As we age, all of our daily facial expressions lead to wrinkles and creases in our face. The most prominent lines are typically the frown lines between our eyebrows (also known as glabellar lines), wrinkles surrounding our eyes (crow’s feet), forehead creases, and lines around our mouth. Signs of physical maturing can be frustrating and make us appear angry. Luckily, Dysport® is an FDA-approved, non-surgical approach to reducing wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing muscles and smoothing the skin.
By temporarily reducing fine lines and wrinkles, your youthful glow is restored.
Candidates for Dysport®
Any patient bothered by their facial wrinkles and fine lines, without specific allergies or skin conditions that would render this treatment unsuitable, is an ideal candidate for Dysport®.
Dysport®, botulinum toxin type A, is derived from bacteria and purified for blocking nerve impulses to the muscles. By providing a barrier, the muscles are relaxed, causing wrinkles to smooth out for a refreshed appearance. While similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® has a different formulation, which requires its own dosage level to achieve the desired results. Both injectables spread differently and have differing effect rates.
Dr. Messa will discuss your medical history and any current medications you are taking prior to your injection. It is best to communicate your concerns and goals to ensure your desired results are achieved.
If requested, ice or a topical numbing anesthetic can be applied before your injection but is not necessary. Dysport® is strategically administered using a very thin needle to address targeted areas. Only specific muscles that result in facial wrinkles are weakened, leaving your natural facial expressions intact. Treatment injections are quickly completed, usually within 15 minutes. The areas being addressed will vary, so each process is customized to meet every patient’s unique needs. Your facial features and the extent of your fine lines will determine how many injections are required to achieve your desired results.
There is no recovery time after receiving a Dysport® treatment, but it is recommended that the injection site is not rubbed and that patients take the rest of the day off from physical activity. Some patients experience mild symptoms after receiving Dysport® such as minor bruising, a slight pinching sensation, swelling, and irritation. If you experience these sensations, they should dissipate within two days.
You may notice results within a few days, and it can take up to one week for results to take full effect. Patients have reported a softer look, quick results, longer-lasting effects after multiple treatments, and virtually nonexistent adverse reactions. Results typically remain between three and six months, leaving your skin with a rested, rejuvenated appearance.