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10/20/2009
Dysport adds new wrinkle to the search for youthful skin
Botox now has some competition. Its another FDA-approved botulinum toxin called Dysport and its also used to reduce wrinkles.
Dysport adds new wrinkle to the search for youthful skin

Botox now has some competition. Its another FDA-approved botulinum toxin called Dysport and its also used to reduce wrinkles.
The difference, we found, is that Dysport has a quicker onset of action, said Dr. Paul Friedman, a dermatologist and director of DermSurgery Laser Center in the Texas Medical Center. "It's nice for patients coming in the office later in the week who want a quicker result for a weekend function."

Lynell Smith is a mother and grandmother of two who felt like she needed a lift, without resorting to surgery. She liked using Botox but was curious enough about Dysport to give it a try.

"The Dysport, to me, was just faster, said Smith, a patient of Dr. Friedman. I could tell immediately, within 24 hours, there was a difference. The Botox, it took me a week to see the affects from it."

Dr. Friedman believes the competition between the two products will ultimately save patients money.

"The company will give you a $75 rebate if you get Dysport now. So, Botox came out witha 50 dollar rebate," the doctor said.

Both products come with a black box warning saying the toxin could spread from the injection and cause serious side effects.

For the most part, its a very safe product that has been very well-studied for several years said Dr. Friedman. Certainly, people who are pregnant shouldnt be treated with the product.

Lynell Smith says she hasnt had problems and likes the results shes been seeing around her eyes, forehead and neck. "I would definitely recommend it, said Smith. There's not any kind of down time with it."

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