Dr. Robert J Paresi, Jr. MD
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Dysport® in Downers Grove, IL

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Dysport is an injectable treatment that helps to soften the frown lines and wrinkles in the upper face. Also known as, abobotulinum toxin A, Dysport is similar to BOTOX, but offers a few subtle differences for the patients at Dr. Paresi of InsdieLookMD in Chicago. Similar to BOTOX, Dysport blocks the actions of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter in the nervous system) and this causes the muscles under the skin relax. Once these muscles are relaxed, the dynamic wrinkles that are created by the frequent muscle contractions are diminished for a smoother appearance. Dr. Paresi uses both Dysport and BOTOX to give their patients the best results; often preferring BOTOX on the forehead and Dysport around the eyes. Dysport generally acts faster than BOTOX and diffuses further from the injection site, which offers a greater “spread” of the results.  

Administering Dysport

Dysport is injected via a fine needle to specific areas on the face. Prior to the injection, these areas are marked, and a numbing anesthetic is applied. The amount of medicine injected varies by patient depending on their aesthetic goals. Some individuals will have deeper, broader wrinkles while others wish to target fines lines (which requires less product). Dysport is administered during an in-office appointment that typically lasts about 30 minutes.

What to Expect

There is no downtime after a Dysport injection. Some mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but the skin will return to a normal appearance a few hours after treatment. Ice packs are often compressed to the site immediately after treatment to help calm the skin and reduce these after effects. Patients are able to resume their normal activities during the same day as their treatment. Results will become apparent within a couple of short days.

Expected Cost

The cost for a Dysport injection will vary depending on how many syringes of the medicine are needed during the time of treatment. The cost for one full syringe usually averages about $350; some patients may require multiple syringes during treatment to attain the desired results.

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Dysport FAQs

Dysport or BOTOX?

Both Dysport and Botox are safe and effective to treat facial wrinkles and both are widely available. A skilled practitioner can tell which medication may offer the best benefit. The results of a Dysport injection typically become visible faster than BOTOX, last a bit longer and spreads to a larger coverage area. 

Dysport or Filler?

Patients seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance may look into injectable fillers, as well as products such as Dysport to attain results. Both skin treatments work to decrease facial wrinkles, but use varying approaches. Injectable fillers add volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface. It is common today to combine products such as Dysport and BOTOX, with an injectable filler. This has been labeled a “liquid facelift” and provides outstanding results for individuals who do not want surgery.

How Often for Treatment?

Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3-4 months after treatment. This varies by patient. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.