Many individuals are familiar with Botox to smooth lines and wrinkles, but have you heard of Botox’s cousin, Dysport? Dysport is an injectable treatment that works similarly to Botox, temporarily smoothing lines and wrinkles in the forehead area.
Dysport is an injectable treatment made up of botulinum toxin type A. Like Botox, it works to block nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract when facial expressions are made. This creates a smooth facial appearance. Dysport differs from Botox in that it contains smaller-sized molecules. It is also known to diffuse more, or spread to a wider area, than Botox.
Dysport treatments are very similar to Botox treatments, and last about 10 minutes. A topical numbing solution can be applied to the treatment area to help ensure a comfortable treatment experience. Then, a very fine needle will be used to inject Dysport into the treatment areas. The number of injections required will depend on the severity of your wrinkles and lines.
There is no downtime associated with Dysport injections, so you can continue with your everyday routine as soon as you feel comfortable! Mild swelling, bruising, and redness may occur. Patients can often see results beginning to appear within two weeks of their injections. Results commonly last 3-6 months.
If you are interested in smoothing facial lines and wrinkles, Dysport may be for you! Patients in the Ft. Myers area can contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golosow.