Many of our patients are concerned about wrinkles and lines but don’t want invasive products or treatments. Neuromodulator injections such as Dysport can be an excellent solution because they make your face smoother and less lined without downtime. Plus, you’ll still look like you and you, just a little more refreshed.
At Hector L Di Carlos MD PA, we offer Dysport injections to help treat frown lines, forehead lines, and more. Our treatments are solutions for both men and women who want a smoother and more youthful appearance without surgery or invasive treatments.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is a medication injected into the face to help treat lines and wrinkles. As a neuromodulator, it works to help block transmissions from nerves to muscles and cause these targeted muscles to relax. Neuromodulators can be particularly effective treatments because they are temporary and customizable. With the right doctor doing the injections, you can achieve the results you are looking for whether you want a more noticeable look or something more subtle.
Neuromodulators can work for certain types of wrinkles and lines because they can reduce motion in the muscles that cause these lines to form. While not all lines can be treated using Dysport, it can be particularly effective for expression lines such as those between the eyebrows or on the forehead.
What Is Dysport Used For?
Dysport for Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet near the eyes can become more pronounced with age. Dysport for crow’s feet can be a good choice because it can help to reduce crow’s feet while still allowing you to have a natural smile.
Dysport for Frown Lines
Dysport is FDA-approved for treating frown lines, sometimes called glabellar lines. These lines appear between the eyebrows when you frown, concentrate, or even squint at the sun. Treating this area with Dysport allows for gentle relaxation of the muscles so these lines can disappear.
Dysport for Forehead Wrinkles
Dysport can be well-suited for lines on the forehead because it can disperse better over a large area. When injected into the forehead, it can help relax these lines while allowing for a lighter treatment if desired.
The Dysport Lip Flip
If you have a thin upper lip or a gummy smile, a Dysport lip flip can help subtly change the shape of your lips to make them appear more augmented and hide the gums when you smile. A small injection of Dysport in the right area will have a mild paralyzing effect on the muscle that pulls the lip up when you smile and it can help the tissue of the lip to relax, allowing more of it to be seen.
Medical Uses for Neuromodulators
If you are seeking out our practice to help resolve problems with temporomandibular (TMJ) pain, migraines, or excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), we offer neuromodulator services for these conditions. Injecting a neuromodulator into specific areas can help to interrupt pain signals that may be causing your migraines, and can block the signals that cause your sweat glands to produce too much sweat. These medications can also relax the muscles in the jaw that may be causing your jaw pain, headaches, and difficulty opening your mouth. Talk to your doctor about using neuromodulators for these conditions.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Dysport injections can last for up to 5 months in certain patients. The length of time can depend on your body and can even be impacted by the frequency at which you are receiving treatments. Many people schedule maintenance appointments every 3 or 4 months to maintain results and prevent wrinkles from returning.
Dysport Vs. Botox: What’s the Difference?
Dysport and Botox both share the same active ingredient. However, these products are not interchangeable. The most notable difference between the two products is the dilution. Dysport is a much more diluted botulinum toxin A product. This simply means that more of the product may need to be injected to achieve similar results.
Dysport’s unique formula means that it can spread more quickly through an area. It can be great for treating larger areas or for treating an area more subtly. Because of its dilution, Dysport is cheaper per unit than Botox, but since more product is often used, the cost is comparable between the two.
We use both Dysport and Botox in our clinic. We find that each can serve a unique purpose when it comes to aesthetics and a consultation is needed to determine which product is better for you.
Dysport Injections in Fort Lauderdale, FL
We make Dysport injections a simple and comfortable process. While all injections will come with a little pinch that can be uncomfortable for some, these treatments are performed quickly and can be used in conjunction with topical anesthetics to help decrease the pain of injections.
When you arrive for your treatment, we will have you make expressions such as frowning or raising your eyebrows to help map out the exact locations of your injections. Once this is done and your face is perfectly clean, we can begin injecting the medication. You can expect to start to see results after two or three days.
Contact Us Today
At Hector L Di Carlo, MD, PA, we serve the area of Fort Lauderdale, FL as well as the surrounding areas. Dysport is just one of the many treatments that we offer to help you look and feel your best. If you are interested in setting up a consultation with us, you can contact us today. Just give us a call or reach out to us online.