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Smooth Facial Lines and Wrinkles with Dysport

The Appearance Center of Newport Beach is pleased to offer a wide variety of services aimed to reduce the signs of facial aging and promote the signs of health and rejuvenation. Among the long list of services our premier cosmetic surgeons offer is Dysport, a unique treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and forehead.

Dysport offers a convenient way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face and can often serve as a preventative method for patients wishing to avoid the recovery time of invasive facial plastic surgery down the line. Additionally, products like Dysport can be used in conjunction with a surgical treatment option in order to maximize results.

As always, our Board Certified surgeons recommend that you schedule a consultation so that you and your surgeon can decide whether Dysport is the appropriate treatment option to help you to achieve a younger looking appearance with natural results.

Dysport Vs. Botox

Similar to the more commonly known treatment Botox, Dysport is an injectable used to reduce lines and wrinkles of the face. This injectable works particularly well for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes and the deep furrows or worry lines of the forehead. However, it can also be used to address other issues such as brow asymmetry, neck bands, chin dimpling and fine lines around the lips. Dysport works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles beneath wrinkled areas in order to cause the targeted wrinkle to relax.

While not true for all patients, many demonstrate faster results with Dysport than with Botox. Because it has a smaller molecular structure, the medicine in this treatment seems to spread more easily than Botox, making it a better option for use in larger areas such as the forehead region. Sometimes patients discover that repeated Botox treatments become less effective. This is likely due to having developed antibodies to the medicine. Dysport can be a great alternative in such cases. Finally, there is some belief that Dysport provides longer results than Botox.


How It Works

Injections of Dysport into the skin by our Board Certified surgeons are completely safe and can help to prevent future signs of aging. Dysport acts as a blocking agent, disrupting the communication of nerves to muscles that cause wrinkles in the face. Because the nerve signal is blocked, the muscle activity freezes, allowing lines and wrinkles to relax. The effects are temporary and usually last approximately 90 days. Repeat sessions will be necessary in order to maintain results. Results will start to appear as soon as two to three days after treatment is given. Patients often express that they enjoy the convenience and effectiveness offered by Dysport.

If you are interested in receiving treatments with Dysport, booking a consultation with one of our Board Certified Appearance Center surgeons is the first step. Together you and your surgeon can work toward discovering the appropriate treatment course needed to address your particular concerns. Things that will be considered are the size of the area that needs to be treated, the issue being addressed, and your desired outcome.


Possible Side Effects

Dysport is a safe procedure that has long been performed to treat medical issues such as various ophthalmological and neurological disorders. While there can be some side effects, they are mild and temporary. One of the most common side effects is temporary bruising in the treated area. Occasionally, the solution can migrate to nearby areas and lead to muscle weakness that is temporary. In rare instances, such an occurrence may lead to asymmetry of facial expression or drooping eyelid. Should this occur, it will subside in a matter of weeks as the medicine begins to lose its effectiveness. There is no need to worry about permanent issues, and the likelihood of risk is dependent upon the area being treated.


What to Expect

Dysport is a useful procedure for those experiencing lines and wrinkles due to muscle contraction. These are the types of creases and furrows that are formed through years of facial movement such as crow's feet, frown lines, worry lines and fine wrinkles around the lips. It cannot erase wrinkles that are simply due to age or sun damage, as the medicine works by specifically freezing the movement of the muscles that lead to the aforementioned issues, known as dynamic wrinkles.

Results are temporary, lasting usually between three to five months. So you should plan to schedule two to four Dysport sessions yearly for maintenance purposes. The length of time between visits depends on individual factors. You will likely require fewer injections with future appointments. Patients over 65 will generally need to schedule more frequent appointments than their younger counterparts.

If you think Dysport sounds like a possible solution for your dynamic wrinkles and lines, we'd love to answer any questions for you. The Appearance Center of Newport Beach is proud to be a premier provider of cosmetic facial procedures in Orange County and surrounding areas. Don't hesitate to schedule a consultation to speak with a board certified surgeon about your specific esthetic goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the Appearance Center of Newport Beach, we believe that it's never too late to bring back the appearance of youthful looking skin. By using Dysport, a board certified surgeon can make common signs of aging such as crow's feet and frown lines disappear. As one of the leading skin care, plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation centers serving clients in Fashion Island and Newport Beach, we believe in only using quality products on our clients. Dysport is one of those products that we are happy to offer.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Dysport. If you are interested in having one of our Board Certified surgeons administer Dysport, read the frequently asked questions below so that you can be prepared to ask more when you meet with your surgeon. Together, the two of you can make an educated decision about whether Dysport is the best product to use for your concerns.


