An alternative* to BOTOX® Cosmetic
Facial movements such as frowning or squinting can create frown lines. Frown lines can develop in all age groups including some younger adults. Very similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® is an alternative wrinkle relaxer approved to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines. Dysport® is approved to treat wrinkles in 23 countries and was approved by the FDA in 2009 in the U.S. The FDA has approved Dysport® to treat moderate to severe frown lines in adult patients less than 65 years of age.
Common Areas Treated with Dysport®
The common area of injection is between the eyebrows where women frequently develop a furrow or indentation in their forehead. This area responds very well to Dysport® injections in smoothing out the furrow. Dysport® is effective in temporarily lessening the appearance of facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A similar to the active ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dysport® works by blocking the nerve impulses that cause your facial muscles to contract and form lines. The main ingredient is a neurotoxin, but the amount is so incredibly small that it's considered non-toxic. It relaxes facial muscles and allows unsightly lines and wrinkles to flatten out giving you a younger more rested look.
How does Dysport® work?
The procedure is quick and it is done in the office with only slight discomfort**. The potential side effects of Dysport® are similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic. They include local numbness, swelling, bruising or a burning sensation during injection. Placing ice on the injection site before and after the procedure can reduce side effects. If there is a bruise, you will usually be able to use cover up to minimize it. We recommend "taking it easy" for rest of the day after Dysport® i.e. no gym, working out, kickboxing, yoga, spin etc.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Dysport® is not a permanent treatment as follow-up injections are required; typically injections last approximately up to 3- 6 months. Some clinical studies have shown that Dysport® injections may keep wrinkles at bay for six months in the crow's feet area, as opposed to the approximate three month timeframe found when using BOTOX® Cosmetic**.
Is Dysport® for Me?
At BAXT CosMedical® Plastic Surgery and Dermatology located in Paramus, New Jersey we offer Dysport® injections for the non-surgical treatment of facial wrinkles. Contact us at 201-265-1300 and schedule your complimentary initial consultation. Let Dr. Rebecca Baxt and Dr. Saida Baxt help you determine if Dysport® is the right treatment option for you based on the condition of your skin and your personal goals. Find out. Call (201) 265-1300 today or contact us online and schedule your free initial consultation.
*There are other alternatives (BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®) that our physicians are happy to discuss with you.
**Results may vary and are not guaranteed.