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What Is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable that is made from a neuromodulator known as botulinum toxin type A. Neuromodulators are powerful toxins that help achieve a more youthful and revitalized aesthetic in the face by temporarily freezing muscle activity, allowing the skin to smooth out. These neuromodulators were originally designed to address muscle spasms around the eye area. Over time, it became apparent that a side effect of the product is a more rested, revitalized appearance. 

Many patients are worried that the procedure may go too far, leaving them with what’s known as a “bat face”. While these concerns are natural and valid, our patients can rest assured that the nurse injectors at Sistine Aesthetics are well-versed in the craft of performing these procedures while preserving the patient’s natural, spontaneous, and unique facial expressions. Patients walk away feeling like a younger, more refreshed version of themselves. 

Why Get Dysport?

Over time, factors such as age, gravity, sunlight, and environmental stressors can lead to a degradation of skin elasticity and even asymmetry in the face. Issues such as crow’s feet, forehead furrows, worry lines, and creases around the temples may develop over time, leaving the patient feeling less than their best. While surgery is considered to be heavy-handed for addressing these issues, non-surgical procedures such as our treatments of Dysport in Pittsburgh can do the trick. 

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Am I an Ideal Candidate for Dysport Treatment?

Patients in good physical and mental health with realistic expectations for the procedure are considered to be good candidates for treatment with Dysport. The injections work best on patients whose wrinkles have resulted from repetitive facial movements. Patients who are struggling with lines and folds around the nose or mouth will be recommended an alternative treatment with dermal fillers. During the consultation at our comfortable and inviting Pittsburgh offices, patients’ medical history and current issues will be thoroughly assessed, and a treatment plan will be curated for them.

What Are the Benefits of Dysport?

Generally speaking, Dysport is better at treating larger areas, such as the forehead. This is due to the fact that it is lighter than other neuromodulators (such as BOTOX) and can be spread more quickly. It can treat the following conditions:

  • Glabella lines
  • Forehead creases
  • Bunny lines
  • Frown lines
  • Pebble chin
  • Downturned lip corners
  • Issues with the jawline
  • Sweating under the arms
  • Vertical neck banding

Dysport can help:

  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Preserve the patient’s natural and unique facial expressions
  • Balance the patient’s facial features
  • Bring more symmetry and harmony to the face
  • Give patients a boost in self-confidence 

What Will My Recovery Be Like After Dysport?

Dysport is a safe, non-invasive procedure that requires virtually no downtime. Patients can receive Dysport injections and get back to their busy lives on the same day. While mild swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injection sites are normal, Dr. Leong employs an innovative injection technique that minimizes these side effects. Patients should refrain from getting direct sun exposure for the rest of the day following their appointment, but they can start wearing makeup right after. 

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What Will My Dysport Treatment Cost?

The cost of Dysport in Pittsburgh can vary depending on various factors, including how much of the substance is needed to achieve the patient’s desired outcome and how many areas require treatment. 

As every individual's condition and needs are different, the cost of this procedure will vary from person to person. Generally speaking, treatment with Dysport can cost anywhere from $200 to $500.

Dysport FAQ

Are Dysport injections painful?

Treatment with Dysport is usually a painless procedure because the needle used is incredibly fine. That said, a numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure if the patient so desires.

Will the results look natural?

When administered by an experienced practitioner, Dysport is injected precisely into the muscles that are responsible for present signs of aging. Patients will walk away as a more refreshed, younger-looking version of themselves.

What makes Dysport different from dermal fillers?

Dysport is a neuromodulator, meaning that it causes facial muscles to relax, allowing for wrinkles and lines to smooth out. Dermal fillers have a different function, as they primarily focus on adding fullness to areas of the face that have seen volume loss.

Where on the face can Dysport be used?

  • Forehead Lines
  • Frown Lines
  • Neck bands
  • Above the Eyebrows
  • Wrinkles Around the Nose, Chin, and Corners of the Mouth

At what age should patients start Dysport treatments?

While there is no ‘correct age’ to begin treatment with Dysport, it is most popular amongst people in their 30s. Some patients start treatment in their mid-20s to get a head start on any potential signs of aging.

What can be done to prolong the results of Dysport in Pittsburgh?

There are various protocols that should be followed in order to guarantee long-lasting results. Patients are to avoid massaging the treated area for a period of time following the procedure. Staying hydrated, wearing sunscreen when going outside, and taking a zinc supplement regularly can all help ensure that the results of the procedure endure long-term.

How long does it take to perform a Dysport procedure?

Dysport is an incredibly quick procedure, taking only 20 minutes to perform.

Are there any risks associated with Dysport?

While swelling and redness are common at the injection sites following the procedure, there aren’t many other risks or side effects associated with this treatment. Nonetheless, some patients may experience:

  • Bruising
  • Headache or Flu-like Symptoms
  • Dried-out eyes
  • Temporary weakness in the face (leading to drooping)
  • Nausea

Why Choose Sistine Aesthetics in Pittsburgh?

At Sistine Aesthetics, we offer patients from all walks of life the ability to achieve their cosmetic goals and put their insecurities behind them. With board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Leong at the helm, Sistine Aesthetics has provided countless patients with the level of care that they have long been seeking. He has become famous for his innovative blunt-tip cannula technique, which allows patients to receive treatment with less swelling and downtime. 

All Sistine Aesthetics patients receive Reward Points for every treatment they receive, which can be redeemed at a later date for a surgical procedure with Dr. Leong. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

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