Like Botox, Dysport® is a botulinum toxin injection designed to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. While it is specifically intended to treat the vertical lines between the brows, also known as glabellar lines, it can be used to soften wrinkles and creases on other parts of the face. Dr. Alexander Ereso and his talented team are known throughout the San Jose Bay Area for expertly targeting the precise points to minimize lines and maximize the effects of Dysport® injections.
The team at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery will confirm that you are in good health before administering Dysport®. Unfortunately, patients who are pregnant, allergic to cow’s milk or are on certain types of medications may not be good candidates for a botulin-based injectable. Ask our experts if an alternative is more suitable for you.
Patients who sometimes complain that Botox and other injectables can leave their faces looking “stiff” are pleasantly surprised at Dysport’s gentler effects. The skin stays softer after a Dysport® treatment, leaving a more natural look while also filling in unwanted lines for a rejuvenated appearance.
Comparing Dysport To BOTOX
Because Botox and Dysport are so similar, patients often inquire about the main differences. On average, Dysport’s results show up more quickly – usually in a couple of days, as opposed to a week’s time for Botox. You should be aware, however, that in exchange for Dysport’s speediness, the results wear away more quickly. While Dysport tends to last three or four months, Botox can linger as long as six months. Still, this shortened duration may be preferable if you are attending a social function and want the results more immediately.
Preparation For Wrinkle Reduction Injections
As an injectable treatment, Dysport® does not require much preparation on the patient’s part. Before coming in, patients should verify they are not on blood-thinning medication, including aspirin or ibuprofen, and be prepared to remove any makeup from the points they will have injected.
Dysport® Recovery And Results
Patients can walk out of the office and resume their normal activities following Dysport® injections. The results from Dysport® should come quickly – most patients notice changes to their lines within a couple of days.
Risks & Safety Concerns Of Dysport® Injections
While most patients experience no downtime following Dysport® injections, some of the more common side effects can include:
- Nose and throat irritation
- Mild discomfort
In rare cases, Dysport® can cause eyelid drooping, which can make it more difficult to raise your eyelid and make you feel like your eyelids are heavy. Patients who exhibit this result after receiving Dysport® should call the office for correction.
Dysport® Costs And Financing Options
Though the price of Dysport® is comparable to Botox, it is typically slightly less expensive. Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center offers Dysport® at a reduced price. Our team accepts a variety of payment options, including financing options available through CareCredit®.
To schedule an appointment for Dysport®, please contact our office at (650) 964-6600 today.