Men and women will inevitably experience wrinkles and lines on the upper face as they age. While cosmetic surgery can create dramatic outcomes, many individuals simply are not ready or willing to have a surgical procedure. With the creation of nonsurgical wrinkle treatments, such as BOTOX and Dysport, lines and wrinkles can be softened and many times eliminated with a simple injection. Seattle area cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, offers Dysport as an effective wrinkle treatment option for the forehead and around the eyes. This FDA-approved injectable blocks the actions of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter in the nervous system. This allows the muscles under the skin to relax, so that the surface cannot produce wrinkles. Dysport acts similar to BOTOX, but it diffuses further and offers a greater spread, which works beautifully for crow’s feet and areas in the upper face where many fine lines exist. The result is a younger, softer, glowing appearance that our patients love!
There is no downtime after a Dysport injection. Some mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but the skin will return to a normal appearance a few hours after treatment. Ice packs are often compressed to the site immediately after treatment to help calm the skin and reduce these after effects. Patients are able to resume their normal activities during the same day as their treatment. Results will become apparent within a couple of short days.
Dysport or BOTOX?
Both Dysport and Botox are safe and effective to treat facial wrinkles and both are widely available. A skilled practitioner can tell which injectable may offer the best benefit. The results of Dysport typically become visible faster than BOTOX, last a bit longer, and spread to a larger coverage area.
Dysport or Filler?
Patients seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance may look into injectable fillers, as well as products such as Dysport to attain results. Both skin treatments work to decrease facial wrinkles, but use varying approaches. Injectable fillers add volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface. It is common today to combine products such as Dysport and BOTOX with an injectable filler. This has been labeled a “liquid facelift” and provides outstanding results for individuals who do not want surgery.
How Often for Treatment?
Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3-4 months after treatment. This varies by patient.
* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.