Dysport® is a cosmetic injectable designed to combat visible signs of aging by temporarily relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles, facial lines, and creases. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® can provide a more youthful appearance by preventing muscle movement in areas prone to dynamic wrinkling, which occurs with the formation of facial expressions. Dr. Geoffrey Leber, our aesthetic plastic surgeon, offers Dysport® injections at his Boston practice for patients who seek a non-surgical solution to  address common indicators of age, such as horizontal forehead lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Namely, Dysport® has been proven to be highly effective in rejuvenating the brow area and smoothing frown lines.

What is Dysport®?

As a derivation of botulinum toxin, Dysport® works to temporarily inhibit muscle motion in regions that typically produce wrinkling and facial folds. The anti-aging treatment has been widely used in Europe for many years, and has more recently gained popularity in the United States. Lines appearing on the surface of the skin that age you prematurely often develop as a result of repetitive muscle contraction, which is why wrinkles are commonly experienced in expressive areas of the face, such as around the eyes and brow. By relaxing these muscles and preventing involuntary contraction of the mechanisms that create wrinkles, Dysport® can effectively soften the look of facial lines for a more rejuvenated and alert aesthetic.

What Can Dysport® Injections Do For Me?

There are a number of ways Dysport® can help diminish the appearance of facial aging for beautiful, natural-looking enhancement. Concerns that are commonly addressed with Dysport® include:

  • Frown lines (vertical lines that appear between the brow)
  • Crow’s feet (small wrinkles surrounding the eyes)
  • Horizontal forehead creases

Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dysport® can typically be combined with other non-surgical options to volumize sunken areas or rejuvenate facial skin, such as JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®. Dr. Leber can help you determine the most beneficial treatment for your unique concerns after assessing your needs in a consultation.

What is Treatment Like with Dysport® Injections?

Dysport® injections are conveniently administered on site and can be completed in as little as thirty minutes, depending on the extent of your cosmetic concerns and the number of injection sites. After your treatment plan is confirmed, the smooth-consistency gel will be strategically delivered to the targeted areas via an ultra-fine needle. Your injector will use meticulous technique to ensure the enhancement achieved is subtle and natural-looking. If desired, a topical numbing agent can be applied to the injection sites to minimize treatment discomfort, although many patients find the procedure to be comfortable without any anesthesia. While the length of the process will ultimately depend on the nature of your treatment plan, injections are generally very brief and commonly performed during an individual’s lunch hour.

What are the Results of Dysport® Treatment?

Following Dysport® injections, there is usually no downtime necessary. Patients may notice mild bruising or swelling at the treatment sites, but these reactions generally dissipate quickly. Individuals can return to their daily routines immediately, although it is recommended to refrain from exercise or vigorous activity for 24 hours. While the results of Dysport® can be readily apparent after injections, the full outcome may take a few days to become fully realized. The effects of Dysport® are typically long-lasting and have been shown to last up to six months before touch-up treatments are necessary.

If you would like to learn more about Dysport®, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leber, please contact a friendly member of our team today.