I’m from Lakeway and I’m looking to get either Botox or Dysport injections. What are the major differences between them?
Botox and Dysport are very similar. They are both botulinum toxin type A. The difference is in the protein shell around the active molecule. This shell is cleaved almost immediately upon injection releasing the active molecule. Clinically the products behave almost exactly the same in my opinion. Studies have been done comparing onset, migration and longevity, but they are conflicting, and often sponsored by the manufacturers; which concerns me regarding the validity of the results. I believe patients should just choose one product or the other and see if it works well for them. If not, then the other may be tried. In general, both are very effective and safe.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham