Kristen Jacobs, FNP-C, MSN Founder/Owner, Aesthetic Injector

My name is Kristen Jacobs. I am a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, and the owner and founder of KJ Aesthetics. I live in Orange Village, Ohio with my husband,  baby boy, and two adorable Chihuahuas-Fendi and Coco. I have a comprehensive educational background consisting of two Bachelor’s degrees-one in Psychology from the University of Illinois and my second in Nursing from Ursuline College. Furthermore, I have a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, the #6 ranked MSN program in the country.

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How much Botox/Dysport will I need?

A lot of people ask me what the difference is between Botox and Dysport and what to get. They both are a type of Botulinum type A and have the exact same mechanism of action- blocking acetylcholine to prevent a muscle contraction. Personally, I notice a faster and longer lasting result with Dysport. I notice improvements in lines with Dysport in about 1-2 days whereas with Botox about 3 days. Dysport injections encompass a wider area than Botox injections, they tend to spread over a greater area and in my opinion, creates a smoother and more natural result. On a scientific level, Dysport has less of a protein load than Botox, meaning that Dysport will result in the formation of fewer antibodies against it. However there are advantages and disadvantages of both products . Lastly pricing for Botox is typically 12-15 dollars a unit and Dysport 4-5 dollars a unit(essentially the same in price). However you need more units of Dysport to get the desired effect than you do Botox… This can be confusing to patients at first if they have been getting Botox for a while and then decide to switch….Is one better than the other? No. So which do you get? It really doesn’t matter it’s all your personal preference. Try them both and see what you like! Just make sure you are going to an experienced injector! Please feel free to email me with any questions at theclevelandnp@gmail.com

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