Like Botox, Dysport® is the newest agent to improve dynamic wrinkles in the upper part of the face.
Q. What can be done to alleviate my facial wrinkles during lunch, without excessive pain or recovery time?
Treatment with Dysport®.
Q. What is Dysport® ?
Prescription Dysport® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age
Q. How does Dysport® work?
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport® stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Q. How often is Dysport® administered?
You should wait at least 90 days between Dysport treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments. Clinical studies demonstrated continued efficacy with up to four repeated treatments.
Q. How long has Dysport® been used?
Though approved in the United States for aesthetic use in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991. Outside the U.S., it was first approved for aesthetic use in 2001.
Q. How long does the treatment take?
Dysport® injections take less than a minute to perform.
Q. Does the treatment hurt?
No. Some patients may report minor and temporary discomfort from treatment, however, this lasts for only seconds. The majority of patients do not complain at all, and in fact, most patients will use Dysport® again.
Q. Is there any recovery time required?
Dysport® is truly a lunchtime procedure. You may return to work immediately after treatment.
Q. When does Dysport® start to work?
Usually, you will see the effects of Dysport® within two to three days. The maximum benefit is reached in one to two weeks.
Q. How long does the effect last?
Typically, effects last from three to six months before fading. To maintain the best results, patients should retreat about every three to four months.
Q. How long can I be treated with Dysport®?
Dysport® treatments can typically be repeated indefinitely. Long-term treatment with Dysport® has well-established as it has been used for over 20 years worldwide.
Q. Is Dysport® right for me?
Book a consultation with Dr. Mendelsohn to find out if Dysport® is the right treatment for you. Dysport® should not be used during pregnancy, if you are nursing, or if you are taking certain medications. Only your Facial Plastic Surgeon can determine the best course of treatment. If you have any questions regarding the use of Dysport®, please call or email us.
Q. What side effects may be experienced when using Dysport®?
All medications have some side effects. When using Dysport® for the treatment of facial wrinkles, side effects are minimal. It has been reported, however, to cause a transient weakness of muscles at the injection sites. Rarely, nausea or a drooping of an eyebrow have been observed.