What is Dysport?
Dysport is FDA approved to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines although it frequently is also used in other areas such as crow’s feet and forehead lines. Dysport is an injection that treats the underlying cause of wrinkles- repetitive muscle contraction. Once injected Dysport begins to work within a few days and a more youthful appearance occurs from this prescription medicine.
What is Dysport used for?
Although FDA approved for glabellar lines also called frown lines, dysport works great at preventing muscle movement in areas of repetitive movement thus causing deeper wrinkles. Dysport is injected into the muscle to soften lines. Bye bye fine lines and wrinkles.
How long does Dysport take to work in my glabellar lines?
One benefit that many patients enjoy is that Dysport injections often kick in quicker than other botulinum toxin products (with onset at 1 day)! Don’t wait until you get severe glabellar lines or other severe wrinkles as they may also need to be treated with other modalities at that time too, not just Dysport.
What is the difference between Botox injections and Dysport injections?
Like Botox, Dysport is also effective in the reduction of wrinkles and is very effective. The largest distinction lies between the two injection forms. Dysport is significantly stronger and spread faster than Botox. This is good for bigger surfaces like the forehead. Dysport injections also tend to kick in quicker (1-2 days) versus Botox (3-4 days). Many people also find that Dysport injections last 5 months where with some botulinum toxin type productions patients only notice 3-4 months of results. As with any treatment, individual results may vary. With more active ingredient, you could say you are getting more bang for your buck and longer time without wrinkles!
How much does Dysport cost?
Pricing on Dysport varies in our Scottsdale clinic based on the number of units needed. In general most patients need about 50 units per area for the forehead lines or glabella (frown lines). The number of units can vary based on the facial muscles and so we always provide a consultation prior to injection to discuss how many units are best for you. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider to find out how many units you may benefit from.
Dysport Before & After Photos
Can Dysport raise my eyebrows? Can Dysport cause eyelid drooping?
Yes Dysport can raise the eyebrows in many causes as it relaxes the muscle that pulls the eyelid down (obicularis occuli). Eyelid drooping can occur from Dysport spreading to other parts of the muscle or if someone naturally has droopy eyelids it can worsen them. One way to combat a drooping eyelid is to start light in the forehead and stay high. You can always add more Dysport on your lunch break in two weeks!
Many possible side effects can be avoided with this just by deciding to treat light on dosing if the doctor or nurse practitioner assessing the patient determines the muscles or skin have too much laxity.
Is Dysport treatment the answer to my saggy neck?
Dysport has been used for necks to help with tightening and lifting and has been called the Neferetiti lift. Injection site depth is important in the neck so only seek out a doctor or nurse practitioner trained in this procedure. Contact the office if you experience trouble swallowing or breathing after your treatment.
What if I can’t decide between Botox and Dysport, can I try both?
Yes both dysport and botox are great treatment options for this cosmetic procedure. Although most people use one product or the other to achieve natural looking results, both dysport and botox can be used at the same time in different areas. It is also safe to switch between products if you wish to try both and see the differences.
When should I consider dermal filler versus Dysport?
Dysport is commonly used for moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines for cosmetic use. Areas of deeper facial wrinkles such as nasolabial folds aka laugh lines, in which there is volume loss, would benefit from a dermal filler aka hyaluronic acid versus a botulinum toxin. Your doctor or nurse practitioner should discuss your skin care goals at your aesthetic consultation.
I have heard Dysport can be used for excessive sweating, can you tell me more about that?
Dysport can be used to treat excessive sweating, aka hyperhidrosis. Areas on the body that are commonly treated are the scalp and underarms. Other areas of excessive sweating can be treated as well such as hands, feet, face or under the breast.
Injection depth is different for hyperhidrosis treatment so it is important to seek out a professional who is trained in this procedure. the body is injected at a different depth in the skin and muscles are avoided. Muscle weakness can occur if injection depth is too deep. In our scottsdale office, Megan is trained in this procedure, as well as many other advanced techniques. Results tend to last longer than a cosmetic treatment and many people then just need a yearly maintenance treatment of dysport injections.
Dysport is an amazing drug that can treat anything from lower limb spasticity to incontinence!
How do I prepare for my Dysport Procedure in Scottsdale?
Prior to your treatment we recommend stopping any supplements or medications that thin the blood for a week prior to decrease the risk of bruising and excessive bleeding. This could include fish oil, NSAIDS such as Aleve or Ibuprofen as well as other herbal supplements.
We recommend talking to your medical provider before stopping any prescription medication. 24 hours prior to your appointment we also recommend not drinking any alcohol. If you are sick or on antibiotics please discuss your individual health concerns with our office prior to treatment as is may not be an ideal time. Don’t risk it if you aren’t sure, give our office a call to discuss all other treatments you are receiving and discuss potential drug interactions.
Are there any contraindications for receiving Dysport?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive botulinum toxin injections such as Dysport. Also if you have an allergy to botulinum toxin you should not receive Dysport. Certain medications such as antibiotics or medications for Myasthenia Gravis medications may interact with treatment. During your initial consultation you should talk to your provider if you have any medical conditions including seizure disorders, or any muscle or nerve disorders.
Is it common to have an allergic reaction to Dysport injections?
Allergic reactions to Dysport injection is extremely rare. As with any medical procedure, talk with your provider to review your medical history and medications. Risks versus benefits should always be discussed to make sure you are a good candidate. Anyone with a cow’s milk protein allergy should not use Dysport. Contact you doctor’s office or call 911 if you notice any signs of an allergy.
Is Dysport injection treatment painful?
Most patients report little pain with dysport treatment. A very tiny needle is used to treat frown lines and other areas of the skin with wrinkle formation. Topical numbing cream can be applied in our Scottsdale office if a patient is worried about discomfort, but most patients do not need numbing cream and report little pain at the injection site.
What happens when I stop using Dysport?
There are no adverse effects from stopping use of this product. Lines will simply come back however no adverse effects occur with not continuing treatment. As always, talk to your doctor or healthcare provider if you are concerned about any risks with this treatment.
Why should I chose DHH Med Spa versus a board certified dermatologist?
For certain medical conditions a doctor or board certified dermatologist is the expert. But just as you would not go to a cardiologist who does not perform surgery for your triple bypass you would not want to go to a doctor who does not perform this procedure on a regular basis. Many board certified dermatologists only perform botox and dysport treatments on a limited basis, and many of the best office’s we know delegate these injections to a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
At DHH Med Spa in Scottsdale Megan Davies FNP, BC-CANS is actually board certified in aesthetics- that’s all she does! And for the last 10 years Megan has performing Dysport injections and other considered noninvasive treatments daily.
Besides for cosmetic purposes, Megan is family with other treatments with Dysport for medical uses and is one of only a few providers in Scottsdale/Phoenix who is considered a Botox migraine specialist, she also loves using Dysport for effective migraine relief. Come visit our office in Scottsdale to see the difference in service we provide!