Dysport® is a safe and effective injectable wrinkle treatment that has recently been FDA approved for use in the United States. Known technically as abobotulinumtoxin A, Dysport® works similarly to BOTOX® Cosmetic, in that it restricts the muscle movement responsible for facial wrinkles. The treatment helps soften wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Dr. Caniglia of Facial Plastic Surgery administers Dysport® injections for Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Paradise Valley, Arizona patients. The treatment is most commonly used to treat lines and wrinkles that exist between the eyebrows, also known as frown lines, in addition to other problem areas on the face. The procedure is quick and simple, and results can be seen almost immediately. To learn more about Dysport®, contact our Scottsdale cosmetic surgery facility today.
The Dysport procedure takes place in Dr. Caniglia’s office exam room and is completed in approximately five minutes. Anesthesia is not necessary, although a topical numbing cream is optional. Using a very fine needle, Dr. Caniglia injects the Dysport® substance directly into the appropriate muscles. After treatment, patients usually require no downtime and can return to normal activities the next day. Results last an average of three to four months, although may last as long as six months to a year, and the procedure can be repeated as often as necessary.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is comprised of a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. It can be injected into specific muscles to eliminate the appearance of expression lines, such as frown lines (glabellar lines) that exist between the brows. It can also be used to improve abnormal head position and neck pain in patients with cervical dystonia (CD). Dysport® is administered via injection during a simple, non-surgical treatment performed in the office setting.
How does Dysport® work?
Once injected into facial muscles, Dysport® blocks the signals from the nerve to the muscles, thereby reducing muscle activity and improving the wrinkles and lines.
Where is the Dysport® treatment performed?
Dr. Caniglia performs the Dysport® procedure in his exam room at the Plastic Surgery Center at Kierland located within the Caniglia Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
How long does the Dysport® procedure last?
Dysport® treatment is very quick and takes just five minutes or so to perform.
How painful is Dysport® treatment?
Dysport® treatment involves little pain, though patients may experience some minor, brief discomfort. A cold pack or anesthetic cream may be used if the patient wishes to numb the treatment area prior to injection.
What is the recovery like after a Dysport® treatment?
Dysport® involves little to no recovery time or downtime. Most patients can return to their usual routine the very next day. Any side effects that do result are typically short lived.
How soon after my Dysport® treatment will I see results?
Patients may begin to see results within 24 hours of their Dysport® treatment, with full improvement after one week. Dysport® tends to involve an earlier onset of action compared to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How long do the results of Dysport® last?
While results will vary, Dysport® generally provides improvement for up to four months. In some cases results can last six months to a year.
How long has Dysport® been in use?
Dysport® was approved for use in the U.S. in April of 2009 but has been used in other countries since 1991.
Do you ever wish you could look as young as you feel? If so, Dysport® is an excellent method of correcting those pesky facial lines and wrinkles that form due to age or muscle movement. To learn more about Dysport®, or to schedule a consultation, contact our Scottsdale practice today.