Dysport & Botox Injections
Frequently Asked Questions:
Dysport® and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. However, the dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of Botox and they cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used.
I heard that Dysport and Botox are poisonous, is this true?
These products are in a class called neurotoxins. They are actually derived from a product produced by the Puffer Fish. They are meant to temporarily stop muscle movement. The facial lines that are treated with neurotoxins are created by muscle movement, which bulks up the muscle and makes deeper lines appear. When the movement is stopped the muscle shrinks and the lines appear less noticeable until the muscles in that area start to move again.