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.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is in the neuromodulator class of cosmetic injectable treatments and contains botulinum toxin type A. The substance temporarily relaxes your facial muscles to prevent creasing of your skin which leads to fine lines and wrinkles.
Also known as abobotulinumtoxinA, the key ingredient in Dysport® works by blocking acetylcholine, a chemical in your body that helps conducts nerve messages. Once botulinum toxin type A is introduced into your facial muscles, those muscles no longer receive nerve messages from the brain. Muscle contractions are weaker and less frequent.
Xeomin® vs. Dysport®
Xeomin® is another neuromodulator that contains botulinum toxin type A. Like Dysport®and other injectable neurotoxins, Xeomin® is a skin-smoothing treatment that rivals plastic surgery. Dysport® is the more well-known injectable neurotoxins brand, but Xeomin® is a better option in some cases. Xeomin® may produce similar results to Dysport® with less of the product, but results tend to take longer with Xeomin® compared to Dysport®.
Benefits of Dysport®
Dysport® offers people in Seattle several benefits. You can achieve a younger appearance without surgery and downtime. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes, and the results last up to six months.
What is Dysport® Used For?
Dysport® is FDA-approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead area and around the eyes. It is also used for neck wrinkles and lipstick lines.
Brow Lift with Dysport®
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the skin and soft tissue in the forehead to raise your eyebrows and reduce wrinkles. Not everyone needs surgery to achieve the same results. Dysport® forehead injections smooth out the skin, and it appears as if you have surgery. The treatment also helps with “11” lines between your eyes, also known as frown lines.
Using Dysport® Under Your Eyes
Muscle contractions cause tiny wrinkles under your eyes. Dysport® for under eye wrinkles relax the muscles. Rejuvenating the eye area with this treatment is one of the best ways to look younger without surgery.
Dysport® for the Lips
Dysport® is used for a treatment known as a “lip flip.” Lip enhancement is typically achieved by injecting hyaluronic acid into the lips. This achieves a fuller appearance but may leave lipstick lines around your mouth.
A Dysport® lip flip relaxes the muscles in your upper lip. As a result, your upper lip rolls outward to soften wrinkles.
Treating Neck Lines with Dysport®
Treating neck lines with Dysport® is one of the newest anti-aging treatments without surgery. The botulinum toxin type A is injected into the specific muscles that are causing your neck wrinkles and creases.
Dysport® injections take less than 30 minutes, and you see results immediately after the treatment. Full results may take five to seven days. For the forehead lines treatment, several injections are made at specific points in the upper facial muscles. If you want to reduce crow’s feet, another two or three injections are made at the corners of your eyes.
Using Dysport® as a treatment for fine lines around your eyes requires very little of the product, and you may only need one to three injections. Initial Dysport® results are immediate, and the botulinum toxin type A takes approximately five to seven days to completely relax the muscles.
How Long Does Dysport® Last?
Dysport® treatments typically last four to six months. Injections of Dysport® in the undereye area may last two to six months.
Dysport® Side Effects
Side effects of Dysport® wrinkle treatment are rare. Some of the more common side effects include:
- Weak muscles around the injection sites
- Tenderness, discomfort, bleeding, and swelling that lasts longer than seven days