Dysport, like Botox, is an injectable neuromodulator that is FDA-approved to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and facial wrinkles. Fine lines are typically one of the first signs of aging to develop and, for many, may induce feelings of self-consciousness. Whether it’s worry lines that begin to deepen or crow’s feet that appear when we smile, dynamic facial wrinkles can make us look much older than we truly feel. Dysport, Botox, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are neuromodulators that have progressively increased in popularity due to the ease of having injections, lack of downtime, few and mild potential side effects, and long-lasting, optimal cosmetic results. Dysport injections are among the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment options in the United States and Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in NYC.
Dysport is the brand name for abobotulinumtoxina, a type of botulinum toxin type A that gained FDA approval in 2009. Dysport is considered the gold standard cosmetic treatment for dynamic facial wrinkles, including frown lines and crow’s feet. Dysport elegantly treats fine lines and wrinkles by essentially “freezing” the nerve signals to overactive facial muscles. This ultimately reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face, helping to smooth the skin’s surface. The cosmetic effects of Dysport last for 3 to 4 months. Dysport treatment, like other injectable neurotoxins, should always be performed by an expert injector and board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC.
If you’re frustrated by the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Green is here to help. Dr. Michele Green is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist known for providing the “best Botox” and dermal filler injections in New York City. With over two and a half decades of experience, she is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. She takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy when it comes to cosmetic treatments for anti-aging and facial rejuvenation. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan best suited to your specific skin concerns and personal aesthetic goals.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a cosmetic injectable neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe frown lines (the glabellar lines), forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet (lines around the eyes). Dysport works by essentially “freezing” the nerve signals to overactive facial muscles. This reduction in muscle activity then reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face, helping to smooth the skin’s surface. The cosmetic effects of Dysport last for 3 to 4 months. Dysport treatment, like other injectable neurotoxins, should always be performed by an expert injector and board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Treatment with an experienced medical professional helps guarantee that the cosmetic results are satisfactory and the potential for encountering unwanted side effects is limited. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists in New York City to offer injectable neurotoxin treatment to her patients for facial rejuvenation. She will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your injections that best suits your unique needs and personal aesthetic goals.
What are Dysport Injections used for?
Dysport is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows (the glabellar lines), forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet (lines around the eyes). Dysport is a liquid injectable neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, that essentially “freezes” targeted nerve signals to overactive facial muscles. This reduces the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that are formed by the repetitive contraction of facial muscles used to make common facial expressions. Over time, the repetitive facial muscle movement causes fine lines and deeper facial wrinkles to become etched into the skin. By limiting the movement of the facial muscles that contribute to creating fine lines, Dysport treatment is the most effective non-invasive cosmetic procedure for reducing the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles, including on the forehead and around the eyes.
Dysport injections specifically rely on an active ingredient derived from botulinum toxin, abobotulinumtoxinA, which is the same toxin that causes botulism. This formulation of botulinum toxin type A is safe to use and can essentially “freeze” targeted nerve signals that activate facial muscle groups. Through this process, certain facial muscles are forced to relax, reducing the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles within the treatment area. Dysport injections are a popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment option for facial wrinkles because they require no downtime, provide long-lasting rejuvenation, have few side effects, and can resume most normal activity immediately post-treatment. Internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is an expert injector who often uses Dysport injections in her patients’ anti-aging and rejuvenation cosmetic treatment plans.
How does Dysport compare to Botox injections?
Dysport and Botox are both neurotoxins derived from botulinum toxin with very similar mechanisms of action and efficacy in treating frown lines, crow’s feet, and dynamic wrinkles. Both neuromodulators work by inhibiting neurotransmitters responsible for signaling muscle contractions. Relaxing the muscles at the injection site makes the skin smoother and softens wrinkles. Both contain similar main ingredients, but the amount of trace proteins differ. The FDA currently approves Dysport to treat only moderate to severe glabellar or frown lines. Botox, however, is FDA-approved for treating forehead lines, crow’s feet (fine lines around the eyes), and glabellar lines.
