Dysport Injections in Miami, South Miami & Coral Gables, FL
I am pretty sure that wrinkles are not your style? Yet, the “frozen” look isn’t either? Well, the medical team at Miami Plastic Surgery has a name for you: Dysport®. Never heard of it? Not surprising! Although most people are familiar with the name BOTOX®, some are surprised to learn that there are other neuromodulator wrinkle treatments available. Dysport®, closely related to Botox®, treat the same conditions; with subtle differences. Keep reading, you will be pleased you did!
What Are Dysport® Injections?
Dysport® is a prescription injection that smoothes the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. This is achieved without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face – the untreated muscles still work normally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions. So, you can continue to express feelings naturally.
How Long Does It Take For Dysport® To Work?
Dysport® often has a more rapid effect than Botox®. It is therefore ideal for patients that require fast results – say for an upcoming business meeting or important event. Patients often see results in as little as two days after treatment (treatment with Botox® may take 7 days for visible results).
How Long Does A Dysport® Treatment Last?
Keep in mind that the longevity of a Dysport® treatment varies from one person to another. Generally, initial treatments typically last 3 to 6 months. Subsequent treatments may prove to have more lasting results. On average, the results may last for up to 13 months.
Side Effects of Dysport®
Following a comprehensive safety review in 2009, the FDA mandated that all botulinum toxins — including Dysport® — carry a boxed warning. The aim is to bring attention to the fact that these products have the potential to spread from the injection site to other parts of the body, with serious consequences. However, the most common possible side effects include:
- Nose and throat irritation
- Injection site pain
- Injection site skin reaction
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Eyelid swelling
- Eyelid drooping
- Sinus inflammation
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur, which can be life-threatening. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Dysport® may also interact with cold or allergy medicines, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medicines, irritable bowel medicines, or injected antibiotics. It is therefore always advisory to inform your doctor about all medications and supplements you use.
During pregnancy, Dysport® should be used only if prescribed.
Your Miami Plastic Surgery specialist will discuss your wrinkle treatment options. Our board-certified dermatologists perform all injections, so you are guaranteed a quick, comfortable, and effective treatment. A tiny needle is used to inject only the amount of product needed to look your best. The procedure involves injecting the neurotoxin directly into the glabullar muscles which cause facial folds or the wrinkles. The injection immobilizes the muscles temporarily, reducing the crease lines when you frown.
You may have slight redness and swelling at the injection sites. But, this fades quickly and will not interfere with your daily activities.
Dysport® treats the moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. One injection into each of the 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents the muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally – no “frozen” look.
Dysport® Vs Botox®: Which Lasts Longer?
- Dysport® usually starts to work in one to two days. It generally reaches its full effect in about 10 days. It can be more cost-effective as the cost per unit is less, however, it requires more units per treatment. Results in each individual will differ, but you may forget about your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months.
- Botox® usually takes a few days to a week to show real results. It then typically lasts between three and six months. Results vary for each individual.
Why Choose Miami Plastic Surgery for Dysport® Injections?
The board-certified dermatologists at our Miami Plastic Surgery practice have extensive experience in rejuvenating, refreshing and renewing your appearance. We will help you to explore the possibilities in choosing the best treatment for your needs.