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.
What is Dysport?
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.
What to Expect During Treatment
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Dysports formula of botulinum toxin has a lower molecular load, meaning Dysport is more dilute than Botox, making it more effective in specific scenarios in which larger areas of the face are treated.
Does Dysport last longer than Botox?
Although there are some studies to show a slightly longer lifespan of Dysport compared to Botox, for most people they will last a very similar amount of time.
What are the side effects of Dysport?
The most common side effects are bruising, swelling, redness, and sensitivity in the injection areas.
Is Dysport a filler?
No, Dysport is a neuromodulator. So while its injected like a dermal filler, its active ingredient is not the same as fillers.
Who should not use Dysport?
People who are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients or people who are nursing or pregnant should not use Dysport.
Can dysport be used for crows feet?
Dysport is one of the best non-surgical treatments available for crows feet and fine lines around the eyes.
Can I exercise before Dysport?
Its best to exercise before Dysport and not after. Elevating your heart rate after cosmetic injections can compromise your results.