Global Laser Cosmetics
At San Diego Global Laser Cosmetics, we like to offer our patients a wide variety of options of treatments that can help turn back the hands of time. Dysport®, an alternative to Botox, can restore a youthful appearance and help to diminish or reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Years of repetitive expressions such as laughing and squinting as well as damage from sun exposure can cause the skin around the eyes, in between the brows, and the forehead to develop deep lines and wrinkles. Now with Dysport® injections, you can see a dramatic improvement within days and without any downtime.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a highly effective and FDA-approved alternative to Botox. A prescription Dysport® injection is used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. This injectable treatment for wrinkles is made from the same neurotoxin (botulinum toxin type A) as Botox. Dysport® injections can provide a very natural look and dramatic improvement in your skins appearance.
How does a Dysport® injection work?
Dysport is a non-surgical treatment. It works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. It is strategically placed by our highly trained injectors to help you achieve a fresh, youthful appearance. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
What areas can be treated with Dysport®?
- Glabellar area (in between the brows)
- Forehead area
- Crow’s Feet (outer corners of the eyes)
How long does Dysport® last?
The benefits of Dysport® injections last approximately 3-4 months. Therefore, repeating injections is essential to maintaining the effects. It’s important to note that you should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days.
How quickly will I see results after receiving Dysport® at San Diego Global Laser Cosmetics?
The appointment will take about 15 minutes. After the appointment, you may continue regular day to day activities. Best results usually occur 3 to 7 days after the Dysport® injection and commonly last somewhere between 3 to 4 months. Side effects are rare and the most common are swelling and redness at the injection site. The results will be a dramatically more youthful appearance.
Is a Dysport® injection painful?
There is very little discomfort associated with the injection – and when performed by a specially trained injector you are less likely to experience much, if any, discomfort. Topical anesthetic can be used if you feel you need it.
You should not have a Dysport® injection if you:
- are allergic to Dysport or any of the ingredients in Dysport
- are allergic to cow’s milk protein
- had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB),* Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA)* or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA)*
- have a skin infection at the planned injection site
- You are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or you are breast-feeding.
What is the cost of Dysport®?
The cost of the treatment can vary from patient to patient. It also depends on how many areas you would like to treat. Call us today or come in for your complimentary consultation!