Dysport – Relax and Reduce the Appearance of Frown Lines, Forehead Lines and Crows Feet!
Dysport® is a neuromodulator that relaxes specific, wrinkle-causing facial muscles to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. It can provide a very natural looking and dramatic improvement in your appearance. There is no down time with this treatment, and you can return to your regular daily activities almost immediately. Dynamic wrinkles include those lines across the forehead (horizontal rhytids), around the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the eyebrows (glabella). With Dysport you get rapid results (full effect in 3-4 days) with no downtime.*
Dysport – Women
Dysport – Men
What Causes Wrinkles?
The lines and wrinkles that contribute to an older appearance are the result of often-repeated facial movements. Smiling, squinting, and furrowing the brow dozens of times a day over the course of a lifetime etches wrinkles into the skin. With age, the body’s production of collagen and elastin declines — the skin becomes less elastic and less able to return to normal after being stretched by muscle contractions. Neuromodulators solve this problem by limiting the impact of the repetitions that cause the signs of aging.
What is Dysport? How Does It Work?
Dysport is a popular injectable neuromodulator. Neuromodulators are derived from botulinum toxin type A, a protein and neurotoxin. When injected, it works beneath the surface of your skin and temporarily limits contractions in the muscles used to make wrinkle-causing facial expressions.
What’s the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?
Dysport is a neuromodulator that is an alternative to Botox®. Typically, both are widely used to treat the same cosmetic conditions. They have the same active ingredient, working mechanism and safety profiles. Dysport is reconstituted at a different concentration than Botox. Because of the difference in concentration, more units are typically used to achieve the same effect in patients. The cost per unit is lower. In some cases, Dysport may be less costly to achieve similar results.
Dysport is the newer name in wrinkle reduction but just because it’s more recent doesn’t mean it’s not a proven treatment. It has been around for more than two decades and is one of the most popular beauty medical treatments in Europe.
What Are the Benefits?
- No Downtime: With Dysport, there is little to no downtime after injection.
- Visible Results: In clinical trials, the majority of patients (86% on average) had frown lines that improved from scores of “moderate” or “severe” to “none” or “mild,” respectively, as assessed at maximum frown by a physician at the 30-day evaluation, representing at least a 1-grade improvement on a 4-grade scale where 0 was none and 4 was severe. A 2+ grade improvement was considered a treatment success.
- Repeatable Results: In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. Your results may vary. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport has not been studied for more than 12 repeated treatments.
- Worldwide Experience: Dysport is used for aesthetic purposes in 34 countries. In U.S. clinical trials, its safety was studied in more than 2400 aesthetic patients. A total of 376 patients were studied for efficacy of the product.
What are the Side Effects?
Potential side effects of are similar to those associated with Botox treatment. They include local numbness, swelling, bruising or a burning sensation during injection. These side effects can be mitigated by placing ice on the injection site before and after the procedure.