By Alan Rockoff MD LLC
January 29, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dysport  

Improve the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles by opting for Dysport in Brookline.

Just because another year has passed doesn’t mean your skin has to show it. While years of not putting on sunscreen and basking in the sun’s rays may have left you with visible lines and wrinkles as an adult, your Brookline dermatologist at The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery can improve your appearance and reduce the look of your wrinkles through Dysport.Wrinkles

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a prescription injection that contains abobotulinumtoxinA, also known as botulinum toxin type A. This toxin temporarily blocks muscle activity to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What can Dysport treat?

Dysport is used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, particularly around the eyebrows, in those under the age of 65. It is FDA-approved to treat both forehead wrinkles and unsightly frown lines.

What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?

These two treatments are essentially the same, as they can both be used to treat crow’s feet and frown lines; however, Dysport’s results tend to show up a little faster than Botox. While it may take Botox about three or four days before results are noticeable, those who opt for Dysport may see the results in as little as two days. Some may even notice a slight difference after only 24 hours.

Dysport may also last a bit longer than Botox, with some results lasting as long as six months to a year. Botox results last about four to six months, on average.

What should I expect from my Dysport treatment in Brookline?

Dysport treatment is fast, only taking about five minutes to inject. We will inject one needle into five different regions of the face to reduce eyebrow wrinkles. Before injections, we can use ice or a numbing agent to ease any treatment discomfort; however, most patients feel nothing more than a slight stinging upon injection.

Can I have more than one Dysport treatment to maintain my appearance?

A lot of people want to maintain their younger-looking appearance. You can indded get more than one Dysport treatment, but we recommend waiting about three months before opting for another session.

Are there any side effects to getting this treatment?

Some patients report feeling tenderness, numbness or swelling near the injection sites. These are pretty common and minor problems that will go away after a couple days. You can use ice on the treated areas to help reduce swelling and inflammation post-treatment.

Who shouldn’t get Dysport?

If you have a nerve or muscle disorder like ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease then Dysport may not be right for you. If you are allergic to cow’s milk protein or botulinum toxin than you should opt for this treatment. Also, tell your Brookline dermatologist beforehand if you have diabetes, a bleeding disorder, asthma, are currently pregnant or have facial muscle weakness.

If you want to get a younger-looking you for the New Year, there has never been a better time to get Dysport. Call The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery today to schedule your cosmetic appointment, and let the first thing people notice about you be your healthy, youthful skin.

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