What is Dysport?
Our Los Gatos, CA provider, Dr. Maia Chakerian offers men and women several nonsurgical options for skin rejuvenation. Dysport is an injectable wrinkle relaxer that works like BOTOX® to reduce and soften dynamic lines and wrinkles throughout the face. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by heavily repeated facial expressions and movements (like laughing, smiling, and frowning) that eventually make the facial muscles taut. This buildup of action causes the skin over the muscle to have a grooved line that is visible even when your face is resting. Dysport is specifically designed to treat one of the most common dynamic wrinkles: the vertical lines between the eyebrows known as frown lines. It temporarily softens the muscle — so the skin is smooth but with natural-looking results that don't freeze your face. Hear more about Dysport injectable wrinkle relaxers at Sereno Santé to help your face appear refreshed.
What are the Benefits of Dysport?
Over-the-counter creams and serums temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines, but they don't actually treat the underlying issue. This is where Dysport comes in — it's a safe and effective way to address dynamic wrinkles at their source. Treatment is safe, quick, and requires no downtime so you can return to your day-to-day routine right away. Patients often see results within a few days, and outcomes can last up to four months at a time. We've found that many patients enjoy returning for follow-up sessions to maintain their results.
Who is a candidate for Dysport?
Dysport is ideal if you are looking for a nonsurgical treatment to improve mild, moderate, or severe vertical frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows. Because dynamic wrinkles and lines are created by frequent use, they can develop in younger patients and make you appear sad, mad, or tired. Dysport is a fast, effective treatment that smoothes dynamic wrinkles without leaving a "frozen" face. Since Dysport's formula spreads to reach a cluster of wrinkles, it is also great for crow's feet, the small lines in the outer corners of the eyes. Most patients at Sereno Santé notice visible improvements within just a few days after their procedure which usually lasts for three to four months.
How does Dysport work?
Injections with Dysport are done in one of our treatment rooms after your consultation with Dr. Chakerian, lasting around 15 – 30 minutes in total. A numbing cream or local anesthetic is usually not needed since the Dysport is injected with a fine needle that creates very little discomfort, but it may be applied if requested. The skin will be cleaned, and carefully placed injections of Dysport will be made along the eyebrows, followed by a cold compress to limit bruising and swelling. After your procedure at Sereno Santé, you can perform normal tasks, but you should try to avoid strenuous activities for at least one day to keep inflammation at a minimum.
What should I expect after my treatment?
After a Dysport treatment, you may see light redness and swelling around the injected area, but this typically will resolve in 1 – 3 days. You should sleep upright the night of your appointment and continue to apply cold compresses as needed. Improvements are often noticeable in 1 – 3 days as the severity of your dynamic wrinkles is decreased for a smoother, softer appearance. These results should last for about 3 – 4 months, and touch-up injections can be performed at Sereno Santé in Los Gatos, CA to maintain your results.
What's the difference between Dysport and BOTOX®?
Dysport and BOTOX® are both injections that improve dynamic wrinkles. Dysport results typically become visible quicker compared to BOTOX. Also, Dysport tends to last longer compared to BOTOX, and it has a more even spread underneath the skin. In your consult, your injector will help you decide if Dysport or a different wrinkle relaxer is better for your treatment.
Should I get Dysport or a wrinkle filler?
The difference between injectable wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can often be confusing. A wrinkle relaxer treats dynamic wrinkles, whereas a filler addresses static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the result of repetitive motions, like frowning, laughing, smiling, and other facial expressions. Dysport relaxes the muscle under the skin to smooth the dynamic wrinkle. Static lines come from decreased skin elasticity, so a wrinkle filler works to plump the affected area — so it is smoother. In your initial consult, your injector will ask about your cosmetic goals and help you determine if a wrinkle relaxer, a wrinkle filler, or a combination of both will produce your best outcome.
Can Dysport be combined with other treatments?
Sereno Santé performs several cosmetic treatments that can be added to enhance the results of your Dysport injection. Depending on your areas of concern and wants, your personalized plan might include Dysport, a filler for static lines or volume in your cheeks and lips, plus a skin treatment. Be honest during your consultation so we can create a treatment plan that delivers the results you love.
Relax and Refresh
If you are looking for a nonsurgical way to rejuvenate your appearance by treating the frown lines between your brows, Dysport wrinkle relaxer may be a wonderful treatment option for you. You can discuss Dysport and other options at your consultation with our aesthetic specialist, Dr. Chakerian, to develop a custom plan that fits your needs. We invite you to contact Sereno Santé in Los Gatos, CA to learn more and make an appointment.