Dysport is a alternative to Botox. It is used to treat those dynamic wrinkles formed by frowning, smiling and laughing. The more emotion you show the deeper the lines and creases become. A procedure known as cosmetic denervation using Dysport is performed by Dr. Phyllis Smith for patients, in our Huntington, NY office, to improve the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet.
What is the main difference between Dysport and Botox?
Dysport usually diffuses more than Botox, and Dr. Smith will suggest which neuromodulator she fills will most effectively meet your needs.
How does Dysport work?
Dysport works just like Botox. It blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Both treatments relax the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Are Dysport treatments safe?
Dysport & Botox injections have been used safely and effectively for over sixteen years to treat many cosmetic and medical disorders. Each year thousands of patients receive Dysport and Botox treatments for a variety of conditions, and they are now the most popular treatment for providing a more relaxed expression.
What is the treatment like?
Neuromodulator injection is a simple, safe procedure f0r wrinkles e and the entire treatment takes about 10 minutes.
Dr. Smith performs the treatment using a tiny micro-needle. A very small amount is injected, very precisely, into several locations on your face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the pain associated with the treatment is minimal. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can drive yourself home or back to work. You may experience some slight temporary bruising at the treatment site. This can be covered with make-up.
What results can I expect?
If dynamic wrinkles make you look older than you are, Dysport can smooth these out and give you a more youthful and pleasant appearance. Dysport injections will not improve sagging skin or replace the need for a facelift or brow lift.
What are the limitations of these injections?
These injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. The effects of the injections may last from four to six months. You will need to have injections a few times a year. Also, the duration of effect varies from patient to patient.