While neuromodulator treatments are increasing in popularity for both men and women, many women who come to our office are especially concerned about deep lines and wrinkles. These lines can sometimes make women appear more aged than they are and can sometimes even make their facial expressions seem sad or angry.
Dysport is an injection that can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles and help the face to appear younger and more refreshed. It can be a good treatment for women who are looking for a way to treat lines and wrinkles without surgery. Because of its unique formulation, it can also be a good choice for women who want to see results a little faster.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is a neuromodulator injection that can be used for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. At our clinic, we use it to help resolve the signs of aging, particularly unwanted lines, and wrinkles.
When injected, the active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, prevents the body from sending and receiving messages that tell certain muscles to contract. This is a controlled reaction that only affects certain muscles when injected by a licensed professional. The muscles that are targeted are those that cause the skin to fold and wrinkle. After the medication has time to work, lines and wrinkles can be effectively treated until the effects of the Dysport injections wear off.
How Quickly Does Dysport Take Effect on Women?
Many women are looking for treatments that will make them look refreshed for an upcoming event. In these situations, it can be helpful to have access to a treatment that works more quickly. When compared to other similar treatments, Dysport is thought to work slightly faster. While other neuromodulators may take up to a week to begin taking effect, Dysport can begin working within two or three days.
If you want to be able to enjoy the full results of the treatment before a certain event, you may still want to schedule it around two weeks in advance since it can take this long to reach its full effectiveness.
How Long Does Dysport Last for Women?
How long products such as Dysport last will depend on your body chemistry and other factors. However, in trials, Dysport was shown to last for up to 5 months. Some patients have wrinkles treated with Dysport every 3 or 4 months to help improve their overall appearance and to retain the results of their first Dysport treatment.
What Is the Difference Between Dysport vs Botox?
Dysport and Botox are both similar products, but this doesn’t mean that they should be used interchangeably. There are important differences between the two products and we use each for different situations.
Botox is a more concentrated formula of the protein botulinum toxin type A. It has a greater molecular weight which means that it is more likely to stay in one location rather than disperse.
Dysport on the other hand is a diluted formula. Three times as much product is needed to achieve a similar result. This can have advantages for certain patients and certain situations. Dysport can disperse more quickly throughout the treatment area which can lead to faster results and softer-looking results. It can also be a beneficial treatment for targeting larger areas.
The decision of whether to use Botox or Dysport is a personalized and individualized process. At your consultation, we will talk to you about which product may be more effective for your concerns.
What Is Dysport Used For?
Dysport can be used for many different concerns that women have about their appearance. Dysport is FDA-approved for helping to reduce the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows.
Many of our patients also ask about Dysport for crow’s feet. This treatment can create a natural-looking result for crow’s feet and other wrinkles when treated by an experienced injector.
A Dysport lip flip is also a common use of the product. When injected into the muscles of the lips, the tissue of the lips may relax outward, creating the appearance of an augmented lip and hiding the gums while smiling.
It is important to talk to your doctor when considering any type of treatment, both on and off-label, to ensure that it is the right choice for you and your concerns.
Preparing for Your First Appointment
If you have never received Dysport injections, or if this is your first time receiving injections in our office, it is important for us to get to know you and your situation through a consultation.
During your appointment, we can talk to you about what you are hoping to achieve through your treatment. Then we can choose a product based on the concerns that you have about your wrinkles, how quickly you want results to begin, and how long you want the treatment to last.
If Dysport treatments are right for you based on our consultation, we can begin injections. Dysport injections are not considered a painful or uncomfortable treatment. Injections can pinch, but this can often be reduced through topical anesthetic or other methods. You can return to normal activities right after your injection.
If you are considering Dysport for crow’s feet, glabellar lines, or other concerns, we would love to meet with you to discuss our treatments in Severna Park, MD, and Annapolis, MD. At Adoro Medical Spa, we have a wide range of personalized treatments that are always given in a safe and relaxing environment. Call us today at 443-569-7774 or fill out an online form for services.