Dysport is an injectible anti-wrinkle treatment that is closely related to Botox. Dysport is available at all of our Hawaii facilities. It is a newly approved treatment in the US (as of April 2009), but has been used in Europe for several years.
Dysport vs. Botox
Dysport shares some chemical similarities to Botox, but while it is based upon the same protein from which Botox is made, the two treatments differ slightly. Dysport is a competing product to Botox. Some European studies indicate a slighlty longer duration of effect with Dysport. However, no thorough US-based studies have yet been completed.
Dysport acts on the muscles in the forehead to alleviate creases and lines caused by squinting or frowning. You need to discuss with plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Schlesigner to see if Dysport is the right choice for you. We offer Dysport treatments in all of our Hawaii facilities in Honolulu.
How Dysport Works
Dysport is given in a series of injections that are made from the Clostridium botulinim toxin type A. This protein in Dysport immobilizes the muscles around your forehead, preventing you from frowning and over the course of a week, with most patients, the forehead frown lines will diminish or disappear. The frequency with which you will need to repeat injections should be discussed with Dr. Schlesinger at any of our Hawaii facilities.
Dysport: What Can it Do for Me?
Dysport is designed to reduce forehead wrinkles. These develop as the skin in your face loses its elasticity as you age, and frequent squinting, laughing, and frowning causes permanent creases in your forehead. Within one week of treatment, most patients see visible improvement in wrinkles following Dysport treatement.
The treatment itself is quick, just under 5 minutes, allowing you to undertake the procedure over a lunch hour; you will most likely be able to return immediately to your job after Dysport treatment. Contrary to popular belief, it is unlikely that you will have an unnatural appearance following Dysport treatment. You will still enjoy normal facial expressions such as raising your eyebrows and blinking.