Treatment Time: 30 Minutes
Longevity: Up to 3 Months
Dysport is Galderma’s (the makers of Restylane) version of Botox, but it is still abobotulinumtoxinA! This is a naturally occurring substance that helps to diminish the look of wrinkles and fine lines on your face and neck. Dysport is a muscle relaxer! Most patients use Dysport for problem areas like the forehead, upper eyelids, neck, and the areas around the brow.
What’s the difference between DYSPORT and BOTOX?
A unit is a measurement used to determine the amount of Dysport given, for instance, some treatment areas need only 5 units while others may use 20! 3 Dysport units would be equal to about one Botox unit. The pricing is equal for the two however, so it’s best to discuss these options with your Master Provider!
Dysport injections have also been shown to slim the appearance of a “square face” by concentrating injections in the Masseter Muscle (the muscle around the jawline). With proper administration, this muscle will relax and actually give the face a narrower appearance. This has been found to be particularly effective for people who clench and grind their teeth at night.
It’s also virtually painless! Most people report no pain at all with Dysport injections. There is no numbing medicine administered for these injections because none is needed. The needle used for Dysport is much thinner than the average needle such as those used to draw blood. Dysport is one of the safest cosmetic treatments available.
What is the average amount I will need per treatment?
This will vary from one client to the next. On average, most clients receive around 150 Units. The common target areas would be:
- Crow’s Feet (around the eyes)
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Line (between the eyebrows)
- Hyperhidrosis- Excessive sweating unfer the arms. Usually requires around 100 Units)
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms)
- The Gummy Smile / Lip Flip
- Platysmal Bands (are two strips of muscles that start at the base of your neck and run up the front left and right sides of your neck, all the way up to the jaw, in the area where “frown lines” are)
Recovery Time – None
Who is a good candidate for DYSPORT?
DYSPORT can successfully treat dynamic wrinkles for both men and women. Anyone frustrated by the early signs of aging may make a good candidate for the noninvasive treatment. Botox Cosmetic is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. The ideal patient will be in overall good health, fully understand the treatment process, and have reasonable expectations for their results.
How long will my results last?
The benefits of Dysport will take several days to appear. Full wrinkle reducing results can be seen in 10 to 14 days. The tissue will continue to look smooth and relaxed for up to three months. When the results begin to fade, a repeat Dysport treatment will be needed to maintain a youthful appearance.