How is Dysport® different from Botox®?
The answer is simply a molecule size. Both Dysport and Botox are from the same family of botulinum toxin products. Botox has been on the market the longest and it’s molecule is large compared to Dysport, which has been on the market since 2007. To help understand the difference on molecular level, Botox is a size of a quarter and Dysport is the size of a dime, hence the difference in the amount of units. For example, 20 units of Botox is the same as 50 units of Dysport. Hope this makes it clearer to understand.*
How does Dysport work?
Dysport works by temporality relaxing muscle activity responsible for wrinkle creation, especially in the area between your eyes, called glabella *
Where can Dysport be injected?
Dysport injections are safe and effective when administered by an expert. Common areas of treatments include:
• Horizontal lines on forehead *
• Lines between eye brows aka 11 lines (Glabella)*
• Lines around eyes (Lateral Canthal lines)*
• Bunny lines (wrinkles on your nose)*
• Smoker’s lines- vertical lines on the upper lip*
• Wide jaw-slimming down the jaw line*
• Neck bands- Platysma neck cords*
• Hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating*
• Gummy smile *
• Migraine headache*
• Chin wrinkles*
• Liquid eye lift*
• Brow Lift*
Who can get Dysport?
Adults 18 years and older are candidates for treatment. There is no right age to start treatment, but Dysport treatment is considered curative and preventative . When you start seeing faint lines on your face, you should consider this treatment to avoid those lines getting deeper and more prominent.
How do I know if I need Dysport?
The best answer to this questions is: If you are bothered by the wrinkle lines on your face and want them removed, then you should schedule a consultation to determine if Dysport will work for you.
How long is the treatment?
The treatment with Dysport usually takes 5-15 minutes to complete, depending on the area being treated.
Can I have bruising after Dysport treatment?
At any time, during each injection point, there is a 50/50 change of hitting a small vessel that will develop into a bruise.
Is there any downtime after my treatment?
There is absolutely no downtime and virtually all people return to their regular duties immediately.
How long will the effect last?*
Typical duration of Dysport treatment depends on the area and the dose injected. For the most commonly injected areas on the face, the average duration is 3-4 months.*