Dysport and BOTOX work by relaxing facial muscles, allowing the skin to lie smooth and wrinkle-free.
What is Dysport?
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A) is an injection for wrinkle treatment. This non-invasive procedure temporarily decreases muscle movement in the target areas to soften the appearance of glabellar lines, the vertical wrinkles most prominent on your forehead in between your eyebrows. It’s also sometimes used for certain other areas such as the forehead, crowfeet, and areas around the mouth, chin, or neck.
Dysport was originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. It has been used regularly to improve cosmetic outcome.
Dysport belongs to a class of injections called neuromodulators. Other injections in this class include Botox and Xeomin. All use a form of botulinum toxin, but they’re used to target different areas of your face.
Neuromodulators like Dysport reduce the appearance of lines by relaxing and limiting the movement of muscles around the injection site. Dr. Priti Patel will inject a small amount of the substance directly into your muscle.
As your muscles relax, the skin above them becomes smoother, thereby reducing wrinkles. It’s important to note that these effects generally last 3months.
Decreasing movement is meant to prevent the formation or deepening of wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive movement over time, along with heredity and aging.
How to prepare?
Before approving you as a candidate for Dysport injections, we will do a thorough check of your medical history.
We may also recommend that you stop taking certain medications and supplements prior to your injections. These include but are not limited to:
No, it is not a filler. Dysport® treats the muscle movement that leads to fine lines just like Botox® Cosmetic. Dermal fillers work by literally “filling” areas of the face where volume is lacking which results in a smoother appearance.
Dysport is considered to be a minimally invasive and safe treatment. Very few patients experience side effects, and the few that do might notice mild bruising or swelling at the injection site. All the side effects and risks of any treatment will be explained prior to treatment during your consultation.
The best candidates for Dysport® injections have visible muscle movement in the areas that they wish to be treated. If you are under the age of 18, pregnant, nursing or have a history of neuromuscular diseases, Dysport® is not the treatment for you.
For most patients Dyport® begins to work in just a few days (typically 4-7). In some cases, it could take up to two weeks to see results. We will always be happy to see you for a follow up examination anytime after two weeks after treatment for any tweaks or adjustments. Most patients experience results that may last from three months.
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