Dysport is an FDA-approved wrinkle-relaxing injectable similar to Botox that uses a neurotoxin (abobotulinumtoxinA) to temporarily reduce dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that occur to muscle movement.
In addition to treating forehead lines and glabellar lines, better known as eyebrow furrows or 11's, in patients 18-65, Dysport may also be used to correct wrinkles:
- Around the eyes (crow's feet)
- On the bridge of the nose (bunny lines)
- On the upper lip (smoker's lines)
Dysport may also be used to correct platysmal bands, or wrinkles that occur in the neck.
Dysport can safely and effectively treat dynamic wrinkles and help stave off static or permanent wrinkles in both men and women, however men may require a greater quantity of Dysport, which is measured in units.
Dysport injections can be administered quickly and are virtually painfree. The product does disperse after it is injected, so it is extremely important that Dysport is injected with precision and care, especially around the eye area.
On average, patients require approximately 50-60 units of Dysport per treatment area for effective wrinkle reduction, as opposed to 20-30 units of Botox per treatment area. Despite this difference, the actual volume of product injected is about the same, so the cost of Dysport treatment is roughly the same as the cost of Botox treatment.
All wrinkle correction with Dysport is temporary and lasts a maximum of three to six months, however treatments can be repeated as soon as the effects have faded.
There is no downtime or recovery period needed after Dysport treatment, and you may return to work and normal daily activities immediately. Redness and swelling at the injection site may occur, however this will typically resolve within a few hours.
Avoiding NSAIDs before and immediately after Dysport treatment will help you avoid bruising, but should bruising occur, it will resolve completely within a few weeks depending on how quickly your body heals.
Additionally, rubbing the injection site, participating in vigorous exercise and any movement that causes blood to rush to the head should be avoided for the remainder of the day following your Dysport treatment.
Dysport results are initially visible within a few days following treatment, however it may take one to two weeks to see the full effects of your Dysport injections.