Dysport is an injected treatment for patients who have wrinkles on their foreheads and between their eyebrows. The repeated movement of the forehead muscles creates these creases. Dysport contains the same toxin as Botox, and, like Botox, Dysport specifically targets the “frowning” muscles of the forehead and immobilizes them. Dysport has been proven to work faster than Botox. Dysport has a wider dispersion pattern than Botox, so patients who use Dysport need fewer injections. Dysport has also proven to be more effective against crow’s feet. Dysport injections are not recommended for people over the age of 65.
What happens during the Dysport treatment?
Because Dysport disperses more than Botox, the Dysport injections should only be done by a qualified and experienced practitioner. During the procedure, Dysport is injected into the muscles of the forehead, and the muscles become immobilized. Patients should see noticeable improvements after one week. Some studies suggest that the body may build antibodies against the toxin in Dysport. In these cases, the injections would not be an effective treatment options for patients.
When can normal activities be resumed after the Dysport treatment?
Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the Dysport treatment.
Is there any pain after having a Dysport treatment?
Patients may experience local numbness, swelling, bruising and a burning sensation during the procedure. These symptoms should subside after applying ice to the injection site.
If the toxin disperses too far from the intended treatment site, the patient may experience headaches or drooping eyelids or eyebrows.
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