Dysport® is a prescription injectable medication containing botulinum toxin type A, similar to BOTOX®. It is used for cosmetic purposes to temporarily reduce facial wrinkles and lines by blocking nerve signals in the injected muscles.

Originally approved for certain muscle spasm disorders in Europe and Asia in 1991, Dysport became available in the United States in 2009 after FDA approval for treating forehead wrinkles and frown lines. It is only the second drug approved by the FDA for wrinkle treatment. Dysport (formerly known as Reloxin) is made from the same active ingredient as BOTOX, but may provide a more natural look by relaxing wrinkles while allowing for "natural expression" in the treated areas.

The effects of Dysport® can last for several months before gradually wearing off, necessitating additional treatments to maintain results. The injectors at Pinnacle Dermatology are dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals through Dysport treatment. Schedule a cosmetic consultation today to learn more.

Benefits of Dysport

  • Wrinkle Reduction: Minimizes facial wrinkles like frown lines and crow's feet.
  • Non-Surgical: Minimally invasive cosmetic option.
  • Temporary Results: Results are temporary, offering flexibility for adjustments every few months.
  • Natural-Looking: Natural-looking results without sacrificing facial expressiveness.
  • Versatile: Can be used on various facial areas.

Side Effects from Dysport

  • Injection Site Reactions: Temporary redness, swelling, or bruising.
  • Headache: Mild headaches may occur.
  • Eyelid Drooping: Temporary eyelid drooping.
  • Flu-Like Symptoms: Rare instances, such as muscle weakness or fatigue.

What to Expect at Your Dysport Appointment

At your Dysport appointment, you will begin with a consultation to discuss cosmetic goals and medical history. Your provider will create a personalized treatment plan, cleansing the area before administering Dysport through injections. Post-treatment care instructions may be given, and results, noticeable immediately, may take a few days to finalize. Your provider may discuss follow-up plans, and individuals can usually resume normal activities shortly after the session with minimal downtime.

Dysport Maintenance Recommendations

For effective maintenance after Dysport treatment, schedule follow-up appointments as recommended for result assessment and potential touch-ups. Regularly apply broad-spectrum sunscreen to extend the benefits, and adopt a healthy skincare routine with gentle products. Avoid harsh skincare items immediately post-treatment to prevent irritation. Ensure overall skin vitality by staying well-hydrated and maintaining a balanced lifestyle with proper nutrition, exercise, and sufficient sleep. Consider using dermatologist-recommended topicals tailored to your skin's needs and attend scheduled check-ins with your provider for ongoing skin assessment and care.

Dysport Maintenance Schedule

The maintenance schedule for Dysport typically involves regular follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional. These appointments serve to assess the results of the treatment and determine if any touch-ups are needed. Additionally, incorporating a consistent skincare routine, including the regular use of broad-spectrum sunscreen, is essential to prolong the benefits of Dysport.

Dysport FAQs

Dysport blocks nerve signals in muscles, temporarily reducing muscle activity and smoothing wrinkles.

Common treatment areas include frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet.

Results are temporary, typically lasting several months.

When administered by a qualified healthcare professional, Dysport is generally safe. However, it's important to discuss medical history and potential risks with your provider.

Discomfort is usually minimal, and many providers use fine needles to enhance the experience.

BOTOX and Dysport are injectable neurotoxins used to reduce wrinkles. BOTOX (Allergan) and Dysport (Ipsen) have similar effects but differ in onset, spread, and cost. Results last about 3-4 months for both. Consult a professional for personalized advice on how to decide between the two neurotoxins.

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How Pinnacle Dermatology Can Help

Pinnacle Dermatology offers expert guidance and personalized care in a professional setting. Our skilled skincare experts are qualified to administer Dysport injections with precision, aiming for natural-looking results. We provide comprehensive consultations to understand your cosmetic goals, assess your skin, and create an individualized treatment plan. Trust Pinnacle Dermatology for expert Dysport treatment and achieve your desired aesthetic outcomes. Schedule a cosmetic consultation today to begin your journey to smoother, more youthful-looking skin.