Almost as soon as you receive the injection, the muscles under the skin relax, giving you a smoother, smoother, and more youthful-looking face by reducing muscle activity in the treatment area. After 4 months, the treated muscles will slowly regain their strength. It will take a few more weeks before the injected area returns to its pre-treatment shape. Studies show that Dysport maintains its effectiveness longer than Botox, and a duration of 5 to 6 months has been described more frequently for the lighter neurotoxin.
To prevent premature facial aging and prolong the effects of Dysport, dermatologists recommend combining the procedure with static anti-wrinkle remedies and adopting healthy habits. Before you put on BOTOX or Dysport, you'll need to stop taking blood thinners to limit the amount of bruising and swelling. By contrast, Dysport is currently only approved to relieve severe glabellar grooves and spasticity in the neck and extremities. The most common side effects of Dysport are nose and throat irritation, headache, pain at the injection site, skin reaction at the injection site, upper respiratory tract infection, swelling of the eyelids, sagging of the eyelids, swelling of the sinuses and nausea. Dysport differs from a dermal filler such as Juvéderm or Restylane, which flattens wrinkles by giving volume to thin spaces in the deep layers of the skin.
In fact, 98 percent of users† say their results seemed natural and 97 percent of users† say they would receive Dysport1** again. As mentioned above, the only indications for Dysport approved by the FDA at this time are severe glabellar lines and spasticity of the neck and limbs. Unused muscles contract over time, so longer-lasting paralysis is expected after repeated Dysport injections. If administered immediately after the Dysport injection, improving facial blood flow may reduce the absorption of the drug and the duration of action on nerve endings. Symptoms may appear hours or weeks after the injection and may include problems swallowing and breathing, loss of strength and muscle weakness throughout the body, double vision, blurred vision and droopy eyelids, hoarseness, change or loss of voice, difficulty speaking words clearly, or loss of bladder control.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have surgical changes on your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, any abnormal facial changes, swelling at the injection site, saggy eyelids or saggy eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick, oily skin, wrinkles that cannot be smoothed out by separating them, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Therefore, patients are advised to restrict their activities for the first four hours after treatment with Dysport. The dosage of Dysport is not the same as the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other product you have used. Jackie Yee, MD will discuss everything you should know about Dysport and explain why you're not likely to lose those lovely facial expressions after treatment. Board-certified dermatologists are true Dysport specialists so choose one to perform your procedure. By following the treatment regimens before and after Dysport injections you have already taken the first step in ensuring that its effects last for a long time.
With proper care and maintenance you can enjoy a smoother complexion for up to six months.