Botox® Cosmetic Alternative
Are you bothered by frown lines between your brows? Dysport is FDA approved to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in adults less than 65 years of age. It offers an alternative to Botox® Cosmetic and offers a natural look by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Dysport fights frown lines and the overdone look.Have a Question
What is Dysport?
Dysport, gained FDA approval in 2009 for treatment of glabellar frown lines. Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport are fundamentally the same in that they block the nerve impulse from reaching the muscle by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. They target the muscles that create wrinkles caused by repeated contractions. Both products help to prevent fine lines from becoming deep wrinkles when used regularly. Dysport can be used in the same way as Botox® Cosmetic. It will soften that tired, angry look frequently caused by the muscles between the eyebrows (glabella), improve forehead wrinkles, and improve the fine lines around the outside corners of the eye creating a softer appearance by temporarily weakening the facial muscles where injected.
How is Dysport different from Botox® Cosmetic?
Dysport and Botox® Cosmetic are fundamentally the same-they are similar in action but have several key differences. Dysport is a smaller molecule allowing it to spread a bit more, making it better suited for larger areas such as the forehead. This is also the reason that the effects are usually seen sooner, after 1-2 days. The effect of both products last about 4 months.
Dysport is also measured differently than Botox® Cosmetic. That means injecting 10 units of Dysport does not result in the same effect as 10 units of Botox® Cosmetic. So don’t be surprised when you need more units of Dysport to achieve the same result-typically 2.5 to 3 times as much . This is taken into consideration when pricing Dysport in Dr. Friedlander’s office.
Are there any side effects to Dysport?
The treatment is quick and involves several tiny injections which feel like insect bites. Like Botox® Cosmetic, there is no downtime. Side effects are uncommon. You may have a slight headache or swelling. You can safely repeat the procedure to maintain the improvement.
Is it safe to receive other treatments at the same time?
Dysport helps to create a natural appearance by reducing wrinkles in certain areas. Patients can safely undergo other treatments such as fillers at the same time to restore a more youthful appearance in other areas.
Is there any savings program for Dysport?
Galderma, offers a loyalty rewards program called ASPIRE Rewards for Dysport and her sister products – Restylane and Sculptra. Every purchase generates points which can be applied to coupons on future purchases. All you need to do is register and Dr. Friedlander’s staff will do the rest.
Schedule a Dysport consultation
To learn more about Dysport injections and other facial rejuvenation treatments, and to find out if you are a good candidate please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at 973-524-7124.