Dysport is created using the same neurotoxin used in BOTOX. This injectable is specially designed to reduce the appearance of glabellar lines between the brows, which are often referred to as frown lines. These signs of aging tend to progress over time and are difficult to address with traditional cosmetic treatments.
When receiving Dysport, patients find that these lines greatly diminish or even disappear. Treatment sessions usually last only 15-25 minutes and involve a series of easy, painless injections in the area around the brow. There is little to no downtime, and the results usually last as long as 5 months.
How does Dysport work?
Like other neuromodulators, Dysport improves the appearance of fine lines in the face by relaxing and blocking the movement of muscles. A small, highly concentrated amount is injected directly into the muscle, causing it to relax by preventing contractions. Over time, wrinkles in the target area are reduced while other regions that are not injected with fluids are also protected from damage.
As results typically last up to 5 months, patients usually come back for follow-up appointments. Repeat treatments elicit results that are just as strong as the initial procedure, allowing patients to maintain their social lives with minimal downtime following the treatment.
Who is a candidate?
Dysport is a prescription injection that provides a temporary reduction in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It is typically recommended for patients under the age of 65.
Some additional uses of Dysport as dictated by the FDA include:
- Cervical Dystonia - for adults that are suffering from cervical dystonia.
- Upper Limb Spasticity - for adult patients that are dealing with upper limb spasticity
- Lower Limb Spasticity in Pediatric Patients - for patients that have lower limb spasticity (for pediatric patients that are two years old and up).
What are the benefits?
- Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
- Greatly decreases the severity of Glabellar lines
- Prevents new wrinkles from forming by temporarily freezing muscle contractions
- Elicits immediate results that look natural
- Can also address excess sweating
- Results last as long as five months
What should I expect from the treatment?
Effective treatment typically consists of 1 injection into 5 points around the area of the eyebrows. Although the length of this procedure can vary based on numerous factors, it generally lasts only 10 to 20 minutes. The exact placement of each injection will be determined ahead of time to ensure that the results are in line with the patient’s desired outcome.
What is the recovery like?
Recovery time from Dysport is notoriously quick, with patients being able to resume their normal activities just four hours after the treatment. In the first few days, patients experience ‘muscle weakening’ in the treatment area, but this will pass. Full results will not set in until 2 weeks following the procedure.
Why choose us?
Bailey Jackson, BSN RN, is our aesthetic injector. Her advanced BSN education specifically addressed patient care technology, research, health promotion, safety, and quality within the healthcare system.
Bailey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Linfield University in 2020. In 2021 she completed training with the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics to become a certified master injector of BOTOX and Dysport neurotoxins.
She has always been interested in aesthetics, and working with Dr. Lewis and seeing the results produced by cosmetic surgery and injectables inspired Bailey to enhance her skill set and become an Aesthetic injector.
Bailey’s long-term passion for aesthetics and love of helping people achieve their aesthetic goals to feel comfortable in their skin makes her a treasured member of the Lewis Plastic Surgery team!
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