Facial wrinkles and facial lines detract from a patient’s overall look. At Glo Med Spa, we recommend the use of neuromuscular toxin treatments such as Dysport to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles on the patient’s face. Dysport, a derivative of clostridium, is safe and effective for treating facial wrinkles by muscle immobilization. Dysport can be used alone or in combination with dermal fillers when needed for added volume.
Dysport® Frequently Asked Questions
How does Dysport work?
With repeated facial expressions like laughing, squinting, frowning, or smiling, the muscles of the face create creases in the skin. These creases, lines or wrinkles become deeper and more pronounced over time as the skin loses elasticity. Dysport works by exerting a short-term immobilizing action to underlying muscles that gradually lessen the intensity of the facial lines and wrinkles. After several treatments, some patients temporarily lose muscle memory in these areas extending the results of the treatment.
What should I expect from a Dysport procedure?
If the patient is apprehensive about discomfort during the procedure, a local anesthesia can be used to numb the treatment areas prior to injection. Once these areas are desensitized, small amounts of Dysport are injected directly into the muscles under the lines. Depending on the extent of the area to be treated and on intensity of the facial wrinkles, the dosage will vary with each patient. Typically, a patient will require three to five injections per area for the best results. The process is quick and relatively painless.
How long does the results of Dysport last?
Dysport lasts between three to four months.
Are there any side effects of Dysport?
The most common side effects that are experienced with Dysport treatments are the temporary swelling, bruising, and soreness at the injection sites. These will, however, gradually disappear in a few days to reveal the full effect of the treatment. Other usual side effects have been reported such as headaches and drooping eyelids (only cases when unnecessary pressure has been applied to the treatment area resulting migration of the drug to the eye area). If the patient notes any symptoms of an allergic reaction to Dysport after the treatment, a medical expert is to be contacted immediately.