Dysport is an injection that helps smooth wrinkles on the face through relaxing certain muscles. It works similarly to that of Botox, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. If you are starting to notice wrinkles at rest on your forehead, between your eyebrows, or at the corners of your eyes, Dysport may be able to help reduce those wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
Remarkable Results, Exceptional Care
At Carolina Facial Plastics, we focus 100% on cosmetic treatments for the face. We offer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin as non-invasive options for facial rejuvenation. More than just a wrinkle-smoother, Dysport can also be used to help reduce excessive sweating, treat teeth grinding, and can help to slim a square jaw caused by overactive masseter muscles.
My staff, which includes board-certified nurse practitioner, Courtney Whitley, and board-certified physician assistant, Heather Bryant, are skilled injectors with a level of expertise not found anywhere else in Charlotte, North Carolina. They can help you rejuvenate your appearance without giving you a “frozen” look, while enhancing your own unique attractiveness.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport works by relaxing the overactive muscles of the face, in order to prevent the repetitive movements that lead to the development of wrinkles. By blocking overactivity of facial muscles, wrinkles are not only prevented from developing, but existing wrinkles have a chance to improve and the skin to smooth. Muscle contraction leads to wrinkles, which is why we tend to develop more wrinkles in areas of our face that we move frequently, such as the forehead.
Get rid of facial wrinkles
The most common uses for Dysport include treating wrinkles and fine lines on the face. These specific areas include:
• Forehead wrinkles: Dysport can help smooth away horizontal lines on the forehead.
• Glabella wrinkles: Often referred to as ‘frown lines’ or “11s,” Dysport can help smooth away vertical lines between the eyebrows.
• Crows feet: “Smile lines” or the wrinkles surrounding the eyes that tend to appear when smiling, can benefit from Dysport treatment. Dysport is also able to give a subtle “brow lift” to open the eyes and lift the lateral brow.
Treat Hyperhidrosis aka “excessive sweating”
Dysport can also be used effectively to treat hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating, that may cause embarrassment, anxiety, and self-consciousness. In certain cases, hyperhidrosis can be socially and even functionally debilitating. Dysport can be a good option to help stop excessive sweating by blocking the nerve signals that tell the sweat glands to produce sweat. Dysport can be injected into the forehead, scalp, and armpits to reduce sweating.
Slim the jaw and relieve TMJ symptoms
Dysport can be injected into the masseter muscles in the jaw for a slimming effect to soften and feminize a square jaw. Shrinking the masseter muscle with Dypsort can significantly create a more slender facial proportion.
A wide jawline may be caused from teeth grinding known as bruxism. This may create associated symptoms of headaches, pain in the jaw and neck, and damage to the teeth. Dysport injections can relieve these symptoms by decreasing the force of the grinding to improve the quality of one’s life.
Relieve Migraines and headaches
Dysport can be an effective treatment for migraines and headaches. Although it’s not totally understood why Botox and Dysport work for migraines, it is believed that they block the pain signals being sent to the brain and relax the muscles in the head to reduce sensitivity to pain. Dysport can be injected into the forehead, temples, and scalp as a potential treatment for migraines and headaches.
Smooth your neck and chest
Horizontal wrinkles or ‘rings’ on the neck can be temporarily erased with a simple Dysport treatment. Tiny amounts of Dysport are injected into the muscles above and below the horizontal lines, resulting in a smoothened look of the neck as the muscles relax. This treatment can also be used similarly on the chest or “decollate” to smooth the texture of the skin.
In addition, the contour of the neck may be improved with a Dysport treatment. The platysma muscles are the vertical bands that run down the middle of the neck. They can become more visible when straining or flexing the neck muscles. These bands can be softened with Dysport to smooth the neck and give a more youthful appearance to the area.
Dysport can last for anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual patient as well as factors such as where it was injected. The most important decision in undergoing a Dysport treatment is choosing the right injector. We strongly believe you should only trust your face to an expert. The injectors at Carolina Facial Plastics are truly experts in the aesthetics of the face and understanding how to tailor Dysport to each individual.
What is the Difference Between Dysport and Botox?
For most patients, there is very little difference between Dysport and Botox. Both products are forms of Botulinum toxin type A, which are used to relax muscles and decrease movement. For most patients, the treatment experience and outcome should be very similar. Some patients may find that one product works better for them than the other; however both products typically last between 3-4 months. One difference between the products is that Dysport may have a slightly quicker onset when compared to Botox: onset of 2-3 days with Dysport vs. 5-10 days onset with Botox. Some practitioners explain that choosing Botox vs. Dysport is like choosing between Coke vs. Pepsi; both products are very similar but there may be a personal preference toward one.
What is the Dysport Aftercare?
There is no downtime and very little aftercare required after Dysport treatments. We recommend avoiding exercise or physical activity for 4 hours post-injections and also to avoid rubbing or laying on the face for 4 hours post-injection.
While results will vary, most patients will see improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 2 to 3 days after a treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
Dysport can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual patient as well as factors such as where it was injected and the injector’s technique. It is important to only have Dysport injections done by a skilled injector as most patients want to only trust their face to an expert. At Carolina Facial Plastics, we tailor our treatments to each individual to ensure natural-looking results.
Is There Downtime?
Since it is a minimally-invasive treatment, there is no recovery time needed after a Dysport injection procedure. You can get a treatment done on your lunch break and immediately return to work after. Any visible side effects such as bruising and swelling are minimal and temporary.
Whether you are 25 or over 70, you will be able to see the age-defying benefits of Dysport injections. Those with permanent frown lines or those wanting to prevent them from forming are good candidates for the treatment. Men and women alike, regardless of skin color, will see an improvement in the appearance of their skin. Dysport is safe and can be used on nearly anyone.
Patients who want to treat excessive sweating, teeth grinding, migraines, and large masseters can benefit from Dysport injections.
How Can Dysport Prevent Wrinkles?
Dysport is not only used to treat existing wrinkles. It can also help to prevent new ones from forming when used at an earlier age. Younger patients often undergo Dysport treatments to inhibit the formation of lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles before the lines form.
Why Choose Carolina Facial Plastics for your Dysport?
Carolina Facial Plastic is a boutique and specialize medical practice only focused on the treatments of the face and neck. Our team members have all received the highest level of training and have extensive experience with Dysport injections. These factors will ensure you have the best possible outcome while minimizing any risks. I would urge patients to trust your face to our experts for all your yearly treatments.
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