You can expect the effects of Dysport injections to last for around three to four months, depending on the area treated. This makes it a more long-lasting option than other injectable anti-aging cosmetics, which usually last between two and three months.
Dysporttypically lasts 3 to 5 months, while Botox usually lasts 3 to 4 months. To ensure the best results, it is important to avoid touching the injection sites after treatment, as this could cause partial paralysis in other areas of the face.
The benefits of Dysport will last for a variable amount for each person, usually between 3 and 6 months. Regular retouching sessions are needed to maintain the results, but continuous use of Dysport and other neuromodulators can prevent the formation of new wrinkles due to facial muscle inactivity. Dysport is often used in place of or in combination with Botox, as the two are very similar, but some patients respond better to one or the other. Other neurotoxins such as Botox, Xeomin and Jeaveau can be used together with Dysport and other injectables and cosmetic fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane to fill in hollow areas of the face or improve facial features and achieve a more youthful overall appearance.
An average dose of Botox is 20 units, while an average dose of Dysport is 60 units, and both achieve the same results. When injected into a specific muscle, Dysport causes the muscle to relax, restricting contractions and facial expressions that often cause lines and wrinkles to form. When injected into sweat glands, Dysport blocks the nerves that activate them and reduces excessive sweating. Some patients opt for a non-surgical facelift such as a PDO thread lift to achieve a more dramatic transformation and lift.
Botulism or “Dysport poisoning” would require an absurd amount of units injected directly into the bloodstream, so this isn't a side effect included. To ensure long-lasting results from Dysport injections, it is important to follow all post-treatment instructions.