Dysport | Encino
What Is Dysport?
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) is a neurotoxin that is used to treat and prevent the appearance of lines and wrinkles in adults. Dysport is approved in 69 countries and has been used as a clinical treatment for over 25 years worldwide. This treatment works by preventing nerve signals from reaching your facial muscles and smoothing them out. Patients begin to see the treatment working within a couple days as their frown lines begin to soften and smooth, creating noticeable results.
The Glow Aesthetic Center is proud to offer this fast-acting treatment to reduce the appearance of lines that primarily affect the glabella (area in between your eyebrows). As we age, glabella lines become more prominent because our skin loses collagen and other natural protein fibers responsible for maintaining elasticity. Dysport® works by stopping nerve signals, paralyzing targeted muscles, and restoring volume to your face for three to six months after treatment.
What Are the Advantages of Dysport®?
Dysport is great for patients who would like to reduce the appearance of lines, especially in between your eyebrows. It is also an FDA approved treatment for adult spasticity and cervical dystonia.
Dysport is a fast-acting, reliable treatment that provides noticeable results within a couple days after treatment. Your lines and wrinkles will become less visible and fade away as your muscles begin to relax.
Plastic surgery and other surgical procedures require a lot of downtime to heal. Dysport is a non-invasive method for preventing moderate to severe glabellar lines that are found between the eyebrows and extend all the way up your forehead.
Patients typically add Dysport to their skin care routine by scheduling appointments year round for maximum results. You don’t have to be self-conscious about lines and wrinkles anymore! At our aesthetic center, our expert clinicians inject Dysport to prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming and old ones from deepening.
An anesthetic is applied before your treatment to alleviate any discomfort you might experience during the procedure.
Before Your Next Dysport Treatment:
The results of your Dysport injection(s) last about three months. If it is your first injection, if a long period of time has passed since your last injection, or if your facial muscles are especially strong, your results may wear off more quickly
Patients who consistently receive their Dysport injections and/or those with smaller or weaker facial muscles can space their injections by four or five months, sometimes more
To ensure the best result, schedule your next Dysport appointment in about three months so your results do not wear off
Dysport® is not used in pregnant or breastfeeding patients. It is your responsibility to inform our staff of your health status and to cancel or reschedule your appointment as needed
If you have a social or work commitment immediately following your scheduled treatment that will interfere with your recovery time, please reschedule your appointment
A week before your treatment, stop all medications and supplements that can increase bleeding at the injection sites as well as swelling and bruising of the treatment area. These include NSAIDs and fish oil.
24 hours before treatment, avoid alcoholic drinks because alcohol can thin the blood, causing complications
Eat a healthy snack before your treatment to lessen the chance of lightheadedness during the procedure, and avoid caffeine
Come to your appointment with your face freshly washed and with no makeup
After Your Treatment:
Right after the injection, you may feel or see small nodules at the injection site. Do not massage the nodules in. They will dissipate in just a few minutes
Following your injections, your skin may feel dry and itchy. This is a result of the clinician cleaning the injection site with alcohol before treatment. You may use Vaseline or other moisturizer to ease these symptoms
For 24 hours, stay away from direct high heat
You may experience a mild headache. This is normal. The headaches are not due to anything in Dysport itself but because of the actual injection of the needle into your skin. They will usually pass within 36 hours. Over-the-counter pain medications can treat them, but do not take aspirin because it thins the blood, which can cause complications
You may note small bruises. These will disappear in a few days. You may cover them with makeup if you desire