Dysport Dallas-Fort Worth | Botox Bar
Neurotoxins—also called neuromodulators—are a form of injectable derived from Botulinum Toxin. They temporarily inhibit certain signals between the muscles and the brain. This prevents unnecessary movement that contributes to the formation of wrinkles. While Botox remained the only neurotoxin on the market for several years, there is now healthy competition. Another popular neurotoxin option is Dysport. Botox Bar’s highly qualified and experienced injectors offer the best Dysport Dallas-Fort Worth provides.
Overview: What Is Dysport?
Dysport is an injectable form of Botulinum toxin A used to treat and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. It was first FDA-approved in 2009 for a medical application—the treatment of cervical dystonia—and a cosmetic application, glabellar lines. Since then, aesthetic injectors and providers have offered both Botox and Dysport as neuromodulator options.
Dysport and other neuromodulators work by stopping the muscle from contracting in specific ways. When injected properly and at an appropriate dosage, Dysport does not cause total freezing of the facial muscles treated. It should allow you to properly express yourself and your emotions. For example, you should be able to raise your eyebrows, but not to the point that it causes forehead lines.
Dysport injections come with many benefits for patients. Based on the specific treatment, some patients may see differing benefits. Some of the advantages and benefits include:
- Reduces the appearance of dynamic lines
- Prevents future wrinkle formation
- Natural looking results
- May see results sooner than with other neuromodulators
- Can help treat certain medical problems such as chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis, and muscle spasticity disorders
- Spreads quickly
- Little to no pain
- No required downtime
- Injections often take less than 20 minutes
- Low risk procedure
- Can be effective for patients who have built a resistance to Botox
- Temporary results, allowing you and your provider to alter treatment to address future aging and outcomes
- Considered safe and effective procedure
- Performed by highly trained injectors
Side Effects & Risks
As a medical procedure, there are some possible side effects associated with Dysport. Major side effects are rare. Some of the more common side effects include:
- Bruising (more common in certain people such as those taking blood thinners or with certain medical conditions)
Choosing a qualified injector like those at Botox Bar will reduce your chances of adverse effects or complications. With expertise in facial anatomy and proper injection techniques, Botox Bar’s injectors offer low risk Dysport injections.
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Dysport vs. Botox
Botox and Dysport are both neuromodulators made from Botulinum toxin. They also perform nearly the same functions. However, there are some subtle differences between the two. The table below details some of the differences between Botox and Dysport.
- Fewer proteins than traditional Botox
- Results may appear in as little as two to three days
- Thinner product and spreads out further; ideal for treating larger areas
- Most often used for glabella lines and forehead lines
- Cost often less per unit, but requires more units
- Lasts an average of three to four months
- More proteins than other neuromodulator options
- Results usually appear in seven to ten days
- Spreads less
- All around treatment for fine lines and wrinkles
- Often used for forehead lines and crow’s feet
- Higher cost per unit, but uses fewer units
- May last longer than average for some patients
Ultimately, some patients may simply see better results from one or the other. There is anecdotal evidence that Botox may offer longer lasting results than Dysport, but that Dysport provides faster results. Based on everyone’s individual anatomy, medical history, and biological makeup, patients may observe that one simply works better than the other for them.
The Dysport Injection Technique
When injecting Dysport at Botox Bar, your injector will ask you to make various expressions. This allows them to pinpoint where the wrinkles are forming and the exact area to inject into the muscles. This technique avoids over-injecting the muscle and creating a frozen look.
From there, your injector will begin the injections. While most people do not need any numbing or pain management, if you need it, they are available. The injections themselves use a tiny, shallow needle that reaches just below the skin and into the top upper layers of the muscle. Therefore, it is not an overly painful injection for most people.
Your injector will likely inject along multiple points of the treatment area and most Dysport injection treatments do not take longer than a few minutes. Finally, you will receive some minor aftercare instructions and can continue with your day
Dysport is used for nearly all of the same treatments Botox is, including aesthetic and medical treatments. Some of the treatments Dysport is used for include:
Gummy smile treatment
Trapezus muscle reduction
Several of the medical uses of Botox such as muscle spasticity, eye twitching, and cervical dystonia are the same for all Botulinum toxin products.
After receiving Dysport injections—particularly regular Dysport injections—some people may notice their wrinkles look “worse”. There are a few explanations for this, but Dysport likely did not contribute.
First off, when a patient undergoes regular neuromodulator injections, they become used to not seeing their wrinkles. If they let it wear off completely, the same wrinkles may appear simply because the patient was not used to seeing them anymore. Further Dysport injections can alleviate this. This is called preventative aging.
Dysport results may settle in as soon as two or three days post-injection. With most neuromodulators, there may be some mild results immediately, but the final results will take time. Within one week, most Dysport patients have seen their results settle in. This timeline is often quicker than Botox, and takes a minimum of five to seven days to kick in for most people.
People who have previously had Botox may notice that where they previously got 30 units of Botox, they now get 90 units of Dysport. This difference comes down to the formulations and concentrations of the two products. Since Botox contains more proteins, it takes less product to see a result. However, Dysport contains fewer proteins and thus requires more units.
After Dysport treatment, there is no traditional recovery period. Though, you will still need to make small alterations to your routine to promote optimal results. This can vary depending on the areas treated, but routine aftercare instructions may include:
Do not exercise for 24 hours
Avoid bending over for a few hours
Do not lay down for several hours following the injections
Sleep on your back
Avoid massaging or touching the treated areas for 24 hours
For the most part, patients can resume working and basic physical activities such as walking, shopping, and doing household chores.
The cost of Dysport at Botox Bar depends on the number of units used and the particular treatment. Upon consultation, you will receive a customized price quote. To get an initial idea of how much Dysport will cost based on your procedures, visit our Price Simulator or give us a call.
The Top Dysport Injections In Texas At Botox Bar
Botox Bar is a cosmetic injectables practice serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We are dedicated to offering the finest in medical aesthetics. Our providers have years of experience in cosmetic injections, including Dysport. In addition to experience, our injectors also help educate future injectors on the correct techniques and how to obtain ideal results. Botox Bar provides the leading Dysport injections Dallas-Forth Worth offers
Located in Colleyville, Plano, and Waxahachie, Botox Bar DFW is easily accessible from all areas of the metroplex. Our customized treatment plans, event hosting, and VIP Botox memberships are a few aspects that make our medical practice stand out. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and comfortable environment for each and every patient.
To learn more and schedule, call us at 817-533-7676. You can also email us, complete our Price Simulator, or book online using the link on our website.
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