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Dysport®: Achieve a More Youthful Appearance from a Subtle Treatment

Dysport® is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved anti-aging therapy that is designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When administered by an experienced professional, this treatment is very safe and effective, producing noticeable results in just days. Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery is proud to offer Dysport® treatments to patients in Scottsdale, AZ, and surrounding areas. To find out how this therapy can subtly take years off of your appearance, contact our practice today.

What Can Dysport® Do for Me?

This popular anti-aging treatment works by inhibiting muscle contraction, helping to prevent the skin above the muscle from becoming wrinkled. Dysport® is frequently employed to effectively treat common lines and wrinkles, including:

  • Crow lines – fine lines and creases that radiate from the outer edges of your eyes when you smile or squint.
  • Brow lines – these lateral furrows on your forehead can deepen and become more defined when you lift your brow.
  • Frown lines – sometimes called glabellar frown lines, these creases between the eyebrows can make you appear tired or upset.

Treatment can also be customized to address multiple concerns, depending on your unique goals.

Dysport® vs. BOTOX® Cosmetic

The compound used in both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® is derived from the same source. Still, there are important differences between these injectable anti-aging treatments. Dysport® contains a protein that has a smaller circumference. This allows the serum to spread farther from the injection site for softer, more nuanced changes to the treatment area. Conversely, BOTOX® Cosmetic has larger sized proteins that fan out over a smaller area from the injection site. A Dysport® injection can expand an average of three centimeters, while BOTOX® Cosmetic typically diffuses only about one centimeter. As a result, many patients feel that Dysport® can produce more natural-looking results.

Choosing the Right Therapy

During your consultation, Dr. Heringer or Dr. McLeish will review your cosmetic goals and unique physical traits to determine the right treatment plan for you. Dysport® can be a great standalone treatment, or it can be combined with other non-surgical anti-aging therapies, such as dermal fillers or laser resurfacing, for more comprehensive results.

The Procedure

To begin your Dysport® session, a specialist will ask you to squint or frown. This allows him or her to identify the areas where an injection will produce the greatest effect. Because we use an ultra-fine needle to administer the treatment, patients do not typically require a numbing agent.

The number of injections administered will depend on the type and severity of the wrinkles and lines being treated. After this relatively quick procedure, the benefits are often immediately noticeable. The full effects will become more apparent after 10 to 14 days, and can last for about six months.

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