Dysport and Botox’s efficacy, longevity, and treatment effect are comparable. The results from Dysport start taking effect in just a few days, while the results from Botox can sometimes take longer, with full results seen around two weeks. Dysport and Botox have similar longevity of three to four months, although some patients observe that one lasts longer. The dosage of Dysport and Botox differs: the general guideline is that one Botox unit equals three Dysport units. The formulation of Botox and Dysport differs slightly based on the proteins in each product. Some studies have suggested Dysport may have a slightly larger spread area upon injection. In short, Dysport and Botox are very comparable neurotoxins.
What are the side effects of Dysport injections?
In general, side effects from Dysport injections are similar to Botox injections and are very mild. Common side effects of Dysport include:
- localized swelling at the site of injection
- droopy eyelids, swelling of the eyelids
Occasionally, Dysport injections can lead to serious side effects. These serious side effects include:
- allergic reaction
- difficulty swallowing
- upper respiratory tract infection
- sinus infection and sore throat
- loss of bladder control or muscle weakness
There is a warning of the possibility of the distant spread of toxin effect after Dysport injections. If this occurs, symptoms of the toxin effect will develop weeks to months after injection. They may include drooping eyelids, blurred vision, severe muscle weakness (almost as if the patient had taken a muscle relaxant), or difficulty talking. Additionally, difficulty swallowing and breathing difficulties are extremely rare but have been reported, mostly in children with underlying neurologic issues. Please inform Dr. Green in advance of your neurotoxin injections if there is a history of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) or multiple sclerosis. If any serious adverse side effects are noted, it is advised to contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 immediately for medical advice.
Are Cosmetic Injectables a Long-Term Treatment for Facial Rejuvenation?
Injectables like Dysport are an innovative cosmetic treatment option to revitalize the appearance of the skin without the need for downtime or invasive surgical procedures. Though the majority of cosmetic injectable treatments are temporary, the results of dermal fillers and other injectables have become increasingly long-lasting over the last decade. Neuromodulators, in particular, are an excellent long-term solution to facial rejuvenation because. However, each treatment session has lasting effects for 3-6 months, continued use of injectables like Dysport and Botox can help further to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping to turn back the clock on the signs of aging. Additionally, neuromodulators can prevent the formation of new dynamic facial wrinkles and fine lines, helping preserve youthful-looking skin for years to come.
Who makes Dysport Injectable Treatment?
Galderma is the pharmaceutical giant behind Dysport injectable treatment. In 2019, Galderma Laboratories celebrated ten full years of FDA-approved Dysport treatments in the United States. During that time, the neuromodulator continued to gain wide popularity for reducing facial lines. Dysport injections are safely approved for use in 72 different countries and have over 25 years of successful clinical trials that have proven them safe for both therapeutic and aesthetic use. Galderma is a popular innovator in cosmetic dermatology, with products that include Restylane®, Sculptra®, Cetaphil® brand skincare, and Differin acne gel, among others. Galderma also commits to sustainable consumption and ethical practices to help preserve resources for future generations.
What is the chemistry behind Dysport that makes it work?
Dysport is composed of botulinum toxin type A, specifically abobotulinumtoxinA. Dysport is an injectable neurotoxin that smoothes facial wrinkles by blocking the neural signals that allow a particular facial muscle to contract. Galderma is responsible for manufacturing Dysport, which is the main competitor to Botox, a popular neurotoxin produced by Allergan. Due to Dysport’s ability to stop these facial muscle contractions, superficial fine lines and deep facial wrinkles are smoothed and virtually eliminated.
Which areas of the face and body does Dysport treat?
Dysport can treat a wide array of facial muscles and wrinkles, including:
- Glabella lines (worry lines)
- Forehead lines (frown lines)
- Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
- Bunny lines (lines from squinting on the nose)
- Brow lift
- Correct Brow asymmetry
- Upper lip lines (smoker’s lines)
- Gummy smile
- Jawline contouring for facial slimming; Mandible hypertrophy
- Neck cords or bands
- Wrinkles or dimpling of the chin area
- Down-turned corners of the mouth (DAO muscle)
What other treatments are Dysport injections approved for?
