Dysport: An Alternative to Botox Treatment in NYC?
What is Dysport?
Dysport is an injectable medication that is made from the same neurotoxin as Botox. Like Botox, Dysport is also used for treatment of wrinkles. This injectable formula was approved by the Food and Drug Administration 6 years ago for treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
What is difference between Dysport and Botox?
Dysport works exactly like Botox but unlike Botox, it has a faster onset of action and its cosmetic benefits last longer. When injected, Dysport tends to diffuse far from the site of injection, which allows for a wider area of the wrinkle to be treated with fewer injections. For example if you have crow’s feet with long lines reaching out to the forehead and/or eyebrows, the entire wrinkle can be treated with fewer injections of Dysport. It is important to ensure you visit a New York physician who has the necessary expertise since if done wrong, Dysport can spread into the tissues and reach certain muscles in the eyebrow or eyelid, which should not be relaxed. There is a risk that these muscles may become paralyzed resulting in a droopy eyelid. Thus, always make sure the doctor performing the procedure in Manhattan has the necessary skills and knows exactly how much and where to inject.
How does Dysport work?
Dysport works exactly like Botox. When injected into the muscles, it temporarily paralyzes them. Once the muscle is paralyzed, the wrinkling and sagging of skin disappear. Complete paralysis of the muscle takes a few days.
How is Dysport treatment performed?
Dysport injections are done as an outpatient and rarely take more than 10-15 minutes. The injections are done with a very fine needle, and the pain is minimal. For those who are apprehensive about pain, the doctor may apply a numbing medication on the skin 20 minutes prior to the injections. Usually, three to five injections are needed to erase the wrinkles.
What is the recovery like after Dysport?
After the injections, there is no downtime. You can return to your daily living activities on the same day. The following day there may be some redness or bruising that can be concealed with facial makeup or a concealer. The bruising only lasts 24-48 hours. The cosmetic benefits of Dysport usually start to appear within 3-5 days and the peak effects are seen at around 1 week.
How long do the benefits of Dysport last?
After injection of Dysport, the cosmetic benefits can last anywhere from 9-12 months.
What are the possible side effects of Dysport?
Like Botox, Dysport has minor side effects. A minor headache may occur in some people but resolves on its own. If too much Dysport is injected, it may cause the eyelid to droop. That is why it is essential to seek a New York City skin rejuvenation expert who is well trained and experienced with Dysport injections.