While plastic surgery procedures such as face lifts and neck lifts can help reduce the signs of aging, many women prefer a non-invasive approach to facial rejuvenation. Fortunately, the professionals at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery offer injectable treatments including Botox, Restylane, Perlane, and Dysport.
- What is Dysport?
Dysport is a prescription injectable made from botulinum toxin type A—the same neurotoxin utilized in Botox injections. Formally known as Reloxin, Dysport was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2009 for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines. Like Botox injections, Dysport was first designed to treat neuromuscular disorders.
- How is Dysport Administered?
Dysport works in the same way as Botox and is injected directly into the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. By temporarily blocking the nerves signals that allow for muscle contraction, Dysport targets the muscles that form creases in the skin. The treatment time will vary for each patient and is based on the number of areas treated but typically takes about 5 minutes.
- What Results Does Dysport Offer?
Most patients are able to return to work and other daily activities immediately following the procedure. The results usually last for three-four months. Similar to Botox injections, repeated treatments of Dysport can potentially weaken the muscles to postpone the development of new lines and wrinkles, which is a good thing.
The best way to determine if Dysport injections are right for you is to consult your plastic surgeon. Dr. Stephen J. Ronan can help you explore your injectable treatment options when you set up an appointment with Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. Call us at (925) 736-5757 or visit our website for more information. We also offer body contouring procedures, breast augmentations, and rhinoplasty surgeries.