The FDA approves Dysport to treat spasticity in both children and adults. Spasticity is abnormal muscle tightness from prolonged muscle contraction due to damaged nerve cells. Spasticity is a symptom associated with brain, spinal cord, or motor nerve damage. It is often seen in neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, or traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Nerve cells are responsible for sending signals to the appropriate muscles to contract or relax. When the nerve cells are damaged, the muscle receives the wrong signals, leading to involuntary muscle contraction, most commonly in the upper or lower limbs. Spasticity can be extremely painful and inhibit the ability to perform simple daily tasks. Dysport can be injected into the affected muscles to temporarily block the signals from the brain telling the muscle to contract, relieving the discomfort and tightness of the muscle.
Dysport is also FDA-approved to treat adults with cervical dystonia, also called spasmodic torticollis. This rare medical condition causes the neck muscles to contract into abnormal positions involuntarily. This leads to twisting head and neck movements, which can be painful and disabling. There is no known cause or cure for cervical dystonia. Still, symptoms can be managed with Dysport injections into the affected muscle to block the brain temporarily signals to tell the muscle to contract. Dysport treatment for these medical conditions should be recommended and performed by a specialist.
What is the process of having Dysport Injections?
You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Green for Dysport in her private Upper East Side NYC office. Dr. Green will examine your facial structure and study your facial muscles while squinting and frowning so she can determine where to best place the injections for maximum impact. Photos will be taken from all angles to help document your treatment plan. Before your first Dysport injections, you may wish to apply a topical numbing cream to minimize potential discomfort at the injection site.
Next, she’ll carefully inject small amounts of Dysport® into the treatment area to prevent them from wrinkling, smooth existing frown lines and wrinkles, and prevent new lines from forming. There is minimal discomfort during treatment. Some evidence shows that continued muscle contractions prolong the effect of your Dysport injections, so we suggest you continue to wrinkle the treated area for several hours after injection. Men may require more units of Dysport than women because they generally have stronger facial muscles. The effects of Dysport generally take four days to be evident. Our patients can return to work and continue their normal daily activities immediately following their Dysport injections- a huge advantage of non-invasive injectable treatments over surgical procedures.
We advise patients to refrain from taking blood thinners before cosmetic injections to avoid bruising or downtime. This means avoiding aspirin, aspirin-containing products, and blood thinners like Coumadin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Motrin one to two weeks before your Dysport appointment. Supplements to avoid one to two weeks before Dysport treatment include multivitamins, vitamin E, and fish oil. Arnica, a common natural herb known as Arnica montana, has been shown to reduce bruising and even help alleviate pain and inflammation. Arnica can be found over the counter in gel, lotion, or oral form. We recommend starting Arnica three to four days before your Dysport treatment to minimize bruising and downtime. You can continue taking Arnica capsules or using Arnica gel or lotion on the injection site after the appointment if you have any bruising.
Dysport for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and masseter muscle for facial slimming
Dysport can also be used to treat TMJ for masseter muscle hypertrophy. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, a hinge that connects the jaw bone (mandible) to the skull’s temporal bones to allow the jaw to move up and down and side to side. TMJ disorder (TMD) is associated with pain along the jawline, often caused by a hypertrophic (overactive) masseter muscle due to years of teeth grinding and jaw clenching. TMD can also be prompted by traumatic injury to jaw muscles, head, and neck. Other symptoms of TMD include jaw clicking or popping, pain behind the eyes, neck, or shoulders, and headaches. TMD is very common, affecting more than 10 million Americans. It is more common in women than men and often presents in patients between the ages of 20 and 40. The overactive masseter muscle can cause chronic pain and reduce movement along the jaw.
Clinical studies have shown that neuromodulators like Dysport are highly effective in treating TMJ disorder. Dysport is injected into the masseter muscles, which blocks the neurotransmitters that signal the masseter muscles to contract. The muscle then relaxes, thereby relieving the tension along the jawline. Because Dysport prevents muscle contractions, eliminating involuntary jaw clenching from stress or teeth grinding while sleeping. By preventing the movement of the jaw muscles, a secondary effect of Dysport injection in the masseter muscle is facial slimming. Overactive masseter muscles can cause the face to develop a boxy appearance or a square jawline, and Dysport is often used for non-surgical jaw reduction. When Dysport is injected into the masseter muscles, the muscle stops contracting, reducing the strength and size of the muscle. The result is a slimmer face and a more V-shaped jawline.
