Dysport is commonly used to treat frown lines and other types of lines and wrinkles on the face. While this treatment can be effective for helping you achieve a more youthful look, you may be curious about how long it will take for the treatment to work. By understanding this treatment, how it achieves wrinkle reduction, and how quickly it may work for you, you will be able to plan ahead for big events where you want to look your best.
At Simply Radiant in Las Vega, NV, our Dysport treatments can give you a chance to have skin that looks more youthful and less lined. We offer consultations to help determine whether Dysport or other neuromodulators are right for you and to help you make a plan for your treatment.
What Is Dysport and How Does It Work?
Dysport is a neuromodulator that is used cosmetically to reduce lines and wrinkles in the face. This product contains botulinum toxin type A, which works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles.
This medication is injected into the targeted muscles. When this happens, Dysport blocks the signals that normally occur between the nerves and the muscles, preventing these muscles from contracting. When the muscles are relaxed, so is the surrounding skin. This treatment can be targeted specifically to prevent the movements that can cause wrinkles between the eyebrows or in other locations.
What Makes Dysport Different From Botox?
Dysport and Botox are two different brands of neuromodulator that are used to relax muscles in the face. The active ingredient in both is a purified protein that is derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
However, these two products are not identical and are often used for different applications. Dysport is a more diluted formulation that can spread more quickly than Botox. It is often used for broader applications where a larger surface area is being treated, while Botox may be used more often for smaller areas that may benefit from a more potent formulation. Both are high-quality products that we use at our clinic to help reduce expression lines.
What Is Dysport Used For?
Dysport has been FDA-approved for a specific area, namely the glabellar lines (or frown lines) in between the eyebrows. During this treatment, Dysport injections are given at five points, starting at a central point between the brows and proceeding above the brows to reduce muscle activity in this area.
While Dysport is FDA-approved for glabellar lines, it can be useful in other applications, too. Because it can disperse throughout the area more easily, it can treat the broad area of the forehead effectively.
While some muscles help to lift the brows, others can bring them down. By relaxing the muscles that pull the eyebrows down, we can create a natural-looking lift for your brows using Dysport.
Dysport for crow’s feet can help to relax the muscles that cause wrinkling at the corners of your eyes.
When this medication is injected into the lips, it is often called a Dysport lip flip. This treatment relaxes the muscles of the upper lip, allowing the tissue to relax upward and outward. The effect is a lip augmentation that is performed without filler.
How Long Does Dysport Take to Work? A Closer Look
If you are wanting a faster result, Dysport can be a great option. On average, results begin to appear after two or three days. Other neuromodulators may take five days or more to begin to take effect. However, how quickly your results begin to appear may depend on several factors:
Dosage and Number of Units Injected
How fast your Dysport treatment will work often depends on the dosage that you have received in each area, as well as how many overall units have been used on your face. A higher number of units or a higher dosage can sometimes result in a quicker result.
Depth of Injection
The depth of your Dysport injection is determined by the area being treated. In some cases, this may also affect how quickly your results begin to show. The depth of the injection can impact the spread of the treatment within the targeted muscles.
Variation in Metabolism and Response
Everyone’s metabolism and response to Dysport treatments will vary slightly. Both the speed at which the medication starts working and how fast it wears off can be affected by the individualities of your body.
A Timeline of Dysport’s Effects
- Immediate Effects: Immediate effects of Dysport are minimal with no changes in muscle movement or wrinkles.
- Onset of Reduction in Wrinkles and Fine Lines: After two to three days you may notice slight loss of movement in the treated muscles along with some reduction in wrinkles.
- Peak Effectiveness: Dysport injections can begin to fully take effect after 10 to 14 days, reaching peak effectiveness.
- Duration of Effects: Dysport can last for up to five months depending on the individual, lifestyle, and amount injected.
Where to Find Dysport Treatments
You should always seek out a reputable clinic with experienced medical professionals and estheticians for your Dysport injections or any other type of cosmetic treatment. At Simply Radiant in Las Vegas, NV, we have many years of experience in enhancing natural beauty through injectables and non-invasive cosmetic treatments. We offer services that can help you look your best from head to toe while always looking like yourself.