Botox, Dysport, Botulinum toxin A - what's in name........
Botulinum Toxin A is a toxin produced by a class of bacteria. The toxin weakens muscle function. A variety of doctors (plastic surgeons, dermatologists, neurologists, orthopaedic and general surgeons) inject Botulinum toxin formulated safely and precisely to treat a variety of conditions that can be improved by weakening muscles (facial wrinkles, migraine headaches, muscle spasticity). Used expertly, it is perfectly safe.
“Toxin” isn’t great marketing term, so brands are better known. Botox and Dysport are the oldest and most established brands. The cost of treatment will depend on how many units are used and on which brand – generally speaking one needs more units of Dysport to achieve a treatment result, than one does for Botox; but Dysport is a bit cheaper and may last a little longer. Prices for Botox are quoted below as a guide. I am experienced with both and can use whichever a patient prefers.
I charge for Botox at $20 (inclusive of GST).
Different faces will require different amounts of Botox to achieve the desired
effect. This will depend on whether Botox has been used previously and how strong the facial musculature is. Men generally need more than women.