What is Dysport?
Dysport is a type of botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin that is derived from Clostridium botulinum. It is a purified protein that has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Dysport is an injectable treatment that is injected sub-dermally, or directly into the skin. When used for cosmetic purposes, it can reduce, and even eliminate, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with younger, smoother looking skin and greater confidence.
What Can Dysport Be Used For?
Dysport has several cosmetic uses. These include reducing the appearance of:
Dysport can also be used for other treatments as well, including:
How Dysport Works
Dysport is a liquid treatment that is injected directly into the skin. Once injected, it goes to work blocking the signals sent by nerves to target muscles. This prevents the muscles from contracting. The skin is given an opportunity to smooth out, reducing, and eliminating, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Getting Dysport injections is quick and simple. Treatments generally take only about 10 to 20 minutes of your time. The Dysport is injected using a fine tipped needle. There is no need for local anesthetics. Most patients report feeling only minor discomfort or a slight pinching feeling when the needle is inserted into the skin. It typically takes 2 to 3 days to see the full effects of your Dysport treatment. You may notice some bruising at the injection sites, but it should disappear in just a couple of days.
Is Dysport Safe?
Dysport is an FDA approved procedure and is regarded as a safe, highly effective treatment. We are highly trained and experienced in administering Dysport injections. Despite its safety, there are some risks associated with treatment, just as there are risks associated with any other type of treatment. Common risks of Dysport include:
More serious, but much rarer, risks include:
Is Dysport a Permanent Treatment?
While effective, Dysport is not a permanent treatment. Typically, results of one treatment last up to 4 months. As the effects begin to wear off, the signals between your nerves and facial muscles are restored. This means that the muscles can begin contracting again, leading to the reappearance of lines and wrinkles. To maintain the results of your Dysport treatment, it is necessary to have periodic retreatments done.
Dysport is an incredibly effective treatment for reducing and even eliminating, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a more youthful, confident appearance. Call Jillian Prather Family Dentistry today at (918) 401-9933 for more information and to schedule your consultation.