What is Dysport®?
Dysport is used as a non-invasive wrinkle correction and prevention treatment that contains Botulinum Toxin type A. It is only available through a prescription injection to people under 65 years of age. The main ingredient in the medication is a protein component derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum.
The injections work as a muscle relaxant under the skin to smoothen the area and deform wrinkles. They also help prevent wrinkle formation by paralyzing facial movement in the area treated.
Dysport can also be used for lifting eyebrows, mouth corner lift, reducing deep chin dimples, treating fine lines on the neck. It also works as a face slimming treatment by reducing the appearance of bulky jaw muscles. In some cases, Dysport is also used to treat severe muscle spasticity of the limbs, in children and adults, and cervical dystonia, a rare painful condition affecting the neck and head functionality.
The idea of Dysport is based on 25 years of clinical research around the world. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Dysport in 2009, and currently, it has acquired approval in 69 countries worldwide.
What is the Difference Between Dysport® and Botox®
Although Dysport and Botox share many similarities, there are also some differences. Here’s how both compare:
Dysport is more diluted than Botox. This means you’ll require more Dysport injections compared to Botox, but it doesn’t mean the latter is more effective. Also, the price of a Dysport unit is lesser than Botox, which balances everything.
Dysport has a smaller molecular weight compared to Botox, which means results appear quicker.
Dysport has the ability to diffuse over a wide area, making it an ideal choice to treat larger affected areas. Botox on the other hand, tends to stay put where injected and treat the specific part.
A more renowned difference between the two is that Dysport works faster than Botox. Results from a Dysport treatment show in a couple of days whereas, Botox results can take around a week to a month to appear.
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How is Dysport® Administered?
One of the many benefits of getting Dysport is convenience, as it can be taken at our Prior Lake office. Only certified doctors and aestheticians like Tru Aesthetics are qualified to carry out the treatment.
The botulinum toxin is injected on five points between the eyebrows and the forehead. Using a very fine needle, it goes directly into the treatment area to block the muscles that contract to form wrinkles. Your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic for comfort.
The procedure normally takes between 5 to 10 minutes, where the majority of the time goes into preparation. Unless you experience any side effects, you can leave the office after taking the injections, without any downtime and continue with your daily activities.
Once your treatment is complete, our team will provide you with follow-up guidelines and schedule for upcoming sessions for a few months.
How Much Does Dysport® Cost?
Dysport varies in concentration from Botox, but it still offers similar results at a more cost-effective price. It is important that you know how many units of Dysport you are purchasing when considering this treatment.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss the number of units needed to match your specific goals and explain the cost.
Refresh my eyes
Crows feet is approximately 20 units
Kiss my glabella goodbye
The 11’s are approximately 30 units
Turn That Frown Upside Down
Frown lines are approximately 40 units
I Want it All
Crows Feet, Gabella, Frown Lines is approximately 90 units