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Dynamic muscle contraction is responsible for a number of undesirable lines and wrinkles on the face.  For over a decade, BOTOX has been the only product used to reduce dynamically caused wrinkling and lines.  Now with Dysport, both patients and doctors have a choice. 

Dysport is very similar to BOTOX with the primary neuroprotein, botulinum type A, being the same.  The differences lie in the dosing unit calculation due to dilution type, the time it takes to see effectiveness, dispersion of the product and possibly longevity. 

Dysport for many patients seems to take efect a little quicker than BOTOX, and some reports lasts a little longer.  For some treatments, such as forehead lines, Dysport has a larger "spread" so Dr. Shaw will customize the treatment and frequently use Dysport and BOTOX in the same session to provide the best benefits of both. 


To be most effective, dosage is individually tailored to your facial muscle mass, strength of contraction and your desired outcome.  Because dosing units are not similar, comparing dosage units of BOTOX to Dysport is not applicable.  The size and use of the muscles that produce frown lines and wrinkles varies among individuals.  Careful examination of each patient's facial symmetry and muscular contraction begins your consultation with Dr. Shaw.  She then specifically tailors treatment plans to your specific needs and desired outcome. 



Dysport and BOTOX are not seen as rivals in our practice and we're not assuming that one is better than the other.  In many instances, Dr. Shaw may use both products for one patient's needs across various areas.  BOTOX has a proven track record having just celebrated its 10-year anniversary, and it's a mainstay in our practice.  The choice between the two may be as simple as patient preference, or doctor decision about which products would provide the most effectiveness for a specific location. 



*  At The SHAW Center, we only use authentic products purchased directly from the respective manufacturers. 

*  The dilution techniques for BOTOX and DYSPORT are always performed according to the manufacturer's specifications, ensuring that you receive the number of units prescribed and there is never any over-dilution.

Dr. Shaw is pleased to offer complimentary esthetic consultations for Botox, Dysport and Injectable Fillers.  Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.