Atlanta Dysport Injections

Smooth Expression-Based Wrinkles

logo-dysport-large-newWhen it comes to smoothing out wrinkles on the brow and around the eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a household name. But did you know there are other products that use the same active ingredients to achieve equally impressive results? Dysport® is an FDA-approved, botulinum toxin type A injectable that stops wrinkles by temporarily halting movement of underlying muscles.

How Dysport Works

Like BOTOX, Dysport works by temporarily affecting the movement of underlying facial muscles. When expertly injected into specific muscles on your brow or around your eyes, Dysport effectively interrupts communication between your nerves and muscles, causing your muscles to relax movement and allowing your wrinkles to smooth out.

After treatment, you’ll look more youthful and well-rested—and your results will look natural, not “frozen.” You should begin seeing positive changes within a day or two. The effects of Dysport are temporary, with results typically lasting between four to six months.

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Images courtesy of Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

BOTOX vs. Dysport

While both BOTOX and Dysport use the same active molecule (botulinum toxin type A), there are a few distinct differences between the two products. The biggest difference between BOTOX and Dysport is the size of the molecule in the solution, how deep the injections are placed, and the amount of non-toxic proteins surrounding the botulinum toxin molecule.

So what does that mean for you?

  1. Because Dysport has fewer proteins surrounding the active ingredients, your results should start taking shape a bit sooner.
  2. Dysport molecules are smaller than BOTOX, so your results may be more subtle and natural-looking when using Dysport.
  3. Typically, Dysport is injected more deeply than BOTOX, which means that the products spreads more easily and can provide more comprehensive improvement.

Keep in mind that these differences may be subtle—depending on your needs, either BOTOX or Dysport can help you achieve a more youthful look and may even be used in conjunction to enhance your results.

How Much Does Dysport Cost?

The price of Dysport per unit is between $4 to $6, making it about half the cost per unit of BOTOX. Typically, the cost of Dysport for one treatment area is around $300-$400. Keep in mind that one unit of BOTOX is between 2.5 to 3 units of Dysport, so the average price for your complete treatment will be similar with either product depending on your individual needs.

These are cost estimates and the final price may vary per patient depending on their specific concerns and ultimate goals. A more specific fee quote will be provided when you schedule your treatment!

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Images courtesy of Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

What to Expect During Treatment

The first step in any treatment at The Swan Center in Atlanta is to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation. We will carefully evaluate your concerns, help you explore options, and make recommendations tailored specifically to helping you achieve optimal results. If it’s determined Dysport is the perfect choice for you, we will help you settle in to a comfortable, private treatment room.

Injection are performed by our nurse practitioner and Master Injector, Dana Prieto, FNP-BC, or by one of our board certified plastic surgeons. We will have you furrow your brows, smile, and make a variety of expressions to help us understand which areas of your face will benefit most from treatment. Your injector will carefully and precisely administer Dysport along your brow, between your eyebrows, or at the outer corners of your eyes to achieve the desired results.

After treatment, you can resume your normal activities almost right away. For the first day, avoid hanging your head down and make sure to protect the injection sites.

What’s the First Step?

If you’re considering Dysport in Atlanta or hoping to find out more about this BOTOX alternative, we encourage you to contact us and set up your free consultation. We can’t wait to help you achieve the best results for you!