Botox, Schmotox. Dysport is the answer.

We have a PScoop staffer who swears by Botox. She recently visited with Dr. Mark Glasgold, Princeton.s leading Botox guy for the Scoop on the new product and to test drive it for herself. Of course, she chooses to report anonymously.

Dysport, the .new. botox. By: PScoop Staffer Lady X

( Before you read on, one disclaimer**Obviously, I.m no doctor and PrincetonScoop doesn.t dish out medical advice. We suggest you do your own research and talk with your doctor before giving it the go!)

I.m a big fan of Botox. Done correctly, it can shave years off your face minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Done over a period of time it even stops new wrinkles from forming. I am not a huge fan of the price; at between $500-$700 every 3-4 months it gets expensive to keep up that youthful appearance. But I have to say, it.s been worth it for me.

I went to visit with Dr. Mark Glasgold to hear about the new product Dysport, an alternative to Botox and this is what I learned (I also .googled it and read at least 25 articles .cause I.m neurotic like that.) Dysport is so similar to Botox that it is referred to as Botox’s twin or first cousin. This new wrinkle relaxer is approved to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines in the U.S., and has been used to treat neurological disorders outside the United States for more than 15 years. Dysport is approved to treat wrinkles in 23 countries.

In 2008, Botox was the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Like Botox Cosmetic, Dysport is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A. Small amounts of the toxin is injected into specific wrinkle-causing muscles, paralyzing them.

Exactly how the two wrinkle-relaxers differ is not fully understood. Initial reports suggest that Dysport may act quicker. Botox takes three to five days to work, while Dysport seems to work within one to two days. In some cases, wrinkles begin to fade as soon as 24 hours after receiving Dysport treatment. This rapid response could be the deciding factor for a woman or man looking to improve their appearance before a big social event or meeting.

Potential side effects of Dysport are similar to those associated with Botox treatment. They include local numbness, swelling, bruising or a burning sensation during injection. These side effects can be mitigated by placing ice on the injection site before and after the procedure.

So I tried it.

I am thrilled with the results. I noticed full results within 48 hours. Time will tell how long it lasts but .at least three months. is the general verdict from the professionals.

You should give it a shot (pun completely intended.)

In fact Dr. Mark is offering all PrincetonScoopers 50% off his regular botox rates til the end of September. He is in Princeton on Witherspoon Street right near the Hospital on Thursdays and the other days at his office in Highland Park. Appointments are sure to book up so call early 732.846.6540 and don.t forget to mention Princeton Scoop for your discount.

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