What is Dysport®?
Similar to Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin®, Dysport® is also made up of botulinum toxin type A, a neuromodulator, but comes in a slightly different form. Although there are some differences between Botox® and Dysport®, there are no conclusive studies that show one treatment is more effective than the other. From the makers of Restylane, Dysport is an effective way to non-surgically smooth out unwanted wrinkles.
If you are noticing unsightly frown lines, forehead wrinkles, or crow’s feet, Dysport® may be your answer to eliminating these concerns. Individuals should be healthy and have no history of neuromuscular diseases. As with all cosmetic treatments, a consultation at evolv is necessary to determine if Dysport® is right for you.
Preparing for a Dysport® Treatment
What to Know About Your Dysport® Procedure
Understanding your desired result and the aesthetic goal is essential before your consultation. Being able to describe and discuss them with your aesthetician will ensure both of you understand your procedure and what you expect. Some important questions to bring up during your consultation include:
- How many years of experience do you have in performing this procedure?
- Who will perform the procedure and where?
- Are there any risks or complications associated with this procedure?
These questions can help you determine the credentials of your aesthetician and whether the procedure will be safe and effective.
Dysport® treatments are relatively quick, typically lasting only 15 minutes. However, administering botulinum toxin requires great skill and knowledge of the many facial muscles. Your aesthetician will need to determine which muscles are affecting your lines and wrinkles and treat them effectively. Most patients tolerate the injections well, but a topical numbing agent can be administered if needed.
Depending on the severity of the lines and wrinkles being treated, multiple injections may be needed, and your aesthetician can help you determine the appropriate amount. Other injectables that may yield similar results include Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin®. In some cases, your certified injector may recommend injectable fillers for a more dramatic result.
Since Dysport® is a noninvasive injection, there is no downtime required for this treatment. Some side-effects afterward might include slight swelling or redness at the injection site. It’s important that you don’t rub or massage the area, as this can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to other muscles and cause unwanted results.
Patients can expect results from Dysport® within one to two days. Touch-up treatments are generally recommended four months after treatment. After treatment, patients will notice an improvement in their complexion, becoming wrinkle-free and smoother. Dysport® only addresses wrinkles that are caused by repetitive muscle contractions when making common facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, and squinting.
The cost of a Dysport® treatment can vary greatly depending on the areas being treated and the amount of product being used. The skill and experience of your aesthetician is always an important factor when considering a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure. Be sure to avoid offices or vendors offering greatly discounted treatments, as they are usually administered by an unspecialized physician and are ‘watered down’ so they are less effective.
If you are interested in wrinkle treatments in Toledo, including cosmetic injectables like Dysport, contact evolv Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics today to request your appointment!