By Jake Bova • January 9, 2017

Lets Watch: Dysport with Liz

Dysport is a form of Botulinin toxin A, specifically abobotulinumtoxin A. It’s made from Clostridium botulinum cultures which are purified then mixed with human serum albumin, bottled, then freeze dried. Just before it’s used, it’s reconstituted with pure saline solution. In Dysport reviews, dermatologists appreciate the injectable because it's more diluted and has a lighter protein load than regular Botox, which means that the body will produce fewer antibodies to combat it. Because of this, Dysport results should last a bit longer than regular Botox, though in some Dysport reviews cosmetic surgeons dispute this.

Dysport also tends to spread out more than regular Botox, which is useful in larger areas of the face such as the forehead. However, this also means that the dermatologist has to have precise knowledge of facial anatomy and musculature to avoid complications such as blurred vision and paralysis in areas of the face where it is not wanted. Our dermatologists at Juvly are expertly trained and experienced in administering Botulinin toxin A.

Though the injectable is largely used for medical conditions such as cervical dystonia and spasticity in the upper limbs, it has also found great use as a cosmetic treatment. The FDA has approved the injectable for glabellar, or frown lines between the eyebrows, but it is also used to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, platysmal bands on the neck, marionette lines, bunny lines and the tiny lines that appear around the lips of smokers. Like other types of Botox, Dysport works by blocking neurotransmitters from the nerves that control muscles. When this happens, the muscle is paralyzed, and the wrinkle or line above it smooths out.

Dysport before and afters show that facial lines and wrinkles have been reduced considerably or eliminated.

How It is Administered

Most patients don’t need a topical anesthetic for a session, but patients who have sensitive skin may be given one. When the patient is ready, the dermatologist asks them to contract the muscles in the area to be treated. This helps the medical professional guide the needle to the area. The session lasts about 15 minutes to a half an hour.

After the session, the patient will be allowed to rest for a few minutes and given an ice pack to soothe the treatment area. After that, they can go on with their daily tasks. Some patients have the treatment on their lunch hour, and go back to work when it’s over. The medical professional will give the patient self-care instructions before they leave our office. The patient shouldn’t perform any strenuous activities for at least a few hours after the Dysport injections, and they should be careful not to rub or massage the area to lower the risk of spreading.

Dysport Results

The patient will see results after about a week or two, and the improvements last from three to six months. Patients are impressed when they see their photos of Dysport before and afters. They're also free to return to our offices for maintenance Dysport injections. For more information, contact us at Juvly.