It is interesting to learn how many doctors are reluctant to use Dysport. Claiming that the price is not much less than Botox- so why bother. Are they so used to Botox that they just are not interested in the learning curve? Now, keep in mind my research is limited to the docs that I speak to on a local level.
Giving consumers a choice between the products is a good thing -especially since there are some consumers that love to be early adapters and will try anything. Myself included.
Botox has been such a monopoly for so long, it is nice to now have an alternative. As for myself, i have been using Botox for over 15 years. When I first started using it, my forehead lines were pretty deep- now I don’t even get injections there. My frown lines between my brows, have improved as well- though I am finding that my botox injections do not last as long as they used to. This maybe because I am so critical of those little lines creeping back – It is like coloring your hair. At the first sign of gray…. time to color again!!!
Both Botox and Dysport are botulinum toxin type A- however the manufacturing process is slightly different.
Apparently some patients notice the effect within 24 – 48 hours and some think it lasts longer than Botox.
Since, I have not tried it yet. I can not comment On the hunt for a local doc to inject me the next time the little annoying lines come back.