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Dysport Boca Raton

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a prescription injection used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults 18 to 65 years of age. This physician- administered, purified formula has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. Clinical studies have shown the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use.

How does Dysport work?

With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows, Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately causing a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily inhibiting contraction of the muscles that trigger frown lines.

What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?

Botox (onobotulinum toxin A) and Dysport (abobutulinum toxin A) are both FDA-approved nonsurgical facial injectables that temporarily reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Wrinkles of the glabella (vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows), forehead, and crow’s feet are most commonly treated. Botox and Dysport block the actions of the neurotransmitter acetycholine, therefore reducing the activity of the injected muscles and in turn relaxing the muscles responsible for the undesirable wrinkles.

Botox was approved by the FDA in 2002 and Dysport was approved in 2009. Both have undergone extensive clinical testing and have been in use since the late 1980’s.  Although the products are quite similar, there are some differences between the two:

  • Dysport works faster. Botox takes about 3 to 5 days to start working while Dysport takes about 1 to 2 days.
  • Effectiveness:  In many patients, Botox may be more effective for the glabella (the furrows between the eyebrows) while Dysport may be more effective for the crows’ feet wrinkles. For the forehead, the two appear equally effective.
  • Dose: The dosing units are completely different. For example, 25 units of Botox are equivalent to approximately 65 units of Dysport.
  • Cost:  Dysport costs less than Botox.

Botox & Dysport: Instructions

One week before your appointment:

  • Do not take aspirin-containing products or anti-inflammatories, as these may increase your risk of bruising. Use extra-strength Tylenol for any headaches or other minor pains.
  • Please notify Ultimate Wellness if you become sick with a fever, significant cough, etc. If necessary, your procedure can be rescheduled to a time when you are feeling better.

After the procedure:

  • You may wish to apply ice to the injected areas to minimize any bruising.
  • Do not perform exercise activities for at least 8 hours after your procedure.
  • Do not massage or manipulate the injected areas for at least 8 hours after your procedure.
  • Do not lie flat on your back for at least 4 hours after treatment.