Dysport® is abobotulinumtoxin A, specifically an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent, that works by weakening or relaxing the muscles of facial expression. Repetitive frowning, concentrating, and squinting can cause the muscles to contract causing furrows, folds, and “crow’s feet”. Dysport® blocks the release of acetylcholine and reduces muscle activity that could cause wrinkles to form. The treated muscle is weakened, the pull of the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin flattens and the wrinkles are reduced and become smoother for a refreshed appearance.
Dysport® is for women and men who would like to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet.
Dysport® is used for treating facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes, fine lines around the mouth and in the “crows feet” areas.
Wrinkles are reduced and become smoother for a refreshed appearance.
Dysport® injections vary depending on how may sites that are treated but generally take no longer than10-15 minutes.
Dysport® results are noted within 1-2 days following the injection and the full effect of the Dysport® injection is noted after 4 weeks.
Dysport® last 3-4 months with optimal results.
The discomfort is minimal and numbing is not necessary. A small amount of Dysport® is injected into several different sites in an area with a very small needle, hat feels like a little pricking sensation or a bug bite. Occasionally, a small black or blue area (bruise) may develop at the needle injection site because a small blood vessel may have been punctured a small during the injection.
There is no recovery time. However, our physician may give you a cold pack or anesthetic cream to place over the injection area a few minutes before and after the procedure. This procedure can be done on your way to work or on your lunch hour.
You may experience tenderness, swelling, bruising, redness, bleeding, pain, and infection at the site of injection. Occasionally, a small black or blue area (bruise) may develop at the needle injection site because a small blood vessel may have been punctured a small during the injection. If any of the Botulinum toxin reaches a facial muscle not being treated, partial weakness of that muscle may last for several months. It is this reason that you are requested not to massage the injected area for 12 hours following injection. In the event of unwanted muscle weakness, the only treatment is to wait for the effect of the toxin to wear off.
Do not take Dysport® if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Dysport®; have had an allergic reaction to any other Botulinum toxin; allergic to cow’s milk protein; or have a skin infection at the planned site of injection.
The price of Dysport varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center of Indianapolis and Carmel accepts CareCredit® financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
Dr. Sally A. Booth and her staff will be happy to discuss the details with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in Carmel or Indianapolis. Dr. Booth and his staff at Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center provide personalized care to residents of Indianapolis and Carmel with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (317) 848-2427 to speak with our friendly staff.