Dysport is a fairly newer injectable treatment for wrinkles on the face. Originally approved for the treatment of neuromuscular disorders, it’s been approved by the FDA recently to treat and reduce wrinkles between the eyebrows. If you’re thinking about getting a Dysport treatment, here is what you need to know.
Made from the same toxin as Botox, Dysport is an FDA approved injection to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. In the same way that Botox works to ‘paralyze’ the muscles, Dysport relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles and frowns. Even though it’s the same toxin, it does disperse a bit slower meaning you don’t need that many injections to maintain your results.
Compared to other injections, Dysport gives a softer and more natural look, and it’s an ideal pairing with laser skin resurfacing and other dermal fillers.
Dysport is injected into the target area using a small needle. For Dysport, there is usually five different injection points along the eyebrows. Since they’re evenly spaced out, Dysport allows your face to move more naturally compared to other injections.
Since it is an injection, Dysport is a little painful. That being said, there shouldn’t be any significant pain or discomfort. To prevent pain and discomfort, a small amount of topical anesthetic may be applied to ease the pain during and after the procedure.
Dysport treatment typically takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes.
When it comes to results, you can expect to see results from Dysport within 2 to 3 days, and most people say that they still see improvements 4 months after the initial injection. As these results aren’t permanent, you will require additional injections every few months to maintain the smoothness around the eyebrows and on the forehead.
There are a few side effects to consider before opting for a Dysport injection. These side effects may include headaches, pain at the injection site, allergic reaction to the drug, sinus issues, sore throat, eyelid swelling, and potential nausea. Furthermore, since Dysport uses the same toxin as Botox, it carries a few of the same side effects.
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