As we age, the first place we notice it is in the face. Those wrinkles in the forehead especially cause a great deal of concern for many of us. For some time there has been the option of a surgical procedure to eliminate this problem, but in many cases it is not necessary to resort to something that aggressive. There is now an option for the reduction of wrinkles in the forehead and that area between the eyebrows. We have heard about BOTOX® Cosmetic, now there is an additional alternative known as Dysport™.
Dr. Amiya Prasad now offers this additional alternative, Dysport™ to his patients. It has been used in Europe for over 15 years. Dysport™ was approved by the FDA for injection as a temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (lines between the eye brows and forehead) in adults. Dr. Prasad is seeing very positive results with his patients.
Dysport™ is injected the same way as BOTOX® Cosmetic and has been reported to have many similarities. However, Dr. Prasad is noticing that Dysport™ may act quicker. BOTOX® Cosmetic takes up to two weeks to show complete results. However, Dysport™ seems to work within several days. In some cases, wrinkles begin to fade as soon as 24 hours after receiving Dysport™ treatment. This rapid response could be the deciding factor for a woman or man looking to improve their appearance before a big social event or meeting.
What’s more, Dysport™ may last longer than its predecessor. Some studies have shown that Dysport™ injections may keep wrinkles at bay up to six months, as opposed to the approximate three month timeframe associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Potential side effects of Dysport™ are similar to those associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. They include local numbness, swelling, some bruising or a burning sensation during injection. These side effects can be mitigated by placing ice on the injection site before and after the procedure, or Dr. Prasad may prescribe appropriate medication.
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic , Dysport™ is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A. Dr. Prasad will inject small amounts of the toxin into specific wrinkle-causing muscles, temporarily weaken them. The amount being used and the locations will vary according to the patient.