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What is Dysport?

Dysport is another form of Botulinum Toxin Type A that is offered at Johns Creek Dermatology.  It is similar to other injectable facial fillers and movement inhibitors as it is injected into specific areas of the face. The most common target areas are the forehead,  frown lines and around the eyes. It is formulated to relax the facial muscles after injection, resulting in softened looking existing wrinkles. It also is intended to prevent formation of new wrinkles  in the treated areas.

How does Dysport work?

When you contract your facial muscles to make expressions (smiling, frowning, etc.), wrinkles and lines around your eyes (crow’s feet), mouth, and forehead are created.  Dysport combats wrinkles by blocking the nerve impulses that cause facial muscle contractions, similar to other botulinum toxin treatments. As the muscles relax, the response is smoother looking skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Dysport also has alternative applications, and can be used to treat Hyperhidrosis, a disease characterized by excessive under arm sweating.

When will I see results from Dysport?

You will begin to notice a relaxation in the facial muscles within a few days. Results for under arm treatment are also noticeable within a few days. It typically takes one week to experience  the full effects.

How long does Dysport last?

The procedure takes about fifteen minutes. Depending on the strength of your muscles, the depth of the wrinkles, and other factors, results typically last up to six months. In some cases results may endure for up to one year.

What is the recovery time for a Dysport treatment?

There is little to no downtime with Dysport treatments. The most common side effects are temporary in nature, and may include headache, nose and throat irritations and sinus inflammation, eyelid swelling, nausea, and upper respiratory tract infection. If you have any serious side effects, contact Dr. Timani at Johns Creek Dermatology immediately.