What is Dysport?
Dysport reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by relaxing and limiting the movement of muscles through an injection. Dysport (Abobotulinumtoxina A) is a non-invasive procedure that targets the vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows, which are called glabellar lines or frown lines.
The frown lines often start to form during early adulthood and become more visible as people age. Dysport injections are popular because it is non-surgical, quick and effective in improving the appearance of frown lines. The results last between three and four months after each Dysport treatment.
How Does Dysport Treatment Work?
When the doctor injects Dysportinto the muscle that forms frown lines, it blocks the neurotransmitters from sending signals from the muscle to the nerve ending. This “freezes” the muscle so that it cannot contract and cause the wrinkle. The underlying muscles are also relaxed and the stilled muscles cause the skin to become smoother.
Wrinkles on our face form with repetitive movement over time. Dysport treatment decreases the facial movement to prevent the formation of deepening wrinkles. It is important to understand that these effects are only temporary.
Dysport vs. Botox?
Dysport has many similarities to Botox but Dysport is specialized to treat frown lines and meant for people who have moderate to severe glabellar lines. This procedure is not intended for people with mild glabellar lines. At your first consultation, our doctor will be able to tell you whether you have mild, moderate or severe lines.
Botox can not only treat frown lines, but other areas of the face as well. Because the effects of Dysport last between three to four months, follow up injections are necessary to maintain the results you want.
Does Dysport Have Side Effects?
While Dysport is considered a safe treatment overall, there is a chance some people can experience minor side effects including minor pain in injection areas, swelling around the eyelids, a rash and headaches.
Usually, these side effects go away after a few days. In case they don’t, you can contact our doctor to discuss your situation.
What Causes Frown Lines?
The vertical lines between your eyebrows form from repeated facial expressions such as frowning and squinting. Frown lines can appear at a younger age too but they get worse as people age because our skin loses elasticity which reduces its ability to go back into its original place. Smoking, sun exposure, genetics, and poor nutrition can worsen the appearance of wrinkles.
Our specialized doctors administer the Dysport treatment and inject in different areas around your forehead and eyebrows. The procedure only takes a few minutes and most of the time spent in our office involves preparation.
The doctor can apply a small amount of anesthetic if needed to prevent pain and make you feel more comfortable. After the Dysport injections are done, you can leave immediately unless any side effects happen. Your doctor will give you some follow up instructions and a recommended schedule for upcoming Dysport sessions.
Non-invasive Dysport Injections
The injections only take a few minutes
Little to No Recovery Time
You can usually leave immediately after the Dysport treatment is done
You may start seeing a difference in a few days and the results last between 3 to 4 months
Who is a Good Candidate for Dysport?
Dysport injections are intended for adults who have moderate to severe frown lines and have good overall health. Our doctor will first check your medical history and do a consultation to answer any questions you have before providing Dysport injections.
It is important to tell the doctor about all the medications and supplements you take, including over the counter products. After a thorough consultation, the doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for Dysport. As a precaution, it is best to stop taking blood thinners, muscle relaxers, and other medications that might interact with Dysport.
Cost of Dysport Injections
The price depends on the number of injections you require and the treatment area. Dysport is generally less expensive than Botox.
To get a customized estimate of the cost of Dysport treatment, please contact our NYC location at 1800 355-3308. Our representatives will help guide you through a variety of payment and financing options including package deals.