Dysport® Cosmetic is a relatively recent introduction to the cosmetic industry’s line of FDA- approved wrinkle treatments. This product was first developed in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, and has been used in more than 60 countries for treatment of various conditions and disorders. Like Botox®, Dysport® Cosmetic is a purified protein derived from botulinum toxin, and is used to treat so-called “dynamic” wrinkles, which occur as a result of facial movement, such as frowning or squinting. We at Boston Medical Aesthetics, as well as the majority of the cosmetic dermatology community, do not observe any major differences in the effect of Dysport® as compared to the effect of Botox®.
Treatment with Dysport® Cosmetic takes only about 10 to 20 minutes, and involves injections of tiny amounts of the purified protein beneath your skin, directly into the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to form. In most individuals, only 3 to 5 injections of the product are required in each area to achieve satisfactory results. Like any injection, there may be some slight discomfort with Dysport® Cosmetic treatment. Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC can apply a topical numbing cream or ice to make you more comfortable during the procedure.
The initial results of Dysport® Cosmetic are visible only one to two days after treatment, with optimal results visible in about one week’s time. One can expect the results of Dysport cosmetic® to last an average of 3 to 4 months. Repeated courses of treatment may prolong the results. You can ensure the best results possible by discussing your goals and expectations with Jennifer prior to treatment with Dysport® Cosmetic.
If you have been thinking about cosmetic injectables and would like more information, we welcome you to come into Boston Medical Aesthetics and meet with Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC for a complimentary consultation. Call 617-973-9700 today!