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While cosmetic surgery procedures like face lifts and neck lifts can dramatically reduce several signs of aging, some patients prefer a less invasive approach to facial rejuvenation. Fortunately, today’s plastic surgeons offer injectable cosmetic treatments such as Dysport, which can create a revitalized, youthful look. Continue reading to learn how Dysport works.

  • What is Dysport?

Dysport is a prescription injectable made from Botulinum toxin type A, the same neurotoxin used in Botox injections. Dysport injections offer a great way to reduce the look of fine lines and facial wrinkles, including deep forehead furrows and moderate to severe frown lines, without changing the natural appearance of your face or facial expressions.

  • What does treatment entail?

Your plastic surgeon will inject Dysport directly into targeted muscles to temporarily block the nerve signals that allow them to contract and cause wrinkles. The treatment itself usually takes 2 to 4 minutes depending on the number and severity of the wrinkles.

  • What results can you expect?

As with other injectable treatments, there is little to no downtime associated with Dysport injections. Any side effects, such as mild swelling or redness, should dissipate within a few hours following treatment. Most patients see visible results within one to seven days after the injections, which can last for up to 13 months. It is important to protect your skin from the sun in the days following your injections, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.

The best way to determine if Dysport injections are right for you is to consult your cosmetic surgeon. For more information on your aesthetic treatment options, contact Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at (925) 736-5757. We also provide tummy tucks, face lifts, and liposuction.