What Is Dysport®?
Dysport®, otherwise known officially as botulinum toxin A, is a type of injection used for treating wrinkles, and it’s been FDA-approved since 2009—one of the leading competitors to Botox®.
Furthermore, Dysport® is widely utilized in cosmetic dermatology to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
It is commonly injected into specific areas of the face, such as the forehead, glabella (between the eyebrows), and crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), to temporarily paralyze the underlying muscles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
What Does Dysport® Treat?
Dysport® is a prescription medication that is approved for the treatment of various medical and cosmetic conditions. Some of the conditions that Dysport® is commonly used to treat include:
- Treat Glabellar Lines: These are the vertical wrinkles that run between your eyebrows and your forehead. Over time, elasticity decreases, and these can become more prominent, especially when squinting.
- Cosmetic Use: Dysport® is widely used in cosmetic dermatology to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines temporarily. It is commonly injected into areas such as the forehead and crow’s feet to paralyze underlying muscles, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
At White Pearl Medical Spa, our team of highly skilled professionals diligently execute the DYSPORT procedure with utmost precision and meticulous care, thereby ensuring exceptional outcomes and maximum client satisfaction.
How Are Dysport® Injections Performed?
The Dysport® injection procedure is a quick and straightforward process. Here’s an overview of what to expect:
- Strategic Injections: During the procedure, we will administer several Dysport® injections in specific areas of your forehead and eyebrows. These injections are strategically placed to target the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkles and fine lines.
- Topical Anesthetic: Sometimes, we may apply a small amount of topical anesthetic to the treatment area beforehand. This helps minimize discomfort, although the procedure is generally well-tolerated and does not cause significant pain.
- Quick and Efficient: The procedure typically takes a few minutes to complete.
- The recovery period after Dysport® is typically minimal, with most individuals experiencing little to no downtime. Following the procedure, patients can generally resume their normal daily activities immediately.
However, it is important to note that individual responses may vary, and some individuals may experience mild temporary effects such as localized redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.
Our team of experts will provide detailed written post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal healing and minimize any potential downtime.
Dysport can also be used for either adults or children suffering from severe muscle spasticity of the limbs.
We customize the treatment plan to address each individual’s concerns, providing personalized care to achieve smoother, tighter, and more radiant skin.
How Long Will Dysport® Results Last?
The duration of Dysport® results can vary from person to person, as individual factors and the specific area treated can influence the longevity of the effects.
In general, the effects of Dysport® injections typically last for about three to four months. However, some individuals may experience shorter or longer durations.
After receiving Dysport® injections, it may take a few days to start noticing the effects, with full results appearing within one to two weeks.
As the medication gradually wears off, muscle activity and movement will gradually return, and wrinkles and lines may reappear. To maintain the desired results, follow-up injections are usually necessary.
It is important to note that the longevity of Dysport® results can also be influenced by factors such as the individual’s metabolism, lifestyle choices, and the specific treatment area.
Areas with stronger muscle activity, such as the forehead, may require more frequent injections than areas with less muscle movement.
Is Dysport FDA Approved?
Yes, Dysport is an FDA-approved product for the treatment of wrinkles. It received FDA approval in 2009, the second FDA-approved wrinkle treatment after Botox injections.
The approval by the FDA indicates that Dysport is considered safe and effective for most patients seeking wrinkle treatment.
However, there are certain contraindications for Dysport injections. Patients with allergies to Dysport or any botulinum toxin product, those with skin infections and neurological disorders, and pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid getting toxin injectables like Dysport.
To determine your eligibility for Dysport treatment, scheduling an initial consultation with a cosmetic doctor is recommended.
During this consultation, we will assess your medical history and individual circumstances to determine if Dysport is a suitable treatment option for you. It is important to follow our guidance to ensure safe and effective treatment.
Are there Side Effects for Dysport?
At our clinic, we prioritize safety, and DYSPORT is a safe procedure.
After your Dysport treatment, it is normal to experience minimal pain and discomfort around the injection site. This natural response to the needle penetrating your skin can be similar to the sensation experienced with other injections.
Some common side effects include bleeding, bruising, swelling, and tenderness. These are typically minor and should subside within a few days. Bruising may take up to two weeks to fully disappear.
Dysport is generally safe for most individuals seeking wrinkle treatment. However, it is important to consult with our doctors before your first injection to determine if you are a suitable candidate for Dysport.
This precaution helps to avoid any potential allergic reactions or adverse side effects. Our doctors will assess your medical history and circumstances to ensure your safety and optimal treatment outcomes.
The duration of results for Dysport and Botox treatments is usually around 3 to 4 months. However, it’s important to note that individual results may vary, and some individuals may experience longer or shorter durations of effect.
As a result, during the consultation, we assess each individual to determine which product will provide them with the best and longest-lasting outcomes.
This assessment is an integral part of the consultation process, and we will thoroughly discuss it with you to ensure you receive the most suitable treatment.
Dysport and Botox are considered effective treatments; however, the superiority of one over the other depends on the individual’s specific needs. The effectiveness of each treatment varies based on factors such as the location and severity of wrinkles.
Sometimes, a combination of Dysport and Botox may be used in the same individual to achieve optimal results.
This personalized approach, known as “customizing” the treatment, will be thoroughly assessed and explained during your consultation visit. We aim to tailor the treatment plan to your unique requirements, ensuring the most effective and satisfactory outcome.
Botox and Dysport are both effective injectable treatments used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. While both work in similar ways, there are slight differences in their potency.
Dysport tends to take effect a bit faster and has a wider spread, making it suitable for treating larger areas or areas that need more diffusion, like forehead wrinkles.
Botox, on the other hand, is more concentrated, meaning it requires a higher dosage of Dysport to achieve the same results. It’s commonly used for smaller areas or areas that need more precise targeting.
Of note, individual responses can vary, and the skill of the professional administering the treatment also plays a crucial role. It’s best to consult with a qualified healthcare provider who can assess your needs and recommend the most suitable option for you.
Yes, Dysport has the potential to lift eyebrows when injected strategically by a skilled healthcare professional. Dysport belongs to a class of injectables known as neuromodulators, which work by relaxing targeted facial muscles.
By selectively injecting Dysport into specific muscles responsible for pulling the eyebrows downward, it can help relax those muscles and result in a subtle lifting of the eyebrows, giving the appearance of a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.
However, it is important to consult with an experienced healthcare professional who can evaluate your unique facial anatomy and determine if Dysport is a suitable option for achieving the desired eyebrow lift.
Transform your look with Dysport at White Pearl Medical Spa. Smooth away wrinkles and achieve a youthful appearance. Book your rejuvenating treatment today for a refreshed and confident you.