Botox type treatment
Dysport or botulinum toxin, is used to soften or temporarily
eliminate dynamic wrinkles that are caused by contraction
of facial muscles. This will help prevent wrinkles from
“setting in” permanently. By eliminating “worry lines”,
“frown lines” and “crow’s feet” one will appear
rejuvenated and less angry. Dysport may also be used to
treat “smokers’ lines” as well as lines and bands in the neck.
Dysport is injected into these areas using a tiny needle. No anesthetic is required. The procedure takes 5 to 10 minutes. The effects are usually not noticed for 3 to 4 days and may last 3 to 4 months.
How does Dysport work?
Dysport has an effect on nerves at their junctions with muscles. There is a chemical messenger called acetylcholine that is released from the nerve endings to make the muscle contract; Dysport stops this release happening. The effect of Dysport is to help reduce some of the abnormal muscle contraction and so the muscles become less stiff.
How often do I have to be injected with Dysport?
This will vary from patient to patient. Dysport takes effect gradually over 4-7 days, sometimes longer. Its effect will last for up to 16 weeks.
Will the injection hurt?
People vary in how they feel about the injections. Most are unconcerned, however for those who find that the injection hurts a little, we offer a local anaesthetic cream.