DysportDysport is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that is FDA approved for cosmetic use. Like Botox®, the treatment can temporarily reduce wrinkles by blocking the transmission of signals from the nerves to the facial muscles.
At Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah, we use Dysport for the treatment of forehead lines, frown lines and other facial wrinkles.
Who Should Consider Dysport?
Over time, forehead lines and glabellar lines form as a result of repeated muscle movement. As the muscles contract and the skin folds, a permanent wrinkle gradually appears. Facial muscle contractions can lead to:
- Glabellar lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
If you have dynamic wrinkles that are caused by aging and facial expression, you may be a good candidate for Dysport treatment. The FDA has approved Dysport for adults under 65 years of age.
What Happens During Dysport Treatment?
Dysport is an office treatment that is performed here in Issaquah. The doctor determines your Dysport dose and then identifies the proper injection points on your face. An injection is administered to place the toxin in a small facial muscle. Topical anesthetic may be an option, but most patients do not need it. Treatment time usually takes no longer than 15 minutes.
What to Expect After Dysport Injection
Dr. Michalak or one of our staff members will give you post-treatment instructions. During the first 6 hours, you may need to remain upright, avoid alcohol, and avoid sun exposure. There’s no downtime after a Dysport injection, so you can return to work or your normal routine right away.
The results will become apparent after about 4–8 days and endure for approximately 4–6 months.
Dysport Frequently Asked Questions
Who should not undergo treatment with Dysport?
Dysport treatment is not recommended for patients who are: pregnant, allergic to any Dysport ingredients, allergic to cow’s milk protein, allergic to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc® or Botox®, or individuals with a skin infection at the treatment site.
Is Dysport interchangeable with Botox®?
Ask Dr. Michalak about the differences between Botox and Dysport. The dosing is different and not comparable to Botox. Doctors have also documented differences in the time required for onset of results with Dysport.
Who should I see for a Dysport treatment?
You should always seek out a qualified physician for your Dysport injections. Dr. Michalak is a board certified Dermatologic Surgeon, with experience performing a wide range of injectable treatments.
If you’re interested in Dysport and reside near the Issaquah, Seattle or Bellevue area, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to explore your treatment options. Please dial 425-391-2500 extension 7 for Genie, our cosmetic patient coordinator.