Since Botox® became FDA-approved in the early 2000s, it’s led the market in botulinum injectables. There are also several excellent alternatives, including Dysport® and Xeomin®. Annapolis Plastic Surgery offers all three of these options.

Dysport has been growing in popularity in part because, for some patients, it is a lower-cost alternative with longer-lasting results. It is popular among men who want a very subtle and natural-looking improvement.

How Does Dysport® Work?

Just like Botox Cosmetic, Dysport is a prescription injectable treatment containing purified derivatives of botulinum toxin. When carefully injected in small doses, Dysport temporarily relaxes the muscles in the upper face to minimize wrinkles, creases, and frown lines.

Comparing Dysport® And Botox®

Numerous studies have been done to compare the benefits of Dysport and Botox and determine which is best. The overall findings are that both treatments yield similar benefits and results. The individual patient and cosmetic doctor will determine which is best for them based on the specific condition, needs, and goals.

Dysport For Crow’s Feet

A study was published in 2012 in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery to show the findings of a split-face, double-blind comparison of Botox and Dysport in the treatment of crow’s feet. The study suggested that Dysport delivered an improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet.

In the photo below, see a participant in the study who was treated with Botox Cosmetic on the right and Dysport on the left. In groups A and B, the patient is squinting and in groups C and D, the patient is at rest. The photos in each group (clockwise starting at top left) show results before treatment, after 2 days, after 4 days and after 6 days.

I usually get my dysport done in Scottsdale (where I used to live). I now live in Maryland and was really nervous to go to anyone other than my Scottsdale girl for injectables. I researched some places and came upon Annapolis Plastic Surgery. Glad I did! Although their prices are much higher than those in AZ, it was well worth it. The Doctor was great, and the staff was super friendly. Love my results, highly... Read more
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