If you're looking to reduce wrinkles and lines, you may have considered using either Botox or Dysport injections. Both are neuromodulators that are used to treat muscle spasms, sweat gland disorders, migraines, and TMJ. However, there are some differences between the two that you should consider before making a decision. Dysport has smaller protein molecules than Botox, which can reduce the formation of antibodies that eventually break down the formula and reduce its effectiveness.
It also takes twice as many units of Dysport to achieve the same result as Botox. However, for clinics that value unit products, you'll find that Dysport's unit price is usually much lower than the Botox unit price. This means that for some patients, Dysport treatments may end up costing a little less overall. People who have neuromuscular disorders, are allergic to the ingredients in Botox or Dysport, or are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid using these injections.
Additionally, there are some side effects of Dysport that you should be aware of. These may include drooping eyebrows or eyelids, blurred vision, difficulty speaking, hoarseness, muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, and difficulty breathing or swallowing. You may also feel some pain where you injected Dysport or have a skin reaction to the formula, such as redness, itching, or rash. The best resource for current Dysport rebate offers is your professional injection specialist. They will be in contact with Dysport representatives on a regular basis and will have the latest reimbursement information for you.
If you're still unsure which neuromodulator is best for your specific needs, it's best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who administers both Botox and Dysport.