Don’t let your frown lines between your eyebrows define you. For adults who want a natural look, Dysport is a natural-looking, fast-acting, long-lasting prescription injection proven to help smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows—without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face similar to Botox cosmetic.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport, abobotulinumtoxin A, is an injection that is FDA approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of vertical lines between the eyebrows in people under age 65. The ingredient in Dysport, a form of the botulinum toxin, blocks the nerve signal to relax the muscles in the area between the eyebrows. The facial muscles are not able to contract, and the vertical lines, also known as “11’s,” or “Glabellar lines,” that appear between the brows are diminished.
Treatment with Dysport typically takes 20 minutes or less. The surgeon injects Dysport into five spots between the brows. Since the injection is only placed in the brow area, other areas of the face are not affected and you will not lose your facial expression or the ability to move other parts of your face. The surgeons at the Glasgold Group use Dysport® in New Jersey on men and women alike.
How Does It Work?
Dysport temporarily treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. One injection into five points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines. In other words: natural-looking results that look and feel like you.
How Long Does It Last?
The results from Dysport typically last about four months, though some people might see longer-lasting results. Most people see initial results within a few days. While you can receive additional injections, you should wait at least 90 days before going for another treatment.
Both men and women can benefit from Dysport injections. Because the treatment is so safe and well-tolerated, almost any adult who is healthy and has realistic expectations may be a candidate. Ideal candidates for Dysport are patients who are under 65 and seeking treatment to temporarily improve the look of facial wrinkles between the eyebrows.
What To Expect
Each initial Dysport session begins with a consultation. During this meeting, we examine the patient’s skin and asks about their health history, including skincare regimen, previous injections, plastic surgery, and non-invasive aesthetic treatments the patient may have had. Then, we will explain the projected number of injections, their locations, and the expected results. Some patients may be able to get their first treatment on the day of the consultation.
Dysport injections are performed at the Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery Office in Princeton, NJ. The skin is cleaned and prepped with a topical numbing cream before the procedure begins. Although office visits can vary, the procedure generally takes 10 to 20 minutes.
The patient may resume their regular schedule after the treatment. Some redness and mild swelling may occur, but these side effects should subside quickly. Patients are encouraged to avoid rubbing the area for a while after the treatment.
Though results vary, over half of users see improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 2-3 days after treatment.
Side Effects And Risks
Common side effects from Dysport include irritation at the site of the injection, including redness, bruising and swelling. Some people also experience dry mouth and headaches. More serious side effects can occur and should be reported to your physician. Serious side effects include drooping of the eyelid, double or blurred vision, breathing and swallowing problems and all-over muscle weakness. All these side effects can be minimized when a board certified plastic surgeon supervises the whole process.
If you are allergic to cow’s milk protein or have had an allergic reaction to botulinum toxin in the past, you shouldn’t use Dysport.
Most patients don’t experience side effects and are able to benefit from the effects of Dysport.
Botox and Dysport soften facial lines and limit muscle movements in the treated area to decrease the appearance of wrinkles like the crow’s feet. Both products provide results that last up to four months and are performed for cosmetic purposes only (similar to dermal fillers). There is typically no difference in the length of time between treatments in clinical trials so both Botox and Dysport work for similar periods of time. The cosmetic improvements achieved with either product are not permanent. However, the fine lines and wrinkles may not come back with the same degree of severity after the Dysport treatment.
Dysport in full effect cannot be reversed with another treatment, but the results are temporary and gradually disappear over two to four months. If an inexperienced injector adds too much Dysport, it can weigh down the eyebrows or look artificial. Dr. Robert and Dr. Mark Glasgold can sometimes provide Dysport revision work for patients who come to them with bad Botox results.
Dysport injections provide results that last for three to four months, but regularly performed treatments may produce longer-lasting results.
If you live near Princeton, NJ, The Glasgold Group offers Dysport among its services and is conveniently located at 4390 US-1 #100, Princeton, NJ 08540.
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