We’ve all heard of Botox, but not as many people are aware of the prescription injection known as Dysport. Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) functions in the same way as Botox, but is designed to treat the facial muscles in the areas patients want to see dramatic results - specifically, frown lines.
A Dysport treatment greatly reduces the lines that form in-between the eyebrows, whether or not they appear during frowning. What sets Dysport apart from Botox is that Dysport does not inhibit your ability to form facial expressions. Rather, it reduces bothersome frown lines while giving you the flexibility to maintain your natural expressions, resulting in a naturally more attractive appearance.
Unlike Botox, Dysport doesn’t produce the “frozen” look that limits your ability to form facial expressions. Dysport is designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and frown lines while allowing patients to maintain their natural expressions. If you’re curious about Dysport injections, contact our office! Our friendly staff are happy to assist you.
Like Botox, Dysport is the brand name for botulinum toxin. It is injected under the skin’s surface for the treatment and prevention of wrinkles that primarily affect the glabella, the area in between your eyebrows.
There are several key differences between Botox and Dysport that patients should be aware of before they go forward with either procedure.
Results in two to three days
Results in one week
Treats moderate to severe wrinkles
Treats mild wrinkles
Less painful than Botox
Pain during injection
Can result in a “frozen look.”
A topical anesthetic is applied to the injection site to prevent pain. Patients may feel slight pressure when the injections are given, but there should not be any noticeable pain during the procedure.
It takes only a few minutes to complete Dysport injections.
Patients should start seeing effects from the injections within a couple of days.
Three to four months is the average duration of the rejuvenating effects of Dysport. Follow-up sessions are recommended every few months in order to maintain results.
Yes. Dysport was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. It is considered completely safe for qualifying candidates. No hospitalization is required for this procedure, and patients can go home immediately afterwards.
Dysport is used only for the treatment of moderate to severe cases of wrinkles. Adults with mild wrinkles or who are over the age of 65 should not receive Dysport. Dr. James Cardi can can help you determine whether your glabella wrinkles are mild, moderate or severe.
If you are uncertain about whether or not you qualify for Dysport treatment, Dr. Cardi is happy to give you an evaluation to determine if it is safe or appropriate for you. Call the office or request an appointment to learn more.