Dysport in New York

Dysport in New York: Like Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport is a similar non-surgical, injectable treatment that minimizes or eliminates undesirable expression lines that can lead to a tired, less youthful or even angry appearance.

Dysport injections can reduce or eliminate wrinkles or furrows in the following areas:

  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows (known as the "glabellar lines" or "11 lines")
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Wrinkling around the eyes ("crow's feet")
  • Visible muscle bands on the neck (the "platysmal bands" or "turkey neck")

How it works

A small amount of Dysport is injected directly into the underlying muscles responsible for expression lines, wrinkling or neck bands. Dysport blocks the nerve signals that normally cause those muscles to contract, or move. Once the nerve signals are blocked, the muscles can't contract and no wrinkling or banding can occur – so the overlying skin appears smooth and crease-free.

Injections are precisely placed to ensure natural-looking results. The goal of Dysport is not to give the face a "frozen" look, but rather to selectively eliminate wrinkles and promote a more youthful overall appearance.

What to expect

After a Dysport injection, patients can expect to see improvement in 3 to 7 days. Results generally last for about 3 to 4 months, with wrinkling gradually returning as the treatment wears off and muscles are able to contract again. With repeated treatments, muscles begin to weaken, so results can potentially last longer with every subsequent treatment.

Side effects from Dysport are generally mild and temporary. Some patients may experience a headache, soreness or slight bruising, though these effects are uncommon. It is extremely unlikely to develop eyelid drooping from your Dysport injection, but if this does occur, the effects are temporary.

After your Dysport injection, it's important not to press or rub the area. You should not lie down for 3 hours after treatment and it is best to avoid exercise for the remainder of the day.

More information

Used in combination with other treatments such as laser rejuvenation, laser resurfacing, Restylane, Juvederm or Perlane injections, Dysport can offer a significantly more youthful look without the need for invasive procedures. Ask Dr. Kauvar which treatments will offer you the best results. To learn how Dysport can help you look your best, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kauvar.