A Comprehensive Guide to Dysport Injections

Wrinkles and fine lines are a cosmetic nuisance for both men and women as they age. As they are the most common signs of aging, there are endless ways to approach wrinkle treatment. Some people opt for simple skincare methods, like creams and serums. Others take a more extensive route by having facelift surgery or other procedures.

One of the simplest and most effective ways to resolve wrinkles is through neuromodulators like Dysport. Dysport works beneath the surface of your skin to target wrinkles at the source. Dysport is a unique neuromodulator that works specifically on frown lines: the creases that form between your eyebrows.

AM Facial Plastics offers Dysport injections for clients in Beverly Hills, CA. Learn more about the Dysport process and its benefits below.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable cosmetic treatment that can create a more youthful appearance by combating fine lines and wrinkles. This popular injectable is used as an alternative to its well-known counterpart, Botox. 

Both injectables contain a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, which interacts with the facial nerves and muscles to provide anti-aging benefits. Dysport treatment is minimally invasive and non-surgical, which means that it requires no incisions or sutures.

What Is Dysport Used for?

Dysport reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial creasing. It can also prevent these age-related changes from forming in the first place. While Dysport can be used in various areas of the face, it has been specifically formulated for glabellar lines, which are also known as frown lines.

How Does Dysport Work?

Dysport injections work through a process called neuromodulation. Neuromodulators reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent more from developing by targeting the underlying cause: excessive movement. 

The constant movement of your skin is what causes wrinkles, fine lines, and creases to form over the years. 

As you age, your skin becomes less and less elastic. With continuous movement, it is unable to remain tight and smooth. Instead, it begins to form lines and creases in areas where the most movement occurs. This is often around the mouth and eyes. 

For example, the way that your forehead moves when frowning and grimacing leads vertical lines to form between the eyebrows. These are known as glabellar lines, frown lines, or “11” lines.

Neuromodulators address these wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscles underneath your skin. Wherever a Dysport injection is administered, it will restrict your skin’s movement. This stops the formation of lines or creases while making the skin firmer and tighter.

Who Is a Candidate for Dysport Treatment?

Dysport is a great option for older clients who have noticeable fine lines and wrinkles, specifically around the eyebrows. It can also be used on younger clients who are looking to prevent the formation of glabellar lines. 

If you are wondering whether Dysport is right for you, seek an appointment with an AM Facial Plastics aesthetic medicine provider. We will assess your fine lines and wrinkles to determine whether Dysport will meet your needs.

How Is Dysport Administered?

Dysport is one of the simplest cosmetic treatments you can receive. During a Dysport session, you’ll sit back in a reclined position with your head tilted upwards. A topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin to provide optimal comfort. 

Once this has taken effect, we will precisely mark the spots on your face where injections will be administered. For most patients, this is between the eyebrows and along the forehead.

After your skin has been marked, we will carefully administer your injections. An ultrafine needle is used during this part of the process. Because of the topical anesthetic, patients should not feel the needle. 

Once all of the necessary injections have been placed, your treatment is complete. You will be free to return home. The entire treatment takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes.

Do I Need to Avoid Anything After Dysport Treatment?

There is no recovery or downtime required after Dysport treatment. You can resume all of your normal activities immediately after your session is finished. This makes Dysport a great treatment to receive during your work break or while out running errands.

When Will My Dysport Begin Working?

Dysport begins working almost immediately after being administered. One of the distinguishing features of Dysport is that it is formulated with smaller particles than other neuromodulators. This helps it spread beneath the skin fast and begin providing results. 

Most patients feel the initial effects of Dysport within several hours after treatment. The final result of your Dysport treatment will be visible about one to two days after your session.

Will My Dysport Results Be Permanent?

Dysport does not produce permanent results. The duration of your results can vary depending on where treatment was administered. A Dysport injection administered between the eyebrows typically lasts anywhere between three and four months. 

As time goes on, you will notice the movement of your skin becoming less restricted. Existing lines and creases will begin to re-emerge. At this point, you can have your injections readministered to maintain the results.

Dysport Treatment at AM Facial Plastics

If you have prominent frown lines, you may be a candidate for Dysport treatment. Dysport injectables work beneath the surface of the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, including frown lines. Dysport treatment is a non-surgical procedure that can be done in as little as 20 minutes.

AM Facial Plastics offers Dysport injections for clients in Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding cities. To learn more about Dysport, call us today and schedule your consultation appointment.