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If Dysport didn’t work, can it be touched up with Botox at the follow up appointment?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: DysportIf Dysport didn’t work, can it be touched up with Botox at the follow up appointment?
A patient asked 5 years ago
I had Dysport injected for my glabella lines and along my brows one week ago. There has been very little effect yet, I still have full movement in my eyebrows. I know that I could possibly see some improvement for another week still, but if I don’t, am I able to request a switch to Botox at my follow up appointment? Can the two products be combined? Both Dysport and Botox have the same price per unit here, which confuses me, since I’ve now read (after my treatment) that Dysport needs more.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

Switching to Botox If Dysport Didn’t Work

Hi and thank you for your question! Assuming that you don’t see further improvements after waiting for 2 weeks, the key question is whether you did not get enough Dysport or you did get the right dose, but your body has developed resistance to it. In former case, further touch ups with Dysport would be the recommended course, but if your body is developing resistance to it, then you can consider switching to Botox. Please note that resistance often does not happen overnight and it is commonly seen as a gradual need for more and more units of Botox or Dysport to achieve the same result in the same patient, so just by seeing suboptimal results from one round of injections we cannot conclude that there is resistance. Hence you will most likely be better off with additional touch ups with Dysport at this time. I hope it helps and good luck!


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