As a Botox® alternative, Dysport® offers unique characteristics that patients may want to consider when treating glabellar lines in between the eyes. At Vein and Body Specialists, we offer this and other injectable treatments to the men and women living in Norwalk, Sandusky, Fremont and the nearby areas of Ohio.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is an injectable neuromodulator that is made with the botulinum toxin, similar to Botox®. Dysport® works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that are responsible for causing wrinkles in the face. As they relax, the wrinkles smooth out, leaving patients with a more youthful appearance. Dysport® is FDA-approved for the treatment of glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, which occur between the eyebrows.
What is the Difference Between Botox® and Dysport®?
Although Dysport® is a similar treatment to Botox®, there are some key differences to consider. First, Dysport® is only approved for the treatment of glabellar lines, while Botox® is approved for a wider range of treatment options. Second, Dysport® typically has a faster onset than Botox®, although Botox® produces results that last a little longer. Lastly, Dysport® is a more diluted formula. This makes the body react to treatment differently than it does to Botox®. At Vein and Body Specialists, we understand the differences between these two formulas and how they impact your final results. During your consultation, we’ll consider your goals and help you identify the treatment that’s best for you.
Benefits of Dysport®
Dysport® offers benefits that include:
- Reduces the appearance of frown lines
- Takes effect within days of treatment
- Quick, convenient treatment
- No downtime or recovery period required
- Preferred alternative to Botox® for some patients
How is Dysport® Administered?
Using a very fine needle, the Dysport® formula is injected into the area between the eyebrows. A numbing agent can be applied prior to treatment to minimize any possible discomfort, although most patients do not find it necessary. The number of injections will depend on the severity of your wrinkles and your particular cosmetic goals. Treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Afterwards, there is absolutely no downtime and you can return to your normal activities immediately. You may experience some temporary redness, swelling or bruising from the injections, which typically fade within a few days.
What Results Can I Expect from Dysport®?
After Dysport® injections, you may not notice results until the Dysport® formula fully takes effect, which typically begins three to four days after treatment. Within a week, you can expect to notice the final results from Dysport® injections. You can expect the results to last about three to four months, after which time additional Dysport® treatments can be performed to maintain your results.
How Much Does Dysport® Cost?
The cost of your Dysport® treatment can vary depending upon your goals and the amount of Dysport® injections necessary to help you achieve them. We will always ensure that you know the cost upfront and will work with you to determine a plan that is both affordable and effective. We offer financing options such as deposits on accounts prior to treatment and CareCredit®, and we also accept credit cards (Master and Visa).
If you’re struggling with the appearance of glabellar lines, contact us today to schedule your consultation for Dysport® at Vein and Body Specialists. We’ll determine if you are a good candidate for Dysport® and help you get started with treatment. Located in Bellevue, Ohio, we welcome patients from Fremont, Sandusky, Norwalk and the surrounding regions of Ohio.