Dysport injections work in a similar way to BOTOX, offering an alternative way to quickly reduce wrinkles on the face. Like BOTOX injections, Dysport is a purified protein made up of botulism toxin that relaxes the muscles responsible for the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Dysport is effective in reducing the appearance of the following:
- Forehead lines
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Lines and wrinkles between the eyes
- Glabella – the space between the eyebrows above the nose
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Worry lines
- Lines on the neck
Dysport or BOTOX?
Some patients report that Dysport’s effects begin to show more quickly than the results of BOTOX. The difference is only a matter of a day or two, but this may be important for some patients. In some people, Dysport’s results have also been found to last longer than BOTOX.
While Dysport was not approved by the FDA until 2009, physicians in other countries have used it successfully for more than ten years. Xeomin is another alternative to both BOTOX and Dysport.
Regardless of subtle differences, these treatments are very similar. Dr. Matarasso will recommend the best injection for you in order to achieve the look you want. Read about BOTOX and Xeomin.
Some lines, wrinkles, or folds may be better treated with dermal fillers or injectables, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane or LaViv. Some lines and wrinkles also respond to procedures such as IPL, Fraxel, and microdermabrasion. Dr. Matarasso will advise you if one of these procedures is a better option for you based on the results you wish to achieve.
Your Dysport Procedure
Dr. Matarasso will give you a mild local anesthetic to numb the areas where you will receive Dysport injections. You may go home or to work immediately after your procedure, and you can also wear makeup.
The results of your injections will last about 3-8 months, and you should not have a Dysport treatment more frequently than every 90 days.
While you should see the effects of Dysport within a day or two, you may continue to see improvements for up to two weeks after your treatment.
Dysport is a virtually painless procedure, and no recovery time is necessary. Some people experience a small amount of tenderness and light bruises for a period of days.
Dysport injections are safe for people in good health who are not pregnant, nursing, do not have a neuromuscular disorder, and are under the age of 65.
Dysport is a non-surgical, non-invasive, anti-aging procedure that can be completed in a matter of minutes to a half hour.
Contact our office at (415) 362-2238 to find out more about Dysport in San Francisco.