Dysport is a wrinkle treatment similar to treatments such as Botox. Dysport can be used to treat wrinkles and other conditions involving muscle contractions. The following is a guide to Dysport, how it works, what it can be used to treat as well as how long the treatment lasts.
Dysport is an injectable facial treatment that is made with refined Botulinum toxin A, which acts as a muscle relaxant when injected into the body. Dysport can dramatically reduce the look of certain types of wrinkles without causing the facial stiffness that similar treatments often cause after injection.
Dysport was FDA approved in 2009, although it had been used in Europe successively for several years prior to that. Since 2009, Dysport has become a popular option for treating wrinkles.
Dysport and Botox are similar due to the fact that both are made using Botulinum toxin A, however, there are some distinct differences between the two. Dysport is considered to be better at reducing certain types of wrinkles than Botox, such as crow’s feet, although the exact reason for this is still the subject of ongoing study.
Dysport works thanks to the botulinum toxin A, which relaxes the muscles. When used properly, Dysport will smooth the appearance of wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. Dysport does not cause facial stiffness when it is injected properly and into the correct muscle groups.
Different people may experience different levels of results after being injected with Dysport. You should talk with your Dysport provider about expectations prior to your treatment in order to get a realistic idea of just what the treatment will do for your wrinkles.
Dysport can be used to treat the appearance of muscles caused by repeated muscle contractions, but it cannot be used to treat wrinkles caused by aging or the loss of skin elasticity. Dysport does not contain any dermal fillers, and if your wrinkles are not due to muscle movements, you should seek out an alternative treatment.
During a Dysport treatment, patients can expect to be numbed with a numbing cream prior to any injections. An expert will then use a small needle to make a series of injections into the muscles. Dysport causes only minimal discomfort and pain and for most people, the treatment is painless.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
The longevity of Dysport can vary from person to person. For most people, results are seen within 7 days of treatment and can last for about 3 to 6 months. In some cases, the treatment results can be extended with booster treatments performed regularly after the initial treatment. Patients may also see extended results if they are using Dysport as an overall treatment plan for their wrinkles rather than a standalone treatment—but always make sure that your Dysport provider knows about any other treatments you are using so they have a full medical history.
If you are interested in seeking treatment for your forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet or frown lines, then talk with Montage today about using Dysport as a treatment option.