Dysport® is a nonsurgical treatment for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, the main ingredient in Dysport is abobotulinumtoxinA, which works to block nerve signals, allowing muscles to relax and overlying skin to smooth. Safe, effective, and fast-acting, Dysport can produce remarkable results in as few as two days.
Where can Dysport be Injected?
Dysport is intended to treat frown lines, those vertical lines that run in between your eyebrows. Starting at a point above your eyebrows, Dysport is injected into five different areas, carefully selected for maximum results.
Dysport can also be used to address crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.
Treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes for each area. Results may last up to five months.
Fast-acting and long-lasting, Dysport offers swift facial rejuvenation and is ideal as a quick pick-me-up before special occasions such as weddings and social gatherings.
Is AbobotulinumtoxinA Safe?
AbobotulinumtoxinA (botulinum toxin type A) is made from the same bacteria that cause botulism. While extremely rare, there can be difficulties related to toxin spread that may require attention if they occur.
Rare but possible Dysport side-effects include:
- Difficulties swallowing
- Breathing problems
- Muscle weakness
- Double or blurred vision
- Drooping eyelids (ptosis)
- Loss of voice or hoarseness
- Troubles making words
In some instances, botulinum toxin type A may also cause a loss of bladder control.
You can help protect yourself against unwanted consequences by choosing to work with a reputable practice overseen by a board-certified plastic surgeon. While Galderma Laboratories, the manufacturer of Dysport, makes every effort to hold personal training for all providers, off-label uses and unscrupulous injectors can place patients at great risk. Stacy Driver, RN BSN, our nurse injector, is experienced, precise, and careful, helping to ensure our patients are rewarded with the most remarkable results.
Is Dysport a Dermal Filler?
Dysport, like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomen®, is a neuromodulator, not a dermal filler. Neuromodulators work by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle tension, thereby allowing the overlying skin to become smooth. The signal is interrupted, but not destroyed so that, over the course of four to five months, it gradually starts back up. When it does, the wrinkles come back, making touch-up treatments necessary for continued results. Of course, you can also opt-out of touch-ups, using Dysport instead as a one-time treatment for a specific event or situation.
Dermal fillers work to restore things like hyaluronic acid and collagen, strengthening and filling underlying structure to restore volume to areas impacted by aging. Dermal fillers in the Juvéderm™ family can treat fine lines and deep wrinkles, along with sunken cheeks, asymmetrical lips, and sagging jowls.
Filler or Neuromodulator? Which One is Right for Me?
Neuromodulators and dermal fillers serve different purposes. Fillers, for example, can produce volume in the cheeks, which neuromodulators cannot. Fillers cannot, however, reduce crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines, things neuromodulators are specifically designed to treat.
As with all treatments, the one that is right for your needs is dependent on your concerns, your goals, and various other factors that are unique to you. The most reliable way to learn which nonsurgical treatment will best meet your needs is through a one-on-one consultation at our office.
Are Dysport® Injections Painful?
Dysport® injections are not considered painful, but they can be uncomfortable. We would be happy to discuss topical numbing options to help ensure your absolute comfort during your treatment.
Injections may produce temporary redness and, in some cases, minor bruising. These things should self-resolve within a few days of receiving your injections.
What Are the Benefits of Dysport®?
Dysport® is used to treat frown lines (between the eyebrows). Safe and effective, this dynamic wrinkle relaxer spreads with a feathering effect, unique among these treatments, which allows results to taper off for a more natural look.
Dysport® is well-tolerated, requires little to no downtime, and can produce results for several months. To learn if it could benefit you, call our Tulsa office to schedule a consultation today.
What Are the Side Effects of Dysport® Injections?
There are very few risks with Dysport® injections. Redness, bruising, and slight discomfort at the injection site are the most common side effects. Other possible side effects include head and sinus pain, nose and throat irritation, vision disruptions, eyelid swelling or drooping, and nausea. Extremely rare side effects are typically related to allergies and can include muscle weakness, breathing difficulties, inability to swallow, and trouble speaking. You must disclose your entire medical history during your initial consultation to help guard against these more serious and worrisome side effects.
Is Dysport® Covered by Insurance?
Dysport® is a cosmetic procedure. It will not be covered by insurance.
We accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, and CareCredit® as payment for both surgical and non-surgical treatments. During your initial consultation, we will provide upfront information about costs and financing to help you plan accordingly.
How Many Dysport® Sessions Will I Need?
Results with Dysport® are obtained after a single treatment. Smoother skin may last for four to six months. Many patients choose to schedule touch-up appointments at three to four-month intervals to ensure continuous results.
Should you decide to stop treatment, your skin will simply return to its natural state. Dysport® does not encourage additional wrinkling when discontinued.
How Long Does a Dysport® Session Take?
Dysport® injections typically take around 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Following treatment, many people simply return to their day. Because there is no recovery period, you can come in for treatment at any time and resume all of your normal activities as soon as treatment is completed.
Call Now to Schedule Your Dysport Consultation
Please call 918-518-5144 or fill out the appointment request form on this page to schedule a consultation at South Tulsa Plastic Surgery today. We serve all of Northeastern Oklahoma including Bixby, Inola, and Prue. Contact Dr. Brenda Schiesel and her talented staff today!