Dysport

Facial wrinkles can make you appear stressed, tired, angry and older than you feel. While a healthy lifestyle and a consistent skin care regimen are essential to graceful aging, they may not be enough to achieve the results you’re seeking. A prescription treatment is the best choice for many men and women seeking dramatic facial rejuvenation and lasting results. Dysport is an effective anti-aging treatment that improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Untreated areas continue to move naturally, so it’s your lines that are minimized, not your expressions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Dysport work?

Every time you smile, squint or frown, your facial muscles contract and the skin above those muscles creases. These creases are known as “dynamic” wrinkles because they appear when the face is in motion. Over time, repeated muscle contractions cause fine lines and wrinkles to form, and the creases deepen into “static” wrinkles that are visible when the face is at rest. Dysport is injected directly into the muscles to immobilize them temporarily. By reducing activity of facial muscles, Dysport relaxes and softens existing wrinkles while preventing future lines from developing.

What concerns can be treated with Dysport?

Dysport is an FDA-approved treatment for minimizing moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines or “11 lines”) that extend vertically toward the forehead. These are amongst the most pronounced dynamic lines on the face. They are most noticeable when a person frowns or furrows their brow but with time can become more prominent when the face is in a relaxed state.

How is Dysport different from Botox?

Dysport and Botox are both anti-aging injectables that temporarily reduce muscle activity to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are derived from the same bacterium and can produce similar results but are formulated differently. Dysport is a newer product that requires different preparation and dosing. Dysport naturally diffuses more once it is injected, which can be beneficial for treating a larger area, and some patients find that it shows results more quickly.

How is Dysport different from fillers?

Though they are both injectable cosmetic treatments, Dysport and dermal fillers are not the same. Dysport temporarily reduces muscle activity to address the underlying cause of dynamic wrinkle formation. Dermal fillers increase volume in the face to “fill in” existing lines. A treatment plan that combines Dysport and dermal fillers often yields the most transformative results.

Is Dysport safe?

Dysport injections are safe when performed by a professional who is trained and licensed to administer Dysport. The injections are generally well-tolerated by patients. Possible side effects will be reviewed prior to your procedure.

What happens during Dysport treatment?

Dysport injections are a true “lunchtime procedure” that can be completed in roughly 10 to 20 minutes. The length of your treatment session will depend on the number of areas being injected. After conducting a facial analysis and discussing your aesthetic goals, your provider will create a treatment plan customized to achieve your desired outcome. Glabellar lines can typically be treated with 3 to 5 injections. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the process. If you are concerned about pain, ice or a topical numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area before the injections begin.

Is there downtime after treatment?

Little downtime, if any, is required after Dysport injections. Patients can usually resume regular activities immediately after leaving the office. Some side effects may occur post-injection, such as slight pain or swelling. Most are minor and subside on their own in a day or two.

What results can I expect?

Dysport targets frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Many patients see improvement in two to three days after their appointment, with the full effect of the procedure emerging over the following days as the treated muscles relax.

How long will my results last?

Dysport is a long-lasting but not permanent solution for improving the appearance of your frown lines. The results typically last about three months. Ongoing injection sessions are required to preserve your smooth and youthful look.

Who is Dysport for?

In the hands of an experienced injector with a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, Dysport can deliver subtle and natural-looking results for men and women between the ages of 18 and 65. Find out whether Dysport can help you achieve your aesthetic goals by calling U Laser Medspa at 858-558-3854 and scheduling a consultation.