Dysport Treatments, NYC

Dysport NYC Will Create a Soft Natural Look

Botox is world-renowned for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. But there’s a cosmetic injectable that’s a relative new kid on the block. Get set for the skin-restoring power of a highly-effective Botox Alternative: Dysport Cosmetic.

Benefits of Dysport Cosmetic Injectable
  • FDA approved
  • Quick with no downtime
  • Minimally-invasive alternative to plastic surgery
  • Improves the skin’s texture
  • Smooths and refreshes the skin
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restores a younger appearance

Dysport Before and After

Dysport FAQs

After Botox, Dysport (Botulinum Toxin) was the second FDA-approved purified substance that temporarily blocks muscular nerve signals. Approved in 2009 for temporary treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines (the 11 lines between the eyebrows). Using Botulinum Toxin Type A, it works to paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, leading to smoother skin and more youthful appearance.

We use our faces to share a full range of emotions. Unfortunately, with time, the expressions on our face can become fixed. The once spontaneous movement and action of our facial muscles lose their subtlety. Injectables can weaken the contraction of these facial muscles, which can soften, reduce or eliminate the resulting lines, dynamic wrinkles and furrows.

Common cosmetic areas of use are: Dysport for frown lines or Brow Lift. This is due to its superior ability to counteract the effect of muscles pulling down on the skin.  It can also be used to smooth and soften crow’s feet and nasal squint lines.

Galderma acquired the rights to Dysport USA (along with Restylane, Perlane and Sculptra) from Medicis in 2014. It had widespread use in Europe for many years under its former name, Reloxin.

Ingredients include a purified form of botulinum toxin. This active ingredient is a protein produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which means that it is derived from a bacteria. While Botulinum Toxin can cause botulism, it’s important to note that this Neurotoxin is FDA-approved to safely reduce glabellar (brow) lines, when used by a licensed practitioner in small doses.

When to get a cosmetic injectable depends on many factors, including genetics, aging, lifestyle choices, as well as personal skin concerns. As a general rule, Injectables in your 20’s works to prevent aging. Injectables in your 30’s can work to smooth newly formed wrinkles. In your 40’s and 50’s, they can be used as a corrective measure. For example, In our 40’s, the face typically begins to show visible signs of aging. Specifically, lines on the face become deeper, and we experience skin laxity for the first time. Additionally, we begin to lose volume and elasticity in the face, due to a decrease in collagen production, cellular turnover, as well as  loss of fat, bone and muscle. The 50’s is the decade when these aging processes starts to accelerate, due to hormonal shifts.

Dysport injections typically last between three to four months, at which time maintenance is recommended. It’s important to not that individual results may vary and depend on the area treated. Specifically, forehead wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes will appear smoother. Creases in the brow and around the mouth will appear softer. Eyebrows will appear more lifted and eyes more open. In general, your appearance will be more relaxed, alert and awake.

There’s no difference between how long Botox and Dysport last, because they are bioequivalent. As with any skin treatment, individual results may vary.

Botox and Dysport side effects are similar. In general, risks, bad results and problems are less common than a cosmetic surgery. Severe symptoms are rare, particularly when administered in tiny amounts by a licensed professional. However, minor swelling and bruising can occur temporarily at the injection site. Injection complications happen occasionally, including rash symptoms. The most common adverse reaction is a slight unevenness of the face. However, this can be corrected with a “touch up” injection.

Dysport is a safe, quick 10-20 minute procedure, which requires no incisions and utilizes super-fine needles. Because it’s a minimally-invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery,there’s no downtime and patients can resume normal activity immediately following treatment. Pain is uncommon; however, it’s important to note that individual responses to pain do vary.

The issue of whether Dysport is better than Botox is a topic that’s hotly debated among physicians and scientists. In a nutshell, the science is inconclusive. The differences may include the following:

  • Dysport has a quicker onset. Botox onset is 4-7 days, whereas Dysport  is 2-5 days.
  • It spreads to a wider area. This has efficacy for certain areas of the face, like crows’ feet, but not for others.
  • It requires more units than Botox (still being studied).
  • It contains less Botulinum Toxin than Botox.

Cosmetic Injectables are priced by the amount of units used. How many units needed depends on the area treated, as well as the correction desired. As a general rule, Dysport units are less expensive than Botox; however, it contains less botulinum toxin. Therefore, patients may require a larger amount of Dysport, in order to achieve desired results. The bottom line is that it’s best to come in for a consultation to find out the price of Dysport vs. Botox for Brow Lift or for another area.

At Smooth Synergy, we believe it’s important to work with each patient to determine which injectable is best. Our experts use many cosmetic injectables to create the youthful, natural look you’re looking for. The best spas in NYC offer a variety of skin treatments to turn back time. No one treatment is best for everybody. Our medical injector will work with you to determine which cosmetic filler will best suit your needs. Call Smooth Synergy at 212-397-0111 to find out more about cosmetic injectables, as well as our comprehensive menu of skincare and beauty treatments.

As important as it is to find the right product, it’s just as important to find the right doctor to administer the injectable. You want a provider with a proven track record of working with cosmetic injectables on many patients.

Smooth Synergy’s Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, has over 15 years experience administering injectables on thousands of women and men. He’s not only a trusted medical physician, but has a keen eye for aesthetics. He has an unparalleled understanding of the face, which means he knows both where in the face to place product and how much product you will need to look your best.