How does Dysport work?
Like Botox, Dysport temporarily immobilizes the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. Dysport is similar to Botox.
How long does the treatment last?
Dysport's results begin to appear within one to seven days of treatment, with day three being the median. The studies are mixed, however, about whether Dysport lasts longer than Botox.
Are there any side effects?
Possible side effects are similar to those of Botox: headache and, if the drug diffuses too widely, drooping eyelids or eyebrows. After the treatment, there will be some reddening and swelling in the treated area. As with any injections, there is always the possibility of bruising.
What are Dysport advantages over Botox?
Dysport could act faster. Botox typically takes 3-7 days, Dysport 1-2 days to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines.
In most studies, Dysport is lasting about 3-4 months, about the same as Botox. But, as some medical experts point out, some studies in Europe show Dysport might last even longer than Botox. It hasn't been out long enough here in the USA to know yet
Dysport unit vs. Botox unit.
The dosing for Botox and Dysport is different. A Botox unit is not equivalent to a Dysport unit, so you can't expect to use the same number of Dysport units that you are used to using in Botox units. The ratio of Dysport to Botox units is generally 2.5-3: 1 (2.5-3 times more Dysport units per Botox unit). There is some variation between the upper and lower face.