As time passes, ordinary facial expressions such as laughing, squinting, frowning, and smiling can lead to the formation of creases and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes, also known as dynamic lines. Dysport, a neuromodulator, is a leading solution for these signs of aging. It is often chosen as an alternative to BOTOX, thanks to its smaller molecular structure and cost-effectiveness.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable that, similar to BOTOX, is used to reduce the signs of aging that make one look tired, angry, and worried. Made with the bacterium Clostridium, Dysport is administered into the tiny facial muscles responsible for the daily contractions that lead to wrinkles, lines, and creases. Once these muscles are temporarily incapacitated, the skin smoothes out, resulting in a more youthful and inviting countenance. Dysport requires 3-5 injections per visit, and results can last 3-4 months.

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What concerns can be treated with Dysport?

Like BOTOX, Dysport has several medical uses, including the treatment of hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, and muscle spasms. Cosmetically it can address the following:

  • Lines and creases in the forehead
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Vertical banding in the neck

What are the benefits?

  • Treatments typically take fewer than 20 minutes
  • Non-surgical, non-invasive, and painless
  • No anesthesia required
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Helps combat lines, wrinkles, furrows, and creases
  • Restores a youthful, appealing facial expression
  • Boosts self-image and self-confidence
  • Results last 3-4 months on average

Who is an ideal candidate?

Ideal candidates for Dysport in Austin are troubled by glabellar lines and crow’s feet and are seeking a short-term solution with no downtime. They should be healthy, both mentally and physically, and have realistic, positive attitudes regarding their results. Dysport is often recommended for patients who have not found the relief they seek using BOTOX injections.

Dysport is contraindicated for those with the following attributes:

  • Allergies to any ingredients in Dysport
  • Allergies to cow’s milk
  • Weakened facial muscles
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Infection or inflammation at the injection sites
  • Drooping or sagging eyelids
  • Deep facial scarring
  • Severe wrinkles and folds
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Neuromuscular disorders
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What can I expect from the procedure?

Dysport injections take just minutes to administer, and most clients do not require any kind of topical anesthetic. However, a numbing solution can be applied to the skin prior to your session if you are concerned about discomfort. Your practitioner will inject Dysport strategically into the previously chosen spots where aging has produced unwanted lines, creases, and wrinkles. Once your session is complete, you can quickly return to your normal activities.

Dysport and BOTOX Differences: 

  • The protein structure surrounding their molecules is slightly different
  • Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule, so about two to three times more dysport is needed than botox
  • There are some differences in dilution 
  • Dysport may be slightly less expensive
  • Dysport can take less time to show results in some cases, but it depends on the patient
  • Dysport results can show up in 24 hours following treatment, with final results appearing by day 7. With BOTOX, results can be seen about two days after treatment

Dysport and BOTOX Similarities 

  • Both are a version of Botulinum type A
  • Both are used to relax the muscles that cause facial lines and wrinkles
  • Both have been used successfully for years and have a high safety rate
  • Both can be used on parts of the body other than the face
  • Both show similar side effects

What will my recovery entail?

There is no downtime with Dysport, so you’ll be able to resume your regular schedule immediately. After Dysport injections in Austin, patients may experience minor swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the treatment sites. These side effects will fade within a few hours or by the end of the day, however. Clients should take care to avoid over-using their facial muscles for the first 24-48 hours and refrain from touching, rubbing, or otherwise disturbing their facial skin. Results will last from 3-4 months.

Providers who perform Dysport at Austin Face & Body

Dysport FAQ

When will I see results?

For Dysport, results begin to show in a couple of days and develop gradually over the course of two weeks.

What are the risks?

Dysport risks are minimal but may include drooping eyelids, dysphagia, muscle weakness, throat irritation, nausea, and headaches, among others.

Why choose Austin Face & Body for Dysport?

Austin Face & Body brings together the talent, skill, expertise, and artistry of among the most trusted and seasoned cosmetic professionals in the industry in order to provide you with stunning, natural-looking results and a superior patient experience from start to finish. Each client receives personalized attention in a technologically advanced environment where safety is our number one priority. If you are interested in learning more about how Dysport can help rewind the clock on facial aging, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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