Dysport Can Minimize Your Facial Lines

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is an injection that temporary improves the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It is a prescription that must be given from a physician. Before cosmetic surgery, Dysport was actually used to treat muscle spasms. Dysport is similar to Botox and is a Botulinum toxin product. It was approved in the United States in April 2009. Since then, it has started to become a popular prescription in countries such as South America and Europe as well as other parts of the world.

What It Does

What exactly does Dysport do? Dysport relaxes facial tension which in return, makes frown lines and crow’s feet less noticeable. Men and women may receive this treatment in order to approve their appearance for a special event or to help improve their looks and self-esteem. It is usually recommended for adults who are 65 years of age and younger.

How It Works

Patients who receive Dysport injects often need about one injection in the five points between and above their eyebrows. The procedure is quick, taking only about 10 to 20 minutes. The physician will decide where will be the best places for you to receive the injections within the eyebrow area. Dysport works by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles. This will reduce muscle activity which temporarily prevents the muscles from contracting which create frown lines.

Treatment Time

After receiving Dysport, patients should wait at least 90 days before the next treatment. Results are often seen within one to seven days. On average, some saw results after three days. Most patients can receive up to four treatments and at the most-twelve. Most Dysport treatments can keep wrinkles at bay for six months-sometimes even up to one year.

What To Expect After Treatment

After getting an injection, patients may temporarily lose strength or have weakness in their muscles, have blurred vision or droopy eyelids. This may be for hours after the surgery or in some cases-weeks. Other common side effects of a Dysport injection include nose and throat irritation, headache, pain where the injection site was, eyelid swelling, nausea and sinus inflammation.

Possible Side Effects

There is a chance that Dysport can have serious side effects. These include severe breathing or swallowing problems. Some swallowing problems may be so severe that the patient will need a feeding tube in order to receive food and water. Those who already had breathing or swallowing problems before receiving Dysport have the highest risk of such serious side effects.

For individuals who have had surgical procedures to their face, have weak muscles located in the treatment area or their face is very different from side to side, they should not receive Dysport treatments. It is very import ant to share with your doctor any type of medical conditions that you may have before considering Dysport.

Some of these conditions may include:

  • Breathing problems
  • Swallowing problems
  • Diabetes
  • Heart rhythm troubles

Be sure that you speak with a doctor before considering Dysport treatment. He/she will be able to give you an overall health check to determine if it is right for you.

 

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