results lasting approximately 3-4 months in most facial areas, and 2-3 ...Read more


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Is dysport just a competitor of botox? Is dysport just exactly the same thing as botox but a competing company? .

Very similar: Both drugs work exactly the same by blocking connection between motor nerves and muscles. Studies have not shown any statistical differences in longevity (3-4 months) or effectiveness. They are made by competing companies. My advice: go with an experienced injector at a reasonable cost. ...Read more

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Is botox better than dysport? I was looking into getting injections, and there seem to be a ton to pick from. I'd like to know what the difference between botox and dysport is, and whether one is clearly better than the other. Or, is there some other bran

Botox : Botox and Dysport work similarly to reduce wrinkles by relaxing some facial muscles. Both are given via injections in the office and anesthesia is usually not required. Most plastic surgeons or dermatologist primarily use botox, since it's been in available for a much longer period. Dysport is a relatively new alternative for wrinkle reduction. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck. Dr. Chaboki. ...Read more

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Are the results of botox or dysport injections to eliminate the horizontal lines on my forehead permanent?

Are the results of botox or dysport injections to eliminate the horizontal lines on my forehead permanent?

No: Botox and Dysport work by relaxing the muscles that cause the skin to scrunch up. When the effects wear off in 3-4 months, the skin will start to move again and the wrinkles will come back. Regular maintenance is required to make the lines stay away. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to get botox or dysport injections? Would those injections negatively effect a woman's chances of getting pregnant?

Unsure: There are no studies to show that Botox or Dysport are safe in pregnancy. They are not commonly used by pregnant women. Using these medications for cosmetic reasons would be unlikely to affect fertility. ...Read more

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Can botox or dysport cause insomnia, anxiety and/or depression?

Not: Not likely. I never heard of such a thing unless the patients already have these pre-existing conditions. These treatments provide results locally and there is no systematic involvement. ...Read more

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What's better for frown lines? Dysport or botox?

What's better for frown lines? Dysport or botox?

Similar Results: In my experience, both give very similar results. I've had some patients say that Dysport is a bit more natural (i.e. less "frozen") than Botox. Dysport also comes on faster (3-5 days instead of 7-10 with Botox.) I have quite a few patients who request Dysport over Botox and I prefer it when I treat my own lines. FYI you can get a really great deal on Dysport right now with Aspire. (google it) ...Read more

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What's the difference between dysport and botox? I understand they both use the botulinum toxin. So how is dysport different? .

Botox : Botox and Dysport are two brands of the same product. Both are derived from the same subtype of botulinum toxin. Dysport may set up a little faster, but essentially they are equally effective. Small variations my be found from person to person. I have some patients who one will work for better than the other, but for most people the differences are not noticeable. ...Read more

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Does dysport last longer than botox? I've heard that dysport contains less proteins for the body to react to, and that means it should last longer. Is that right? .

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The: The results for Botox or Dysport are different for different patients. But there is no scientific validity to the statement that Dysport should last more than botox. They are both approved by the fda for the same amount of time. ...Read more

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Totally allergic to Botox. Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) and Dysport, after having used it with no problems for about 5 years I will gladly pay AFTER having found a solution?

Totally allergic to Botox. Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) and Dysport, after having used it with no problems for about 5 years
I will gladly pay AFTER having found a solution?

Consult allergist: Although I am not aware of any study on desensitizing one to these medications, theoretically it can be attempted by an allergist just prior to the procedure if the reaction was not an anaphylactic one. One may also consider premedication with prednisone and antihistamine. Since this is a cosmetic procedure, the hassle may not be worth it. Talk to a plastic surgeon for alternate options. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more