Like Botox, Dysport is a neuromodulator option for treating facial wrinkles and fine lines due to aging. Unlike Botox, it’s a newer cosmetic surgery that’s slowly making a mark in the cosmetic industry. Having made its debut into the US market in 2009, Dysport is known for providing patients with a “natural” look post-treatment, meaning untreated areas still work normally so patients can continue to express emotions naturally without feeling as if their face is “frozen.”
What Makes Dysport Different?
The biggest difference in Dysport treatments is the number of units used during a session. It contains smaller molecules, meaning that 50 units of Dysport doesn’t equal 50 units of Botox. If a patient normally receives Botox and wants to try Dysport, a higher dosage will be needed to achieve the same level of results. Dysport also spreads farther than Botox when applied, meaning a larger area can be treated with fewer injections.
What Can I Expect During an Appointment?
Dysport specifically targets frown lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. During the first appointment, Dysport is injected into the areas between and above the eyebrows to temporarily prevent facial muscles from contracting and leaving the rest of the face to move naturally. A numbing topical cream or ice is used prior to treatment to reduce any discomfort. Treatment sessions are short and generally last no longer than 15 minutes depending on the extent of the area being treated. After the appointment is over, patients need minimal downtime before getting back to their daily routine. Patients will notice their wrinkles reducing and smoothing out within a few days to a week.
What are the Long-Term Results?
Patients can expect results to last up to four months after a treatment session. After that, it’s recommended to come back every four months for follow-up sessions to prevent wrinkles from returning. Dysport is 100% safe, but we suggest not scheduling appointments sooner than necessary to avoid injecting too much of the substance into the body’s system, which can lead to issues with a patient’s natural appearance.
Is Dysport Right for Me?
If you’re interested in Dysport and want to know if it’s an ideal cosmetic option for you, contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with our specialist. We want to ensure you’re making the safest, most informed decision for your body and we’re happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this procedure.