What is Dysport?
We all know that over time, age and gravity can cause wrinkles, but they also can appear when your muscles repeatedly contract from frequent facial movements. Frown lines or glabellar lines, which are the creases you see between your eyebrows can happen at any age. At Piedmont Plastic Surgery, we make sure to have the leading dermal filler options available to help you look your best. Whether you are in your 20s starting on your skincare journey, or you are in your 60s and want to restore a more youthful look, Dysport wipes away stubborn, moderate to severe frown lines.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable that has been safely administered for years. It uses a form of botulism toxin to reduce and relax specific muscle activity between and above the eyebrows. When our Charlotte specialists inject Dysport into the targeted areas of the face, it weakens and ultimately blocks the muscle movement that contributes to wrinkling. It does not freeze your face, or prevent you from expressing your facial emotions. Dysport does not fill deep wrinkles like other dermal fillers; it is scientifically formulated to block nerve transmissions, keeping the muscles from excessively contracting.
What are the Benefits of Dysport?
- Targets and relaxes the frown lines that occur between the eyebrows
- No refrigeration needed, making it easy to transport
- Safe and effective treatment of wrinkles
- Wrinkle improvement in as little as two to three days
- Less recovery time than alternative treatments
- Provides an alternative to BOTOX
- Results are temporary, so if you are not happy with your look, you don’t have to keep it forever
- Return to work the same day
Who Is a Good Candidate?
If your goals are to look younger and minimize frown lines, you may want to consider Dysport. You must be realistic with what you want to accomplish. Dysport works well on certain types of wrinkles. Men and women who have moderate to severe creases or wrinkling between the brows have been quite satisfied with their results from Dysport. Patients who cannot tolerate botulinum toxin should avoid having Dysport treatments.
How Long Does a Dysport Treatment Take?
You can expect treatment to take approximately 20 minutes.
What is the Difference Between Dysport and BOTOX?
Dysport and BOTOX are very similar as they both include botulism toxin to relax the muscles that cause frown lines. Both are FDA-approved and have been used for years. Dysport is injected slightly deeper than BOTOX and can spread over a greater area creating a smoother, natural result, which might be suitable for treating frown lines on your forehead, but not smaller areas such as crow’s feet. Dysport has been known to produce visible results within one to two days, where BOTOX can take three to five days. That alone might be a deciding factor if you have an important event coming up.
What Should I Expect with Recovery?
Dysport has little to no recovery time. You can have a lunchtime treatment and go right back to your job or other activities. In a couple of days, you will begin to notice the muscles around the treated area are starting to relax. Over time your fine lines and wrinkles will slowly begin to disappear leaving you with a more youthful, rejuvenated glow.
When Will I See Results and How Long Will They Last?
Depending on the individual, the positive effects of Dysport can be seen in one to two days. A single treatment can last up to four months. Results are cumulative, so it is recommended that patients have at least four treatments to see optimal results.
Why Should I Choose Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology?
When choosing any dermal filler, the skill of your injector will have a direct effect on the results of your treatment. At PPSD in Charlotte, we have the largest team of board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the nation. Each person that you meet on our team will have the expertise and training to ensure a positive experience and a successful outcome. We are committed to personalized care with our patients. We will take the time to get to know you so we can customize an effective skin rejuvenation plan that highlights your natural beauty.