We’ve heard of Botox, but what is Dysport?

Dysport® is a similar injectable product to Botox®, but Dysport® was just approved this May in the U.S. for the treatment of facial wrinkles. It’s been used with great success in Europe since 1991. Some American doctors are hesitant to use Dysport®, though, because the injection is more likely to diffuse to tissue beyond the targeted treatment area. In other words, Dysport® appears to be more likely to cause droopy eyelids or a “plastic” look to the face. On the other hand, some physicians have noted that Dysport® tends to have an effect within 24-36 hours as opposed to Botox’s 3 days. Eye Doctors of Washington continues to offer Botox® treatments to those interested in reducing the fine lines and wrinkles on their faces. For more information, please visit our webpage on Botox®.

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