Dysport for Hyperhidrosis – underarm sweating
Additionally, Dysport can be used to treat excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis). Dysport can be applied to sweat glands, such as in the underarms, to wondrous effect. Dysport injections can actually target the nervous system, blocking the nerves that activate sweat glands. When these nerves are paralyzed, it can prevent the nerves from activating an overactive sweat gland response, helping to reduce excessive sweating.
How long does it take for Dysport to work? When does Dysport kick in?
Some patients wonder how long it takes for Dysport to kick in, and the answer for most patients is “ within a few days.” Typically, patients will see positive results from Dysport within four days, a couple of days after any initial swelling near the injection site subsides. For some patients, it may take up to two weeks for the full results to become apparent. However, in general, it will only take a few days for optimal results to appear. For some patients, multiple sessions of Dysport injections will be needed to ensure optimal results. This is particularly common for treatment areas where stronger muscles are the focus, as well as for male patients who tend to have slightly larger muscle mass. Multiple treatment sessions spaced at least a month apart can effectively relax these larger muscle groups.
When does Dysport peak?
Dysport typically “peaks” within one month of the injections. The positive results of the Dysport can be seen within four days, as early as 24 hours after the procedure. There may be minor swelling at or near the injection sites for a few days. The cosmetic effects of Dysport are complete around seven days after the treatment. When you have Dysport injections with an expert injector and board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, she can evaluate your cosmetic results several weeks after injections to ensure they are optimal and provide touch-ups if necessary.
Male Dysport patient, before and after photo
Does Dysport last longer than Botox?
The effects of Dysport typically last around three to four months after the treatment, similar to Botox. The longevity of both Dysport and Botox depends on the body’s rate of metabolism of the product. Some patients report Dysport lasting longer than Botox, while others state Botox lasts longer. It all depends on your body and how fast it metabolizes the neuromodulator. Continuing maintenance of Dysport treatments will boost the product’s effectiveness and significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep facial wrinkles.
How long do the effects of Dysport last?
The effects of Dysport can last from 3 to 4 months, depending on the treatment area and the age of the patient injected. Typically, patients will opt for either quarterly or semi-annual treatment sessions to continue their successful results from Dysport injections. Also, studies have shown that repeated injections of Dysport will continue to weaken the muscle and may prolong the longevity of the injection. Both male patients and younger patients may require more units of Dysport injected in a given treatment area to smooth facial wrinkles and fine lines, depending on the size and strength of the facial muscles being treated.
How can I make Dysport last longer?
Most patients are thrilled with their results after an initial Dysport treatment, as the effects of Dysport can last up to four months for many patients. However, one of the best ways to extend the success of Dysport is to continue with regular “touch-up” appointments. By continuing to engage in Dysport treatment sessions, patients can maximize the effectiveness of the neuromodulator and, in some cases, permanently reduce the severity of dynamic facial wrinkles and fine lines. When you consult with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to create a customized rejuvenation treatment plan and timeline that works best for you and your needs and goals.
What is the difference between Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin?
A complete literature review was recently completed by Dr. Jeffrey Dover in 2018, which confirmed that there were no clinical differences observed between these products. The main difference in results depends on the dose of the product injected since diffusion and spread are entirely dose-dependent. Each of these neurotoxins is comparable and effective. However, the units of Dysport cannot be compared with the number of units of Botox or Xeomin and are not interchangeable. The original Botox formulation, before 1998, had 25 ng protein per 100 units. When Botox was reformulated, it was reduced to 5 ng protein per 100 units. Dysport has a mean protein content of 4.25 ng per 500-unit vial. Xeomin has the least protein load, with 0.44 ng per 100-unit vial. It is still unclear if this difference in protein load has any clinical significance in the cosmetic indications of Botox. Both Botox and Dysport have the same recovery time, with no downtime. Additionally, they both have the same effects on facial wrinkles in that they both reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face and have results that last for the same period of time.
