Getting older is inevitable. But unsightly lines that diminish your appearance and damage your attitude can be avoidable.
Dysport may be just the “right port” to harbor your face from frustrating wrinkles!
Dysport contains abobotulinumtoxinA and is used primarily as a noninvasive wrinkle treatment. It is highly effective at reducing and erasing glabellar lines — often called frown lines or eleven lines — located between your eyebrows. These lines are particularly noticeable when you squint or frown. And as time goes on, they become prominent even when your face is relaxed.
Aside from age, gravity, and some other hereditary and environmental factors, wrinkles are largely caused by repetitive facial movements over time. Those movements are driven by contractions of underlying muscles. The more those muscles contract, the deeper lines are etched into your face.
Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks nerve signals that trigger those contractions. That gives your facial skin a chance to relax and “smooth out.”
It is also medically classified as a neuromodulator or neurotoxin. Dysport is part of the same family of drugs that includes Botox but may be a better option than Botox for many people.
The FDA approved abobotulinumtoxinA for the cosmetic treatment of glabellar wrinkles in 2009. Later research revealed that it could also be effective in addressing a series of physical and medical concerns.
Neuromodulator injections are often used to relieve muscle spasms that have been linked to neurological disorders.
Additionally, neuromodulators have shown promise in treating:
Better Than Botox?
Frankly, there are more similarities than differences. But because the respective protein formulae are not identical, each can have advantages for particular patients.
Dysport is more diluted than Botox and, as a result, spreads more quickly, making it very effective in treating large areas.
Conversely, Botox is more concentrated and more potent per unit than Dysport. Botox does a good job on small wrinkles such as crow’s feet.
You should be a healthy adult age 18 or over. Neuromodulators are not effective for people 65 and older.
You may be disqualified for this treatment if you:
Injections should never be administered by anyone other than a dermatologist or a board-certified Austin facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Sarah Saxon.
At Saxon MD we strive to deliver the best dysport Austin has to offer and we pride ourselves on superior patient and customer service, confidentiality, and attention to detail.
Before being cleared for treatment, you will need to provide your full medical history. Tell your doctor if you have had previous neuromodulator treatments. Be specific but realistic about your treatment goals.
Ask all the questions you want, and expect complete and direct answers!
If you smoke, you will have to stop for a specified period before and after your injections. You will also be directed to suspend the use of any medications — such as aspirin — that might elevate bleeding levels.
Your injections will be given in an office or a treatment room. While the procedure produces minimal discomfort, your doctor can apply a topical anesthetic to your treatment area.
Typically, you will receive injections into five different areas surrounding your forehead and eyebrows. Dysport takes only minutes, after which you will be free to leave unless you develop immediate side effects.
Make sure you have arranged for a driver to take you home or back to work.
Take it a little bit easy until you determine how the medication affects you. Wait a day or so before you resume your regular exercise routine.
Injectable neuromodulators work quickly! You may see results in as few as two days. A recent study showed that 88.5% of Austin Dysport patients reported significant wrinkle reduction within 30 days after injection.
Results can last up to five months.
Your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic before your dysport injections. You should feel nothing more than a slight pressure.
Botulinum toxin products are safe and cleared by the FDA, but all procedures carry risks, in this case including:
Very rarely, abobotulinumtoxinA can travel into unintended body locations, which can result in an emergency.
The most common side effects from treatment are headache, minor pain at injection sites, rash, and swelling around the eyelids, all of which typically resolve in a few days.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience:
Since that has not been determined conclusively, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid botulinum.
Dysport results will typically last 4-5 months, after which you will need to schedule follow-up treatments to maintain your benefits from abobotulinumtoxinA.
Most people can benefit from neuromodulators beginning in their late 20s to early 30s. It’s best to start early, before wrinkles become deeply etched.
If your treatment is performed for a medical reason, your insurance may cover all or part of the costs.
If your procedure is purely cosmetic, insurance will not pay.
Current industry figures place the average cost of dysport treatment session at $466.
Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!