Dysport is an FDA-approved alternative to Botox manufactured by Galderma, creators of the Resylane family of fillers. This injectable treatment for wrinkles contains the same purified ingredient (botulinum toxin type A) as Botox.
Dr.Lyos and MD Aesthetica have been injecting Dysport in Houston since it first became available in the U.S. market in April, 2009. Dysport was originally developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1990’s and has been readily available in Europe, Asia, and South America for over 15 years. As in the development of Botox, it was originally developed for other medical conditions, and had been used for many years prior for muscle and eye disorders originally, and now excessive sweating, and facial wrinkles.
Which wrinkles can be treated with Dysport?
As in with Botox, this injection helps with wrinkles caused by muscle movement: the forehead lines, Crow’s feet, and the frown lines between the brows. Dr.Lyos and his staff are also trained in advanced injections for other areas, which can be addressed in your consultation.
What is the procedure like?
It is a simple 15-minute visit with a few tiny injections. MD Aesthetica uses the smallest needles available to minimize pain and possible bruising. Numbing cream is available complimentarily by request
Is Dysport painful?
Botox and Dysport injections are the easiest and quickest cosmetic procedures to try. The injections feel like mosquito bites are considered a cosmetic gateway since they are often the first this people try when deciding to improve their appearance.
Do I need to take time off to recover?
No. Most patients return to work or their usual activities immediately after the treatment. The injection sites typically resolve within 10-15 minutes and the area can be covered with makeup immediately. The one think to know however is to avoid laying down horizontally 2-3 hours following the treatment and to avoid strenuous exercise for a few hours after.
Which is better: Botox or Dysport?
The answer may depend on who you listen to and is widely debated in the medical community. Various studies have shown a longer lasting effect with either one or the other, with no real winner in sight yet. These two products most likely have the same side effect profile and same length of duration. There are some slight important differences between the two, which reinforces the need to rely on a thoroughly experienced physician for injections.
Are there any side effects?
Most people have no problems at all. Occasionally, some may have slight bruising at the injection sites. To minimize bruising, avoid alcohol, fish oil, aspirin, and ibuprofen for 10 days before Dysport injections. Some individuals may have a slight headache for one day. If the forehead is treated, there is a very slight risk of temporary eyelid droop. This is typically not noticeable to others and may last a few weeks.
Who performs the Dysport injections?
Dr. Brown only. She understands that experience and expertise are extremely important, especially when undergoing any treatment on the face.
When will I see results?
Within 2-3 days you should notice it in effect, the full effect may take up to 1 week to develop however. Dysport works slightly faster than Botox.