Does Dysport Have Diffent Side Effects Than Botox?
- Asked by CMCC in Tennessee
- 3 years ago
I have been getting botox for over 5 years, in my recent visit I tried the dysport. In the last aprox 6 weeks later I had to see my eye doctor to find out that I have the jelly detaching from my right eye. I know this can happpen with age but as far as I have read it should not happen till age 65, I am 55.
I have been getting my botox and the recent dysport from the same nurse trained under the doctor for about a year with no problems. Other than this my results are great. Please advise: should I switch back to botox or stop treatments? Can this type of drug travel into the eye? Thank you.
Similar botox and dysport profiles
We have gone through an initial interest spike in Dysport after it's introduction. Quite a few patients who were happy with botox but wanted to try dysport for various reasons were disappointed. We had short results, decreased results, and more dispersed results with dysport. Only a minority of patients thought it was better. So based on our patients response, we have gone back to botox almost all of the time.
Botulinum toxin and
To the best of my knowledge your eye problems may have coincided with the injections but are not likely to be related or caused by the botulinum toxin.
Dysport Side Effects Are Similar to Those of Botox
Sorry to hear about your eye troubles. Your eye difficulties have coincidently occured around the time that you tried Dysport for the first time. There have been no reports of either Dysport or Botox being associated with this kind of opthalmologic problem.
I hope that your vision stabilizes and gets better. Be well.
Botox and Dysport Similarities
Botox and Dysport Are Safe
Both Botox and Dysport have similar side effects. They carry a very rare risk of drifting into the eyelid muscle that opens the eye and can cause a lazy eye called ptosis. Also doctors can over inject either of these neuotoxins and cause a frozen look. I have used them both, but use Botox more commonly as patients are more comfortable with a treatment they know.
Both are safe, with same adverse events reported
Botox and Dysport are interchangable
It sounds like your eye problems are coincident with, and are not a result of, your neurotoxin treatment. Besides the obvious differences in medication dosing between Dysport and Botox, I think the medications are interchangeable in their onset of activity, longevity of activity, and potential for toxin migration and subsequent lid ptosis. This is my opinion, based on the experiences of injecting both medications in many patients.
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