Dysport is similar to the popular wrinkle relaxer, BOTOX, but Dysport takes effect more quickly and spreads out further from the injection site. Dysport is also made from a purified form of abobotulinum toxin A and has been proven to be very effective at treating facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS, a facial plastic surgeon, uses Dysport in his Richmond, VA practice in different parts of the face to relax many of the common facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles from years of repetitive contractions.
Dysport is injected via a fine needle to specific areas on the face. Prior to the injection, these areas are marked, and a numbing anesthetic is applied. The amount of medicine injected varies by patient depending on their aesthetic goals. Some individuals will have deeper, broader wrinkles while others wish to target fines lines (which requires less product). Dysport is administered during an in-office appointment that typically lasts about 30 minutes.
"I LOVE what the microneedling has done for my skin - the tone and texture is unbelievable. Thanks for introducing me to Circadia, too - Love all the products you recommended. Amazing......."- LC / Office Visit / Mar 19, 2014
"Dr. Bridges is a Frantastic Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Matthew Bridges is the best plastic surgeon anywhere.I had a facelift 3 years ago by another plastic surgeon in the west end of Richmond and the results were not good if any thing it was worse than before the facelift.. A year ago I decided I had to do something. I found Dr. Bridges I got a second facelift I am so glad I did my face looks so natural and 15 years younger. I am so happy..."- A. / RealSelf / Apr 21, 2018
"I fly 2,589 miles to see Dr. Bridges. - This is how much I love Dr. Bridges: He is in Richmond, VA, where I used to live. I now live on the opposite coast in Portland, Oregon. I fly out to "visit friends" every year just so I can see Dr. Bridges! I have tried probably 7 or 8 cosmetic surgeons for Botox and fillers, but NONE of them hold a candle to Dr. Bridges. He's gentle, kind, and very experienced. He's absolutely the best and I..."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 28, 2018
"Dr. Bridges has performed three procedures on me in the past 18 months. He discusses options, listens to patient's views about treatment, and operates with tremendous skill. Further, his office is beautifully administered with a fantastic staff. I actually look forward to my visits."- J.B. / Facebook / Feb 23, 2018
"Wonderful experience with an amazingly talented surgeon - Dr Bridges is such a wonderful doctor and surgeon. He is caring and spends a great deal of time making you feel comfortable about the process and what he envisions. He was very upfront with what to expect and I was pleased as soon as we removed the cast, which seems to be rare. He took a big hump and a tip that was really misshapen and created the perfect natural looking new structure for my..."- L. / RealSelf / Feb 05, 2018
What to Expect
There is no downtime after a Dysport injection. Some mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but the skin will return to a normal appearance a few hours after treatment. Ice packs are often compressed to the site immediately after treatment to help calm the skin and reduce these after effects. Patients are able to resume their normal activities during the same day as their treatment. Results will become apparent within a couple of short days.
Dysport or BOTOX?
Both Dysport and Botox are safe and effective to treat facial wrinkles and both are widely available. A skilled practitioner can tell which medication may offer the best benefit. The results of a Dysport injection typically become visible faster than BOTOX, last a bit longer and spreads to a larger coverage area.
Dysport or Filler?
Patients seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance may look into injectable fillers, as well as products such as Dysport to attain results. Both skin treatments work to decrease facial wrinkles, but use varying approaches. Injectable fillers add volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface. It is common today to combine products such as Dysport and BOTOX, with an injectable filler. This has been labeled a “liquid facelift” and provides outstanding results for individuals who do not want surgery.
How Often for Treatment?
Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3-4 months after treatment. This varies by patient.
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