Dysport® (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer with Botulinum Toxin) – Newburyport, MA

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About Dysport

Dr. Michele Sasmor offers Newburyport, MA patients numerous nonsurgical options for skin rejuvenation. Dysport is an injectable wrinkle treatment that works similarly to BOTOX to reduce and soften dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by reiterated facial movements and expressions (like laughing, smiling, and frowning) that over several decades make the facial muscles tight. This causes the overlying skin to have a grooved line that is visible, even when your face is relaxed. Dysport is specially created to correct one of the most common dynamic wrinkles: the vertical lines between the eyebrows known as frown lines. It temporarily blocks signals to the muscle so the line is smoother but with natural-looking results that don't make your face look frozen. Learn more about Dysport injectable treatments at RiverSong Plastic Surgery to help you look more youthful.

Ideal Candidates

Dysport is ideal if you are looking for a nonsurgical option to improve moderate to severe vertical frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows. Since dynamic wrinkles and lines are caused by chronic use, they can develop at any age and make you look mad, tired, or sad. Dysport is a fast, effective treatment that addresses dynamic wrinkles without giving you a "frozen" face. Since Dysport spreads to treat a cluster of wrinkles, it is also ideal for Crow's feet, the fine lines in the outer corners of the eyes. Most patients at RiverSong Plastic Surgery see visible improvements in their appearance a few days after their procedure that may last up to four months.

Procedure Technique

Dysport injections are administered in one of our private treatment rooms after your consultation with Dr. Sasmor, taking about 15 – 30 minutes. A numbing cream or local anesthetic is usually not needed since the injections are made with a fine-gauge needle that causes very little discomfort, but it can be used if requested. The skin will be thoroughly cleansed and five carefully placed injections will be administered along the brow, followed by a cold compress to lessen swelling and bruising. After your injections at RiverSong Plastic Surgery, you can resume regular tasks, but you should try to avoid strenuous activities for at least one day.

What to Expect

After a Dysport treatment, you may see mild swelling and redness at and around the injection sites, but this generally will disappear in a few days. You should sleep upright for at least one night and continue to use a cold compress as needed. Results are commonly seen within a few days as the severity of your dynamic wrinkles is minimized for a smoother, softer appearance. These results typically last for about 3 – 4 months and more treatments can be done at RiverSong Plastic Surgery in Newburyport, MA to maintain your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
The cost for your treatment will depend on the number of Dysport injections needed to attain your desired results. During your consult, Dr. Sasmor or a member of our team can discuss your estimated costs and go over all your payment options.

Dysport or BOTOX?
Both Dysport and BOTOX are safe and effective to treat facial wrinkles and both are widely available. A skilled practitioner, like Dr. Sasmor, can tell which medication may offer the best results for your unique needs. The results of a Dysport injection typically becomes visible faster than BOTOX, lasts a bit longer, and spreads to a larger coverage area.

Dysport or filler?
Patients seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance may look into injectable fillers, as well as products, such as Dysport, to attain results. Both skin treatments work to decrease facial wrinkles but use varying approaches. Injectable fillers add volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface. It is common today to combine products, such as Dysport and BOTOX, with an injectable filler. This has been labeled a “liquid facelift” and provides outstanding results for individuals who do not want surgery.

Can it be combined with other treatments?
Yes. Many patients elect to combine Dysport with their surgical facelift, or skin resurfacing treatment for even more dramatic results. Dr. Sasmor can discuss your cosmetic goals during your consult and let you know which procedures can be incorporated with Dysport.

How often for treatment?
Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3 – 4 months after treatment. This varies by patient.

Relax and Refresh

If you are looking for a nonsurgical option to revitalize your skin by correcting the frown lines between your brows, Dysport injectable wrinkle relaxer is a great choice. You can learn about Dysport and other procedures during your meeting with plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Sasmor to get a personalized plan that addresses your goals. We invite you to call RiverSong Plastic Surgery in Newburyport, MA to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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