News from Dr. Perkins: Dysport and Botox in Santa Barbara are Similar for Treatment of Wrinkles

Recently released article by Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins discussing anti-wrinkle treatments from Botox Cosmetic and Dysport titled Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgeon Calls Dysport A New, Real Alternative to Botoxfollows:

Botox has been used, and FDA approved, for neurological disorders since 1989, long before its use in the cosmetic field. Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Terry Perkins, was one of only 16 doctors in the United States selected to conduct a study leading to the FDA approval of Botox (botulinum toxin type A) for cosmetic uses. Since Botox became FDA approved in 2002 to treat frown line wrinkles, Dr. Perkins has been using it on patients at his Santa Barbara-based practices, Cosmetic Surgery Center and Evolutions Medical Spa, to smooth forehead fine lines and wrinkles.

For the past seven years, Dr. Perkins and his patients have been happy with the results of Botox. When administered to the right muscles in the right doses, Botox is safe and works productively to treat wrinkles on the face. Dr. Perkins adds, “Until the introduction of Dysport, we had not seen any other wrinkle treatment as effective as Botox”. Dysport, also a form of botulinum toxin type A, was recently FDA approved to treat facial wrinkles, although it has been used in Europe since the early 1990s. Dysport, a smaller molecule than Botox, works faster – patients see results in one to three days versus four to seven days for Botox. Furthermore, Dysport has an FDA approval for a four month duration (versus three to four months for Botox).

“On patients that have tried Dysport, we are seeing virtually the same results as Botox, and patients are excited. This is truly the first anti-wrinkle option that is comparable, and a real alternative, to Botox,” Dr. Perkins commented. The cost differential between the two is small, with Dysport being a fraction less expensive. Asking one of Dr. Perkins patients, who recently was treated with Dysport, what she thought of the new product, she commented, “I just can’t even think of frowning!” Clearly, Dysport, just like Botox, works well to smooth out forehead lines and leave patients smiling, without the wrinkles!

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Get Dysport or Botox in Santa Barbara from Dr. Perkins at Evolutions Medical Spa (805.687.0212) or Cosmetic Surgery Center (805.563.0000). Call either location to set up a consultation.

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