Wrinkles on your face are a normal part of the maturing process of your skin. But if you feel self-conscious about your wrinkles or you simply want a little boost to make your face look refreshed, Dysport is a product that can help.
At Madison Medispa in Waunakee, WI, we offer a wide range of services that we are passionate about. We want our patients to always feel beautiful and confident while also still feeling like themselves. Dysport injections can provide the natural-looking results that many of our patients are looking for.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is a neuromodulator used to treat lines and wrinkles. This injectable product, made from botulinum toxin type A, temporarily reduces muscular movement at the specific points where it is injected. By relaxing certain muscles in the face, we are able to prevent the skin from folding and creating deep lines and wrinkles.
Neuromodulators work by interrupting signals between the muscles and the nerves that are telling them to move. Because certain lines in the face are caused by muscle movement, these are the best wrinkles to treat with neuromodulators such as Dysport. After injection, the toxin will eventually wear off and movement in the area will return.
What Is Dysport Used For?
Dysport for Frown Lines
The FDA has approved Dysport for frown lines which makes this one of the most common uses for the medication. Frown lines, also called glabellar lines, are present in between the eyebrows and can form when you frown or concentrate. Dysport can soften these lines while also allowing you to retain some movement in your eyebrows and forehead.
Dysport for Crow’s Feet
While FDA-approved for frown lines, Dysport can be effective at treating other types of lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet are lines that can be effectively treated using Dysport and can be a better treatment for some people than other similar products.
Dysport for Forehead Lines
Dysport’s unique formulation can also make it particularly effective for larger areas with deeper wrinkles such as the forehead. This product can spread more quickly and easily through the area and provide soft but effective forehead smoothing.
Dysport Lip Flip
Wrinkles aren’t the only concern that can be treated using Dysport. Some people have concerns about thin lips and are looking for solutions to help their lips appear fuller. Dysport can be used to relax muscles around the mouth in a way that allows more of the tissue of the lips to be visible. Dysport lip flips can help treat thin lips and can help hide your gums when you smile.
Dysport vs Botox: Is There a Difference?
While Dysport and Botox have the same active ingredient, these products are different and cannot be used interchangeably. We offer both at our practice because they each serve a unique purpose and can be ideal for different patients. Some of the key differences between these products include:
- Dilution: One of the biggest differences between Dysport and Botox is dilution. Dysport is approximately three times more diluted than Botox. This can offer several different benefits including customization and more even distribution which can make it the right choice for some patients.
- Molecular Size: Dysport has a smaller molecular size and weight which can allow it to be distributed through the treatment area faster and further. This can offer advantages for certain patients that may not be achievable by using a different product.
- Result Onset: Because of its dilution and molecular structure, Dysport may have a slightly faster onset than Botox.
- Result Duration: Duration results can vary depending on the patient, the area treated, and the frequency of treatments. However, Botox may last slightly longer than Dysport in some patients.
Preparing for Your Dysport Treatments
At our practice, we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need before proceeding with treatments. During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns, and expectations, and which product may be right for you. We also prepare you for the treatment itself so that you know what to expect.
Dysport is administered using a small needle that can be tolerated well by most people. Numbing cream can be used to reduce sensation during injections. A small amount of medication is injected into specific points that are marked before treatments.
Following treatment, you may have some swelling at the injection site which fades quickly. Injection sites can bruise, but we will provide you instructions at your consultation for minimizing bruising. You can return to work or any other activity immediately after treatments.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Dysport can last for up to 5 months after treatment. The duration can sometimes be shorter for first-time patients and longer for patients who frequently have their wrinkles treated using Dysport. Many patients schedule two or three appointments each year to retain results.
How Long Does It Take Dysport to Work?
The amount of time that it takes to experience the full results from Dysport will vary from patient to patient. However, during trials most patients saw results beginning at just 2-3 days, with full results appearing within 3 weeks.
Scheduling Dysport Treatments at Madison Medispa
If you are looking for solutions for your glabellar lines or other dynamic wrinkles on your face, Dysport can provide you with effective results. At Madison Medispa, we choose treatments for their effectiveness and patient satisfaction, and we are happy to offer Dysport injections in our clinic. To schedule a consultation in Waunakee, WI, you can contact our office at 608-530-6633. You can also book appointments online.