For a long time, Botox was the only game in town for lines and wrinkles caused by muscle activity. Dysport is an alternative neuromodulator that spreads a bit more than Botox over the muscles that have been treated. This is an advantage in some cases, giving us more control over the final result you receive, and it is a great product for those who are immune to Botox.
Like Botox, Dysport contains dilute amounts of Clostridium botulinum and relaxes specific muscles so that they can no longer contract and cause the skin to wrinkle. It is especially effective on crow’s feet and the glabella or “11” lines between the brows, but it can also be used in other areas, such as forehead creases and “bunny lines” on the nose.
To achieve a natural-looking result, the skill of your injector is paramount when receiving any injectable treatment. All of our injectors are fully trained and highly experienced with the use of Dysport. They know how it functions in the skin so that they can prescribe the correct dosage and placement of the injections to give you the youthful look you want.
For lines and wrinkles that are caused by lost volume rather than muscle activity, we provide dermal filler injections such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane and Radiesse.
Dysport can smooth lines and wrinkles on the face, such as frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, bunny lines on the nose, and horizontal forehead creases.
After applying a topical anesthetic, a fine needle is used to inject Dysport in the muscle that has caused the wrinkle. The treatment only takes a few minutes in our office.
No recovery period is required after Dysport injections. There may be some slight bruising, tenderness, and/or swelling at the injection sites, but this usually goes away within a few hours to a day. It is important not to rub the treatment area for the first day.
It takes a few days for the effects of Dysport to show up, so please be patient. No follow-up appointment is necessary after Dysport, but we are, of course, always available to answer any questions you have while you heal.
Dysport injections last 3-6 months.