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What Is Dysport®?

Dysport® is a safe prescription injection for temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Basically, to make your face look more rejuvenated and youthful.

Dysport is an FDA-approved neuromodulator and can be compared to Botox®. A neuromodulator is just a scientific term for “substance”. Dysport® is injected beneath the skin to temporarily disrupt the connection between the nerve and the muscle, dramatically improving your frown lines.

What Does Dysport Treat?

Dysport® treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults.

What About That Frozen Look?

At MGMD Aesthetics, Dr. Green takes great pride in helping to improve wrinkle but leaving you as neutral looking as possible. Injections between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevent muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally. At MGMD Aesthetics,Dr. Green uses very specific and customized dosing and placement based on 20 years of experience in evaluating patients and injecting Dysport to help soften those wrinkles in a natural way. In other words, no frozen look, just natural-looking results. You can control your look instead of your look controlling you. Remember, the professional you choose to administer Dysport is the most important factor in your results. At MGMD, Dr. Green has decades of experience.

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How Does Dysport Work?

Over time, repeated muscle contraction above and between the eyebrows causes wrinkles. It happens every day and you don’t even realize it. You may do it when you concentrate on something or look across the room to focus on something or even when listening attentively. But the end result is a furrowed brow causing lines that leave you looking angry or stressed when you may not be either of those things. Do you look at your spouse or kids and they think you are angry…Then you know what I mean.These lines that make you look stressed also make you look, let’s face it, older.

How Long Does Dysport Take?

Age defying products like Botox® and DYSPORT® target the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet and work to relax wrinkles by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles. The muscles begin to weaken within about 48 hours from the time it is injected into the muscle. You will begin to notice weaker movement in 3-5 days with most people achieving complete results in 7-10 days. While results are often most noticeable in dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear when a muscle contracts), these well placed injections can also help soften wrinkles that are present even without muscle contraction. If you are looking for the most frequently used cosmetic injection for improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, one of these may be the right treatment option for you.

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The Great Debate: Dysport® vs. Botox

Botox® and Dysport® are excellent treatments to help smooth fine lines in the upper face that reveal your true age. They are very similar in their action, and duration. It doesn’t seem that either one is better than the other.

There is some evidence that Dysport® works a little faster and that it spreads out a little more in each area. That is good for some things and not good for others. Some of my patients have a preference for one or the other, so I use both in order to comply with that preference. They are essentially slightly different tools which I employ in the customized treatment approach to making patients look more refreshed. Why not put your best face forward with a more youthful appearance? (We won’t tell anyone.)

Find more information comparing these products HERE.

Other than how great you will look, there are many reasons to consider Botox® or Dysport®:

  • Smooths wrinkles in the forehead
  • Reduces crow’s feet 
  • Minimizes frown lines between the eyes
  • FDA-approved
  • Works quickly 
  • May prevent wrinkles from developing
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Safe 
  • Minimal side effects 

When should you start using Dysport®?

Good question! We recommend starting Dysport in your 30s. If you are unsure, please contact Dr. Green with any questions. There was a study completed in 2006 on two identical twins to examine the effects of Botox® over time. One received Botox® regularly 2-3 times per year over the course of 13 years; the other received Botox® only twice initially, but then did not receive any more. (Essentially, the second twin was not treated with Botox compared to the first, who was treated the entire time). Here is the official conclusion of the study:

Long-term treatment with Botox can prevent the development of imprinted facial lines that are visible at rest. Botox® treatment can also reduce crow’s feet. Treatment is well tolerated, with no adverse events reported during 13 years of regular treatment in this study.

See the study HERE

Have More Questions About Dysport or Botox?

At MGMD, we have recommended both to our happy patients, always based on your needs and preferences combined with our expertise. Schedule a free consultation today and feel free to ask us questions at any time at:  773-549-4772 or visit 3355 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 12 in Chicago or fill out our contact form here.