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Wrinkles are common skin problems that affect most people, whether due to factors like smoking, sun exposure or aging. There are also dynamic wrinkles that occur because of repetitive muscle movements, which cause patients to look much older than their actual age. Dr. Sheffield understands the importance of looking and feeling vibrant and fresh, and one of the most effective solutions for wrinkles is Dysport.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport injections are one of the most effective injectable medications that are specifically formulated to address frown lines between eyebrows, brow lines, crow’s feet and forehead creases. Just like Botox, these injections are used for relaxing underlying muscles, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

To find out more about Dysport injections and other Botox-type injectables, call us at our Santa Barbara office (805) 318-3280.  We will work with you to find the treatment plan that is right for you.

How Does Dysport Differ From Botox?

Both injectables offer similar desired effects, which are eliminating brow lines and wrinkles. However, the main difference between these two neuromodulators is in the required dosing units. Generally, Dysport injections require higher units, which does not necessarily mean that it is less effective, but it is just how it is diluted and then delivered.

Here are some key differences when comparing Dysport vs. Botox:

  • Effectiveness – Dysport treatment respond faster for most patients.
  • Diffusion – The spread of a Dysport injection is much better than Botox, which makes dealing with forehead wrinkles much easier.
  • Longevity – Generally, Dysport injection results last longer than Botox for most patients.

What Are Dysport Injections Used To Treat?

To answer the question of what is Dysport used for; you should know that it is used to treat dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that occur due to muscle contraction, and they include frown lines, crows’ feet, brow lines and forehead creases. In any case, where wrinkles are etched too deeply into the skin, injections can be easily combined with other suitable injections or laser resurfacing to produce a comprehensive aesthetic result.

How Does Dysport Work?

Dysport injections work by relaxing the facial muscles responsible for your wrinkles. It achieves this through stopping nerve signals to the facial muscles, which ultimately reduces muscle activity in the muscles that cause wrinkles. By weakening the specific facial muscles, the tension they place on the patient’s skin is also reduced, thus flattening out the wrinkles.  Treatments usually result in a natural looking face that is unwrinkled and smooth.

How Is Dysport Administered?

Dysport inections are an injectable treatment that is directly administered to affected facial muscles by an experienced physician. The dosage and location of the injections are tailored to your unique individual needs.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Generally, one treatment is enough to give you great results in wrinkle reduction. However, as the injections wear off in a few months, you can safely come back to get another treatment.

How Much Recovery Time?

The best thing about Dysport injections for crows’ feet and wrinkles is the fact that you will not experience any downtime. After the brief treatment, you can apply makeup and then get back to your normal daily activities.

When Will I See Results?

You will start to see positive results within 3 days, but the full results are visible after one week.

How Long Do Dysport Injections Last?

Several studies show that Dysport results last between 3 and 4 months. By getting treatments, you can improve your appearance for nearly 4 months before requiring extra injections.

Are The Injections Painful?

Generally, injections are not painful. However, if you are not a fan of needles, you can request a topical anesthetic before the treatment.

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Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking to additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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