Dr. Michelle Aszterbaum is considered an expert in injectables treatments.

Dysport is an injectable medication designed to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the glabellar lines (eyebrows), forehead creases and crow’s feet. Like Botox, Dysport is used to relax the underlying muscles, reducing wrinkles. It has been shown to deliver temporary improvements to moderate to sever wrinkles on the face.

How does Dysport work?

Dysport is injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily relaxing them. It stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.  Weakening the strength of these muscles, will decrease the tension that they place on the skin, allowing the wrinkles to flatten out. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled. The untreated facial muscles continue to contract normally, leaving your normal facial expression unaffected. The results of Dysport generally last 4 – 6 months.

What causes wrinkles?

As we age, wrinkles begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down and wear out. Additionally, wrinkles appear over time due to repeated movements of facial skin through muscles, most commonly around the eyebrows, mouth and eyes. Dysport can be used to help prevent new wrinkles from appearing. 

What Age Group is Dysport For?

Wrinkles are not only age related. Frown lines are “dynamic” – they happen because of the way a person’s face moves.  Because frown lines are created by facial movements such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults.  Dysport is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines in adult patients less than 65 years of age.

Dysport Side Effects

While side effects from Dysport are minimal, the most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. If you do experience any of these side effects, do not worry, they will go away within a few days.

Dysport Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dysport?

Dysport can be used to treat frown lines, crows feet and forehead furrows. It blocks nerve impulses, relaxing the underlying muscles. This stops the muscles from contracting and allows the wrinkles to relax. Dysport injections result in smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
How many Dysport treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Usually only one Dysport treatment is necessary. However, once the Dysport wears off, it is safe to come back for another round of injections.
When will I start seeing results?
Full results from a Dysport treatment will be visible within one week.
How much recovery time is needed after Dysport injections?
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily activities and apply makeup immediately following Dysport injections.
How much does Dysport cost?
Each patient’s needs are unique and therefore cost varies among patients. On average, the cost of Dysport is normally $300-$450 to get rid of frown lines. Call our office and schedule a consultation with any of our doctors at our Newport Beach office to see how much your personalized Dysport treatment will cost.
Do Dysport injections hurt?
Generally, Dysport injections are painless. However, if the patient wants, a topical anesthesic may be applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort.

Please contact Dr. Michelle Aszterbaum at 949.525.0700 for more information on Dysport and to schedule a consultation.

Michelle Aszterbaum, M.D.

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