Erase your wrinkles, not your facial expressions. If fine lines and wrinkles are giving you something to frown about, consider getting Dysport® treatment from Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center. This all-natural, fast-acting, and long-lasting prescription injection can help improve the appearance of frown lines. As Gainesville’s trusted source for skin care treatments using innovative technology and professional care, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic fillers to help patients meet their beauty goals.
Contact us today to learn more about our available services and schedule Dysport® treatment.
What Is Dysport®?
Dysport® is an injectable treatment used to help smooth the appearance of frown lines and crow's feet without altering the appearance or movement of the rest of the face. With Dysport® treatment, patients can frown, laugh, and smile, all while enjoying a smoother and plumper complexion. Among the most used FDA-approved injectables, Dysport® treats moderate-to-severe frown lines (glabellar lines) between eyebrows by reducing muscle activity caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, leaving behind a move even skin surface. Frown lines and crow’s feet can result in a tired, aged appearance, but with Dysport®, patients can restore natural firmness to these areas for up to 5 months following treatment.
How Does Dysport® Work?
Dysport® temporarily treats moderate-to-severe lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. This treatment requires one Dysport® injection administered to five points of the face — one injection into points both between and above the eyebrows blocks the nerves’ signal to the muscles below the skin. Dysport® injection sites comprise two points above each eyebrow and one point in the middle of the eyebrows, which ultimately reduces muscle activity and prevents muscle contractions within the treated areas.
Dysport® targets the offending muscle groups while leaving the rest of the face free to move naturally — this allows patients to control their look without having their look control them. Dysport® forehead injections and Dysport® for crow’s feet offer fast-acting and lasting results that appear natural, so patients can start enjoying marked improvements to their wrinkles and fine lines soon after treatment and continue reaping the benefits months later. What’s more, treatment is both quick and safe and only requires about 10-20 minutes to complete. Our team has extensive training with correctly administering cosmetic injectables and a wide range of skin treatments for your aesthetic benefit — contact us today to get started!
Dysport® Vs. Botox®
If you’re wondering how this injectable performs compared with other cosmetic fillers, both Botox® and Dysport® are types of botulinum toxin injections that are traditionally used to temporarily smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the face. These injectables may likewise be used to treat muscle spasms in those with certain health conditions. Both fillers are considered safe and effective, incredibly convenient, and have little-to-no downtime requirements following treatment. The main differences between Botox® and Dysport® lie in the potency of trace proteins, which can make one more effective than the other.
The effects of Dysport® may appear sooner than with Botox®, but results following Botox® injections may last longer in some patients. Another difference is how they are measured — for example, treating forehead wrinkles with Dysport® may call for 50 units, while treatment with Botox® may only require 20-25 units. Additionally, Dysport® typically offers greater spreadability than that of Botox®. To learn more about either of these injectables or for information about the wide range of cosmetic fillers we offer, contact our office today.
Dysport® offers natural-looking results that look and feel like you. While naturally occurring, facial lines and wrinkles typically appear and become more prevalent over time and with age — this is due to a wide range of factors, including a loss of collagen, reduced skin elasticity, genetic factors, sun exposure, and the natural aging process. Dysport® helps improve these typical signs of aging with clear, noticeable results that last for months. Unlike traditional surgical procedures for improving the appearance of facial wrinkles, patients often see Dysport® results day by day within a few days of treatment, and little-to-no downtime is required after injections. The majority of patients see marked improvement within two days of Dysport® treatment, while the full effect of treatment may not be seen for two weeks.
Dysport Before & After Photos
How Long Does Dysport® Last?
Following a Dysport® injection, most patients enjoy their results for 3-4 months, after which time patients may require additional follow-up injections to maintain their desired results. The Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center team recommends that patients schedule their first three treatments approximately 12 weeks apart. The subsequent follow-up treatments may then be scheduled about 16 weeks apart. However, please note that this schedule may not apply to every patient — the most effective treatment plans are individually based and reflect each patient’s desired aesthetic results, skin requirements, and health factors. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact our office.
Is Dysport® Safe?
Dysport® is both safe and effective for the vast majority of patients. If you are under 65 and seek a treatment for temporary improvement to the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows, you may be a candidate. The best way to ensure your safety is to only receive injections from a highly experienced and trusted provider, such as our dermatologists in Gainesville with Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center.
Individuals should not undergo this treatment if they are allergic to Dysport® or any of the ingredients in Dysport®, allergic to cow’s milk protein, experience an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, or if they have a skin infection at the planned injection sites. If you have any of the following, Dysport® may not be right for you. The best way to ensure your candidacy is to speak with our dermatologists — contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
- History of surgical changes to your face
- Very weak muscles in the treatment area
- Your face appears different from side to side
- The injection site is inflamed
- You have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds
- You have deep facial scars
- You have thick skin that is oily
- Your wrinkles can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart