If you’re already a Botox junkie or have thought about getting anti-wrinkle injections to maintain a youthful look, it may be time to try out Dysport, the latest Botox alternative, instead. Dysport has recently been proven better for getting rid of crow’s feet than Botox, according to the results of a study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. The study compared the two different injectables in a 30-day trial, and patients rated Dysport to be much more effective for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet than Botox when smiling.
Take a look at some of these Dysport before and after photos to see the effects of this anti-wrinkle injection. You can see noticeable differences in these before and after photos on patients of all ages and skin types, especially in the forehead area and around the eyes (crow’s feet).
Dysport vs. Botox
Since Dysport was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use in July 2009, it has slowly become a popular alternative to Botox for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Dysport is actually less expensive than Botox and many doctors offer attractively-priced packages that lower the cost of Dysport even more. Both injectables have the same types of side effects, including light bruising, swelling and redness at the injection site, but these typically subside within 24 hours of treatment.
Still, Dysport is a less-powerful version of Botox, so there may not be a huge cost advantage when choosing Dysport over Botox in the long-term. Remember that you will need touch-up treatments in order to maintain results, so buying a package and paying for the entire series of treatments up front could help you save some money. Dysport typically lasts between six to twelve months, while Botox lasts between three to six months.
The Dysport and Botox Debate
The recent study published by the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery was the first of its kind to test both Dysport and Botox on patients over a 30-day trial. Results of another study conducted by the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) were presented at the AAPRS 2010 Annual Fall Meeting and concluded that Dysport does have a “quantifiable advantage” over Botox Cosmetic for the treatment of crow’s feet.
If you’ve considered getting Botox or other wrinkle injections like Dysport, set up a consultation with a medical spa in your area to talk to a licensed medical professional about your treatments. Many doctors offer attractive packages on anti-wrinkle treatments for new patients, and can help you achieve a more youthful look without surgery.