What is Dysport® and am I a good candidate?
Dysport® is a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Do not use Dysport® if you are allergic to eggs, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
What are the benefits of Dysport ® and how does it work?
Dysport® treats moderate to severe frown lines by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. Dysport is administered through tiny injections between and above the eyebrows to temporarily prevent muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally.
How many treatments will I need?
Dysport® is recommended every 3 to 4 months; over time one may retrain the muscles and treatments may be spaced further apart.
What type of results will I see?
Dysport® can take up to a full week to take effect; however most patients notice that their frown lines are smoother in 2-3 days after the injection.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
The procedure is very quick and easy. Prior to each Dysport® injection in Dr. Pinski’s Chicago area offices, an ice pack is used to alleviate any discomfort. There is no downtime after the treatment, but patients may experience slight redness around the injection site or bruising. Patients should not use alcohol, Aspirin, or Vitamin E three days prior to their treatment to help minimize any chance of bruising.
* You should not receive Dysport® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or eggs, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a side effect after receiving any injectable in the past. Your provider will ask in-depth questions concerning your medical history to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
What other treatments/procedures can Dysport® be combined with?
Dysport® helps with reducing excess muscle contractions which helps to soften lines and prevent the “etching” in of lines. However, some areas may have hollowing or volume loss. In this case, fillers are great in combination with Dysport® to help restore volume to common areas like the cheeks, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, under eyes, and the lips. Treatments to help the epidermis and general skin health are Dermasweep, chemical peels, laser resurfacing and a customized topical regimen. The combination of these therapies can be very satisfying to effectively treat signs of aging from various angles.
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