Dysport is manufactured by Galderma. It first received FDA approval in the U.S. as a wrinkle treatment in 2009. It contains abobotulinumtoxinA, a highly purified protein that ‘relaxes’ facial muscles and lasts from 3-4 months. What is Dysport? It’s a neuromodulator, a drug that temporarily stops the muscles from moving thereby softening fine lines and wrinkles. Since it’s composed mostly of protein, the body can metabolize it completely and the enzymes eventually break it down into amino acids. Safety studies have shown that no traces of Dysport protein are left once its effects have worn off. As a competitor to BOTOX®, Dysport® offers some advantages. Dyport® spreads more efficiently through facial muscles and has a quicker onset of action. In some instances, it can last longer than other neuromodulators. It’s very effective for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the upper face.* When injected by a qualified physician, Dysport® softens lines and gives the face a more youthful appearance while maintaining a normal range of facial expressions.* Xeomin® is another neuromodulator currently on the market. Although similar to Dysport and BOTOX, it has subtle differences in dosing and performance. Learn more about Dysport® cost, see before and after photos, and find location near me in the San Francisco Bay area.
Dysport may vary in terms of the dosage required but it has the exact same mechanism of action, which is to relax facial muscles. In fact, it’s just as effective for treating lines and wrinkles as the other neuromodulators. It helps to smooth horizontal forehead lines which are visible every time we raise our eyebrows. Furthermore, vertical frown lines (also known as the 11’s) and crow’s feet (fine lines around eyes) also respond very well to Dysport. A pleasing brow lift (2-3 mm) can be achieved by injecting the outer corners of the brows. When done alongside crow’s feet this injection can open up the eyes and give the face a more refreshed look. Other areas treatable with Dysport® are vertical upper lip lines, bunny lines on the nose, a gummy smile, masseter muscles (for a slimmer V-line jawline) and the bulging neck bands. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can be alleviated with higher doses of Dysport®. Anyone suffering from profuse sweating in the forehead, armpits, palms, and feet can significantly benefit from a Dysport injections.
To get the best outcome from your Dysport treatment you should always choose a highly qualified and experienced injector. Ideally, it’s someone board-certified like a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon, or advanced mid-level provider like a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner who practices aesthetic medicine exclusively. At Azala, Dr. Mosser has developed a special technique for ensuring results are consistent. * He and his clinical team keep very detailed patient records, mapping out every single injection point and dosage so that each treatment is identical to the one before. Depending on whether the clinician is using Dysport vs BOTOX, the injections may be spaced farther apart or done in a different location. It’s normal to experience red bumps at the injection sites which normally go away after 15-20 minutes. One advantage of Dysport® is that it has a quicker onset than BOTOX®. Gradually, over the next couple of days movement in the area will become restricted and the lines will become less prominent. Your injector will advise you not to touch the area, lie down for four hours and abstain from rigorous exercise. Dysport® cost can vary based on where you’re located and the type of injector performing your treatment. Dysport may cost a little less if it’s injected by a nurse or other clinician. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Azala San Francisco to find out more information about Dysport® and how it can help you look and feel more youthful.
* Results may vary and are not guaranteed
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.