At Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, we believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. Our world-class services consist of safe non-surgical aesthetic treatments that can offer facial rejuvenation and long-lasting results. When it comes to treating facial lines, we give our patients several options between different types of neurotoxin injections.
Botulinum toxin injections have helped countless patients see reduced facial wrinkles over time. In the hands of our experienced providers, you can get natural-looking results that take years off your face. Dysport is one of the many botulinum toxin injections we offer. Keep reading to learn more about Dysport, and then schedule a consultation with us to discuss your options further and see if Dysport injections are the best solution to make your facial wrinkles disappear.
Dysport is a prescription drug that contains proteins from Clostridium botulinum, a type of spore-forming bacteria. When ingested in large amounts, botulinum toxicity from the C. botulinum bacteria can cause botulism and can be harmful to humans. However, when processed and used in small amounts, botulinum toxins can be safely used for medical and aesthetic purposes to freeze certain muscles temporarily.
Dysport shares the use of botulinum toxin with Botox and other neurotoxin injections like Jeuveau and Xeomin. However, they differ based on how the neurotoxin is commercially prepared and how the toxins are neutralized. Dysport contains botulinum toxin that’s processed into abobotulinumtoxin A.
Botulinum toxins freeze your muscles by blocking the nerve signals and chemicals that trigger a muscle contraction. When you move your muscles, the nerves attached to that muscle release a chemical messenger that causes your muscles to move. During your treatment, a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or aesthetician injects the right number of Dysport units into the targeted muscle. This blocks your nerves from releasing chemicals, preventing muscle activity.
Dysport can be used for medical and cosmetic purposes. In a medical treatment, Dysport injections can be used to treat eye problems (blepharospasm, strabismus), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), muscle spasms, migraines, and an overactive bladder. Botulinum toxin is injected to the appropriate muscle creating these conditions and stopping them temporarily.
Cosmetically, Dysport can be used to freeze facial muscles, which can stop your muscles from creasing the skin and the area around it. It’s important to keep in mind that Dysport (and any other botulinum toxin injection) cannot treat all types of facial wrinkles. Rather, it treats dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movement. Frown lines are an example of a dynamic wrinkle since it is created by muscle movement from the procerus muscle, which pulls the skin between the eyebrows down.
When Dysport is injected into the procerus muscle, it causes temporary paralysis on the facial muscle, preventing skin creasing that can develop fine lines into wrinkles, which can deepen. As a result, wrinkles like frown lines will be less noticeable.
One Dysport treatment takes around half an hour at most, is minimally invasive, and involves little to no pain for most patients. At Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, we take steps to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment done by experienced professionals that know how to administer neurotoxin injections for a smooth, natural-looking result.
Neurotoxin injections do not require downtime. While you should avoid some activities like intense exercises, drinking alcohol, and applying makeup on the injection site for a few days, you’re free to resume your day-to-day activities. It can take several days to see the effects of your Dysport injection, which can last for up to five months. You’ll need multiple treatments to maintain the effects, getting injections every four to six months to prevent your face from re-developing your wrinkles.
You can combine your Dysport treatment with an effective skincare routine or any other of our non-surgical aesthetic treatments like a dermal filler treatment, to enhance your results. Dysport and other botulinum toxin injections are effective, but if you want to take your beauty goals even further, schedule an initial consultation so we can discuss a treatment plan that includes any cosmetic treatment that can work safely and effectively on top of your Dysport injections.
Dysport is one of the relatively affordable options that could work for moderate to severe frown lines. During your initial consultation, our cosmetic doctors can see if Dysport is the right toxin injection for you. Dysport can be a good choice for patients who want to receive multiple benefits, including:
Many patients have been satisfied with the results of their Dysport injections. According to Dysport manufacturer, Galderma, 98% of users are satisfied with their natural-looking results, which can start to show improvement as early as the first two days after treatment.
Only licensed medical professionals are allowed to administer Dysport and any other botulinum toxin injections. However, when choosing your provider, price and qualifications are not enough – experience, skill, and results are also important factors to consider.
In the hands of an experienced and skilled practitioner, the results can reduce wrinkles while allowing you the movement to create natural-looking expressions. When done by someone with little experience in Dysport injections, the result can either be not enough Dysport units to make a difference in freezing muscles, or too much Dysport that can spread around your face and result in unnatural facial movements.
Injecting Dysport into your facial muscles takes less than half an hour. After applying a topical anesthetic, your provider will inject enough units of the substance into the target muscle. Visible effects can take several days to show, which can then last up to five months before the effects wear off.
A: Dysport can treat moderate to severe frown lines. These are the wrinkles between your eyebrows that appear when you frown, scowl, or show negative emotion, so the appearance of wrinkles can make you look angrier and less approachable than you really are.
A: Results can last up to five months before the effects wear off. After that, you’ll need another injection to sustain your appearance. Certain lifestyle habits can shorten or extend the length of its effects, so avoid habits like strenuous activities and stressful situations and practice a healthy diet and proper skincare.
A: Adults can receive Dysport injections for cosmetic purposes and is best for those with moderate to severe frown lines. If you experience any of the following, you may not be qualified to take Dysport:
Allergic to any ingredient in Dysport or have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin injection
For patients older than 65 years old, Dysport may no longer be the most effective solution to treat wrinkles due to the composition of skin in older individuals. To treat severe wrinkles, you may need more invasive treatments like a chemical peel or plastic surgery procedures like a facelift.
See your wrinkles and fine lines fade in a matter of days! With Dysport injections strategically administered into the right facial muscles, you can turn that frown (lines) upside down and look less grouchy and unapproachable and develop a smoother, younger-looking face.
When you get your injections from Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, you’re coming to a practice that offers comfort, world-class service, and a facility that can give you the best results. Book an appointment today to begin the right treatment plan for a more confident you!