Wouldn't it be nice if you could make your Botox
or Dysport treatment last longer? Well, according to OcuSoft, the makers of Zytase, you can - with an easy method. Simply take their zinc supplement for 5 days. According to a pilot study off 44 patients, this supplement prolonged the effects of Botox by 20-25%. Interestingly, people who are zinc deficient don't seem to get as effective a response to Botox. Larger studies, however, will need to be done to confirm this preliminary finding.
Since there is little downside to this treatment, I have arranged to have Zytase available in the office if people want to try it out. It's inexpensive, compared to a Botox treatment, but you have to start it 4 days prior to your treatment
. So, if you feel your Botox isn't lasting as long as you'd like it to....you might want to check this out.
More information is available at the manufacturer's website, zytase.com