Approved by the FDA in April 2009, Dysport® has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. This unique injectable has many of the same properties as BOTOX®, but it also provides patients with a variety of enticing new benefits.
Dysport® can provide long-term results by addressing the root causes of wrinkles.
The Source of Your Wrinkles
There are a number of reasons we begin to develop wrinkles as we grow older. One of the reasons for this is the fact that your facial muscles will become clenched and rigid over the years without you even realizing it.
While this phenomenon is generally not dangerous, it will often result in cosmetic issues such as deep lines along the forehead and wrinkles at the corners of one’s eyes.
Unfortunately, injectable fillers that add volume to the skin might not produce the results you are looking for in these particular areas of the body. This is why many surgeons and their patients have turned to the special solution found in Dysport®.
The Special Solution
The special solution used in Dysport® is completely safe. For many years, the solution was exclusively used to treat medical conditions that caused a patient’s muscles to contract involuntarily. This includes issues such as muscle spasms, chronic headaches and TMJ.
Over time, the doctors who offered these injections to their patients found that the skin around the injection site would become particularly smooth. It would take another 30 or 40 years before this special solution was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.
A Look at Dysport®
Every Dysport® injection contains a small dose of the special solution. Instead of fillers that are injected into the outer layers of one’s skin, Dysport® is injected into the muscles that actually control the skin.
After the injections, the muscles will slowly begin to relax and the wrinkles will fade away. The primary difference between Dysport® and BOTOX® is the dose (or unit) of each injection. Dysport® uses smaller units so that the surgeon has greater control over the results.
Limited studies have also shown that Dysport® injections have the ability to spread out over a larger area in some cases.
What Can I Expect?
The only preparations that are needed include cleaning the skin and marking the injection sites. The number of injections will depend on the size of the area that is going to be treated.
Following your appointment, it will take about a week before you notice the full results of Dysport®. The average patient will be able to enjoy their youthful new appearance for around six months, but there are cases where the results have lasted for well over a year.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Located in Birmingham, Pinnacle Dermatology proudly offers Dysport® injections as a non-invasive and effective way for patients to look and feel younger. We are here to help you every step of the way as you decide whether or not this innovative treatment is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.