There’s another name in the “wrinkle-busting force”, and it’s every bit as good as industry stalwarts like BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dysport® is a proven treatment and has been around for close to two decades.
Governors MedSpa offers a range of Dysport® treatments. Whether you want to stop the first signs of wrinkles or want to rejuvenate and tone skin, lines and features, we have the answers. Our line of premium Dysport® treatments will:
- Eliminate signs of wrinkles and fine lines
- Lift the brow and cheek
- Smoothen and tighten skin.
Wrinkles develop as muscles under the skin contract when we laugh, smile, frown or express emotions in any way. Over time, as the muscles contract and relax repeatedly, the skin starts to show ‘patterns.’ Wrinkles, in essence, are the visible signs of these patterns. Dysport® works by countering the effects of the muscles under skin, and by weakening its ability to contract. It stops the skin from creasing, and leaves you with even, smooth skin you’ll love to show off.
As a treatment, Dysport® is similar to BOTOX® COSMETIC® and belongs to the same drug family. Dysport® is cheaper per unit, although you need more units to get the same results as BOTOX® COSMETIC®. That means, for some treatment types, Dysport® may be a more cost-effective alternative. For instance, for very small lines and wrinkles that require just a few injections, Dysport® may be the clear favorite. But it also shines when it comes to more deep-seated wrinkles, lifting the skin from underneath and giving a smooth, even texture. Dysport® delivers immediate results. Our clients say they typically see results within the first 24 to 48 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Difference Between BOTOX® Cosmetic & Dysport®?
Both Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic have the same active molecule, which is the toxin that causes botulism (in dramatically higher doses.) It is a protein that is encased in other non-toxin proteins, so the difference is that Dysport® has fewer of these so it is a smaller molecule. What this means in practice is that it spreads a little bit more and may take effect about a day sooner. In some areas, there is a softer transition from the affected area to the unaffected area, for a “softer” look. They both last the same amount of time.
What can Dysport® do for you?
Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even when you’re not.
By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, Dysport® can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. Because you will be physically unable to frown after treatment, you may even lose the urge to frown. The lasting effect of treatment with Dysport® can differ between individuals after which further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak with your specialist about the results you can expect with Dysport®.
How is Dysport® used?
Tiny amounts of Dysport® are injected directly into the facial muscles underlying the frown lines. It usually takes three to five small, almost painless injections between the eyebrows for an effective treatment. No local anesthetic is usually required but if you are concerned your doctor can numb the skin over the area before injecting. You can expect treatment to take around 10-20 minutes.
Over the next few days, the muscles gradually relax. You probably won’t notice it happening – you’ll just become aware that you can’t contract your frown muscles. But because you can still blink normally and raise your eyebrows, you will not look unnatural. Rather, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance while maintaining a natural expression.
Who can benefit from Dysport®?
Deeply etched frown lines affect not just your appearance, but also your self-esteem and even your choice of career. Dysport® can help you look younger, more relaxed and in control – for around the same price per month as a cut and color by your hairdresser.
Many people with frown lines can benefit from Dysport® and it can work as well for men as it does for women. In fact many men are already experiencing the benefits of a younger, more relaxed looking appearance that Dysport® can provide.
Are there any side effects and risks with Dysport®?
Along with its desired effects, treatments can cause unwanted effects. This does not happen very often. The most common side effects are temporary soreness or mild bruising around the injection site. Some people may experience a slight headache that lasts for several hours after treatment; it is safe to take a mild pain killer to relieve this.
Rarely, an allergic reaction can cause a skin rash or “flu like” symptoms. Tell your doctor if you experience any troublesome side effects.
You should not have Dysport® treatment while you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or at all if you have a neuromuscular disease.
Who can provide treatment with Dysport®?
Dysport® is a prescription medicine containing 500 units of Clostridium botulinum type A toxin-haemagglutinin complex. It should be administered only by medical professionals, who have an excellent understanding of the muscles and expressions of the face and the skill to retain your natural expression while removing the signs of aging. Tell your doctor what you expect to achieve in advance, be guided by their advice and ensure you are being treated by a specialist who has been properly trained in the use of Dysport®.
Pre & Post Treatment Care
Before Dysport® Injection
Ingestion of alcoholic beverages prior to treatment can increase the chances of bruising and/or swelling. No anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc.), aspirin, Vitamin E, or Ginko Biloba one week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in area(s) of treatment. You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment. You cannot be allergic to eggs or egg products to receive treatment.
After Dysport® Injection
Do not lie down for 2 to 4 hours following treatment. Facial exercises (squint/frown/smile) are strongly recommended in the treated area for one hour after injection. Avoid manipulation of treated area for a minimum of four hours. By following the above measures you will minimize the occurrence of ptosis (droopy eyelids), bruising, and less than optimal outcomes. Common side effects include a slight headache lasting a few hours up to 48 hours, and temporary bruising and/or swelling.
Dysport® Treatment Follow Up
Treatment effect will take 1 to 5 days. Benefits of treatment may last 3 to 6 months; the average is 4 months. Please inform our office staff if the resolution of the lines has not taken effect in 10 days. Additional unit of Dysport® may be necessary to achieve desired result. Follow up treatments should be scheduled prior to return of full movement of muscle, usually at three months. Consistent repeated treatments will produce the best resolution of wrinkles.