Dysport® in Philadelphia
The effects of aging come for everyone, no matter how much we wish they wouldn’t. Skin starts to sag, wrinkles begin to show around the eyes, and the bright features of the past begin to lose their luster. It may seem hopeless to try and reverse the effects of aging, however, there are solutions available for those that want to maintain a youthful appearance. Meeting Point Health provides Dysport injections in Philadelphia, PA that can give you back the skin of your younger days.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport is a cosmetic injection derived from botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that can be administered safely in small amounts. The injections block muscle contractions, allowing the muscles under your skin to relax. This process prevents contractions and muscle movements that form creases and lines in the skin.
What Dysport® Can Treat
Dysport is used primarily to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming on your face. It’s particularly effective in treating wrinkles around the brow area, reducing frown lines and creating a smoother appearance.
Dysport is FDA-approved for use in five areas around the brow line, including:
- Between the eyebrows
- Above the inner corner of each eyebrow
- Just above the center of each brow
Lines that appear in these areas are called glabellar lines because they form due to the contraction and movement of the glabella muscles located between the eyebrows and forehead.
Dysport helps by softening the features in the brow area by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This can help create a much more youthful look and eliminate the effects of years of stress.
Other benefits of Dysport treatments include:
- Nonsurgical and minimally invasive
- Procedure takes just minutes
- Natural-looking results
- Noticeable results within a few days
- Results last up to four months
BOTOX® vs. Dysport®
Dysport is a little more concentrated than Botox and so it lasts a little bit longer, though individual results may vary. Not only does dysport last longer but it has a lower incidence of inflammation- meaning less chance for muscle weakness. Dysport also spreads out a little more when injected which can make the injection a bit more comfortable for some patients
How to Get Started With Dysport®
To get started with Dysport, contact a licensed professional that would be able to administer the injection. Schedule a consultation with Meeting Point Health to discuss your expectations and any potential allergies or other health issues that may complicate Dysport treatment. We’ll help guide you through every step of the process, from preparation to post-treatment care.
Receiving Dysport injections is a quick, minimally invasive procedure. First, a medical specialist will determine where to administer the injections. There are up to five points between and above your eyebrows they may choose, depending on your unique needs.
Next, they’ll treat the injection points with a local anesthetic to numb the area and prepare the syringes while it takes effect. They’ll then administer the injections to the predetermined sites.
What to Expect After The Procedure
Unless you experience immediate side effects, it’s safe to leave right after the procedure is finished.
Minor side effects are common, such as slight pain or irritation around the injection site. These effects should last no more than a few days. We recommend you avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area.
You should begin to see noticeable improvement in the treated areas within a few days.
The effects of Dysport have been clinically demonstrated to last up to 5 months after proper injection and post-treatment care. The most significant results often appear after 30 days, in which case a majority of Dysport users should be able to notice a marked improvement on the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines.
Why Choose Meeting Point Health For Dysport® in Philadelphia
At Meeting Point, we’re more than a medical clinic—we’re an organization committed to unleashing true human potential. By combining cutting-edge medical treatment with compassion and curiosity, our goal is to help you feel integrated into your mind and body so you can interact with the world in a holistic way.
We understand that when your appearance matches your mental image of yourself, it promotes confidence and puts your mind at ease. Our team is dedicated to helping you craft that image through the application of our expertise and experience.
FAQs about Dysport®
Dysport works by relaxing the muscles under the skin around your brow line. By making the muscles less stiff, the skin is able to relax and take on a less wrinkled appearance.
Dysport is a long-lasting treatment for moderate to deep lines between and above the eyebrows. It’s quick and minimally invasive to administer, and the results last for several months after treatment.
If you have no contraindications to receiving Dysport treatments, it’s an effective option for smoothing away frown lines and other wrinkles on the forehead.
You may receive anywhere from 30 to 60 units of Dysport in a single session. This amount may seem like more than products like Botox, but it’s actually the same volume. Dysport is just measured using a different unit of measurement.
Dysport and Xeomin are both made from the same botulinum toxin type A. The difference is that Xeomin is a “naked” molecule meaning that it doesn’t have any added proteins (like cow’s milk protein). Some people are allergic to cow’s milk protein so they may prefer Xeomin. Because it has no added proteins, Xeomin is a better choice for people with autoimmune conditions or an overactive immune system.
The best candidate for Dysport is someone who is not allergic to any of its ingredients, and has not had any serious work done to their brow line in the past. If wrinkles can be easily smoothed by spreading them apart, and there are no deep facial scars, then a person should also be a good candidate for Dysport.
There is a small risk that patients with autoimmune issues may have an increased reaction to the neurotoxin. Your doctor will assess your risks and benefits and decide if neurotoxin is the best treatment for you. Autoimmune patients often do better with Xeomin because it lacks the added proteins that both Botox and Dysport are formulated with. There are some patients with inflammation or autoimmune conditions that can react to these added proteins and be more inflamed with Botox treatments.
Common side effects of receiving Dysport include:
- Nose and throat irritation
- Injection site pain
- Injection site irritation
- Upper respiratory infection
- Swollen eyelids
- Drooping eyelids
- Inflamed sinuses
If you experience any of these symptoms for a prolonged period, or if they become unbearable, seek medical attention immediately.
You don’t! The team at Meeting Point Health will review your history and medications and help you make the right choice for treatment. We’ll make sure the treatment is beneficial, safe and right for you.
Fast Facts on Dysport and Xeomin
Starting at $12 a unit
Every 3-5 months
Do not lay down flat or do anything straining for 48 hours after treatment. Activation takes 2-10 days.
Between your eyes/ 11s: up to 50 units
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