Six months ago we started our relationship with Dysport, as did some of you. And with all meaningful relationships, we have paused to take stock of it, and see where the relationship is going. Fortunately, this is fairly easy to do with neurotoxins (Botox and Dysport), as opposed to other relationships. So we thought we’d give you our take on this.
I must start by saying that they both appear to be safe, effective products. However, they are different products in how they are used and injected. So what you are seeing from either of these products will depend upon the skill of your injector. Most injectors will have a good deal of experience with Botox. Since Dysport has not been around as long, some injectors may not be as familiar with it and how it differs from Botox.
The biggest single difference that everyone has noted in terms of the results, is that Dysport takes effect sooner. The results are usually seen in a day or two, whereas Botox takes longer. Some of our patients prefer Botox, some have preferred Dysport, and others don’t see much of a difference. And, other than the onset of action, we aren’t seeing major differences in our patients.
So, it looks like Dysport is a real player in the injectable game. And, there are some aggressive incentives being offered with it at the present time. But for your best results, find a good injector who knows you, and knows both these products well. This is the key to getting the best results.
Have you tried Dysport? If so, how do you think it compares to Botox?