What is Dysport™?
So what exactly is Dysport™ and how is it used? Dysport™ is another minimally invasive injectable wrinkle treatment. It is used much like Botox® and Xeomin® to temporarily hide dynamic wrinkles on your face. It is also called Botulinum Toxin Type A and is injected to block the nerve impulses to the specific muscle being targeted. When the area becomes unable to contract, the wrinkles and lines will begin to smooth out and become less visible. The muscles around that area will still function as they normally should which means that your facial expressions will not be affected.
These dynamic wrinkles that are being treated are the result of muscle movements and facial expressions that are repeated over a long period of time. Some of the areas of the face that these wrinkles and line can appear include:
- Between the Eyebrows
- Corners of the Eyes
- Frown Lines
- Smile Lines
- Crow’s Feet
Over a period of time, squinting and smiling result in crows’ feet around your eyes, and frowning tends to create lines between your brows while raising your eyebrows will form forehead lines.
Since there is not much that can be done to reverse these wrinkles that are caused by aging, Dr. Jacono uses treatments such as Dysport™ to help minimize their appearance. Dr. Jacono sometimes uses it alone, but sometimes he pairs up the Dysport™ with other complimentary dermal fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® to achieve a full facial rejuvenation which leaves his patients looking younger and more refreshed.
Botox® or Dysport™?
Both of these injectable treatments are derived from the same forms of botulinum toxin type A and are classified as neurotoxins. This toxin is extracted and perfectly safe for humans to use in order to relax the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Side by side, they are nearly identical. Botox® contains the same kilodalton active core that Dysport™ has. While both Botox® and Dysport™ are used to treat the same types of wrinkles by immobilizing muscle movements that cause the wrinkles, they also have some differences. One area where they differ is in the molecular weight of the protective proteins that are attached to the core. Dysport™ tends to have a larger variability in the size of this protective protein and Botox® is known to have a consistent size and weight.
Another difference between the two products is their dosage levels. Dysport™ is diluted more than Botox® and will increase dosage levels needed for treatment when comparing each injectable. Most former Botox® users find that they need more units of Dysport™ for their treatment after switching. The dilution does not make Dysport™ less effective, though.
Most patients will see the benefits of Dysport™ after a few days. In some cases, the full wrinkle reducing results can take up to 10 days to be seen. The treated areas will look smooth and remain relaxed for 3 to 4 months and patients are encouraged to repeat the wrinkle treatment to keep that new youthful appearance.
Who is a Good Dysport™ Candidate?
Men and women who are in overall good health and want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are generally good candidates for Dysport. It is important for patients to understand both the benefits and limitations of this treatment. It is also potentially a good substitute for those individuals who are allergic to Botox®.
Dr. Jacono and his staff of professionals at J Spa Medical Spa meet with each patient one on one to assess their aesthetic goals and what treatment would work best for their expectations. To learn more about Dysport™ or to see if you are a good candidate for this wrinkle treatment, contact our office today to set your consultation.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a prescription medication that is injected into the face to help smooth lines between the brow.
Can I Use Dysport If I’ve Had Botox Injections?
Patients who have had botox can use dysport. It is important to discuss all procedures with your healthcare provider to see if dysport is right for you.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines.
Does Dysport Treat Sun Damage?
No, dysport is not used to treat sun damage.
What Are the Differences Between Botox and Dysport?
Dysport treats frown lines between the brows while botox can treat both frown lines and other fine lines and wrinkles of the forehead and face.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Dysport lasts typically up to 4 months.
What are the Side Effects of Dysport?
Most patients do not experience any side effects. You are encouraged to read your consent form and discuss any possible side effects with your provider.
How often can I get Dysport injections?
Dysport can be repeated every 3 to 4 months.