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Dysport is an injectable cosmetic product that can smooth out deep lines and furrows to improve the facial appearance. It is also an effective treatment for certain medical conditions.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jason Emer and double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Akshay Sanan are among the top providers of Dysport in Beverly Hills. Both doctors are highly skilled injectors who understand the importance of precise dosing and carefully planned injection locations.
What Is DYSPORT?
Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for smoothing out glabellar lines, or “11 lines.” These are the vertical creases that form between the brows when we frown or concentrate intensely, and these creases become more and more severe over time. As these lines deepen, they can cause unwanted changes to the resting facial appearance.
In the hands of expert injectors like Dr. Sanan and Dr. Emer, Dysport can also be used off-label to treat additional cosmetic and medical concerns. Most of the men and women who see Dr. Emer and Dr. Sanan for Dysport treatments are concerned about moderate to severe facial wrinkles caused by overactive muscles.
In addition to glabellar lines, Dysport can relax dynamic wrinkles throughout the face and neck. Dynamic wrinkles are the result of repeated muscle movements, such as those involved in forming our facial expressions.
Right for you?
AM I a Candidate for DYSPORT?
Dysport candidates should be physically healthy and have reasonable expectations for the treatment. Candidates must be aware that Dysport has a temporary effect on overactive muscles and that additional injections are necessary to maintain results.
As a wrinkle reducing treatment, Dysport is intended for moderate to severe lines and creases. Patients with very mild wrinkles can often resolve their concerns with skin rejuvenation and collagen-stimulation treatments, as recommended by Dr. Emer.
However, patients with minor wrinkles can still be candidates for neuromodulator injections. Dysport has gained popularity among patients in their 20s and 30s as a wrinkle prevention treatment. Keeping muscle movements minimal from an early age helps these patients avoid developing frown lines and other facial wrinkles.
Dysport’s formula includes a protein from cow’s milk, which can make some patients better candidates for Botox or Xeomin, neither of which contain this type of protein. Be sure to disclose any known allergies to the doctor during your consultation, so he can choose the safest approach to achieving your treatment goals.
Dysport is also not suitable for pregnant women and patients with certain medical conditions. A review of your relevant medical information is conducted during your initial consultation with the doctor for this reason.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport belongs to a class of cosmetic injectables known as neuromodulators. Dysport’s active ingredient is botulinum toxin type A, which is the same neurotoxin found in other popular neuromodulators like Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin. Neuromodulators can be used to interrupt specific functions of the nervous system in order to treat various medical and cosmetic issues.
As a wrinkle treatment, Dysport works to release dynamic wrinkles by disrupting nerve-to-muscle communications. Once the Dysport takes effect, the treated muscle will temporarily cease to receive the nerve signals that would otherwise cause the muscle to activate and contract.
Since muscle contractions, and particularly excessive muscle activity, create dynamic wrinkles, when the muscles become inactive, the existing expression lines are released. The skin can then flatten out, making the creases less noticeable if not erasing them altogether. Dysport also stops the targeted wrinkles from growing deeper.
What Can Dysport Treat?
Dr. Emer and Dr. Sanan frequently perform Dysport injections to treat:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- “Bunny lines,” which form on the bridge of the nose
- Crow’s feet, the fine lines that fan out from the outer corners of the eyes
- Platysmal bands, which are vertical neck bands
- Severe muscle spasticity, which occurs in various areas of the body
- A gummy smile
- Enlarged masseter muscles that cause the jawline to broaden
- Involuntary teeth grinding (bruxism) and/or jaw clenching
- Overactive sweat glands in the armpits and/or palms associated with a medical condition called hyperhidrosis
- Irregular chin dimples and lines
What Does a Dysport Treatment Involve?
Most patients find Dysport treatments convenient and painless. A Dysport injection session can take as little as 10 minutes for small treatment areas.
Before the injections are performed, the treatment area will be cleansed. The optimal locations for the injections will then be identified. Dr. Emer and Dr. Sanan are precise and particular about where the targeted muscles are injected to ensure patient safety and the best possible results.
A topical numbing product can be applied if you are worried about the injections causing discomfort. However, many people find this step is not necessary. Dr. Sanan and Dr. Emer use tiny needles for Dysport injections, so the treatment is not considered painful. Most patients experience the injections as a feeling of pressure or a minor pinching sensation.
What Is Dysport Recovery Like?
One of the great things about Dysport is that it requires little-to-no deviation from your normal routine. You can go home right after an injection session. It is possible to experience mild swelling, redness, bruising, and/or discomfort for a brief time after a Dysport procedure.
Overall, aftercare is minimal, involving a short period of restricted activity and taking care not to cause unwanted spreading of the injected product, which could compromise your results. To ensure the intended outcome, you’ll be advised not to massage, apply pressure to, or rub the treated area. Additionally, excessive or intense physical exertion should be avoided for 24 hours after the injections.
What to Know about Dysport Results
Some patients see the initial effects of Dysport treatments in as little as 48 hours after their injections. For others, results begin to show between 3-7 days after the procedure. Gradual improvements will continue for several days. You can expect to enjoy the full extent of your Dysport results about two weeks after your treatment.
Like all neuromodulators, Dysport provides temporary improvements. Its effects will diminish over time, so periodic retreatment is needed to prevent the treated condition from recurring.
The longevity of your Dysport results will depend on your biology and the cosmetic concern or medical condition being treated. In general, additional injection sessions will be needed at four to five month intervals.
How Is Dysport Different from Other Neuromodulators?
Dysport’s formulation of botulinum toxin type A is proprietary, so many patients have a different experience with it in comparison to its competitors. A significant number of patients find that noticeable improvements occur as quickly as within two days after Dysport injections, while other neuromodulators typically take about a week to deliver results.
Another benefit reported by many patients is that Dysport results can last as long as five months. Other neuromodulators last three to four months, on average, and thus require more frequent injection sessions.
The proteins in Dysport have a lower molecular mass compared with those in other neuromodulators. This means Dysport is more likely to diffuse, which can make it an excellent choice for larger treatment sites such as the forehead and the armpits.
To learn more about your neuromodulator treatment options at the medical practice of Dr. Emer, click here.
Why We Are Considered Top Providers of Dysport in Beverly Hills
While Dysport injections are minimally invasive and less involved than surgical cosmetic procedures, you should not trust your treatment to just anyone. The bottom line is that getting the best Dysport results requires treatment by an exceptional injector.
Extensive training, meticulous technique, and a strong medical background makes an incalculable difference in Dysport outcomes. Dr. Emer and Dr. Sanan draw on their medical training and their aesthetics expertise to determine the appropriate dose and the ideal injection sites for each patient’s unique needs.
Their knowledge of anatomy and their insistence on precision technique allows them to provide safe treatments that deliver natural-looking results. Complications and/or substandard results can occur when injectors are inexperienced and/or underqualified.
How Much Does Dysport Cost?
The price of a Dysport treatment correlates to the amount of product needed to produce the intended effects. The necessary quantity of Dysport varies based on the size of the treatment area(s), the severity of the wrinkles or other condition being treated, and the number of treatment areas.
Schedule a Consultation for Dysport in Beverly Hills
Whether you are interested in refreshing your facial appearance or finding relief from hyperhidrosis or muscle spasms, your personalized treatment solution begins with scheduling a consultation with Dr. Emer or Dr. Sanan. When you meet with the doctor, you will be invited to share your reasons for seeking treatment and to explain your desired outcome.
The doctor will also ask you some questions about your current state of health and medical history, along with performing a physical examination of the proposed treatment sites. This process facilitates the creation of your optimal treatment plan and allows us to provide the exceptional results you deserve.