What Can Dysport® Treat?

When you look in the mirror, do you notice vertical creases between your brows? These wrinkles, called glabellar lines, can make you look like you are always frowning. The facial muscles that create lines and wrinkles help us create our facial expressions, but they also move the skin and create creases that become deeper over time. Dysport® is an injectable treatment for these frown lines that leaves you looking relaxed and rejuvenated. 

What is Dysport® for Lines and Wrinkles?

While you may be more familiar with product names like Botox®, Dysport® offers many of the same benefits and offers a few additional ones. These injectable treatments are known as neurotoxins or neuromodulators, with the latter being more accurate since they do not harm your facial nerves or muscles. While both are widely used, Dysport® is becoming increasingly popular as more people discover the benefits.

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What Can Dysport® Treat?

Treatments like Dysport® and Botox® are used to address concerns about lines and wrinkles.  Dysport® is FDA-approved to treat glabellar lines, also known as the 11s. However, it can be used to treat other areas. Like Botox®, it relaxes targeted facial muscles, allowing the skin to become smooth. Your expert injector may recommend Dysport® if its special properties align with your needs and goals.

Dysport® is also FDA-approved for leg muscle spasms, even in children, and cervical dystonia, a condition affecting your ability to move your head and neck. These medical uses show how safely this treatment works and how effectively it stops unwanted muscle movements to relieve discomfort as well as smooth wrinkles. 

How Does Dysport® Work?

The wrinkle-relaxing effects of Dysport® are the result of a compound originally produced by bacteria called botulinum toxin. Dysport® contains purified botulinum toxin and an accessory protein that helps it reach its destination. This protein affects how quickly Dysport® starts working and other factors. 

When injected, Dysport® travels to the nerves that control your facial muscles. When it reaches the nerves, it stops them from sending out a signal called acetylcholine that tells muscles when to contract. By stopping these signals, Dysport® prevents the targeted facial muscles from moving. Without the underlying muscle movements, your skin can relax and become smooth. 

Despite being known as a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin does not damage your muscles or nerves. When Dysport® wears off, the muscles will resume their normal function. If you want to prevent them from resuming their wrinkle formation, you will need occasional touch-up treatments. 

What are the Differences Between Dysport® and  Botox®?

Since so many people know about Botox®, that may be what they expect to receive for lines and wrinkles. While they work in the same way, these treatments do have some different properties that help your injector choose the best one for you, including:

  • Because it uses a smaller protein, Dysport® reaches the targeted nerves and takes effect more quickly, which is especially satisfying for those who want to see fast results. 
  • Dysport® spreads out more, a desirable property in many spots since it lets the same amount of product treat a larger area. 
  • Dysport® and Botox® are measured in different units and priced differently, so one may be slightly more or less expensive than the other. 

Since these products work the same way and are generally very similar, your injector’s experience and preferences play a role in which one they choose for you.

Is There Any Downtime After Dysport®?

Your Dysport® injections can take as little as 15 minutes, and most people return to work or their usual activities immediately afterward. While there is no downtime required, some people notice a small amount of bruising, redness, or swelling in the injection area. We recommend not rubbing your face for a few hours after treatment and limiting strenuous activities for the rest of the day. 

What Results Will I See After Dysport® Injections?

One advantage of Dysport® is how quickly it works. Many people see results within two or three days, while Botox® can take up to seven days. Both treatments last three to five months, especially with good skincare products and sun protection. However, some people find that one treatment lasts longer than the other. Each person’s body responds differently, and your injector can help you find the one that gives you the best, longest-lasting results. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport®?

Dysport® is approved to treat medical and aesthetic conditions in almost all healthy individuals. Good candidates want to treat their glabellar lines and achieve a refreshed youthful appearance. Candidates should have reasonable expectations about their results. You should not have injections in an area where you have an active skin condition or infection.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about Dysport®? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgery of the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 


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