The board-certified dermatologists at San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are known for their expertise in injectable treatments. Among those is an injectable treatment called Dysport that is used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet. Our skin care specialists are San Diego Dysport experts who can give your face a rejuvenated, youthful appearance in just one anti-aging treatment.
What is Dysport?
Dysport uses the same principles as other neuromodulators like Botox wrinkle treatment. It is referred to as a “wrinkle relaxer” and works by stopping the signals that nerves send out in muscles, effectively relaxing them to stop muscle contractions, which can cause unsightly wrinkles and lines. The best part of this neuromodulator injection is the natural results that you will see very quickly. By injecting the product into specific areas, the other parts of your face will continue to contract normally, so natural facial expressions are unaffected.
Dysport injections can be done in just about an hour and your recovery time is virtually nonexistent. Dysport is one the fastest growing treatments for wrinkles and fine lines in plastic surgery today. To find out more, give the offices of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego a call and schedule an anti-aging injection consultation.
This neuromodulator injection is commonly used to treat the following:
- Crow’s Feet
- 11 Lines
- Neck Bands
- Bunny Lines (Nose)
- Gummy Smile
- Excessive Sweating
- Chin Dimpling
- Droopy Brows
Anti-Aging Injection Frequently Asked Questions
To learn more, take a look at some of the commonly asked questions that our dermatology specialists have answered for you here or give us a call today!
Q: How long do results last?
A: The results from your injection will be fully evident within a week after treatment, with results generally lasting between 4 and 6 months.
Q: What are common side effects?
A: Patients generally experience minimal side effects from a Dysport treatment. The most common side effects include headache, pain at the injection site, skin irritation, nose and throat irritation, sinus inflammation, eyelid swelling and/or drooping, respiratory tract infection, and nausea. These side effects, when experienced, generally only last a few days. As with any Dysport treatment, discuss the possible side effects with your doctor during your consultation and be sure to contact your doctor if you are concerned about a side effect you are experiencing.
Q: What is the downtime after a neuromodulator injection?
A: There is no downtime after a Dysport injection. Patients can return to work and their other routine activities right away. You can even apply make immediately following the treatment!
Q: Are Dysport injections painful?
A: When injected by one of our board-certified dermatologists and skin care specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, neuromodulator injections are generally pain-free. If you’d like, however, the doctor can apply a topical anesthetic to the injection site prior to the anti-aging procedure.
Q: Can this anti-aging injection help my really deep frown lines?
A: For exceptionally deep frown lines, Botox or a dermal filler may be the better option. To learn more, contact our office today to schedule your initial Dysport injection consultation.
Q: What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?
A: For most doctors, explaining the difference between Dysport and Botox is like explaining Coke versus Pepsi. Botox is a more well-known wrinkle reduction treatment used to reduce the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. While extremely popular, with millions of Botox procedures performed each year, Dysport is a great alternative. In 2009, Dysport became FDA approved and is marketed as having the same cosmetic benefits as Botox. Prior to this, Dysport was used in Europe for well over a decade as a popular Botox alternative. Both Dysport and Botox are forms of botulinum toxin type A that is used to relax movement in the muscles that create fine lines and wrinkles. Biologically and chemically, Dysport and Botox are almost identical, with slightly different molecular sizes, leading to different unit measurement.
Q: How long until Dysport results are visible?
A: Dysport usually starts to work in the treated areas within one to two days. Dysport results usually reach the full effect in about 10-14 days. However, statistically, the median number of patients treated with Dysport begin to see results by day three. In other words, half of the patients treated with Dysport see wrinkle-smoothing results before day three and half see results afterwards. Dysport patients are encouraged to follow-up 2 weeks after treatment to evaluate the results and whether additional injections are needed to achieve the desired effect.
More information on Dysport injections can be found here.
Contact the San Diego Dysport Experts Today
Dysport treatment, like Botox, is a very commonly used dermatologic injectable treatment for crow’s feet, wrinkles around mouth, lip augmentation, and facial lines. A Dysport injection can give you the youthful appearance you have been wanting in a short, painless treatment. Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today at (858) 365-3620 today to schedule a consultation.
Dysport is one among many anti-aging injections that we offer in San Diego. Xeomin is another wrinkle removal and fine line reduction treatment our dermatology specialists offer.