Dysport is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment option for patients in Indianapolis, IN. As a neurotoxin, it blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles, causing them to relax and soften.

This reduces dynamic wrinkles, which form from repeated movement. Dysport is a quick and effective way to achieve a youthful appearance with little downtime.

Comparing Dysport and Botox 

Dysport is a neurotoxin comparable to Botox. Like Dysport, Botox is a neurotoxin commonly used to address visible signs of facial and neck aging. Like Botox, during Dysport, we inject small amounts of a purified protein called botulinum toxin into specific facial muscles. However, Dysport is best for the glabellar lines. These are the lines that form between the eyebrows. Botox and Dysport are safe, FDA-approved facial injections that help soften harsh lines in the face.

It typically takes a week to see results from Botox treatment. Dysport injections spread faster than Botox injections, meaning you can see results from Dysport in several days.

Who should consider Neurotoxin Treatment? 

One of the most popular anti-aging treatments among men and women, Dysport is ideal for those who want to improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (caused by muscle movement) on their face. These wrinkles become more prominent with age, making a person look tired or older.

Before the neurotoxin injection, you will visit our office for a consultation to see if Dysport is right for you. We will assess your specific needs and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.

The Benefits of Dysport  

Dysport has many benefits for patients who want youthful, rejuvenated skin:

Quick results: You will see results from Dysport treatment much sooner than other injectables, including Botox. Dysport can move across a larger area faster than Botox, meaning you will notice results in minimal time.

Natural look: Dysport minimizes frown lines for smoother-looking skin. It softens wrinkles without creating an unnatural look. 

Minimal downtime: You can return to most normal activities following Dysport injections. However, we will ask that you avoid touching your face, engaging in strenuous physical activity, or lying down after treatment.

Comfortable Treatment: Dysport is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment. Before we place the Dysport injections, we will numb the treated area so you do not feel any pain. We also provide recommendations to prepare for Dysport and minimize post-treatment discomfort.

How to Prepare Before Dysport Treatment 

To get the best results from your Dysport treatment, you should avoid:

Certain Medications and Supplements: Aspirin, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, and fish oil can cause inflammation, bleeding, and bruising after treatment.

Facials: Avoid facials, skin treatments, or facial massages before Dysport. These treatments can increase your facial sensitivity following Dysport treatment.

High Sugar and High Sodium Foods: Avoid foods high in sugar and sodium 24 to 48 hours before treatment. These foods can increase the risk of facial swelling and bruising. They can also dehydrate your skin.

What to Expect during the neurotoxin injection? 

The process of receiving a neurotoxin injection is generally quick and relatively painless. Before the treatment, your provider will discuss your medical history and treatment goals. We will examine your face and identify the areas that require treatment.

During the procedure, we will first clean the treatment areas with an antiseptic solution. A fine needle will inject small amounts of neurotoxin into the targeted muscles. The injections may cause a mild pinching sensation, but most people do not find them painful. The entire process usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
After the treatment, you may experience common minor side effects, such as redness, swelling, or rarely bruising at the injection site. These side effects should be resolved quickly.

Follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your Defy provider to ensure the best possible results. We will advise you on how to care for the treated area and when you can resume your normal activities.

What to Expect After the neurotoxin injection

Directly following your Dysport treatment in our Indianapolis, IN, office, avoid:

  • Chemical facial treatments
  • Laser facial treatments
  • Facial scrubs or exfoliants
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Excessive heat (hot showers, tanning beds, etc.)
  • Aspirin, Motrin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and other fatty acids
  • Alcohol and tobacco products

Slight swelling and redness at the injection sites are normal directly after treatment. We recommend applying a cold compress to your face to minimize swelling. This will fade several days after your Dysport injections. In most cases, you will not feel anything after your Dysport injections. However, you may feel a slight tightness in your face. 

You will begin to notice results from Dysport after several days to over a week. It will take 10 to 14 days for Dysport to settle fully. Dysport can last over three months. Once you begin to see lines return, you can visit our office for touch-up appointments.

Schedule a Dysport Consultation

Do you want to get rid of stubborn facial lines? Get results from Dysport to smooth wrinkles between your eyebrows. Contact Defy of Indiana for a cosmetic consultation today.