Is Dysport better than Botox?
Botox has FDA approval for glabellar lines, forehead fine lines, and crow’s feet, among other cosmetic treatment areas and medical indications. Botox is also FDA-approved for treating symptoms of medical conditions like migraines, depression, overactive bladder, and temporomandibular joint diseases. Dysport injections are currently only FDA-approved cosmetically for the glabellar lines, whereas Botox is approved for multiple treatment areas. Botox treatment requires 20 units to treat the glabellar lines, whereas Dysport treatment typically requires 50 units in the same treatment area. Since the units are not comparable, a direct conversion cannot be inferred. Both Botox and Dysport have the same safety profile, similar proteins, and side effects. Dysport and Botox are considered safe and effective for temporarily treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Both Botox and Dysport seem to last the same amount of time after injection, although the onset of action of Dysport is a few days earlier than Botox. Both the effects of Dysport and Botox are temporary in treating wrinkles, and re-injection is needed once the effects wear off. For patients who find that skincare alone is not treating existing fine lines and wrinkles, both Botox and Dysport are effective ways to treat these facial wrinkles.
What is the difference between Dysport vs. Xeomin?
Like Dysport and Botox, Xeomin is an injectable neuromodulator that uses botulinum toxin to relax the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. Xeomin is a cutting-edge variation on neuromodulators created by Merz Pharmaceuticals. Xeomin differs from Dysport and Botox because it contains no additives or accessory proteins in its formulation. This aspect of Xeomin means it can be an excellent cosmetic treatment option for patients who have developed antibody resistance to products similar to Botox. Antibody resistance is a frustrating issue that certain patients can develop with the continued use of Botox over time, which is why Xeomin’s “naked” formulation is considered an exciting development in the world of neuromodulators.
What is the difference between Dysport vs. Jeuveau?
Jeuveau (also referred to as Newtox) is yet another botulinum toxin injectable neuromodulator that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Like Botox and Dysport, Jeuveau also uses botulinum toxin to block chemical signals from nerves to facial muscles in the treatment area, thus reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles. Just like Dysport, Jeuveau tends to be most effective for 3-6 months after treatment. Jeuveau shows full results after about two weeks, with minimal side effects.
The primary difference between Jeuveau and Dysport is that Jeuveau relies on an innovation known as Hi-Pure. Within the manufacturing process of Jeuveau, an additional purification process of the protein takes place, which is thought to make the formulation safer. Additionally, unlike Dysport and Botox, Jeuveau is exclusively used for cosmetic purposes rather than treating medical issues such as hyperhidrosis, TMJ disorder, or muscle spasms.
How does DAXI by Revance compare to Dysport?
DAXI, or DaxibotulinumtoxinA, is a new injectable neuromodulator created by Revance Therapeutics, Inc., based in California. DAXI is an injectable neurotoxin designed to treat fine lines and facial wrinkles, comparable to the effects of Dysport. The mechanism of both DAXI and Dysport are similar in function. When the botulinum toxin is injected into the treatment area, it temporarily paralyzes the facial muscle, causing it to relax. The freezing of the muscle prevents repeated movements that cause creases, ultimately smoothing out fine lines and facial wrinkles. DAXI is unique to other neuromodulators because it contains a proprietary peptide contributing to its longevity. While the effects of other botulinum toxin type A injections, such as Dysport, last 3-4 months, clinical trials for DAXI demonstrated cosmetic results with a median longevity of 6 months.
Dysport has been approved by the FDA since 2009 for treating glabellar lines. DAXI was FDA-approved in late 2022 for the cosmetic treatment of glabellar lines. The clinical trials demonstrated the safety and efficacy of DAXI with promising results comparable to other injectable neuromodulators in the market. DAXI injections are expected to be widely available in 2023. An expert injector like Dr. Michele Green can work with you to determine which injectable neuromodulator best suits your needs and goals. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists in NYC to offer Botox and Dysport injections and continues to embrace cutting-edge cosmetic treatments like DAXI.
