We now have Dysport available here in Fairfax as an alternative to the ultra-popular Botox cosmetic.
Dysport is an injectable wrinkle treatment that experienced years of great success in Europe and finally received federal approval in the U.S. in 2009. Dysport contains a distinct formulation of botulinum type a that relaxes facial muscles and allows those unsightly lines and wrinkles to flatten out.
Some of the common treatment applications for Dysport include the vertical lines between your brows, crow’s feet around the eyes, and the horizontal lines that travel across the forehead.
Treatment with Dysport is quick: usually just 10 - 15 minutes in Dr. Hess's office.
The effects of the injection become evident within 3 to 8 days, and the results usually last three to six months. When the effects begin to fade, you can return for a follow-up treatment.
Just like Botox, Dysport is a drug commonly called a neuromuscular wrinkle blocker or acetylcholine release inhibitor. It blocks the nerve impulses that cause your facial muscles to contract and form lines. The ingredient is a neurotoxin, but the amount is so incredibly small that it’s considered non-toxic.
With the proper injection technique and dose, Dysport will reduce wrinkles, creases and unsightly lines while maintaining your natural facial appearance.
The injections are quick and relatively comfortable. If you prefer, Dr. Hess can apply a local anesthetic to the area to make the treatment easier.
Dr. Hess takes all necessary precautions to reduce the chance of side effects for his patients. However, possible side effects include numbness, bruising, swelling or a slight burning sensation. In rare cases, patients experience muscle weakness or a drooping eyelid.