Prescription Dysport® injectable is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for temporarily lessening or eliminating moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport injectable is placed directly into the muscle underneath a furrow, weakening the muscle to the point where it cannot contract.
Dysport, also known as Reloxin, is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum; it is the same neurotoxin used in BOTOX Cosmetic.
Applications for Dysport Injectable
Medically, Dysport injectable is used to treat excessive underarm sweating; symptoms of cervical dystonia, which include neck pain and abnormal head position; and muscle spasms. Cosmetically, Dysport injections are used to treat the following:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Skin bands on the neck
Dysport Injectable Procedure and Results
Using a very fine needle, Dysport injectable is placed directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. No anesthetic is required, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to 4 months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.
Candidates for Dysport Injectable
According to the manufacturer's website, candidates for Dysport injectable are "adults less than 65 years of age" who want "temporary improvement in the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)." It may not be suitable for those with the following:
- Allergies to Dysport injectable or its ingredients
- An allergy to cow's milk protein
- Surgical facial changes
- Very weak muscles in the treatment area
- A face that looks very different on each side
- Inflammation or infection in the area to be injected
- Droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds
- Deep facial scars
- Thick, oily skin
- Wrinkles that cannot be smoothed when spread apart
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, or has a neuromuscular disease, should not receive Dysport injectable.
Differences Between Dysport Injectable and BOTOX Cosmetic
Although made from the same bacterium, there is anecdotal evidence that Dysport injectable may last longer, spread farther and take effect more quickly than BOTOX Cosmetic.
Side Effects of Dysport Injectable
Side effects of Dysport injectable are usually mild and temporary, and normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections. Injection-site side effects include the following:
Eyelids can droop when Dysport injections are made in the glabellar region; they usually return to normal within 3 weeks. Side effects of Dysport injectable are the same as those of BOTOX Cosmetic.
What is Dysport?
Dysport (works like similar to other neurotoxins like Botox) temporarily treats moderate to severe lines by reducing specific muscle activity. When it comes to improving the look of moderate to severe lines around the eye, between the eyes, and on the forehead, a prescription treatment may be the right choice for lasting results. Wrinkles develop over time due to repeated movements and muscle contractions. Lines can develop even in young adults as early as age 20. Dysport helps you soften lines giving you a more youthful and rested appearance.
Who is the best candidate for Dysport?
If you are between the ages of 18 and 75, there is an excellent chance you are a good candidate for Dysport. Dysport can help soften and prevent signs of aging by reducing the wrinkles in the upper face.
What is the recovery like when getting Dysport Injections?
The expected side effects of the procedure are mild swelling, redness and tenderness on the injection site. These symptoms are tolerable and disappear spontaneously in 1-2 days. Susceptible individuals may observe bruising, which is also temporary but may take 1-2 weeks to resolve.
How long does Dysport last?
One of the best benefits of Dysport is the quick and effective results you'll see. You can expect the effects from your injection to last about three or four months, depending on your specific treatment area.
How soon can you see the effects of Dysport?
Though results vary, over half of users see improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 2-3 days. Full results are typically seen in 5-7 days.
How often do I need to get Dysport?
It's generally recommended to receive this treatment every three to four months, but each person's results are different. Some may need more or less frequent appointments based on their biological response to treatment.
How much does Dysport cost?
At Revitalize Medspa, we always attempt to work within your budget. The average cost of Dysport depends on how many injections you need and the the severity of your wrinkles. Special discounts can be found on Aspire Galderma Rewards and at our Medspa so be sure to ask your injector!
If you are looking for Dysport treament in New Braunfels, TX and the surrounding areas, please contact us at 830-832-4121 or fill out our contact form below