Let’s face it — no one wishes for wrinkles. So when they begin to appear with age, it’s normal to want to erase them. Thanks to Dysport® offered at Colorado Skin Care in Englewood, Colorado, that’s a possibility. Kimberly Stone, MD, Amy Huber, PA-C, and the professional team have the expertise and experience to provide Dysport treatments. Book a consultation today by phone or use the convenient online scheduling tool.
Dysport® is an FDA-approved injectable medication used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing your facial muscles. It contains botulinum toxin type A, similar to Botox®, and works by temporarily blocking nerve signals in your muscles, thereby reducing muscle activity and smoothing out wrinkles.
While Dysport and Botox share the same active ingredient (botulinum toxin type A), they differ in certain aspects. The main difference lies in their formulations, potency, and diffusion properties.
Dysport has smaller molecules and tends to spread more widely after injection compared to Botox, making it potentially suitable for larger treatment areas. Some individuals may find that Dysport takes effect more quickly than Botox, but the duration of results is generally similar.
Dysport is commonly used to address dynamic wrinkles — those caused by repetitive facial movements, such as:
These wrinkles develop due to muscle contractions when you make facial expressions over time. Dysport temporarily relaxes the muscles responsible for these movements, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Your Colorado Skin Care practitioner administers Dysport through a series of small injections directly into targeted muscles underneath the surface of your skin on your face. The procedure is relatively quick and can usually be completed within a few minutes.
Before your injections, your provider may apply a topical anesthetic or use ice to minimize discomfort. There might be minor bruising or redness at the injection sites, but these effects typically resolve quickly.
Your results from Dysport injections aren’t immediate. Instead, they gradually become noticeable within a few days to a week after treatment. The full effects usually peak around two weeks postinjection.
The duration of Dysport results varies among individuals but generally lasts for about three to four months. As the effects wear off, muscle activity gradually returns, and wrinkles may begin to reappear. Maintenance treatments are recommended to sustain your desired smoother and more youthful appearance.
To book a consultation at Colorado Skin Care to find out if Dysport is right for you, call today or book online when you’re ready.