Definition - What does Dysport mean?

Dysport is the proprietary name for an injectable product that is used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is derived from botulinum toxin type A, and it works by relaxing the muscles in the area where it is injected, thereby reducing the depth of lines and wrinkles.

TheConsultation explains Dysport

Dysport is very similar to Botox, but not identical. Dysport molecules are smaller than Botox molecules and are therefore inclined to spread over a wider area, a feature that may or may not be an advantage. Both products will reduce frown lines, crows’ feet lines around the eyes and marionette lines between the nose and the corners of the mouth.

Which of the two is better? A study claimed that Dysport showed slightly better results as a treatment for crows’ feet wrinkles when the facial matters were contracted. But when the muscles were relaxed, there was no discernable difference between the two products.

However, some critics of the study noted that Dysport’s makers had funded the research and observed that a higher dose of Dysport had been used, possibly skewing the outcome. The study’s authors responded, saying that they had reported very minor differences and that the two products had produced very similar results.

Whatever the case may be, it seems reasonable to assume that both Dysport and Botox have very similar effects. Both relax facial muscles around lined or wrinkled areas so that the wrinkles become less obvious, and both have a temporary effect. Botox is more widely used than Dysport, but it has also been on the market for longer.

Dysport treatment requires nothing more than a visit to a cosmetic surgeon’s consulting rooms. There is no downtime, and the treatment lasts for about three months.

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