Dysport is a neurotoxin that contains botulinum toxin, similar to Botox, and is derived from the bacterium called “Clostridium botulinum.” It is one of the medications used for muscle relaxation. This neurotoxin prevents the release of substances that enable nerve transmission, thereby preventing the contraction of certain facial muscles. By temporarily inhibiting the movement of the muscles responsible for wrinkles, it helps reduce their appearance.
Dysport is administered in a similar way to Botox. It assists in softening and preventing wrinkles that occur due to aging. While its effects are almost identical to Botox, there are some differences in dosage units. Dysport produces faster results on wrinkles compared to Botox.
Which Areas Can Dysport Be Applied to?
Since Dysport serves a similar purpose to Botox, the application areas are the same. The areas where Dysport is commonly used for treating wrinkles on the face include:
- Wrinkles around the eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Wrinkles around the mouth and nose
- Neck lines
- Nasal tip (used for lifting the nasal tip)
- Upper lip wrinkles
- Chin wrinkles
Dysport can also be used for the treatment of excessive sweating, similar to Botox. It can be applied to areas such as the palms, feet, and armpits where excessive sweating is most commonly observed.
How is Dysport Applied?
Dysport is administered through injections, targeting the facial muscles responsible for facial expressions and wrinkles. It can also be used to prevent excessive sweating, similar to Botox. The amount of Dysport to be injected in the desired treatment areas should be determined based on the individual and the specific area.
Before the Dysport treatment for wrinkles, a detailed evaluation and consultation between the individual and the doctor are conducted. This evaluation determines whether the person’s skin is suitable for Dysport application. Following the evaluation, a treatment plan is created based on the individual’s preferences and the doctor’s guidance.
Before the procedure, the treatment area should be cleaned to prevent infections. Local anesthesia is applied to the cleaned area using an anesthetic cream to numb it. Once the area is numbed, a diluted and refined form of the medication is injected into the specific regions associated with wrinkles, in small amounts and at a slow pace. It is important to maintain an upright position for at least 4 hours after the application to ensure the medication stays in place and yields successful results.
The injected toxin prevents muscle contractions, temporarily inhibiting the formation of lines and wrinkles. As a result, the skin appears smoother and wrinkle-free. Dysport treatments are known to deliver better results, especially for wrinkles between the eyebrows and on the forehead.
Dysport treatment is generally painless. However, depending on the individual’s pain threshold, cold compresses can be applied to the treatment area afterward. Avoiding excessive contact with the skin for a few days after the procedure is also recommended.
The Dysport procedure typically takes around 10-15 minutes and leaves no visible marks on the face. Cold compresses can be applied to the injection sites after the treatment. The effects of Dysport can be observed immediately and fully develop over time.
What are the Differences Between Dysport and Botox Applications?
Dysport and Botox are both FDA-approved neurotoxins used for the same purpose but have slight differences in their molecular structures. Although their basic formulas differ, they serve the same purpose and provide similar benefits when used in the body. The differences between Dysport and Botox can be summarized as follows:
- Dysport consists of smaller molecules compared to Botox. Despite the differences in their fundamental structures, they are used for the same purpose in the body and offer similar benefits.
- Dysport has a faster effect on wrinkles and other issues compared to Botox.
- Due to its smaller molecular structure, Dysport can be used in a larger treatment area than Botox.
- Dysport is more effective in larger treatment areas, while Botox is a more precise application for smaller areas.
- Dysport provides less restriction on facial expressions compared to Botox.
What Precautions Should Be Taken After Dysport Treatment?
Similar to Botox, after Dysport application, individuals can resume their daily activities shortly after the procedure. However, there are certain precautions that should be followed. These precautions include:
- Maintaining an upright position for at least 4 hours after the Dysport application. This is crucial for the medication to remain in the injected area and yield successful results.
- Avoiding contact with water and refraining from applying makeup on the day of the procedure.
- Avoiding excessive heat, such as steam rooms and saunas, and hot baths for 1-2 days following the treatment.
- Protecting the skin from harmful sun rays by using sunscreen consistently during the recovery period.
How Long Does Dysport’s Effect Last?
The duration of Dysport’s effect can vary from person to person. Factors that can influence the duration include the individual’s compliance with post-treatment care instructions, the use of substances like tobacco and alcohol, regular use of prescribed medications, existing medical conditions, and sleep and dietary habits. On average, the effects of Dysport can last between 4-6 months.
What are the Side Effects of Dysport Application?
Similar to Botox, the side effects of Dysport application are minimal. Some patients may experience mild dizziness after the procedure. Depending on the sensitivity of the skin in the application areas, minor bruising may occur, which can be concealed using concealing products.
In the case of an incorrect Dysport application or inadequate attention to post-treatment instructions, such as maintaining the correct position, or if the medication is injected too close to the eyelid instead of the intended location, temporary drooping of the eyelid may occur. However, this is a rare and temporary occurrence.
Does Dysport Application Cause Loss of Facial Expressions?
The occurrence of loss of facial expressions after Dysport or Botox applications depends on several factors, such as the treatment area and the dosage used. Muscles responsible for facial expressions in areas like the forehead, eyebrows, and around the eyes can be partially affected by the treatment, but the application can be adjusted to allow for more natural movement depending on the dosage.
Similar to Botox, Dysport only affects the injected areas. According to user reviews, Dysport is considered to be a less restrictive application in terms of facial expressions compared to Botox.
Who is Dysport Treatment Not Suitable For?
While Dysport can be applied to almost anyone with concerns about wrinkles, there are some cases where it is not possible or not recommended. The individuals who are not suitable candidates for Dysport treatment include:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Individuals with neuromuscular disorders
- Those with bleeding disorders or related diseases
- Individuals with serious skin conditions in the treatment areas
- Individuals using medication for muscle spasms
Dysport prices can vary depending on various factors. The quality and quantity of the material used in the Dysport procedure are among the most important factors affecting the price. Additionally, the experience of the doctor, the clinic’s facilities where the procedure is performed, and the satisfaction of previous patients who have undergone the treatment can also affect the price. Providing price information on websites regarding aesthetic and healthcare services is considered illegal according
to the regulations of the Ministry of Health. Therefore, it is necessary to consult a clinic and have a medical examination by a doctor to obtain accurate pricing information. Based on this examination, the treatment plan will be determined, and the most accurate price will be provided accordingly.
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