Dysport is FDA-approved for treating moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and wrinkles around the mouth.
Did you know that in the U.S. alone, over 600,000 unique patients were treated with Dysport in the past year, so you can feel confident that you are not alone in looking for treatment.
If you’re starting to notice frown lines that are bothering you, it might be time to talk with us about Dysport. Rest assured, the Center for Aesthetics in Jackson sets the standard in these treatments and has been the leader in Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho of injection volume for decades.
We understand the search for non-surgical, anti-aging services can be overwhelming; it is our hope that this article will be of help to our Jackson Hole community and surrounding neighbors.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is an injection that uses a safe, purified derivation of botulinum toxin type A to relax the muscles. Frown lines are not just caused by aging, but by ongoing repetitive movements and muscle contractions, which is why they can appear in younger adults. If left untreated, these frown lines can result in an unflattering angry, or sad look.
Dysport is an FDA-approved prescription injectable for temporary improvement of the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines (glabellar lines) between the eyebrows in adults less than 65 years of age. Dysport can also be used for “crows feet,” forehead wrinkles, and “bunny lines.”
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport is an injectable neurotoxin that works by blocking nerve impulses from reaching the muscles that are under stress. Stopping these impulses minimizes the expression of those muscles, causing them to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead, around the mouth, or anywhere else on the face. The medicine is delivered at the injection site by a tiny injection pen.
As with all cosmetic procedures, it is critical to seek out a professional who has expertise in administering Dysport and knowledge of facial anatomy to obtain realistic-looking results.
For over 20 years, we have been performing injections at the Center for Aesthetics, and unlike many ‘med spas’ offering this service, our providers are experienced, board-certified Physician Assistants and Medical Doctors.
What to Expect with Dysport Treatment
The treatment is a quick 10-to-20-minute in-office procedure with minimal downtime, using a relatively small needle.
You will not look or feel “fake” or “frozen”; Dysport simply relaxes your muscles. The procedure will not change your appearance or expression, so you will still be able to maintain effective facial expression, producing natural-looking results.
What to know before you get Dysport?
Consider these things when preparing for Dysport:
- No aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, Vitamin E, or fish oil. It is best to avoid certain medications prior to receiving Dysport. The reason is that the medications can increase the chance of bruising and bleeding when injected with the medicine. Be sure to share any medications with us ahead of time.
- Incorporate greens into your diet. If you want to reduce the chance of swelling and bruising when the treatment is administered, some have found eating greens helpful. This will increase the Vitamin K in your system and work to reduce the potential for swelling and bruising.
- Do not have any facial massage, laser, or electrical treatment. After Dysport, your face will be very sensitive. Avoiding facial massage or cradling your face for 24 hours post-treatment is critical. Laser and electrical treatments should be avoided for two weeks following your treatment.
How long does it take for Dysport to kick in?
Dysport is fast-acting, though results vary; over half of users see improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 3-7 days.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Dysport will last for about three to four months after your treatment ends. However, if you stop using it and then begin again, it will be effective again in about one month. The effects of Dysport will be temporary and will diminish over time if you do not receive a new treatment.
To maintain the results, you will want to set up a follow-up schedule with our Jackson team. This will keep the wrinkles at bay, prevent new lines from forming, and keep your skin looking youthful.
The Pros of Using Dysport
Dysport is FDA-approved for treating moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and other wrinkles around the mouth. It can also be used to eliminate crow’s feet around the eyes, as well as sagging skin around the cheeks. Because of these approved uses, Dysport is known as an all-purpose treatment that can be used to address a wide variety of facial wrinkles.
It is also an affordable treatment option and is generally well-tolerated with few side effects. However, some people may experience temporary redness, swelling, or itching at the injection site.
Is There More I Can Do?
For comprehensive care, Dr. Catherine has also created a proprietary age-defying innovation with her powerful CFA Evernal Series. The Evernal Series powerful arsenal rejuvenates unlike anything else available; it’s a proprietary combination of treatments that refreshes, restores, and invigorates your face and neck. The result is age reversal without any unnatural and invasive surgeries. If you want to look natural and fresh, then the Evernal Series is for you.