The Dysport Difference 

Dysport is a purified botulinum neurotoxin that has been FDA approved for cosmetic use since 2009. While it is very similar to Botox, there are some key differences that, for some patients, make it preferable.

Results appear more quickly than with Botox, and the product disperses nicely to create a more seamless appearance where the product “begins and ends”. Our Dysport in Cleveland produces results that are apparent after a few days and last 3-6 months. 

What Can Dysport Treat?

  • Crow’s feet
  • Wrinkles
  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Vertical “11” lines between the eyebrows
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Comparing Dysport with Botox

Dysport and Botox are both very safe and popular neuromodulators that work by relaxing the active muscles that create wrinkle formation and visibility, and both have been backed by years and years of clinical study. However, there are some differences between these two products. They’re manufactured differently and use different complexes, but Dysport also has a thinner formula which means a faster onset time and better dispersement. 

  • Dysport results are noticeable within 2-3 days following treatment, while Botox takes approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • Dysport is better for treating very facial muscles that are very strong
  • Dysport’s smaller molecule allows it to spread in a more attractive way

What Happens During Treatment?

Before treatment begins, your skin will be cleansed and prepped, and possibly numbed with a topical anesthetic if needed. Dr. Frankel administers Dysport injections in Cleveland by himself, and this process takes 10-20 minutes. A very fine needle will deliver Dysport into the facial muscles.

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What to Expect Afterward

There is no downtime with Dysport, and you will be able to return to your regular day following treatment. Common but temporary side effects include nausea, swelling, bruising, inflammation, or a headache. For the next few days, we recommend avoiding:

  • Rubbing or scrubbing your face
  • Bending over
  • Tanning
  • High intensity exercise 
  • Excessive heat (hot yoga, showers, saunas, hot tubs, baths, etc.)
  • Alcohol (for 24 hours) 
  • Lying down or reclining (for six hours after treatment)
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Results are typically apparent within a few days following treatment and last 4-6 months. Touch-up treatments can be done every 90 days. 

Candidates for Dysport

  • Are at least 18 years old 
  • Want to improve signs of aging on the face  
  • Are in general good health 
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not have an allergy to milk or Dysport’s ingredients
  • Do not have any type of neurological disorder 
  • Are not on medication for muscle spasms
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Dysport at Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery 

At Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery, injectables are one of our primary services, and our founder — double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Frankel — performs all injections himself. Designed for patient comfort and privacy, our practice is patient-centered, with concierge-type service that makes patients feel heard and understood. Dr. Frankel’s goal is never to make patients look like someone else; only a better version of themselves. If you’re interested in learning more about what Dysport could do for you, we invite you to schedule your consultation today for Dysport in Mayfield Heights, Beachwood, and Cleveland.

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