Dysport is Superior to Botox - Overland Park, KS
I have had Dysport and Botox a number of times and...
A few years back, I went in for fillers to wake up my eyes which were showing signs of age. My dermatologist, who I trust implicitly, recommended that I also try Botox at the corners to soften the crinkling and crows feet that naturally occurs with smiling, especially after fillers. She mentioned that Dysport was also available for a reduced price but had the same result so I began with Dysport. My results were FANTASTIC and I saw results in less than one week's time. Due the great results on my eyes, I went ahead and let her do my horizontal forehead lines as well as the furrow between my eyes. Overall, it lasted for about 4-5 months. At 40, many people would comment that it took at least 10 years off my appearance. I was hooked and sold!
The second time I went back for a refresher, I decided to try Botox. My results took much longer to notice (2 weeks) and it did not last as long. I was going back for a touch up within a month and it wore off in less than 3 months. It was also much more costly and definitely not a superior product nor worth it, in my opinion.
I continued to go back every 4-6 months for the Dysport and will note only one negative experience and why. Dysport is more diluted in form than Botox, such that you MUST have an experience injector, not only with injectables, but with this product as well. It spreads further so if you get too aggressive with it too close to your eyes, you will see drooping of the eyebrow and, worst case scenario, potentially the eyelid. It also reacts differently on each person, some people have allergic reactions, it's a coin toss no matter what. At this time, I went in too soon for a touch up because I had a friend coming in from out of town and was being hyper particular about my appearance. It was too much too soon, too close to my brow line and I did experience a slight droop/flattening of my eyebrow. It was discouraging but I did learn a lesson from it and it DID correct itself within a months time. As soon as the paralyzing effect on the muscle begins to wear off, your face absolutely does return to it's natural state. Beware of those who say their face never went back. I cry foul...
My advice to anyone interested in injectables is to go to a very experienced dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon to have this done. Not every place that performs such services is high quality or experienced and as much as I hate to say it, qualified to perform these procedures. You do indeed get what you pay for. Start sparingly and go back for touch ups a little at a time until you KNOW what and how much of it works best for you, where. It is easy to over do it and get discouraged. This is a much better alternative to cosmetic surgery and an excellent way to ward off premature wrinkling.
My overall consensus is that Dysport is a FINE product, which provides much better, longer lasting results at a much more reasonable price point than its predecessor, Botox.
Take most negative reviews you read online with a grain of salt and understand that for every bad experience, there are 3 times as many good ones that people don't talk about because nothing went wrong.
I will be going back for my Dysport injections in a few weeks after having not had them for a while and I am soooo looking forward to it!