Dysport, formerly known as Reloxin, is a cosmetic wrinkle treatment designed to smooth out lines and folds that form naturally on the face. It is made using the same safe and highly-effective ingredient as Botox; botulinum toxin. This triggers the targeted muscles to stop moving, which in turn keeps the wrinkles from forming.
The main difference between Dysport and Botox is that Dysport's effects extend further beyond the injection site than Botox will. This process means that Dysport typically requires less injections to see sufficient response, but it also has the potential to spread further than intended if not applied properly. For this reason, Dysport requires a skilled physician, like those at Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho, with a keen knowledge of the muscular structure to deliver the injections accurately and safely.
During an in-office procedure, an extremely fine needle is used to inject the Dysport solution into the muscles that cause wrinkles around the eyes and forehead while squinting, frowning or raising the eyebrows. Most patients only need 3 to 5 injections and report that the procedure is virtually painless. The entire process takes about 15 minutes. Within a week, the lack of muscle movement smooths out the targeted wrinkles. Because Dysport contains less protein than Botox, the body breaks it down more slowly. This means that Dysport's results can last longer than Botox, which typically lasts around four months.
Side effects are minor and are usually limited to headaches following the treatment. The FDA has determined that when treatments like Botox are administered by professionals at approved doses, they are very safe and effective. So try this effective and long-lasting solution for your wrinkles, and see the difference for yourself!
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