What is the best neuromodulator to use?
Regarding which neuromodulator to use for rejuvenation treatment, there is no “best” option. Each formulation has its own exceptional benefits and should be chosen based on the patient’s particular needs. For example, patients interested in using neuromodulators for the first time for cosmetic use may opt for Dysport. Patients seeking treatment for chronic migraines may opt to use Botox. Patients who have experienced antibody resistance to Dysport or Botox may be interested in using Xeomin to continue to see improvements from neuromodulator injections. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to discuss which neuromodulator is best for you, carefully considering your medical history, as well as your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
Who is best qualified to inject Dysport?
To guarantee optimal cosmetic results and prevent unwanted side effects, it is always recommended to have cosmetic injections with a board-certified healthcare professional. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists are trained to perform these cosmetic treatments expertly. It is very important not to rely on bargain deals or “Groupons” for your neurotoxin injections. Instead, consult a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience providing cosmetic injectable treatments. Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatments available, including Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Dysport injections. With a background in art, Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding rejuvenation with cosmetic injectables, customizing each patient’s treatment plan, so they look and feel like the best versions of themselves.
Who is the best candidate for Dysport Treatment?
The best candidate for Dysport injections is an overall healthy individual at least 18 years of age with no previous adverse reactions to botulinum products. If you have any neurologic medical conditions, such as ALS or myasthenia gravis, these could be contraindications to Dysport treatment. So, it is best to consult your treating physician before any injections. Also, patients with known albumin or cow’s milk protein allergy should not have Dysport injections. If you are allergic to other neuromodulators, like Botox or Myobloc, then you are not a candidate for Dysport injections. If you are interested in Dysport injections for cosmetically improving the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines, schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green in NYC. During your rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific concerns and ideal aesthetic goals. She will physically evaluate the treatment area and determine whether you are a good candidate for Dysport treatment or would benefit more from another non-invasive cosmetic treatment option.
Does Dysport cause headaches?
Dysport injections are often used to treat patients with a history of chronic migraines; however, a headache is one of the less common side effects of Dysport injections. A new headache may occur because the other facial muscles contract to compensate for the treated relaxed muscle. Should a headache develop, this side effect is temporary and should resolve within two weeks. In the meantime, the pain and discomfort can be alleviated through over-the-counter pain medications such as Tylenol. Avoid taking blood-thinning pain relief medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as they can cause or exacerbate swelling and bruising after Dysport injections.
What are the other uses of Dysport besides cosmetic use?
Dysport has a similar formulation and function to Botox, which means in addition to its cosmetic applications, it also has several medical applications. Dysport, like Botox, can be used to successfully manage symptoms of medical conditions such as cervical dystonia, migraines, hyperhidrosis, and TMJ. Cervical dystonia is a medical condition that involves involuntary muscle contractions in the neck. Dysport injections can also treat upper limb spasticity and lower limb spasticity in pediatric patients. TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder, is a medical condition characterized by pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and muscles responsible for jaw movement. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition associated with excessive sweating. Whether you are interested in the cosmetic aspects or medical applications of Dysport injections, Dr. Green will help you to create a customized treatment plan that works best for your needs.
Is Dysport Safe?
When provided by a board-certified healthcare professional, Dysport treatment is very safe. Dysport injections are associated with few mild side effects, such as injection site pain or swelling in the treatment area. However, when an inexperienced injector administers Dysport, the risk of encountering severe, life-threatening side effects increases, such as the spread of toxin effect. For this reason, it is crucial that you work with an experienced, board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green. Dysport injections are often offered at medical spas, aesthetic centers, and “botox parties.” Still, treatment with a board-certified dermatologist is the best option to ensure safe and satisfactory results. Dr. Green is an artful injector of neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and other injectable cosmetic treatments. She has over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options to look and feel like the best versions of themselves.
