Do you have frown lines on your face? Most of us do, and they can make us look much older than we actually are. Botox is one way to smooth out frown lines but it is not always the right choice for everyone. Another facial injection option that we offer as part of our Med Spa services is getting Dysport in Houston. This non-surgical option is great for those who want a non-surgical option and no recovery time, but with noticeable results.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable medication derived from the botulinum toxin that works by blocking muscle contractions. Its effects could last up to five months, but you could have further treatments to prolong that.

Dysport targets lines on the glabella, which is the area between your eyebrows. Surgeons recommend Dysport for people with moderate to severe glabella lines, and it is a simple outpatient procedure undertaken in our office.

Patients Who Benefit from Dysport Treatment

You could benefit from Dysport if you have moderate to severe frown lines that affect your appearance. As the effects are temporary and last from three to five months, most people receive treatment three times a year.

Patients in Houston who find other wrinkle relaxers unsuitable may see better results with Dysport. It is also faster to act, taking only two to three days to take effect as opposed to nearly a week with Botox. However, you should not get Dysport treatment if:

  • You are taking medication for muscle spasms
  • You are allergic to milk
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding (you may be asked to take a pregnancy test)
  • You are over 65
  • You are sensitive to botulinum toxin

Although Dysport is an effective treatment for most people, as with any medication, some will respond to it differently. Therefore, if you have had an unsuccessful Dysport treatment in the past, it would be better to look at alternatives.

As Dysport might interact with certain medications, including blood thinners, muscle relaxants, and anticholinergics, please disclose any medication you are taking. Our team may ask you to discontinue some medications or supplements temporarily.

What to Expect

Your consultation could include discussing your results and examining your wrinkles to determine if Dysport is right for you. Our aesthetician will also examine your medical history and ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the product.

They may also discuss other options, or, if your wrinkles seem unlikely to respond to non-surgical treatment, they may discuss a forehead lift. Surgery is the more complicated choice, but in many cases, Dysport might make it unnecessary.

Dysport injections in our Houston office take about 10 minutes and may be administered with or without numbing cream. It is usually painless, although some people may experience delayed pain at the injection site. Dysport could have minor side effects, including swelling around the eyelids, skin rash or irritation, and headaches. These typically resolve within a few days.

Following the Procedure

Consult a doctor if you develop nausea or sinusitis. If you experience the following symptoms, you may have a rare case of botulinum toxicity, which could be serious:

  • Weakness in the facial muscles
  • Muscle spasms
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty talking

Botulinum toxicity is a medical emergency, but it is extremely rare. Most people who receive Dysport treatment have minimal to no side effects. You can typically leave the office immediately after your treatment and should have no downtime. As you only receive numbing cream, you should be well enough to drive home, and results become noticeable within a few days.

Call Deigni Plastic Surgery for Your Dysport Treatment in Houston

If you are considering getting Dysport in Houston, Deigni Plastic Surgery has you covered. In addition to Dysport, we have numerous other products available to address your problem areas, as well as surgical procedures for more intensive changes. If your frown lines are getting you down, contact us for a consultation to see if Dysport is right for you – call 281-721-4373 to learn more.

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