Michael Echavez

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Dysport is a newer competitor to Botox. It has been used for several years in Europe and received FDA approval for use in the U.S. in 2009. Like Botox, it is used to eliminate or reduce furrows and lines on the face. The effects are temporary and generally last at least three to six months.

Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Dysport in San Francisco

For years Botox has been the go to solution for women and men everywhere seeking treatment to reduce or eliminate lines  and wrinkles on the face. Recently a new treatment has been developed to give Botox a run for its’ money. Dysport is an FDA approved treatment for deep lines on the face. The effects last for at least three months and all the way up to six months. Call Dr. Echavez today to schedule your appointment to get a course of treatment with Dysport in San Francisco or Seattle.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is made from the same ingredient as Botox and became FDA approved in 2009. It was originally developed to treat neuromuscular disorders but once it was realized it could be used for cosmetic purposes it quickly become a common alternative to Botox. Although it is very similar to Botox it lasts longer and acts quicker than it.

How Does it Work?

Whenever you make a movement with your face whether it’s to smile or frown you are contracting facial muscles. These muscles are called dynamic wrinkles because once you stop moving your face they completely disappear but as you age the lines and wrinkles become more apparent since the skin loses its elasticity. Dysport is injected into the muscles that cause these facial wrinkles causing them to freeze in place.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dysport Injections?

If you have not suffered from any of these conditions you are eligible to receive Dysport injections:

  • ALS
  • Problems swallowing
  • Breathing disorders like asthma
  • Facial muscle weakness
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Bleeding problems

If you plan on having surgery on your face or you have received injections containing botulinum toxin within the past four months you should not try and receive Dysport treatment in San Francisco Bay Area or Seattle.

What is the Treatment Like?

Normally during treatment an anesthetic is not needed and many people find the injections to feel almost painless when they are receiving the injections. Dysport only needs to be injected between three to five times in an area to treat the lines. If you are still worried about how it will feel you can ask your doctor to use a numbing cream on the area being treated. Treatment usually only lasts for around 15 minutes and it can take up to several days for the full effect of treatment to be seen.

What are the Risks and Complications?

Like with Botox and any injectable treatment there are side effects to using Dysport. One big concern is that Dysport spreads from the injection site more than Botox does so you must make sure that you are receiving injections from a skilled doctor because if injected wrong the Dysport could spread to areas like your eyelids where you don’t want the muscles to relax. Other side effects that may occur are headaches and a particularly rare but life-threatening complication called botulism poisoning. Most of the cases of botulism poisoning have happened in cases where people were using Dysport for purposes besides what it is meant for.

Ready to become as common of a name as Botox, Dysport seems to have an edge when it comes to smoothing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

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