Q: What is Dysport?
Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles and creases are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. Dysport temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally.
Q: How long does Dysport last?
Every patient is different depending on his or her metabolism of Dysport. Most patients find their Dysport injections last around 3-4 months. Certain patients metabolize Dysport faster than others leaving them with Dysport’s effects for 2-3 months, while others have the amazing benefit for up to 6 months. Over time Dysport can fatigue the muscle allowing for less movement after the Dysport wears off, allowing more time between injections.
Q: How long does it take for the effects to kick in after injection?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines. It takes about 7-10 days to see maximal results from Dysport.
Q: I am someone who is very expressive with talking. I have fine lines on my nose and forehead. Can Dysport help these lines?
If you are someone who is often wrinkling your nose or forehead, Dysport is a great way to treat or even prevent those fine lines from forming. Even after the Dysport wears off, patients often find they are less likely to frown or wrinkle their nose because they have trained themselves out of the habit.
Q: I’m in my twenties… can I have Dysport for preventative measures?
Dysport in your “20’s” is becoming more and more common due to the concept of “preventive aesthetic medicine.” Every patient has to be seen and considered on a case-by- case basis. The prevention of wrinkles and taking care of one’s skin is appropriate when done safely and by a licensed practitioner who understands the anatomy, has trained extensively in the field of plastic surgery, and can match their skill set with your expectations. Also, preventing the wrinkles before they become prominent is helpful in preventing the need for other treatments that can be more expensive (fillers, lasers) in the future.
Q: Can Dysport be used to reduce the appearance of my widened jaw?
Yes. Patient’s with a strong masseter (chewing) muscle, often a result of TMJ or stress, can be relaxed by Dysport and create a softer jawline.
Q: Can Dysport be used to treat excessive sweating?
Yes! Botulinum toxin type A has been shown to decrease sweating and excessive underarm sweating. Many patients find that they are very pleased with decreased sweating after injections during the summer months and they decide to continue the injections year round.
Q: Can Dysport be used to treat headache symptoms associated with chronic migraines?
Dysport became FDA approved treatment of chronic migraines in 2010.
Q: How long does the treatment take Dr. Shridharani to perform at his practice in NYC?
Many patients get treated on their lunch breaks or when they are simply “in between meetings or activities.” A full Dysport treatment generally takes around Dr. Shridharani around 15-30 minutes and does NOT require any premedication or anesthesia.
Q: Can I schedule a consultation with Dr. Shridharani to see if I am a candidate for Dysport?
Yes, commonly patients want to schedule a consultation to see if he or she are a candidate for Dysport. If you are a candidate we can perform the injections on the same day as the consultation!
Q: What should I expect after Dysport? Is there any down time?
After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling and slight redness, which seems to resolve/go away in a matter of hours. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and sleeping face down will help avoid excessive swelling.
Q: If I try Dysport once will I need to continue treatments forever?
No! Most patients love their Dysport injections so much they want to continue injections but it is not something you have to continue forever.
Q: Will people notice that I look different after Dysport? Do I need to tell my friends?
No, many patients say their friends are asking what they are doing to look so great!
Q: Can I have Dysport injected while being pregnant?