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Has your youthful appearance been marred by persistent lines and wrinkles? Dysport® could be your solution. Dysport® is an FDA-approved prescription injection used to remedy the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in patients under the age of 65.
If you are interested in learning more about how Dysport® cosmetic can help you regain smoother skin, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery by completing the form on this page or by calling 301-567-6767 today for a free consultation.
How Do I Get Started with Dysport®?
During your initial consultation, our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte will thoroughly discuss how Dysport® will help your eyes, forehead, and eyebrows look more youthful and rested. Together you will determine if Dysport® is the most suitable approach to help you achieve the look you want.
Dr. Chiaramonte will also help you decide whether your result may be enhanced with skin care products, dermal fillers, or other surgical or non-surgical procedures.
How It Works
As we age, the area around our eyebrows begins to show lines and wrinkles from years of tightening and contracting our facial muscles. Dr. Chiaramonte treats these eventual imperfections by injecting Dysport® into specific points around the eyebrow line, temporarily blocking the signal from your nerve to contract your muscles. The result is smoother, more youthful looking skin, allowing you to look and feel more relaxed and confident.
What to Expect
Dysport® injections just take a few minutes to administer. Patients usually experience very minimal discomfort and are able to return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. You can see improvements to your skin’s fine lines and wrinkles within days, and the results generally last for up to four months. Dysport® injections can be also be accompanied by other cosmetic fillers such as Restylane® or Perlane® to maximize your facial rejuvenation.
Am I a Good Dysport® Candidate?
You may be a good candidate for Dysport® treatment if you suffer from:
- Frown lines
- Wrinkles of the forehead
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines around the eyes
- All of the above
You should not get Dysport® injections if you are pregnant or have:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Neurological disease
How Many Dysport Treatments Will I Need?
Dysport is a wrinkle-reducer that begins to work immediately upon injection. There is no need for multiple visits. We expect satisfying results from a single treatment because we spend a good amount of time listening to what you want to accomplish before we plan your treatment. Your concerns and goals guide your provider in measuring the ideal amount of Dysport to inject across the treatment area. That said, we cannot predict exactly how your body will respond to your Dysport injections. You may determine that you'd like to return for a minor touch-up about two weeks after your first treatment to enhance the overall effects of this injectable.
How Long Will it Take to See Results After Treatment?
You may begin to see an improvement in your appearance starting as soon as two days after your injections. It can take up to five days to appreciate the full effects of your treatment but, once you do, they can last from four to six months.
How Should I Prepare for My Dysport Treatment?
When you schedule your Dysport treatment, do so at least two weeks in advance of any special or important occasion. You must also wait at least two weeks to get Dysport after you've had a chemical peel, laser treatment, or other cosmetic procedures done.
It is advantageous to avoid the use of medications, supplements, and products that can increase your chances of bleeding by thinning your blood. Examples include ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin A or E, essential fatty acids, flax oil, and other substances. If you take a prescription blood thinner, do not alter your dosing schedule without approval from your prescribing physician. In addition to abstaining from these products for about three days before getting Dysport, you can also benefit from avoiding alcohol consumption, smoking, nicotine use, and even caffeine for about 48 hours before injectable treatment. Taking these precautions may save you from unnecessary swelling and bruising.
Is there any Recovery Time After Treatment?
You can expect your recovery after Dysport to be very easy. There are few side effects to speak of and most people who receive this treatment are able to go about their day as usual, even going right back to work. If you're unsure how you will respond in terms of swelling, redness, or other potential side effects, you might schedule your Dysport appointment when you can go home afterward and take it easy.
How Often Should I Get Dysport Injections?
You can schedule a touch-up as soon as 90 days after your first set of injections. Experts advise waiting at least 90 to 120 days to repeat this treatment. This gives the body sufficient time to metabolize and flush the botulinum product before introducing more.
What Are the Side Effects of Dysport?
Dysport, like other neuromodulators, has a boxed warning. This FDA mandate has been in place for over a decade due to the potential for product spreading. This rarely occurs, but there is a possibility that the active ingredient in neuromodulator drugs can spread to other parts of the body, causing potentially serious side effects like muscle weakness, double vision, or difficulty swallowing or breathing. Fortunately, the most common side effects of Dysport treatment are much more benign! These include tenderness or soreness at the injection site, skin reaction, throat or nose irritation, headache, nausea, or eyelid drooping. If you have questions or concerns about the side effects that can occur after neuromodulator injections, please do not hesitate to ask. We are happy to discuss this with you and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation or any other plastic surgery procedure in Maryland, please contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery by completing the form on this page or by calling 301-567-6767 today for a consultation. We proudly serve patients from Washington D.C and Northern Virginia.