What is Dysport?
Dysport is an alternative to Botox that is used to help reduce wrinkles caused by, or made more severe by facial muscle contractions. Dysport won’t work for wrinkles that are embedded in the skin.
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Where is Dysport used?
Dysport is used most commonly for wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet (the area at the outside corner of the eyes). It can also be used for the vertical bands on the neck below the chin and wrinkles around the lips.
Are there different types of Dysport?
Dysport is the competitor to Botox. Dysport is injected the exact same way, and delivers the same results as Botox.
How does Dysport work?
Dysport works by temporarily preventing the nerves from sending signals to the muscles that continuously contract and form wrinkles.
Does Dysport work instantly?
Dysport usually starts to work one to two days after the injection treatment, reaching its full effect after 7 days. Some believe Dysport has an earlier onset than Botox, but clinical studies have yet to prove this.
How long does Dysport last?
The duration of Dysport varies depending on the patient, the location of the injection, and by the amount of Dysport injected. For most people Dysport last 3 to 6 months, however it can last longer than 6 months and very rarely wears off in less than 3 months.
Is there downtime after a Dysport injection?
People who have a Dysport injection may experience very mild swelling that tends to go down after 15 minutes.
Will I have a bruise after a Dysport injection?
Bruises caused by a Dysport injection are rare. The exception is the crow’s feet area because of the thin skin, which bruises approximately 30% of the time. If a bruise does result from a Dysport injection, it can be easily covered with makeup at any time after the procedure.
How much discomfort is associated with a Dysport injection?
Dysport injections cause very little discomfort. Most patients do not feel it is necessary to use a numbing cream or ice. However, there are some patients who prefer to use a topical numbing cream before the injection, and we can easily provide this for you if desired.
What are my restrictions after a Dysport injection?
After you receive a Dysport injection it is important to avoid rubbing the area for 24 hours. Also, you should not have a facial or microdermabrasion for one week after the injection. You can wear makeup immediately after the procedure. There are no other limitations in regards to exercise or alcohol consumption.
Procedures / Treatments often performed in conjunction with Dysport
Since Dysport can’t remove embedded wrinkles, most patients will choose to have an injectable filler done at the same time to improve their appearance.