Dysport is a form of Botulinum product FDA approved for the treatment of frown lines. It is also used for forehead lines, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, chin, face lift, and also for other areas of the face and neck. Dysport has also been used for treating severe underarm and palm sweating and chronic headache. Dysport works by relaxing facial muscles, thereby reducing and smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines. Dysport was developed in the United Kingdom in early 1990s and was used initially for muscular and eye disorders. Both Dysport and Botox are Botulinum type medications produced by two different pharmaceutical companies. There is only a slight difference in their chemical structure.
The procedure is very safe and involves only minimal discomfort with no down time. The treatment consists of several tiny injections around the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. No recovery time is needed so the treatment can be performed over a lunch break. The initial effect can be seen as early as 48 hours and reaches its peak at 2 weeks. The results usually last from 4 to 5 months. A treatment with Dysport will not radically change your facial expression or make you look as if you “had work done”. With the right amount and correct placement of Dysport clients look younger and rested but not “frozen”. If you discontinue treatment, the lines gradually will look like they did before treatment.
The side effects of the Dysport treatment are minimal. The most common side effects include bruising, injection site tenderness, or mild headache. In some extremely rare cases, temporary eyelid droop or flu like symptoms are described. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS or myasthenia gravis should avoid Dysport injections. View our Photo Gallery to see actual before and after pictures. Call us to arrange your complimentary consultation.
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