in Albany, NY

What is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable formula used to treat the first signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face. Like Botox, Dysport is an injectable formula that targets the nerves in the face, preventing the muscles from contracting to form wrinkles. The formula delivers natural-looking results for a face that looks younger, while still preserving the ability to show expression.

Treatment with Dysport should be performed by a certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Chao or a plastic surgery physician assistant. The points of placement have to be carefully decided so that the right muscles are being targeted. These points are in the forehead and around the eyebrows to effectively improve frown lines between the brows. Treatment is complete in about 10 to 20 minutes, and just one treatment is enough for noticeable results.

Who is a Candidate?

Candidates for Dysport are those who suffer from moderate to severe frown lines and upper facial wrinkles. Dysport is effective at improving lines that are present with facial expression, but cannot treat deep wrinkles or folds that are present when the face is relaxed. Candidates should have no known allergies to the ingredients in Dysport or any skin infections present in the planned injection site. The best way to ensure that you are a good candidate for Dysport is to consult with Dr. Chao about your concerns.

Recovery and Results

Dysport requires minimal downtime but you might experience some mild side effects at the injection sites such as itching, redness, pain, and irritation. In just two to three days, you will begin to notice the effects of Dysport with smoothed lines and wrinkles for a younger appearance. These results can last up to four months. After this time, you can choose to have another treatment session to maintain your results.

If you are interested in learning more about Dysport or other injectable options, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao.