What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a purified form of botulinum toxin used to soften the activity of small muscles in the face that contribute to wrinkles. It is predominately used between the eyebrows, in the brow and adjacent to the eyes to address ‘crow’s feet’.
How long will do injections take?
It takes literally less than a minute to inject Dysport®. It is my preference to mark the sites of injection with the patient performing a series of facial motions to best identify the sites the injections are needed. After injecting, the patient holds a small ice pack on each area for a couple of minutes and is then free to leave the office.
What is recovery like?
Patients are released to full activity right after injections. My advice is to avoid ‘checking to see if it worked’…trying to move the muscles that were injected to determine if the product has taken effect. I believe that contracting the muscles can force the product out of the desired site and compromise the longevity of results.
What are the risks of a Dysport?
The biggest risk is migration of the product to muscles that were not intended to be treated: this can manifest as brow ptosis or eyelid ptosis, or a lowering of the brow or eyelid. If this happens, it is temporary. Sometimes specific eye drops are indicated if the eyelid is lowered and this can help improve the appearance until it naturally resolves.