Will Dysport Replace Botox in the War on Wrinkles?

The product worked better at smoothing facial lines, study finds.

By Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Go ahead and smile—if you can. There’s a new antiwrinkle drug on the market, and it’s ready to challenge Botox as America's favorite weapon in the fight against crow’s-feet.

HealthDay reports that in a recent study, Dysport kicked a little Botox butt when it came to smoothing facial wrinkles. Like Botox, Dysport is a version of botulinum toxin type A.

"When it comes to addressing the smile lines around the eyes, the crow's-feet, at one month, the Dysport is more effective than Botox," says Dr. Corey S. Maas, the study’s coauthor and an associate clinical professor at  University of California, San Francisco.

When participants in the study were injected with Dysport on one side of the face and Botox on the other, researchers and most of the patients agreed that the Dysport side looked smoother, according to the news service.

Interested? Give it a go. You can rest easy knowing that if you’re disappointed by the results, no one will be able to see it on your face.

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First Published June 22, 2011

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