Dysport is a popular treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Although the results it produces are similar to other more known botulinum toxin type A proteins on the market, there are some slight differences.
Dysport mirrors Botox in cost even though it does require more units per treatment. During the injection, it has actually been found to spread a bit more which can be beneficial when treating larger areas such as the forehead or armpit (to eliminate excessive sweating).
Another great advantage is that it has shown to take effect faster than its competition. This benefit makes it a great solution if you want to soften fine lines and wrinkles just in time for an upcoming special event!
Frequently Asked Dysport Questions
What areas can Dysport be injected?
It can be placed in the following areas: forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, lined between the eyebrows (glabellum), lines on the sides of the nose (bunny lines), corners of the mouth (lip depressors), eyebrows (brow lift), and neck bands. Some of these areas are considered an “off-label” use of Dysport. It can also be used for hyperhidrosis which is excessive sweating.
Who can inject Dysport?
Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses under the supervision of a physician can inject it in South Dakota and Iowa. In some states, aestheticians can inject it, but we feel that is not appropriate as they have had little or no training on the facial vessels and muscles.
How much does Dysport cost?
At Lazaderm, we price by the “unit”. The number of units used per area can vary for individuals. Dysport takes about three times as many units per area as Botox.
How long does it take to see the effects of Dysport?
It typically takes one to three days to see the gradual effects. We feel that Dysport is at its maximum benefit by about one week. We ask our patients to wait two weeks to see the full effect.
How long does Dysport last?
As with any injectable product, the duration will vary from patient to patient. Typically, however, it will last around three months to four months. We tell our patients that the first time it will last about two and a half months, the second time about three months and after that every three and a half to four and a half months. We recommend that you stay up on your injections for the best results at eliminating wrinkles.
How do I avoid the side effects of Dysport?
The best way to avoid the side effects is by making sure that the person doing your injections is a licensed health professional. Icing the area before and after injections can decrease the risk of bruising. Some studies show that the use of arnica prior to injections may be beneficial. We also ask that you refrain from certain activities after the injections such as exercise, pressing on the area or going to sleep for about six hours after your injections.
How much Dysport is needed for the frown lines?
Glabella is the area between the eyes. The amount needed will vary from person to person. However, we expect most patients to receive 45 to 75 units in the glabellar (frown line) area.
How many units of Dysport are needed for crow’s feet?
The amount needed will vary from person to person. However, we expect patients to receive 66 to 70 units in the crow’s feet area.
How many units of Dysport to treat forehead lines?
The amount needed will vary from person to person. However, we expect patients to receive 40 units in the forehead area.
Can you exercise after Dysport injections?
We advise that you refrain from exercising at least four hours post injections. We also ask that you do not massage the injection area to help avoid the medication from spreading.
What are the possible side effects of Dysport injections?
The most common side effects post-injection are slight bruising, nose and throat irritation, headache, pain at the injection site, injection site skin irritation, upper respiratory infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
Is Dysport different from Botox?
Although botulinum toxin type A, is used to create Dysport and Botox there are a few slight differences. Dysport spreads out a little further than Botox. This can be an advantage for some areas like the forehead but a disadvantage for other areas like the glabella (frown line). In this area, it can spread further and affect the muscle of the eye that raises the eyelid. It does begin working faster than Botox and will be at full benefit sooner than Botox. For most patients, there is not a big difference and they can be used interchangeably.
Is it OK to use Dysport during pregnancy?
Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been studied. We recommend that you do not receive injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does Dysport have a Rewards Program?
Galderma is the company that makes Dysport. They have a rewards program called the Aspire Program. The Aspire Program includes reward points for the Galderma portfolio. This includes Dysport, Sculptra, and the entire Restylane family of products.