Dysport is a protein extract that has been used in the medical industry to treat various neuromuscular disorders, including cerebral palsy. In the case of cosmetic procedures, Dysport can help relax facial muscles and thus, smoothen out wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Dysport is similar to Botox, however some studies have concluded that it lasts longer and shows quicker results than Botox. It was developed in the 90s and has since been developed further to suit various cosmetic needs.
Dysport also makes for a better solution for wrinkles as it spreads farther than the original injection site. This means that patients will have to endure fewer injections and the procedure will be done at a faster rate.
For patients looking to utilize Dysport for their cosmetic needs, it is important to choose a skilled surgeon as some side effects can be severe if delivered by unskilled hands. The procedure is not suitable for patients suffering from neuromuscular diseases and pregnant/breast-feeding women.
Dysport is a great way to look younger, obtain great skin, and boost self-esteem. Many cosmetic procedures are performed with the aim of improving a patient’s self confidence and Dysport injections are one of these procedures. It can help patients obtain glowing, youthful skin. Both men and women can benefit greatly from this procedure and look more relaxed.
How Does Dysport Work?
Muscle creases are formed temporarily in the face when a person smiles or makes general facial movements. As people get older these creases or lines become permanent as the skin loses elasticity. With Dysport, the muscles responsible for the creases are targeted and relaxed. As the muscles around the creases relax, the wrinkles disappear and the face looks more youthful and elegant.
Dysport is administered the same way as botox. It requires multiple injections in a small time period. The injections are painless and do not require a numbing agent in most cases. The area affected by the injections improves to 3 cm with Dysport compared to 1 cm with Botox. Typically, three to five injections are sufficient for the treatment and can be administered within half an hour.
Recovery and Results
There is no specific recovery period for Dysport and patients can return to work after leaving the doctor’s office. The most common side effects include minor bruising or numbness around injected areas. Both of these symptoms will reduce within a few days.
Results might not be visible immediately after the procedure as the chemical takes time to relax the muscles. Patients will start seeing results within a few days after the procedure and they will last for a relatively long period of time. The longevity of Dysport is attributed to the fact that it contains less protein and thus breaks down slower when compared to Botox.
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Everyone deserves to look great and feel comfortable in their own skin. If you want to battle the effects of aging to obtain youthful and vibrant skin, you’ll need the help of an excellent surgeon who has the skilled hands necessary for achieving stunning results.
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