DYSPORT is a neuromodulator like BOTOX that is made by the same company that makes Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne. Just like BOTOX, It works by inhibiting the action of muscles. This can be used to your advantage by selectively inhibiting muscles that cause wrinkles. Common locations for its use include the forehead, the area between the eyes (glabella), the areas next to the eyes (crow’s feet or lateral orbital rhytids), the bands of the neck (platysmal bands) and the mid portion of the nose (bunny lines). Other areas it can be used include to soften the fine wrinkles around the mouth, the dimples of the chin, and the muscles that cause frowns (depressor anguli oris) in order to help turn up the corners of the mouth.
For those patients who prefer DYSPORT over BOTOX, they frequently say the effects come on faster and last longer for them. It is also a great option if you previously used BOTOX, but feel you are no longer getting as much of a result as you used to. Each manufacturer determines what a “unit” of each medicine does, and there is not a comparable relationship between unit amounts required for each treatment area. In other words, 1 unit of BOTOX (R) is not the same as 1 unit of DYSPORT. For clarity, when we describe units we try to standardize them against Botox so you get the same effective number of units between each neuromodulator.
Whereas neuromodulators can be very helpful for the right patient, it is not for everyone. It can be used to help improve the results of more invasive treatments such as surgery or skin resurfacing. This can all be discussed at the time of your appointment with Dr. Guy.