At Home Dysport Treatment
Dysport is very similar to Botox and also can erase wrinkles and facial creases. In fact, some doctors think Dysport may even last a couple of weeks longer than Botox. Some patients who don’t respond to Botox will indeed achieve a great result from Dysport, and vice versa. Dysport is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines around the eyes, in adults.
In some patients, it can also help to decrease the fine lines around the mouth and soften the crease between the lower lip and chin. Dr. Marks has a lot of experience using Dysport. His philosophy is “less is more,” meaning that he uses Dysport injections to make people look refreshed and rejuvenated, not frozen or “done.” This is where art meets medicine. The goal is for other people to look at you and say things like, “Have you just been on vacation?” or “Did you do your hair differently?”
Dysport Related Questions
Throughout our lives, our facial muscles constantly contract due to squinting, stress, laughing, frowning, etc. Eventually, the constant contraction results in permanent lines and wrinkles, most prominently on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. Dysport works by blocking signals from the nerves to the facial muscles so that the injected muscle can’t contract. That makes the wrinkles relax and soften.
Dysport injections soften and reduce wrinkles and lines in the following areas:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows, the so-called “Eleven sign”
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Lines on the upper lip
- Down-turned corners of the mouth
- Neck bands that cause wrinkles and lines around the neck.
- The chin – it can be especially helpful for the “orange peel” appearance that comes from constant contraction of the very strong muscles of the chin.
Getting Dysport takes only a few minutes and is relatively painless. No topical anesthetic is required. People generally begin to see results within three to seven days, but it may take two weeks to see the full effect. We advise people to stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications a week before treatment to reduce the chance of bruising.
The effects from Dysport will last anywhere from three to six months. The response varies between individuals. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. However, over time the wrinkles tend to reappear less severely because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Temporary bruising is the most common side effect of Dysport. This can occur any time a needle is injected into the skin for any reason. However, most patients have no bruising at all. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping which usually only lasts about three weeks. This is a very uncommon occurrence. Drooping of the eyebrows is also unusual, but can also occur when the Dysport spreads from its injection site. That’s why we recommend that patients refrain from rubbing the treated area, exercise for 6 hours after the procedure, or lie down for at least 4 hours after the injections. These will also decrease the chance of bruising after the treatment.
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Dysport.