Inevitably wrinkles devolve slowly over time. Botox has been around for more than 10 years and it does a great job at removing wrinkles caused by muscles in the brow. Dysport is a similar product that is highly effective at treating many of the same problems as Botox.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a newly approved, non-surgical treatment designed to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Years of repeated facial expressions can cause deep folds and wrinkles to appear around the forehead and eyes, making you look older. The active ingredient in Dysport® (a modified version of botulinum toxin Type A) can temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause creases and lines in the forehead area.
The procedure is fast and simple, and the results are fantastic. With Dysport®, you’ll enjoy smoother, younger looking skin and a more relaxed appearance. Dysport® injections are performed in the office by one of our doctors are registered nurses, with patients able to return to work and activities immediately following treatment.
How does Dysport® work?
Your face is a dynamic canvas that reflects many moods. Facial muscles contract and tighten to show many expressions: surprise, concern, anger, joy. As we age, the repeated contractions associated with facial expressions can cause deep wrinkles and folds to form. Dysport® injections block nerve signals that cause these facial muscles to contract, leading to a reduction in muscle activity in the treated areas. By temporarily stopping the contraction of these muscles, treatment with Dysport® can smooth the lines between the brows and across the forehead, making you look younger and more refreshed.
How is Dysport® different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Although Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic both use a form of botulinum toxin Type A, there are subtle differences in injection techniques, as well as dosage strengths. Additionally, early studies suggest that Dysport® may begin to work more quickly (as early as 1-2 days) than BOTOX® Cosmetic (usually 3-5 days). A recent article in Time Magazine showed that in a randomized study that Dysport reduced wrinkles effectively. Read it here. After an examination of your skin and history, we can recommend the best choice for you. There is not exact equivalency between a Botox unit and a Dysport unit. In general experience we have found that 2.5 – 3 units of Dysport is equivalent to 1 unit of Botox. For that reason, there is no significant cost savings for the patient to have Dysport.
What can Dysport® treat?
Dysport® injections are FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines (“frown” lines in the forehead) in adult patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Like Botox, Dysport® relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles.
What results can be expected after treatment with Dysport®?
Eliminating the wrinkles caused by smiling and frowning makes the skin smooth. If done properly, you should have a relaxed look shortly after treatment.
How long do Dysport® results last?
Age, skin condition, can be factors but most people experience 4 months of results before they need a touch up.
Do Dysport® injections hurt?
Most patients say no but some patients are more susceptible to discomfort than others. If needed we may use an external numbing cream to minimize any discomfort. You will have the opportunity to discuss pain management with us before your treatment. The vast majority of patients that have Dysport®, or most other injectables for that matter, do not require anything to relieve pain.
When can I return to my normal activities?
You can return to work and regular activities immediately. There is no downtime with Dysport® treatment. Bruising is rare and the small needle injection sites fade quickly.
Who should not use Dysport®?
Patients should not use Dysport® if they:
- Pregnant or think they may become pregnant.
- Are on antibiotics now or in the past week.
- Are allergic to Dysport® or any of its ingredients.
- Are allergic to cow’s milk protein.
- Have had a previous allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product.
- Have a current skin infection at the injection site.
- Have facial irregularities or weakness.
- Are less than 18 years of age.
While all procedures carry some uncertainty and risk, Dysport® injection is normally a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified, experienced doctor. North Valley Plastic Surgery does more injectables than almost any office in the country. You benefit from our experience with results. You benefit from our volume with reduced prices. We will discuss all of the safety information about Dysport® before treatment, including any side effects that may potentially occur.
Is Dysport® FDA-approved?
Yes. Dysport® was approved by the FDA in April 2009 to improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows. Additionally, Dysport® has been used outside the United States since 1991 for the treatment of movement disorders and muscle spasms.
Is Dysport® treatment right for me?
We will help you determine the best treatment approach for achieving your desired results. Together, you may decide Dysport® is right for you if you are seeking a refreshed and younger-looking appearance. With Dysport®, there’s no downtime, and the natural-looking results last up to 4 months.
How to get started with Dysport®?
Call our office now and make an appointment. We offer a free cosmetic consultation for injectables. We will be able to give you your approximate cost before we begin. If you would like more information about Dysport in Arizona, Dysport vs. Botox, Dysport Sale Arizona, Dysport Scottsdale, Dysport Phoenix, Dysport Paradise Valley, Dysport Cave Creek, Dysport Carefree, call us at (480) 991-6877 or visit us at www.NVPSAZ.com. Our team of board certified plastic surgeons and injectable specialists will discuss all of your options to help you to achieve your desired look.