BOTOX’s Favorite “Cousin”
With the popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic there was bound to be some competition. Dysport® (formerly known as Reloxin) is another neuromodulator that works in the same way as BOTOX. Made by the same company as Restylane®, Dysport is now available for San Francisco patients.
Facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mabrie specializes in surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation techniques. He has extensive education and training focused specifically on the face, so he is especially qualified to help you decide if a San Francisco Dysport treatment is right for you. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.
What Are the Benefits of Dysport?
Time is not always on our side, especially when it comes to maintaining a youthful looking face. Facial wrinkles are often one of the first signs of aging. If you aren’t ready for cosmetic surgery but would like to perk up your look, having Dysport could be just right for you. Commonly treated areas include:
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Wrinkles around the outside corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
During your consultation with Dr. Mabrie, he will ask you to describe your cosmetic goals and review the available treatment options.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport, like BOTOX, is a neuromodulator made from purified clostridium botulinum. It effectively treats “dynamic wrinkles” which are caused by facial muscle movement. Dysport temporarily relaxes the targeted facial muscles preventing them from contracting and causing lines and wrinkles.
Soon after treatment the muscle movement ceases and the wrinkles begin to smooth out. Improvements from Dysport are not permanent, so you will need to return for additional injections every few months to keep them up.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Results from Dysport injections last about 3 months, with younger patients sometimes reporting longer-lasting results. You can enjoy your results indefinitely with regularly scheduled maintenance treatments.
What Are the Differences Between Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic?
While Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic injectable wrinkle treatments are both neuromodulators, there are some notable differences between the products as well. They both contain the same active ingredient, purified clostridium botulinum (botulinum toxin type A); however, Dysport is suspended in lactose and BOTOX is suspended in sodium chloride. Additionally, Dysport differs in the following ways:
In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport was shown to take effect within 1 to 2 days instead 3 to 5 days for BOTOX Cosmetic; it also may last longer, especially in younger patients.
The wrinkle-relaxing effects of Dysport have been found to spread farther from the injection site than with BOTOX Cosmetic, which can reduce the number of required injections but also the precision.
Dysport may be a more affordable choice over BOTOX Cosmetic for some patients.
Out of 2,000 nominees in the U.S., Dr. Mabrie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Loved Injectors for 2017 by the RealSelf community. Thanks to all our amazing patients for making him the only injector in the Bay Area to receive this honor.
What Are the Differences Between Dysport and Dermal Fillers?
We offer a variety of modern injectable wrinkle treatments designed to restore a youthful look to your face. These treatments vary in the type of wrinkles they correct and in how they achieve this goal. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel and Restylane®, are designed to restore volume to the skin as collagen is lost. They fill in wrinkles, creases, folds, and recessed areas. Dysport corrects only a specific type of wrinkle called “dynamic wrinkles,” which are caused by repeated muscle movement. Dysport and other neuromodulators relax the associated facial muscles and allows the skin to gradually smooth out.
Dr. David Mabrie
For more than a decade, Dr. David Mabrie has been perfecting his technique for optimizing facial beauty with dermal fillers. He is the only facial plastic surgeon in San Francisco whose practice is focused entirely on injectables.