How do Dysport treatments work?
Life is naturally full of ups and downs and through it all, we show a spectrum of emotion on our faces each day. All the songs we sing along to, movies we laugh at and bad drivers that make us want to scream contribute to our unique, overall appearance. As our skin ages, it loses resilience as the collagen and elastin that helps keep it smooth and firm naturally decreases. When the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten throughout the years, our skin is less able to bounce back with ease, causing the appearance of wrinkles.
At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we believe that you should age on your own terms. Dysport is an injectable pharmaceutical treatment that improves the look of moderate to severe frown lines by blocking the signals sent from a nerve to the muscle. This reduces muscle activity to prevent the contractions that cause frown lines and other wrinkles. Untreated muscles aren't affected so that you won't lose your beautiful smile and other facial expressions. Our skilled technicians make sure to preserve your natural features, so you never look stiff or frozen. We strive to provide subtle, flattering results that don't change your appearance but enhance it.
Dysport is made from the same botulinum toxin as Botox, a neuromodulator derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although similar to Botox, the Dysport formula has smaller molecules that let it spread and diffuse easily for a softer, feathering effect that many clients prefer for its natural-looking results. When used therapeutically, botulinum blocks the nerve signals in targeted muscles that tell them to move. Dysport is used on the upper face in five points between and above the eyebrows to target moderate to severe frown lines, also known as glabellar lines. Your forehead will be wrinkle-free for up to four months with just one injection into each of these five points. The immediate result is smooth, beautiful skin that will have people guessing what your secret is!
Who is a good candidate for Dysport treatments?
Dysport and other neuromodulators are designed to be used in men and women of all ages. Gentle treatments, minimal side effects and natural-looking results have made Dysport a favorite among both clients and providers for reducing the appearance of frown lines. We are even beginning to see younger patients come in for preventative treatments to stop wrinkles in their tracks before they start forming. Dysport can also be used in combination with other treatments such as dermal fillers or the HydraFacial for comprehensive rejuvenation.
Clients who are interested in Dysport treatments should have realistic expectations about the results and remember that the goal is to refresh your appearance, not alter it. At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we are dedicated to providing treatments and services that complement your natural beauty and reveal your best self. Your aesthetic goals, individualized treatment plans and expectations can be discussed in more detail during a comprehensive consultation, so you'll know what to expect on the day of your appointment. Before undergoing a Dysport injectable treatment, please read and follow these guidelines.
What can I expect during my Dysport treatment?
Treatment times can vary from person to person, but generally speaking, Dysport treatments are relatively easy and minimally invasive procedures that take only 10 to 20 minutes to complete. At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we understand that injectable treatments can make some clients anxious, so we've created a warm, welcoming environment to help you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We want to be the best part of your day, so we also provide ice and numbing cream upon request so you can have a pleasant, enjoyable experience. We even have Rosie the Dog to provide in-office cuddles and support!
Dysport treatments are safe and consistent for both men and women with no downtime. You can go back to work or play right after your appointment and resume all normal activities. Side effects are minimal, but may include mild bruising and swelling at the injection site.
What results can I expect from my Dysport treatment?
Dysport's unique formula allows it to diffuse readily and evenly throughout treated areas for a soft, natural-looking appearance. After your treatment, you'll begin to notice the results after two to five days that will last for up to four months. With repeated use, Dysport and other neuromodulators can “train” your facial muscles to stay relaxed, so it not only reduces the appearance of existing wrinkles but can help prevent new ones from forming.
The number of treatments each client will need for their desired effects varies, but it's important to note that the more Dysport is needed to achieve results similar to Botox. This is due to differences in how each product is manufactured and measured. Although you will receive the same amount of botulinum toxin, it takes three Dysport units to equal one unit of Botox. The cost-per-unit is cheaper ($5/Dysport unit), but the overall cost works out to be about the same because you will need 90 units of Dysport to equal 30 units of Botox, for example. If you'd like to learn more about this, please read this blog entry.
Every patient is different, so our trained aestheticians will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that will help you maintain your beautiful, natural skin year-round. Gone are the days of warped, overtreated faces that look stiff and waxy. At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, the goal is to refresh and rejuvenate your already beautiful appearance, not change or distort it. With our Dysport treatments, you will look exactly like yourself, minus the frown lines!