Neuromodulators like Dysport® and its close cousin Botox® are among the most sought-after products for people who want to reduce wrinkles such as crow’s feet, brow furrows, and glabellar lines. These in-office treatments are brief, relatively painless, and minimally invasive, with few risks and side effects. Dysport® also provides fast results, making it ideal for anyone seeking a quick, convenient pick-me-up before an event like a wedding or class reunion. However, Dysport® isn’t permanent, which means you will need touch-ups if you plan to maintain long-term results.
At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, our patients frequently ask us which injectable they should choose and how often they might need to return for maintenance. Our expert dermatologists have created this guide to Dysport® treatments to help you become a more informed patient.
Botox® vs. Dysport®: What’s the Difference?
As you get older and your skin loses elasticity, the lines caused by habitual facial expressions such as squinting and frowning will gradually etch themselves into your face. When the creases that form due to repetitive muscle movements stay visible even when your face is at rest, we call them static wrinkles. Dysport® and Botox® are two of the best non-surgical ways to treat static wrinkles in the upper third of your face.
Chemically speaking, Botox® and Dysport® are virtually identical. However, the two products have a different dilution, which means you may need more Dysport® to achieve your anti-aging goals. Because the molecules in Botox® are larger, the effects take longer to work and do not spread as far. If you’re looking to address wrinkles in a larger treatment area, Dysport®’s diffusion could work to your advantage. However, when you require more precise results in a targeted spot, your doctor may recommend using Botox® instead. Dysport® can also be ideal for patients who do not respond well to Botox®.
How Often Do You Need to Return for Dysport® Touch-Ups?
Dysport®’s ability to block the nerve signals that cause repetitive facial movement will wear off after approximately three to four months. Come back for a follow-up visit one to three months after your initial Dysport® treatment so we can assess your results. At this point, we’ll help you determine when you need to return for additional injections. We can create a schedule for your maintenance appointments, so you can count on having a consistently younger, more refreshed appearance, no matter what life throws at you.
San Francisco’s Experienced Dysport® Providers
Static wrinkles around your eyes and between your eyebrows can contribute to a worried or angry appearance and make you look older. If you’re looking for a comfortable, convenient, zero-downtime way to minimize these wrinkles and rejuvenate your appearance, Dysport® treatments performed by a qualified dermatologist may be ideal for you.
When you schedule a consultation at Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, our board-certified dermatologists will evaluate your skin and ask you questions about your lifestyle and cosmetic concerns to determine if you are a good candidate for Dysport® injections in the Bay Area. We look forward to seeing you soon!