Dysport in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ
Dysport is a next-generation wrinkle treatment made from botulinum toxin (abobotulinumtoxinA), similar to BOTOX®. Since 2009, it has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of frown lines, the vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows. A trained technician can use these injections to ease the appearance of wrinkles in other parts of the face as well. As a certified plastic surgeon, Dr. DeVito is well-trained in the use of botulinum toxin injections to correct fine lines and wrinkles.
How does Dysport Work?
In the 1950s, researchers discovered that injecting the muscles with minuscule amounts of botulinum toxin type-A could decrease muscle activity and effectively weaken the muscle for up to three to four months. In cosmetic applications, it can be used to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. When we frown, smile, or make other facial movements, the skin becomes creased. Over time, this causes fine lines and wrinkles. It is possible to ease the appearance of these lines by disabling these muscles.
Does Dysport have any Side Effects?
Botulinum toxin injections have been shown to be safe and effective when administered by a qualified physician or assistant. In cosmetic use, side effects are rare if performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. DeVito. Those side effects that do occur are generally minor and temporary. These may include redness and headaches. Minor bruising can occur at the injection site, usually subsiding after three to seven days. At the extremely low doses used in cosmetic procedures, botulinum toxin has a very low degree of toxicity.
Is Dysport Right For Me?
If you want to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles without the need for surgery, Dysport might be right for you. Over 6 million cosmetic procedures using botulinum toxin were performed in 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That figure represented an 8% increase from the year before. Botulinum toxin injection products are gaining in popularity for a reason: they represent a relatively easy and painless way to take years off your face without the need for more invasive surgical procedures. Schedule a consultation with Dr. DeVito to find out what Dysport can do for you today.