What is DYSPORT® Cosmetic?
If wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either move towards a natural look with DYSPORT® Cosmetic. Dysport is a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.
And because Dysport delivers the natural-looking results people want, 97% of users say they’d do it again. Additionally, Dysport is approved in 69 countries and has 25 years of clinical experience worldwide.
Why should I choose Integrated Dermatology for my DYSPORT® Cosmetic treatment?
Here at Integrated Dermatology, only board certified physicians and physician assistants perform the Dysport® Cosmetic treatment. Our cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the physician and physician assistant who is administering your treatment.
Dysport® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment — You need someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with Dysport® Cosmetic. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” Dysport® Cosmetic – you get what you pay for.
It is more important to find an experienced doctor who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
How does DYSPORT® Cosmetic work?
Dysport® Cosmetic treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. One injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally. In other words, no frozen look, just natural-looking results.
Will Dysport® Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?
You can control your look instead of your look controlling you. You’ve got better things to do than think about what your frown lines look like. In just one 10- to 20-minute treatment, Dysport may help improve the look of your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months. The majority of users see improvement in just 2–3 days after treatment. Results of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use. Another plus? There is minimal downtime after your treatment, which means you can get back to your day faster.
Dysport® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when someone who is licensed, trained, treats you and who is a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your doctor about the results you want from treatment. At Integrated Dermatology, only board certified dermatologists and physician assistants use Dysport® Cosmetics.
Does Dysport® Cosmetic treatment hurt?
Most of our patients here at Integrated Dermatology do not require any numbing cream. Patients state that it feels like a “pinch.” If you are concerned about discomfort, your doctor may recommend applying a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Do not take Dysport if you: Are allergic to Dysport or any of the ingredients in Dysport. Are allergic to cow's milk protein. Had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA). Have a skin infection at the planned injection site
Dysport may not be right for you if: You have had surgical changes to your face. You have very weak muscles in the treatment area. Your face looks very different from side to side. The injection site is inflamed. You have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds. You have deep facial scars. You have thick, oily skin. Your wrinkles can't be smoothed by spreading them apart. The only way to know for sure if Dysport is right for you is to speak with your healthcare provider.
Dysport® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. Someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy should treat you. All of our Dysport® Cosmetic providers here at Integrated Dermatology are board certified physicians and physician assistants and are experts in Dysport® Cosmetic
How long does the treatment take?
Our dermatology providers will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10-15 minutes.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your doctor’s office.
What is the average treatment cost?
Our cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the physician and physician assistant who is administering your treatment. Dysport® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment — look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with Dysport® Cosmetic. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” Dysport® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
It is more important to find an experienced doctor who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. $15 per unit with our Board Certified Physician Assistants, $17 per unit with our Associate Physicians and $19 per unit with our Medical Director, Dr. Agnes Chang.
How can I save on treatments?
Enroll in Aspire® Rewards Program to save on Dysport® Cosmetic treatments. You earn points on each Dysport® Cosmetic treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments and products (such Restylane Silk®, Restylane Defyne®, Restylane Refyne®, Restylane Lift® and Sculptra®) that your healthcare provider may determine are right for you.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 3-4 hours for moderate to severe frown lines with maximum results at 10-14days with results lasting up to 3-4 months.
Will I need a follow up?
If this is your first time receiving Dysport® Cosmetic treatment here at Integrated Dermatology, it is recommended that you follow up with your health care provider around two weeks to make sure you have the desired effect.
Since Dysport® Cosmetic treatment last 3-4 months, it is recommended that you make your subsequent treatment appointments every 3-4 months.
Do men receive DYSPORT® Cosmetic treatment?
Yes. Dysport® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014 were on men—that is more than 1 million cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014.
Do I need a cosmetic consultation to receive DYSPORT® Cosmetic?
During a cosmetic consultation, our dermatologists will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. It is recommended but not required to receive the treatment.
Will I be able to receive the DYSPORT® Cosmetic treatment at the time of my Cosmetic Consultation?
You and your dermatology provider will discuss your treatment goals and discuss with you the timing of your treatment. For the most part, Dysport® Cosmetic can be done at the same day as the visit if desired but sometimes it is case-by-case.
Can I receive DYSPORT® Cosmetic when I am pregnant or nursing?
It is not recommended to receive Dysport® Cosmetic treatment if you are pregnant or nursing.
Are there any medical conditions that prevent me from receiving DYSPORT® Cosmetic?
Please let your doctor know if you have any significant neurological diseases including Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson’s as you are not recommended to receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
What are my post DYSPORT® Cosmetic treatment instructions?
While there is virtually no downtime with the treatment, it is recommended that you avoid straining, heavy lifting or vigorous exercise 2-3 hours following treatment. Makeup such as powder can be applied before leaving the office if desired. Avoid manual manipulation of the injected area for 2-3 hours following treatment (including the use of a Clarisonic or exfoliative brush). Cleanse the treated area(s) gently the night of the treatment. Resume your normal skin care regimen the following day.