Most everyone has heard of or has used Botox. It has been around for years for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. New to the market is a new formulation Botulinum Toxin type A, called Dysport. Dysport is a new prescription injection for the improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
- How does Dysport work?
- Dysport works by blocking the nerve impulse to muscles. This blocking process prevents facial lines from forming by blocking the muscle contraction. The results of the injections take three to four days to take effect; the correction is gradual, which allows for an natural relaxation effect to take place. The results are improved fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a more rested apperance. For most patients a big concern is looking “frozen” or lacking expression in their face, however with proper injection technique your skin will look more relaxed and you will not look frozen or stuck in place, you will still have muscle movement.
- What side effects can be expected?
- Dysport is a safe medication that is very well tolerated. There are usually minimal to no side effects. However possible side effects include mild headache, bruising, and slight swelling at injections site, all of these possible side effects subside in a short period of time. A rare side effect is ptosis, which is drooping of the eyelid, this issue usually resolves itself within a few days to weeks.
The results of Dysport are typically seen within a few days of injecting and are lasting between five to eight months. If you are looking to minimize your facial lines Dysport might be a new great option for you. Dr. Kayal is injecting Dysport now, call today for a free cosmetic consultation.