When we move our muscles to create facial expressions, we are causing those facial muscles to contract. Repetitive contraction of these muscles can cause wrinkles and lines over time. Dysport® can help to erase these lines between the eyebrows, resulting in a younger, more relaxed appearance.
What is Dysport®?
Like Botox®, Dysport® is an injectable made up of the botulinum toxin type A, though it contains a separate form of the neurotoxin called abobotulinum toxin A. This product can be used to temporarily treat lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), and is known to spread farther from the injection site than Botox® in Boston.
How does Dysport® work?
Dysport® reduces muscle activity by preventing contractions that can lead to wrinkles and lines. Treatment sessions are quick, only lasting from ten to 20 minutes. Dysport® injections are usually tolerable without topical anesthetic, though it can be administered if requested. Before your Dysport® injections, Dr. Nathan Narasimhan will go over the process with you during your consultation and create a unique plan to meet your individual needs.
Who is a good candidate for Dysport®?
Healthy patients under the age of 65 who wish to improve the appearance of wrinkles or lines between their eyebrows are ideal candidates for Dysport® injections. Those who are allergic to cow’s milk protein should not receive these injections. Patients who have realistic expectations of their non-surgical treatment outcomes are often the happiest.
What should I expect during recovery from Dysport®?
Improvements should be noticeable within two to three days, and results can last for up to four months before another treatment session is needed. Common side effects include headache and injection site swelling and inflammation, which should resolve on their own. There is no downtime required after Dysport® injections, though strenuous activities should be avoided for 24 hours.
If you are interested in Dysport® injections, contact us today at 617-455-2859 to schedule your initial consultation and to have any questions answered. For more information, visit our plastic surgery blog.