It looks likes come July, Botox is going to have some competition here in the U.S. The name of the new product is Dysport. It is made by a company called Medicis, who make Restylane.
As an experienced Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon here in Louisville, KY I have performed thousands of Botox injections and am very pleased with the results, as are my patients. Point is, personally, I don’t see a need for more botox but it’s coming regardless. So, let’s check it out!
Are there any differences? I don’t know because I haven’t used Dysport yet. Supposedly, the new toxin starts to work faster, lasts slightly longer and will be slightly less expensive than botox. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen but the product does have FDA approval. In addition, the problems associated with the injections are of the same type and frequency as those found with botox, at least in the control group the FDA studied.
Look for the product around the first of July. We will run an introductory special so check your e-mail. If we don’t have your e mail please call the office and we’ll add your address to our blast list.
Lee Corbett, MD
All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett. Dr. Corbett specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery including facelifts, browlifts, blepharoplasy, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, body lifts, liposuction, and tummy tucks.