Dysport is a FDA approved injection for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles. It is derived from the cosmetic form of Botulinium Toxin, a highly purified protein from a family of naturally occurring muscle-relaxing compounds. Dysport, in a similar fashion to Botox, temporarily relaxes the underlying muscles responsible for facial expression. These repetitive facial expressions can lead to the development of facial folds and wrinkles.

Dr. Blackledge performs Dysport treatments to primarily diminish or reduce the lines and wrinkles in the forehead, glabella (area between the eyebrows), crow’s feet (area surrounding the eyes), vertical lip lines, and chin. The overall result is a less tired, more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Results can be seen within 24 hours after your treatment. Advantages of Dysport compared to Botox are a shorter onset of action and longer duration of results.


How Long Will My Dysport Last?

Typical results from Dysport injections last anywhere from 4 to 6 months. Individual results may vary.


How Much Dysport Will I Need?

We measure Dysport in “units.” The amount needed depends on how thick and strong your muscles are, how many prior Dysport treatments you have had, and what type of results you are seeking. Dysport and Botox units are not the same. You will need more Dysport units than Botox to get a full result. The good news is that Dysport is less costly than Botox, so you will save on your treatments.


Side Effects of Dysport

When administered by a properly qualified physician, Dysport is an extremely safe treatment with very few side effects. There are no permanent side effects with properly used Dysport. Unwanted side effects may include injection site pain, injection site reaction, nose and throat irritation, sinus inflammation, eyelid drooping, headache, and nausea.


What Can I Do To Minimize the Risk of Bruising?

Aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Advil, and virtually all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents thin the blood and can promote bruising. In addition, anything herbal, red wine, and homeopathic medications can do the same. To minimize bruising, it’s advisable to avoid these products for 10 days before a treatment. To find out more about which medications you are presently taking and their potential for bruising, please contact our office.