Written by Dr. Ellen Gendler
After years of using the facial muscles to express different emotions, defined lines and wrinkles can appear permanently, even when the muscles are relaxed. Combined with the gradual loss of collagen and elastin as we age, people can find themselves with moderate to severe lines and wrinkles that can cause self-consciousness or make them appear older than they are.
These lines, particularly those that develop between the eyebrows, can be rectified with Dysport – a non-surgical and non-invasive anti-wrinkle injection. Alongside a range of cosmetic treatments, Dysport is offered and performed by the team at Gendler Dermatology, under the leadership of Dr. Ellen Gendler, a leading authority in cosmetic dermatology, and board-certified dermatologist.
Dysport is a botulinum injection that reduces the appearance of frown lines and facial wrinkles. It has a similar makeup to BOTOX, both being part of the botulinum toxin injection family. And like BOTOX, it works by blocking the signals between the nerves and the muscles, to reduce muscle activity and temporarily prevent contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Untreated facial muscles still continue to contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Dysport is used primarily to reduce the moderate to the severe appearance of lines in the glabellar – the area between the eyebrows. These are often referred to as frown lines, or ‘eleven’ lines, as these lines extend upward, or vertically, toward the forehead. They are especially noticeable when someone frowns, though in some severe cases can remain visible even while the muscles are relaxed.
If you have moderate to severe glabellar lines and are unhappy with their appearance, Dysport may be a suitable treatment option for you. However, Dysport may not be an appropriate option for you if:
At your consultation at her NYC office, Dr. Gendler will discuss your goals and expectations with you, and taking your medical history and needs into account, will create a personalized treatment plan for you. As part of this, Dysport or a combination of treatments may be included as part of this.
Dysport treatments take approximately 15 minutes and are virtually painless. Some studies indicate that Dysport results show quicker than BOTOX, and last for approximately four months.
There is no downtime with Dysport (unless a small bruise appears), and patients can often return to normal activity (excluding heavy lifting and extreme exertion) immediately after treatment.
Make frown lines a thing of the past and rediscover a youthful, expressive face with a Dysport treatment for glabellar lines. Dr. Gendler and her team strive to provide excellent experiences for patients and to produce beautiful, natural results through a range of non-surgical cosmetic and medical treatment options.
For more information about Dysport treatments in New York City, contact Gendler Dermatology today at (212) 288-8222 to schedule a consultation.
Differences between BOTOX and Dysport are subtle but include varied injection techniques and dosage sizes. Some studies have suggested that Dysport takes effect more quickly than BOTOX, however, BOTOX results may last slightly longer.
Costs for Dysport can vary depending on the number of injection sites and dosage. Please contact us for information on pricing.
Dysport is FDA approved, and all doctors at Gendler Dermatology have been specially trained in their administration. FDA guidelines are extremely stringent for toxin and filler injections.
Most patients report feeling very little pain during the procedure, though some slight pain may occur after treatment.
Like any cosmetic procedure, Dysport has some minor side effects that may occur, such as:
Side effects and complications will be discussed thoroughly at your appointment, and any questions you may have are welcome.
Gendler Dermatology offers a range of medical and cosmetic treatments to address all aspects of the skin and face and help patients look and feel their best.