At Imagen, we use Dysport [“Diss-Port”] is our most popular treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve a gummy smile, soften the jawline, and help with grinding teeth. Dysport is growing in popularity because of its natural-looking results. Dysport participates in Aspire, a rewards program for earning points and certificates towards your treatment. Dysport is FDA approved to treat glabellar lines, but is often used to treat other areas as well.
What is Dysport?
We use Dysport, which is a neuromodulator, to relax dynamic wrinkles caused by the frequent muscle activities that produce facial expressions. Relaxing these muscles results in a more stress-free and youthful look. Dysport injectable treatment has been used in millions of patients worldwide to treat undesirable frown lines between your brows. It is also used to treat forehead wrinkles and to soften crow’s feet around the eyes. But that’s not all it can do! Dysport can also be used to soften the jawline, improve a gummy smile, create the appearance of a brow lift or even lift the tip of your nose! The treatment helps to minimize lines of expression and therefore can help you to look younger and more refreshed.*
COMMON TREATMENT AREAS FOR DYSPORT TREATMENT:
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s Feet
What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?
Both products are cosmetic injectables. They are neurotoxins or neuromoduators derived from the Botulinum Toxin. These treatments decrease muscle movement by inhibiting the signal to contract that travels from nerve to muscle. Dysport has smaller carrier proteins and thus patients often notice that it has a faster onset than Botox injections, but results are similar. We often explain it to patients using the comparison of Coke and Pepsi…different brands of similar products with small differences.
Is Dysport as good as Botox?
For most patients, the two treatments are interchangeable. There is no significant difference in the results from one to the other, however Dysport does have a reputation for being more “natural looking.” You may notice a bit more muscle contraction with Dysport than you do with Botox treatments, but the wrinkle improvement is very similar. For this reason, some patients prefer Dysport. Other patients who prefer to have no motion at all may prefer to use Botox.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport?
If you have lines or wrinkles on your face resulting from the movement of your facial muscles, then you may be a good candidate for Dysport. If your creases are deep, you may need several treatments before you see significant improvement. There are very few people whose facial wrinkles will not be improved with Dysport treatment.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Dysport?
Dysport™ is approved by the FDA for adults younger than 65 years of age, but that doesn’t mean that patients older than 65 aren’t eligible for injections. They should have a discussion about the risks and benefits with their cosmetic provider to make sure facial injections with Dysport are safe for them.
If you have been treated for muscle spasms or migraines or if you have underlying medical conditions that could make some of the side effects more likely to occur, notify your doctor as you may not be a good candidate for facial injections.
While allergic reactions are rare, patients who have an allergy to eggs may be at higher risk for allergic reaction to Dysport.
Dysport™ shouldn’t be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and should be avoided if you have a history of myasthenia gravis or other muscular disorders.
While it does contain lactose, Dysport isn’t absorbed by the GI tract so it is okay to use even if you are lactose intolerant.
What Should I Expect with my Dysport Treatment at Imagen?
Our experienced injectors have almost 3 decades of combined experience and perform all of our facial rejuvenation treatments. Dysport is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require anesthetic (although as a courtesy we can use a numbing cream on the area beforehand if you would like, just let us know!) Dysport is an in-clinic treatment that only takes a few minutes to perform. There is no downtime needed with Dysport, so you can return to your normal activities right after your injections. Dysport typically starts working in just 3-5 days with full results in as little as a week.*
Does Dysport work?
Yes! Almost all patients are very happy with the effects of their Dysport treatment. In fact, RealSelf gives Dysport an impressive 96% Worth It rating!
How Long Does Dysport Last?
How long your Dysport results last depends on multiple factors. The FDA approval states the duration of the treatment to be 3-5 months. This is how long the decrease in muscle activity typically lasts. If you are looking to prevent wrinkles from forming (like many of our 20 to 30-year-old patients), you may only need treatment every 6 months. If you already have deep lines, you may desire treatment as frequently as every 3 months. It all depends on how your muscles respond to the treatment and how much movement you want to tolerate. Your injector will go through their treatment recommendations for your desired outcomes during your consultation and present you with a treatment plan before your first injection.
