What is Dysport?
Dysport is an alternative to Botox that is used to relax wrinkles in the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows. Just like Botox, Dysport is a botulism injection in the skin. If you have wrinkles in the upper part of your face, you may be an excellent candidate for Dysport injections.
Dysport’s advantage over Botox is that it usually takes effect faster – one to two days, as opposed to the usual three to five that it takes for Botox’s results to show. There is also evidence that Dysport’s effects last longer for some people, and it smoothes out even deep wrinkles. The disadvantage? People who receive Dysport may be more prone to developing antibodies which prevent the injections from working, although this is uncommon.
Dysport wasn’t approved by the FDA in the U.S. until 2009, which is why it isn’t as widely known as Botox, but it has been used in other parts of the world since 2001. Today, it is used in 36 countries.
What is Dysport® Like?
Like Botox, Dysport injections relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. The procedure takes about a half hour, and the results of the injections last from six months to a year. You can leave shortly after your injections are finished.
Some people experience minor inflammation, bruising, numbness, or burning sensations during their treatment. To cut down on discomfort, ice may be applied to the injection sites for a short time both before and after your procedure.
Recovery from Dysport®
There is no real recovery period necessary after Dysport injections. You can return to normal activities right away. You should not get Dysport injections more frequently than every 90 days, however.
Dysport isn’t recommended for people over the age of 65, and you should tell Dr. Holds and his associates about any medical conditions you have and medications you’re taking, as some of these may mean you aren’t a good candidate for Dysport.