BiroVenus Medical Spa

Botox or Dysport

What is Botox Cosmetic and what is Dysport?

Botox and Dysport are purified proteins produced by the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium. Both compounds have the same active ingredients and they both work by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles. Like any medication, there is a brand name and a generic name. Botox (by Allergan) and Dysport by (Medicis) are the brand names for the same generic compound. The only difference is in the dosing calculation. They both have the same efficacy, potency, side effects profile even price range if used in equivalent dose.

How do Botox and Dysport work?

Both work by relaxing the muscles and reducing the appearance of the dynamic wrinkles and lines. They are used interchangeably to smooth frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines and wrinkles, and for eye brow lift. Few days after few tiny injections in the targeted muscles of either product, and there is a noticeable improvement in the wrinkles’ appearance. The results can last up to 4 months.

Are Botox or Dysport right for me?

The procedure and the two medications are very safe. They are both FDA approved for use for ages 18 to 65 years of age. It is important to receive the treatment in a medical setting and by a trained physician. Abir Marcus, M.D. performs the injections at BiroVenus Medical Spa New Jersey. Dr. Marcus keeps detailed illustrated chart for every patient, marking the number of units used and the injections’ locations. Dr. Marcus adjust the doses based on every patient’s unique muscle size and anatomy. The Botulinum protein is contraindicated if you have certain infections, muscle diseases, allergies, planning to get pregnant or breast feeding, and if you are taking certain medications. Always let your doctor know of any changes in your health or medications before each time you receive a treatment.

What are the side effects of Botox and of Dysport?

  • Temporary bruising due to the injections.
  • Headaches, which resolve in 24-48 hours, can occur in rare situations.
  • Eyelid drooping can develop in a small percentage of patients. This usually resolves in three weeks. This development is usually caused by migration of the Botox or the Dysport from the injection site. For this reason, you shouldn’t rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection or lay down for three to four hours.