Does Dysport last longer than Botox?
Both treatments have an approved duration of 3-5 months. Some patients notice differences in the duration of the 2 treatments, but for most there is no significant difference in the results or duration.
Is Dysport Safe?
Dysport is a very safe treatment. It has been used on millions of patients worldwide. It has been FDA approved in the US for treatment of facial lines since 2009 and has been approved for use in Europe since 1990.
Does Dysport have any side effects?
The most common side effects are:
- Eyelid swelling
- Eyelid drooping or Brow drooping
- Swelling or redness of the injection site
The most common risk with Dysport injection is bruising. Oral or topical Arnica can help to prevent or treat bruising. If bruising is common after your injections, pre-treatment with ice may help to lessen this risk.
Droopiness in the brow or eyelid can also occur. This is typically related to the placement of the Dysport and can often be improved with another injection. If you find this has happened after your injections, you should call your injector and schedule a follow-up appointment.
Although Dysport can be used to treat migraines, some patients develop a mild headache after their injections. This is generally resolved by taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
How Much will Dysport Cost?
One of the most common questions we get about Dysport is “what is the average cost of Dysport?” Many patients are surprised at how affordable Dysport treatment can be. All of our Dysport treatments are based on the number of units used. If your muscles are very strong, you may need more units initially. For many patients, as the muscles weaken with repeated treatments, they may need fewer units to achieve the same effect.
Our Dysport is $4 per unit. A typical treatment session for the frown lines or crow’s feet will usually start at $144.
We do participate in the Aspire loyalty program for Dysport users. Every time you get a Dysport treatment you earn points. These points can then be redeemed for coupons to use toward your next treatment.
How much is 50 units of Dysport vs Botox?
Because the units are different, this is not an even comparison. It takes 3 units of Dysport to get the same effect as 1 unit of Botox. This is why Dysport units are typically less expensive than Botox units. At Imagen, 50 units of Dysport would cost $200 while 50 units of Botox would be $650. In order to get the same effect with Dysport that you would get with 50 units of Botox, you would need 150 units of Dysport. This cost would be $600, so the cost of the 2 procedures is actually similar.
Is 20 units of Dysport a lot?
Dysport treatments requires more units than a Botox treatment. For this reason, 20 units of Dysport will not get you the same effect as 20 units of Botox. To get a similar result to 20 units of Botox, you would use 60 units of Dysport. So no, 20 units of Dysport is not a lot.
What Other Similar Procedures are Available?
Botox is a registered brand name for botulinum toxin(neuromodulator), produced by the company Allergan. Along with Botox, Restylane, Xeomin, and other facial injections are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and new injectables are being developed currently, as well.
Other products and treatments can reduce wrinkles and fine lines along with a tailored skincare regimen for your skin’s needs. Other cosmetic procedures that Imagen offers for facial rejuvenation include many medspa treatments like microneedling (for collagen production), fillers and chemical peels as well as more invasive treatments like laser treatments (for sun damage) and jawline contouring just to name a few.
Lines around the mouth (smile lines, smokers lines, marionette lines) are generally better treated with dermal fillers like Juvéderm or Radiesse than with Dysport. These lines are often related to volume loss rather than movement and, if severe, may be best treated with a facelift.
Where Can I Get Dysport Near Me?
If you are interested in learning more about Dysport, Botox, or fillers being used as non-surgical options in your anti-aging treatment plan, please call us at 402-347-4433 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We offer a large array of medical spa treatments as well as body contouring treatments.
Imagen is conveniently located in the Regency neighborhood in Omaha, just south of Whole Foods and Regency Court Mall. Our address is 10404 Essex Court, Ste 300, Omaha, NE 68114.