Dysport is the latest cosmetic injectable approved by the FDA to treat facial wrinkles. As we age, dynamic wrinkles form in the upper regions of our face. Dynamic wrinkles include those lines across the forehead (horizontal rhytids), around the eyes (crow's feet), and between the eyebrows (glabella).
Dysport works by treating specific, wrinkle-causing facial muscles in order to eliminate the dynamic wrinkles. In the proper hands Dysport can provide a very natural appearing and dramatic improvement in your appearance. Dysport treatments are performed in the comfort of our office. There is no down time with this procedure, and you can return to your regular daily activiteis immediately.
Dysport Treatment- In this woman, Dysport was used to achieve a more youthful appearance. Dr. Steiger can strategically place Dysport to proportionately raise the eyebrows and improve the forehead and glabellar lines. Notice the improvement and elevation of her eyebrows by the outside corner ofher eyes.
Dysport is a medically derived subunit of botulinum toxin called abobotuliunum toxin. This acts as a "chemodenervation" agent, which means that it weakens the muscles into which it is placed. The precise placement of Dysport into specific areas of the face will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dysport works by weakening the muscles of facial expression that insert onto the surface of the skin. Weakening the pull of these muscles, will decrease the tension that they place on the skin, allowing the wrinkles to flatten out. Over time, cumulative benefits are observed as a skin is allowed to remodel without the negative influence of the wrinkle-creating facial muscles.
Dysport is very effective in treating dynamic facial wrinkles. The areas most commonly treated by dysport include the crow's feet (lines around the eyes), worry lines between the eyebrows (vertical glabellar rhytids), and the lines across the forehead (horizontal rhytids).
The effects of Dysport are often seen as soon as the next day. In approximately 10 days maximal benefit will be achieved.
Dysport lasts anywhere from 4-6 months.
Yes. Since Dysport acts in a very similar fashion to Botox on a physiologic level, these products are interchangeable. Since the dosing is different, it is important to find a doctor that is experienced in both products and understands the conversion.
Yes. Dysport is often used to treat patients who have stopped responding to Botox. It can be very effective and beneficial in these cases.
Absolutely Not! Properly planned, performed and executed Dysport treatment can improve the appearance of your wrinkles and maintain a natural appearance.
Dysport injections are performed by Dr. Steiger. The procedure takes between five to 15 minutes to perform. You may return to your normal activities immediately. We ask that you avoid any rubbing of your face.
Patients are often apprehensive about the prospect of pain with injection. Dr. Steiger uses special techniques and equipment to minimize or eliminate the pain of the injection. In fact, most patients are often surprised at how little they felt.
Dysport is a very safe product that has been used for many years in Europe. Dysport has been approved and used in Europe for many years. In addition, Dysport has passed the stringent guidleines of the US FDA for its safety profile through large clinical studies.
Since both Dysport and Botox treat dynamic wrinkles through chemodenervation their results are very similar. However, there are potential benefits to both products. Experienced with both Botox and Dysport, Dr. Steiger will help you select which product will be best for you.
The effects of Dysport are seen as early as the day after your procedure. This is a benefit of Dysport over Botox, which takes several more days to take effect. Final treatment results will be seen at around 10 days from the procedure.
Yes. Dysport, strategically placed, will achieve brow elevation and the apperance of a Brow Lift.
Dysport can be used to treat excessive underarm sweating, a condition called hyperhidrosis. It can also be used to reduce chin wrinkles, wrinkles around the mouth, and an excessively gummy smile. Dysport is also used used to soften an overly square jaw, a technique called chemical jaw reduction.
Absolutely. Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure performed. Millions of people safely receive treatments each year. Dysport is becoming increasingly popular and many patients have either started it for the first time or converted over from Botox. You can view this news video clip to learn more about the Dysport experience.