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Dysport-stock-imgAs we age the first place we notice it is in the face. Those wrinkles in the forehead especially cause a great deal of concern for many of us. For some time there has been the option of a surgical procedure to eliminate this problem, but in many cases it is not necessary to resort to something that aggressive. There are now options for the reduction of wrinkles in the forehead and that area between the eyebrows. We have heard about BOTOX® Cosmetic, but there is now an additional alternative known as Dysport®.

What is Dysport®?

Dr. Anitha Reddy, Medical Director of M.D. Aesthetics & Wellness Institute in Tampa Florida, offers Dysport® as a part of her practice. Dysport® has been used in Europe for over 15 years. This product is approved by the FDA for injection as a temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (lines between the eye brows and forehead) in adults. Dr. Reddy is seeing very positive results with her patients.

How Does Dysport® Work?

Dysport® is injected the same way as BOTOX® Cosmetic and has been reported to have many similarities. However, Dr. Reddy reports that Dysport® may act quicker. BOTOX® Cosmetic can take up to two weeks to work, while Dysport® seems to work within several days. In some cases, wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours after receiving Dysport® treatment. The speed in which Dysport® works could be the deciding factor for a woman or man looking to improve their appearance before a big social event or meeting.

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What’s more, Dysport® may last longer than its predecessor. Some studies have shown Dysport® injections may keep wrinkles at bay up to six months, as opposed to the three month timeframe associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

The potential side effects of Dysport® are similar to those associated with a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. They include local numbness, swelling, bruising or a burning sensation during injection. Dr. Reddy assesses each individual’s response and provide the appropriate procedure to reduce or eliminate these side effects

Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A. Dr. Reddy injects small amounts of the toxin into specific wrinkle-causing muscles, temporarily weakening them. The amount of ® used and the locations will vary according to the patient.

Who Needs Dysport®?

A Dysport® treatment is ideal for patients who want to reduce the visibility of their fine wrinkles. Patients must have realistic expectations and should also be in good health.

Patients who have negative reactions to any of the ingredients in Dysport® are advised to discuss the issue during consultation. Heavy smokers and drinkers may also not get all the benefits of this treatment.

Your Dysport® Consultation

Once patients come in for their Dysport® consultation, their health will be discussed, along with their specific concerns. Details regarding the treatment will also be brought up, along with the cost.

Questions and concerns can be addressed at this time. Any preparation or aftercare steps will also be discussed.

Dysport® Aftercare

Following the conclusion of the Dysport® treatment session, patients can return to their regular activities right away. The recovery period is virtually non-existent, since there is no downtime. Patients are advised not to squeeze, poke, or rub the affected areas for at least 24 hours.

How Much Does Dysport® Cost?

The cost of a Dysport® treatment can depend on a wide variety of factors. The number of sessions involved can have an impact on the prices, along with the number of units of Dysport® required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated with Dysport?

Dysport® is commonly used to treat facial areas such as the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. It smooths horizontal forehead lines, giving a more relaxed and youthful appearance. It also softens vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, reducing the look of furrowing and creating a more approachable expression.

Additionally, Dysport® effectively softens crow’s feet, the fine lines around the outer corners of the eyes, resulting in a refreshed appearance. This neuromodulator provides natural-looking results without the stiffness that can sometimes occur with other treatments.

How long do Dysport results last?

The effects of Dysport® typically last between three to four months. After this period, the treated muscles gradually regain their activity, and wrinkles or fine lines may start to reappear. To maintain the desired results, follow-up treatments are usually recommended every few months, depending on individual responses and goals.

Some factors, such as the area treated, dosage, and individual metabolism, can influence the duration of Dysport® results. Regular maintenance sessions help consistently keep a smooth and youthful appearance.

Is Dysport® Safe?

Dysport® is considered safe for most individuals when administered by a qualified and experienced medical professional. However, like any medical treatment, it can have potential side effects. Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, bruising at the injection site, and mild headache. Less commonly, patients may experience drooping eyelids, asymmetry, or allergic reactions.

What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?

Dysport® has a slightly faster onset of action and may spread more easily over larger areas, making it a good option for treating broader regions like the forehead. Botox®, on the other hand, tends to stay more localized, which can be advantageous for targeting smaller areas with precision.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in determining if Dysport® is an option for you we recommended that you contact Dr. Reddy and set up a personalized appointment today. Call 813.855.5600 or contact us now on line.

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