Most people have heard of Botox but may be unaware that other neuromodulator injectables are available. Dysport is one such option. Dysport softens facial expressions to reduce wrinkles in the brow area with no downtime and natural-looking results. This option can be a great alternative to Botox for many patients. Dr. Liz Damstetter offers Dysport injections at Reserve Dermatology in Glenview, Illinois.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is an injectable that is intended to smooth wrinkles by decreasing muscle movement that results in more intense facial expressions. Dysport utilizes the same fundamental ingredient as Botox, though the two products have slight variations in their formulas. Some patients may prefer Dysport over Botox due to their personal experience with the formula.
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Uses for Dysport
Dysport is used to treat wrinkles such as glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows), crow’s feet, or horizontal forehead lines. Primarily, the product is intended to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines, which typically develop as you squint or frown. While Dysport will soften these facial expressions, modern and advanced injection techniques ensure that you will not have a “frozen” look and can still freely express yourself with fewer wrinkles or lines.
The Dysport Injection Procedure
Prior to your Dysport injections, Dr. Damstetter will first evaluate the treatment area and briefly review your medical history to ensure that the product is safe for you and will create the results you want. A majority of patients are good candidates for Dysport, but some health concerns could mean that injections are not your best option.
When you are ready to receive your injections, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed. As needed, topical numbing agents can be applied to keep you comfortable through the procedure. The Dysport will then be injected using a small needle. Dysport injections can be completed quickly, with the procedure lasting just 10-15 minutes on average.
Following your Dysport injections, you can return to your normal routine with no downtime. However, you should take some small precautions including avoiding sun exposure, drinking alcohol, or exercise and other strenuous activity to avoid unnecessary side effects like bleeding or bruising. You should also avoid rubbing or applying pressure to the treatment area to prevent the Dysport from migrating to unintended areas.
After receiving Dysport injections, you can expect the treatment area to be temporarily red or swollen. These side effects are usually resolved within an hour. Many patients will see results from their Dysport injections about two days after their appointments. You should notice smoother skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles due to temporarily blocked movement in the facial muscles where Dysport was injected.
Dysport results are not permanent, as the muscle will eventually reestablish connection with the nerves. For most patients, Dysport results last an average of three to four months. As results begin to fade it is recommended you schedule a repeat treatment to preserve optimal outcomes.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Dysport injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Liz Damstetter. Call Reserve Dermatology in Glenview, Illinois or contact us online.