Dysport is an injectable much like Botox that can be used to treat and relax crow’s feet, wrinkles on the forehead and frown lines in between the eyebrows. Dysport’s growing popularity makes it a great alternative to Botox.
Both toxins cause temporary paralysis of the muscles, thus minimizing or eliminating unwanted lines and wrinkles by relaxing the area in which it was injected. Dysport has a thinner consistency than Botox, which allows it to spread more evenly over an area. Because of this, Dysport is often preferred when treating Crow’s feet or other lighter muscle areas.
Dysport can last up to 6 months; showing results in as quickly as 1 to 3 days. Placing ice before and after the procedure in the treated area can help alleviate any bruising or swelling that may occur afterward.
In some patients, antibodies can form as a response to a foreign substance in the body; making these injections not work as well. Botox patients who have formed these antibodies may find that switching to Dysport will work for them.
Because of its speedy results and longevity, it is increasing in popularity. And although Botox has been on shelves for much longer, many clinical trials have proven Dysport as a successful injectable for wrinkles and has been proven to be very safe.
At our San Diego Dermatology office, we offer both Botox and Dysport for wrinkles. Contact us today and set up a consultation to discuss your particular situation and find out which would work best with you!
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