Even before Dysport was approved by the FDA, people were asking if abobotulinumtoxinA would be better than Botox. However, the answer varies from person to person-a factor exhibited by Dysport’s ability to outperform itself depending on the patient’s skin.
Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center obeserved participants who received Dysport injections to the glabellar lines (frown lines) in order to determine its effectiveness. The participants kept journals for two weeks after the treatment, and were assessed by both independent reviewers and themselves several times over five months.
The researchers found that, overall, Dysport works better in women than in men. Furthermore, Dysport was more effective and longer-lasting in African-American participants.
Does this mean you should stick to Botox if you’re Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian or male? Not necessarily. The study shows that over 85% of participants saw a reduction in wrinkles that lasted well over 100 days. However, it also reflects the importance of taking an individual’s unique facial structure into consideration in order to get the best results.
“The dosage should be tailored to one’s facial muscle mass to be most effective,” explains study author and UT Southwestern plastic surgery chairman Dr. Rod Rohrich. “So it’s important to visit with a certified plastic surgeon to ensure the dosage is correct.”
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