Dysport® is another prescription injection used by men and women to treat stubborn frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet and other fine lines on the forehead.
Dysport® is a purified form of botulinum toxin that has been shown to deliver temporary improvement in moderate to severe frown lines by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity, temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines and reducing the appearance of movement lines. Dysport® is another excellent, non-surgical option that reduces the effects of aging and helps regain a more youthful appearance.
At TLC Laser & Skincare we are advocates of natural looking results. During a typical procedure, we evaluate which areas need to be treated based on your facial expressions and lines created. The area is cleaned, prepped and a small needle is then used at the injection sites. A visit typically lasts only 15-30 minutes long, and our patients easily tolerate the minor pinch sensation at the injection sites. Muscle control that creates your wrinkles begin to diminish in five to seven days, and full correction occurs in 14 days. There is no real downtime associated with a Dysport® treatment, although you may see slight redness at the injection site immediately after treatment that diminishes very quickly. The results of Dysport® (or competitive neurotoxin brands such as Botox or Jeuveau) can last anywhere from three to four months.
Dysport® and other brand name toxins are priced based on the number of units used on the individual, and how much you will require is based on the areas you need treated and overall severity of wrinkles. Our providers can give you a quote based on a free consultation.
Dysport® is developed by Galderma and is eligible for credit towards their ASPIRE Galderma RewardsProgram, a free program in which you receive credit towards purchases and earn money saving coupons on future treatments.
A note: Dysport® uses a different unit of measurement, so it’s important that you are aware if you are being priced based on cost per unit.
History of Dysport
Though Dysport was approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2009, it’s been used abroad for years. Dysport® first became available in the U.K. in 1991, where it was used to treat muscle spasms, particularly those of the face and neck. Dysport® has been used throughout Europe, and in a number of other countries, for years before making it’s mark on the U.S.
How long does Dysport last?
You can expect Dysport® results to last three to four months.
When will I see results?
Patients begin seeing results within five to seven days, with full correction at the fourteen-day mark.
Is one brand or product better than another?
Dysport is a competitive brand name, but alternative brands such as Botox and Jeuveau are also effective. Some individuals prefer a certain brand based on their own personal experience.
Can I get Dysport the day before a big event?
Yes, treatment really has no downtime other than a few red marks at the injection site that resolve within hours. But your treatment results will not be seen for 5-7 days with full correction at the fourteen-day mark so if you are looking for improvement for the big event it is best to have treatment at-least 14 days prior to the event.
Does Dysport hurt?
Patients describe the injections with the very small needles as a pinch and are generally very well tolerated.
How does Dysport get rid of my wrinkles?
Dysport stops the communication to your muscles that create the lines and wrinkles on your skin.
Does it really matter who does my Dysport?
Although Dysport is commonly used today, it is important that you used a highly trained specialist who is familiar with facial anatomy, advanced techniques and medical conditions that might prevent you from having the treatment. Bad experiences are common when patients go to individuals who are not experts in the field of medicine. TLC Laser & Skincare nurse injectors are considered experts with many years of experience and training.
How much does Dysport cost?
TLC Laser & Skincare charges based on the number of units used. A provider in our office will evaluate your areas of concern. An optimal treatment plan and cost will be discussed during the free consultation with our nurse injector. They will give you an expected price prior to the procedure. Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the nurse injector who is administering your treatment.
What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?
Overall Botox and Dysport are very similar. Both are a type of botulinum type A used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and other over active muscles of the face, like forehead lines and crows feet. Through experience our patients may find that they prefer one to the other for their desired outcomes.
What happens if I need more correction, or the injection didn’t quite work in an area?
TLC Laser & Skincare is focused on your results. If you ever need an adjustment after your treatment, we will gladly make the fix. Injecting can be an art and every patient is different; we are happy make minor adjustments to meet your needs. We are true believers that less is more, so there are some cases where we start more conservative and can add more to the treatment if necessary, to give patients a more natural result.
Are you a Candidate for Dysport?
Both men and women experience the benefits of reduced wrinkle lines through the use of Dysport®. At TLC Laser & Skincare, we always offer free cosmetic consultations and encourage anyone considering Dysport® or other rejuvenation procedures to speak with our specialists. Patients who are allergic to the ingredients in Dysport® or have had allergic reactions to other Botulinum products should consult with their physician prior to treatment. Patients should also disclose whether they are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breast-feeding or have used other Botulinum injections in the past.