Botox, Dysport, Botulinum toxin A - what's in name........
Botox and Dysport are the oldest and most established brands of a substance known as Botulinum Toxin A. This toxin is produced by a class of bacteria and weakens muscle function. That’s why it can be used to advantage in a variety of conditions that are improved by weakening muscles (e.g., facial wrinkles, migraine headaches, muscle spasticity).
A variety of doctors (plastic surgeons, dermatologists, neurologists, orthopaedic & general surgeons) inject safely formulated Botulinum Toxin A for this purpose. Used expertly, it is perfectly safe.
The cost depends on the brand and how many units are needed. In general, Dysport requires more units than Botox to achieve a treatment result, however 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 per unit (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.