You now have two choices in how you eliminate wrinkles! BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ have very real, noticeable results, without surgery or downtime. Dysport™ and BOTOX® Cosmetic are made by different companies, but they have the same basic structure and they eliminate wrinkles in the same basic way!
DYSPORT™ (abobotulinumtoxinA) by Medicis Aesthetics, Inc.
Dysport™, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, is a purified protein that weakens the muscles that make wrinkles in the same common areas as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Dysport™ is the most recently FDA approved competitor to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dysport™, made by Medicis Aesthetics, Inc., also the makers of well known Restylane and Perlane, was approved by the FDA in April, 2009 for cosmetic use to treat the lines between the eyebrows (the “11” lines). Dysport™ relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles to be made. Dysport™ has been carefully studied and is as safe and as effective as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dysport™ is administered the same way as BOTOX® Cosmetic and is said to take effect sooner, however, every person’s body chemistry is different and may not experience the same effect.
About Dysport™ (abobotulinumtoxinA)
Dysport™ (abobotulinumtoxinA) inhibits release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from peripheral cholinergic nerve endings, which reduces muscular spasm. The active ingredient in Dysport™ is a botulinum toxin type A, which acts at the level of the neuromuscular junction in the targeted muscle. Used in patient care in the United Kingdom since 1991, Dysport™ has marketing authorizations in 75 countries (as of 31 December 2008) for multiple therapeutic uses. Patient exposure is estimated to be above two million single treatment cycles, representing more than 840,000 patient years of treatment.
Dysport™ was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on 29 April 2009 for two separate indications, the treatment of cervical dystonia to reduce the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain in both toxin-naive and previously treated patients, and the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults younger than 65 years of age. Medicis markets DYSPORT™ in the U.S. for the aesthetic indication (glabellar lines).
Individual results for Dysport™and BOTOX® Cosmetic vary due to lifestyle, age, stress factors and compliance to treatment regimen.