In addition, when considering Dysport or other injectable cosmetic treatments, it’s best to examine the medication guide, which contains important safety information and can help to determine any potential contraindications. Do not use Dysport if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, are allergic to cow’s milk protein, have a skin infection at or near the injection sites, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have any underlying neurologic disorders, swallowing, or breathing problems, please consult your primary physician to see if you can have Dysport injections. If you have any allergies to any botulinum toxin product, this is a contraindication to Dysport injections.
How much Dysport do I need?
The amount of Dysport required for a patient depends on the strength of their facial muscles, the severity of the facial wrinkles, and the size/ number of treatment areas. Typically, when it comes to treating more subtle facial wrinkles like crow’s feet, around 25 units of Dysport are used for each treatment site. More units will be needed to produce optimal results for larger treatment areas and stronger facial muscles, such as those around the jawline.
It’s important to note that Dysport does not have the same concentration of botulinum toxin type A per unit as Botox® Cosmetic. This means patients typically require more units when having Dysport injections than Botox. Most injectors use a ratio of 2.5:1 for Dysport to Botox. This makes 25 units of Dysport near the equivalent of 10 units of Botox, although there is no exact ratio between the two. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists in NYC to offer Botox and Dysport injections for cosmetically improving the appearance of facial wrinkles and embraces a less-is-more approach, ensuring that patients see results without negatively affecting the facial muscles.
How many units of Dysport are needed for forehead wrinkles?
As the primary muscle of the forehead is relatively thin and flat compared to other facial muscles, forehead wrinkles can be treated with a moderate amount of Dysport. Generally, around 40 units of Dysport are needed, but this can vary from patient to patient. Depending on the severity of the fine lines on the forehead, the aesthetic goals of the patient, and their response to the injections, an individual may require anywhere from 20 to 90 units of Dysport in the area. Male patients typically have stronger facial muscles than women and typically require more units of Dysport to achieve optimal rejuvenation results. The best way to determine how many units of Dysport are needed for your facial rejuvenation treatment is to consult an expert injector and board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green is a world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist known for providing the “best Botox” injections in New York. With a background in art, Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to suit their specific needs and personal aesthetic goals best.
How much does Dysport cost? How much is Dysport per unit?
Dysport treatment costs can vary depending on the experience level of the injector, the geographic location of the office in which you’re treated, the number of units you need per area, and the total number of areas being treated. Patients with stronger facial muscles or more severe dynamic facial wrinkles will likely require a greater number of units of Dysport to achieve their ideal results. It may be more inexpensive to have Dysport treatment with a nurse injector in a medical spa setting; however, it is always recommended to have neurotoxin injections with an experienced board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Having Dysport injections with an expert injector like Dr. Green is the best way to prevent encountering unwanted side effects and guarantee that you achieve optimal cosmetic results. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists in NYC to utilize injectable neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport for cosmetically treating facial wrinkles, including frown lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan for rejuvenation. The total cost of your Dysport treatment can be determined at that time.
What not to do after Dysport
Following Dysport injections in the forehead, glabella, or eye area, patients should remain upright for four hours. Do not engage in strenuous exercise for 24 hours after Dysport treatment. Avoid heat, including saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, and hot showers, for 24 hours. Increasing your body temperature after having Dysport injections can cause or exacerbate swelling near the injection sites. It is okay to use your regular skincare routine following your Dysport injections. Most importantly – do not forget to schedule your next maintenance treatment! The effects of Dysport last up to four months and must be maintained regularly
to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. When you have Dysport treatment with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC, she will provide you with all pertinent aftercare instructions for achieving and maintaining ideal results.
How do I get started with Dysport Injections today?
Cosmetic injectables, like Dysport and Botox, are the number one most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the United States and the private dermatology office of Dr. Michele Green. Patients enjoy the long-lasting anti-aging and rejuvenation effects of Dysport, the ease of having treatment, the lack of downtime, and minimal side effects. Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist known for providing what’s described as the “best Botox in New York City.” With over two and a half decades of experience, she is consistently identified as one of NYC’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy when it comes to facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s treatment plan best to suit their specific concerns and personal aesthetic goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green and learn more about non-invasive cosmetic treatments for rejuvenation, contact us online or call our NYC office today at 212-535-3088.