What is Dysport?

Dysport is a type of prescription injection that professionals use to temporarily amend the look of mild to severe lines in the face. Most often, these lines have formed as a result of the natural decline of collagen production in the skin, a normality that comes with age. This formula diffuses quicker from the injection area than Botox, which means that fewer injections are needed. A skilled professional can use Dysport to remove lines and wrinkles from your face in just minutes.


How does Dysport work?

Muck like Botox, Dysport temporarily immobilizes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. It typically takes between one to three days to see results.


How long does Dysport last?

In general, Dysport lasts about four months. Since Dysport contains less protein than Botox, the body tends to break it down slower. In general you should expect to return for treatment between three and five months from the date of the last injection. You also shouldn't receive Dysport treatment more frequently than every 90 days or three months.


Is Dysport safe?

Yes. Dysport has been used worldwide for more than 20 years. In the United States, figures show that more than 100,000 people have been treated with it since it was approved by the FDA in 2009. Few side effects are associated with the use of Dysport, and they are generally mild and include headaches, slight bruising and a temporarily droopy eyelid.


Are the units for Dysport and Botox the same?

No. The dosing units for Dysport and Botox are different. The ratio of Dysport to Botox is typically three to one, which means that three times as much Dysport units are needed per Botox unit. Of course, there are some variations between the lower and upper face.


Will Dysport give me a natural look?

Like with any injectable, achieving a natural look requires a board certified surgeon with an in-depth knowledge of human facial anatomy. At the Appearance Center, our staff is well trained and uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure you receive that natural look. This is why our clients in Fashion Island and Newport Beach have such great results with Dysport injections.


What are the main advantages of choosing Dysport over Botox?

There are many advantages to choosing Dysport over Botox. In general, Dysport works faster. Botox takes three to seven days to produce results, but Dysport takes just two to three days. Studies also indicate that Dysport typically lasts longer than Botox because it contains less protein, which results in the body not breaking it down as fast.

In some situations, Dysport even costs less than Botox. The cost for a bottle of Dysport is about 10 percent cheaper than a bottle of Botox. Additionally, Dysport diffuses over a wider area when it's injected, which suggests that Dysport is better at treating lines and wrinkles in the forehead than Botox.


I have had Dysport treatment before, but the results were disappointing. Why?

There are several reasons why you might have had disappointing results in the past. It's important to remember that your results won't always be the same. Below is a list of some of the main reasons why people have disappointing results after Dysport treatment:

  • A very small percentage of women and men don't respond to Dysport treatment. This is also a common problem with Botox.
  • If Dysport is used too often, it's possible for you to build up antibodies that work against it. When this happens, you're more likely to experience limited results.
  • When Dysport isn't administered correctly, the results are often disappointing. That's why it's always important to visit a professional who has experience working with Dysport.
  • If Dysport isn't diluted according to the manufacturer's recommendations, the results are often poor. Once again, this often happens when a client doesn't visit an experienced Dysport physician.


Will my insurance cover Dysport?

This depends greatly on your insurance policy. In some cases, patients receive copay assistance through the official Dysport Copay Assistance Program. Contact your insurance provider to see if Dysport is covered under your plan.


What should I tell my doctor before starting Dysport?

As with any procedure, you should inform your doctor of any medications you are taking. You should also tell your doctor if you have any:

  • breathing, swallowing or bleeding problems;
  • an irregular or slow heartbeat;
  • diabetes; or
  • an allergy to botulinum toxin products.


Can I use Dysport even if I'm already using a product like Botox?

Yes. You can begin Dysport treatment even if you're already using a botulinum toxin product such as Botox.

As the leading facial plastic surgery center in Orange County, our goal is to give your skin the youthful appearance you desire. For more information on our Dysport services, contact us at 949-200-1615 to speak to one of our friendly staff members.