Dysport® is a prescription drug from Galderma proven to help smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Dysport, just like Botox, is used to treat and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial furrows. Typical treatment areas include horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the frown lines between the eyebrows. Most treatments take about 15 minutes, results take full effect in 5-14 days, with results lasting about 3 months. Dosing is patient specific based on muscle mass and strength in the area of concern.
Dysport is not only used for facial wrinkles! It has numerous off-label uses including:
During your Dysport appointment at NK Aesthetics, we will discuss your goals and areas of concern. Your provider will examine your facial movement and dose your Dysport based on muscle mass and strength. Your provider will strategically mark injection spots on your face, draw up your patient specific dose, and inject using a tiny needle. There is little to no discomfort! The injections only take just a couple minutes, with the appointment lasting only about 30 minutes, you can be in and out of the office quickly! Results will start to take effect in 5-14 days, with results lasting 3 months on average! You’re left with a clear and radiant complexion!
Although generally safe, there are a few (but rare) side effects of Dysport:
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3 to 14 days
Botox and Dysport are quite similar. They are both botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein that is safe when used in small amounts. Botox and Dysport are used to improve various medical conditions, but their most popular use is to diminish wrinkles. Both injectables are considered noninvasive and work by temporarily relaxing facial muscles. This stops the muscles from contracting and ultimately smooths the appearance of wrinkles. The differences between the two are rooted in their trace proteins and how they’re manufactured. Botox is made by Allergan, and Dysport is made by Galderma. Both products last about 3 months and cost the same. We recommend trying both and seeing which one works better for you, it truly is a personal preference!
Dysport has a smaller molecular structure than Botox, so you typically see the effects sooner than with Botox, often within just 1-2 days.
Dysport can be used in all the same areas as Botox, but it’s most commonly used for the deep furrow lines between the brows. It’s smaller molecular structure causes it to spread out a little further than Botox.
It’s all personal preference, depending on the needs of the individual receiving the treatment.
If your practitioner has administered the correct dosage to your treatment areas, and you follow the aftercare instructions of your practitioner, Dysport should work beautifully.
Just like with Botox, you should avoid lying down for 4-6 hours after treatment, to prevent any pressure on the treated sites causing the injected Dysport to “migrate” from the site.
Like with Botox, it’s advised to wait at least 24 hours before you get a workout in, and avoid rigorous exercise for about 48-72 hours to prevent the Dysport from migrating from the treated area and lessening the good effects.