What is Dysport NYC?
Dysport is a FDA-approved injectable that is commonly used to treat cosmetic concerns in the face. Dysport safely immobilizes the small facial muscles that are responsible for creating folds and creases in the skin.
What does it treat?
Dysport treats several areas of the face such as:
- Forehead wrinkles, including glabellar lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes
- Correct facial asymmetry created by soft tissue imbalances or previous injury
- Reduces a “gummy smile”
Dysport vs Botox
Botox and Dysport are both derived from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. When injected into muscles in small amounts, botulinum toxin blocks the signals sent from the brain to create movement, causing a safe and temporary paralysis that prevents wrinkles from forming.
While similar, Botox and Dysport have subtle differences that make them distinct products. Dysport shows quicker results, with patients experiencing wrinkle reduction in as little as two days. Patients receiving Botox treatments typically see results in five days. Dysport also has a smaller molecule size that requires more product volume to achieve desired results but may produce a lighter, subtler change in appearance that some patients find preferable.
Both products can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles with effective results, and Dr. Shokrian explains the differences and benefits from each product before deciding on which option is best for their patients.
Like Botox, Dysport is a quick procedure that lasts 15 to 30 minutes. Patients that are interested in treating wrinkles and fine lines in the face will go through a series of injections in the targeted area to immobilize the muscles. Once the volume of the product has been administered, patients are free to leave the office and resume their activities.
Patients that want to correct facial asymmetry will have the Dysport carefully injected to immobilize muscles in the asymmetrical side of the face. The injection will relax and loosen the muscles for a more balanced and symmetrical face.
Overall, Dysport injectables are fast and relatively painless. The injections are made with very fine needles and most patients find the treatment to be comfortable. Numbing cream and ice can be used if a patient would like to increase comfortably in the procedure.
Recovery and Results
Patients may expect minimal swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection sites. Dysport patients will see visible improvements within 2 to 5 days. Once injected, the body will naturally and harmlessly absorb the neurotoxin over the next 3 to 4 months. To maintain results, patients should plan on scheduling their appointments every few months.
Am I a good candidate for Dysport?
If you are someone that would like to diminish wrinkles and fine lines, Dysport is a great solution to temporarily eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging in the face. Good candidates for Dysport would have wrinkles on their forehead, eyes, and mouth areas. Most patients over the age of 40 can receive Dysport, however it can be used as a way to prevent wrinkles to appear in the future.