What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a Botulinum toxin that has been detoxified and diluted to be safe for cosmetic use. The injection contains abobotulinumtoxinA or Botulinum toxin type A, which is known to be a muscle relaxant. In 2009, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved Dysport® for the treatment of wrinkles. It is also used to alleviate severe muscle spasms in the neck, upper limbs (elbows, wrists, fingers) and lower limbs (ankles, toes).
Just like Botox, Dysport® is administered via an injection at the site of wrinkles. It gives remarkable results without the downtime associated with invasive cosmetic procedures. Dysport® injections have been recognized to lessen the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, without affecting muscle movement. It's the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.
How Does It Work?
Those unwanted and unsightly wrinkles are the result of repeated muscle contractions. Laughter, sadness, anger, and surprise - these emotions can create lines between the brows over time. Dysport® works by relaxing the muscle tissue on the site of injection, preventing it from responding to the nerve impulses that control muscle contraction.
Due to the temporary absence of muscle contractions on the injection site, the appearance of wrinkles and lines brought about by facial movements are significantly reduced. With regular upkeep and visits to a specialist, Dysport® injections will provide a smoother skin around the eyebrows. It can eliminate the lines on the forehead and lessen the appearance of crow's feet around the eyes.
How Does the Procedure Go?
When you come to Lift MedSpa for a Dysport® injection, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your problem areas and devise a treatment plan that works for you. We usually target five injection points between and above the eyebrows. A small amount of the medicine will be administered into the muscles that create the wrinkles.
As Dysport® shuts out the nerve impulses, muscle contractions will begin to weaken. The treated muscles relax, and the wrinkles in the skin become less visible. The procedure takes less than 45 minutes.
Is Dysport® Better Than Botox?
Most of the time, it's a matter of preference for the person receiving the treatment. Dysport® and Botox are almost identical regarding chemistry. They also work the same way on the muscle. The slight difference is in their dosages. Dysport® is more diluted than Botox. Dysport® is priced so that the effective dose of using it versus Botox is the same.
What are the Advantages?
Dysport® diffuses more compared to Botox injections. As a result, it tends to spread out over a broader area after it has been injected. This can be an advantage when treating a broader area like the forehead. You will achieve a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance, not frozen-looking results. With Dysport®, wrinkles and lines are minimized, not your expressions.
How Long Does Dysport® Last?
Most patients can attest a noticeable improvement 2-3 days after receiving Dysport® injections. The best part is, you can enjoy the disappearance of your wrinkles and frown lines up to 4 months! Results of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use. Another plus? You will experience NO downtime at all after your treatment. You can resume your normal routine or go back to work.
Who Should Use Dysport®?
If you are under 65 and looking for ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines between your eyebrows, Dysport® could be the right treatment for you! Even younger patients and those with fewer wrinkles can be candidates for this procedure. Dysport® can be administered as a preventative measure to minimize the creasing of the skin.
To make sure Dysport® is safe for you, be sure to tell the specialist if you have problems with swallowing, breathing disorders, bleeding problems if you plan to have surgery if you have ever received other botulinum toxin injections, and if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.