Dysport is a neuromodulator, very similar to Botox, and is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
Although Botox and Dysport are both neuromodulators, they have differences. Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule (unit measurement is different from Botox), it spreads (diffuses) to a broader area (which is used as an advantage for particular areas of the face), and has a slightly faster onset (2-5 days).
It has a neuromuscular blocking effect and works by relaxing the facial muscles. Dysport was approved by the FDA in 2009 and is used for a wide spectrum of facial lines and wrinkles: crow’s feet, frown lines, marionette lines (below the corners of the mouth), bunny lines (across the top of the nose), forehead lines, smoker’s lines and smile lines.
Although Dysport is primarily used to reduce the skin wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles, it can also be used to create a lifting effect. There are two groups of muscles on the face that have opposite effects: the ones that pull the skin down (depressors) and those that pull it up (levators). An experienced injector can create a lifting effect by preferentially blocking the depressor muscles.
Depending on a person, the area to be treated and the injector’s technique, the maintenance treatments might be required every 3-5 months.
There are, of course, some instances when the use of Dysport is contraindicated.
Consultation with an experienced, licensed professional will help you understand whether injections with Dysport will be an efficient and safe treatment option for you.
Only licensed and certified professionals are to be trusted with this treatment. Individual results may vary.
At LA Beauty Skin Center we have a state-of-the-art technology and a highly qualified team of professionals ready to attend to your personalized needs and to answer the questions you might have.
Please call us at 818-888-0001 for your free consultation. Consultations with Dr. Arman F. Karapetyan are $100, which will be applied to the treatment cost if the treatment is done on the same day. Consultations with nurses, physician assistants and aestheticians are complimentary.