What is Dysport?
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription injection that is an approved treatment for glabellar lines that are moderate to severe in patients 65 years and under. It belongs to a class of treatments called neuromodulators which work by relaxing and limiting the movement of muscles around the injection site. Dysport is injected into 5 points between and above the eyebrows. These injections temporarily block nerve signals and prevent muscle contractions that cause frown lines. As these muscles relax, the skin around them becomes less wrinkled.
Dysport injections are virtually painless and typically a local anesthetic is not necessary. Treatment sessions usually last less than 30 minutes. With Dysport you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines within one to seven days after treatment as the muscles gradually begin to relax. One treatment of Dysport can last three to four months.
Dysport has over 25 years of clinical use worldwide and is approved in 69 countries. It has a proven track record and a high patient satisfaction rate. If you are thinking of using Dysport, Hess and Sandeen can help. Our plastic surgeons have the knowledge and experience to get you the look you are dreaming of.
Dysport is not an optimal treatment for patients who are over 65 or who have already had surgical changes to their face. Dysport is also not recommended if: your face is not symmetrical; you have droopy eyelids, saggy eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick and oily skin; or you have wrinkles that cannot be smoothed by spreading them apart.
You should not get these injections if you are pregnant, allergic to cow’s milk or botulinum toxin, or if you have an infection, muscle weakness, or swelling near the injection site. Your team will go through all of the information regarding Dysport, including any possible side effects, at the time of your consultation.
Benefits of Dysport
Dysport was designed with you in mind. It is a non-surgical, safe, and effective option for people who want to see remarkable results without the downtime of plastic surgery. It works differently than other brands of botulinum toxin type A. The treatment specifically targets the frown lines between your eyebrows. Untreated muscles continue to function normally so it does not change the look or movement of the rest of the face. It is designed for adults who want a natural look and allows for normal expressions as untreated muscles still work as they should. Because there is no set age at which wrinkles and other signs of aging appear, we can help patients of all ages look and feel their best.
This procedure is non-surgical so there is little to no recovery time. The amount of time you take off from work is up to you, however you might consider taking the day of the procedure off as well as the next day in case any mild side effects occur.
Combined Treatments With Dysport
Dysport only helps soften lines between your eyebrows. Other areas of your face may benefit from additional treatments. As you age, your face may have developed hollowing or have a loss of volume. Common areas like the cheeks, under eyes, lips, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines can be treated with fillers along with your Dysport injections. We have several options including wrinkle removal, injectable fillers, and lip plumping injections that will compliment your Dysport treatment and give your face a whole new look.
Will Insurance Pay for Dysport?
Dysport is not covered by insurance when used for cosmetic reasons. We offer financing options through Care Credit to help you achieve your goals. Contact our office for details.