WHAT IS DYSPORT® ?
Dysport® is a natural looking, fast acting, long lasting prescription injection proven to help smooth moderate to sere frown lines. Dysport® is approved in 69 countries and has 25 years of clinical experience worldwide
HOW DOES DYSPORT® WORK?
Dysport® temporarily treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. One injection into each of the five points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING MY DYSPORT® TREATMENT?
Dysport® injections must be administered by a qualified health care practitioner. The procedure begins with an initial consultation where the patient’s concerns and expectations are discussed.
The injections and the amount of Dysport® needed are determined by the health care practitioner. After administration, the movement of the muscles in that area are frozen by the toxin. The injections themselves take a few minutes to administer and you could undergo the treatment during your lunch break as usually the appointment lasts for less than 15 minutes. There is no downtime, and you can return to work immediately.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?
Once treated with Dysport®, the results are visible within 28 - 72 hours although it could up to 14 days to see visible significant improvement. The results can last up to five months. The health care practitioner may ask you to follow up to review the response to Dysport® injections. Patients can resume their regular daily activities after treatment, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for 12 hours. This prevents the injections from migrating to an unintended area. Patients are also asked to not press or push on the treatment areas and are advised to remain upright for 4 hours post procedure See-post procedure guidelines.
HOW LONG WILL DYSPORT® LAST?
Depending on the extent of wrinkles and the areas that need to be treated, patients may need to visit three to four times in the first year. The results last between three to five months and lesser injections may be needed subsequently as the muscles adapt to the relaxation. Since individuals respond differently, the health care practitioner is the best person to advise on the required number of treatments in a year.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DYSPORT®?
Slight bruising and a minor headache are common side effects that subside within a day or two. Few people could experience eyelid or eyebrow droops which also resolve in two to three weeks. Allergic reactions are very rare, and not commonly encountered. When a qualified and experienced health care practitioner administers the injections, most other problems are not seen.
PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DYSPORT®
Do not consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
Schedule your Dermal Filler and Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the Dermal Filler and Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days following your treatment.
Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.
Reschedule your appointment for Dermal filler if you have had a viral illness, have taken antibiotics, or have had any kind of dental procedures in the previous two weeks.
Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of light-headedness during your treatment.
POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR DYSPORT®
Do not manipulate the treated area for 4 hours following treatment.
Do not receive facial/ laser treatments or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 14 days.
Do not lie down for 4 hours after your Botox treatment.
Do not perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. This will keep the Botox in the injected area and not elsewhere.
It can take approximately 4 to 7 days for results to be seen, however, it takes 14 days to see he full results of the treatment.
Please do not hesitate to call our office should you have any questions or concerns regarding your Botox treatment.