In the same category as Botox, Dysport is classified as an injectable toxin. Like Botox Dysport is comprised of the botulinum toxin A, and is regarded as a safe, effective option for a more youthful appearance. Approved for cosmetic use in 2009, Dysport is also less expensive than Botox.
If considering treatment, check out answers to a few frequently-asked questions courtesy of your Dysport experts in Beverly Hills:
Can I Use Dysport If I’ve Had Botox Injections?
Absolutely! Unless you’ve had an adverse reaction to botulinum toxin A, you may undergo Dysport treatment.
How Does Dysport Work?
As with Botox, Dysport is injected into wrinkles and static lines between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. It blocks nerve impulses from reaching facial muscles that result in expression lines. Dysport therefore relaxes the muscles to create a smooth, youthful appearance.
Does Dysport Treat Sun Damage?
No. Because Dysport affects underlying facial muscles, it will not have an effect on lines caused by sun damage.
What Are the Differences Between Botox and Dysport?
Dysport differs from Botox in it can show positive effects as little as 24 hours following the procedure. Change is near complete by the seventh day, and “peaks” within a month. Effects of Botox, in comparison, are noticeable two days after the procedure. They peak within two months, and last three to six months. There’s also differences in dosage and dilution.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Results last for four to six months after the procedure.
Who Shouldn’t Receive Dysport Injections?
In addition to the aforementioned allergy, those with allergies to any Dysport ingredient (botulinum toxin A, human albumin, and cow’s milk protein) are not candidates for the procedure. It’s also essential to let your doctor know about any medications you’re taking, if you’ve had past trouble swallowing, or have diabetes. Heart rhythm problems should be noted as well. If pregnant or breastfeeding, injections are not recommended.
What are the Dysport’s Side Effects?
Side effects may include injection site discomfort, dry mouth, blurred vision and other eyesight problems, headache, neck pain, muscle pain, swelling or drooping eyelids, rash, itching, wheezing, and dizziness.
Learn more about Beverly Hills Dysport options by contacting The Kopelson Clinic today.