Make your frown lines vanish !

A new Botox alternative called Dysport. Dysport has been used
in Europe for over 18 years with over 2 million users. The FDA
approved Dysport in July of 2009.

Dysport is being compared to Botox® Cosmetic. Both of these
non-surgical wrinkle treatments are based from the same drug
family, Abobotulinum Toxin A. However, there are some
differences in Dysport vs Botox. Dysport can be more cost
effective as the cost per unit is less; though, Dysport requires
more units per treatment. Clinical studies have also shown
visible Dysport results within 24-48 hours.

Dysport Injection Results

With Dysport, moderate to severe wrinkles are temporarily
reduced in appearance by blocking nerve impulses to muscles
where the wrinkles show. Under the supervision of our medical
director, a few tiny Dysport injections are directly applied to
muscles that cause stubborn lines and wrinkles. A cooling pack
may be applied prior to injection for numbing and comfort.
Approximate treatment time is 20 minutes

Number of Dysport Treatments Required

Roughly four times per year. Results can last up to four
months. Continued treatments help continue the wrinkle-
reduced appearance and effects can last longer between
intervals. Once treatments are stopped, your former appearance
will return.

No downtime. Discomfort is usually mild. People usually go
right back to work or normal activity post-visit.

Some injection-associated events can occur in the first week,
such as flu and headache symptoms and temporary drooping
eyelid, or a bruise at the injection site. Less common side
effects include redness and swelling at the injection site and
muscle weakness.






DYSPORT for Wrinkles: FAQS

What can Dysport do for you?

Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint into the sun,
your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get
older your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into
lines that become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines
between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a
relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even
when you're not.

By temporarily immobilising the muscles you use to frown,
Dysport can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful,
less stressed expression to your face. Because you will be
physically unable to frown after treatment, you may even lose
the urge to frown. The lasting effect of treatment with Dysport
can differ between individuals after which further courses of
treatment may be necessary. Speak with your specialist about
the results you can expect with Dysport.

Many people find after several treatements that they don't need
another one for longer, because they have "unlearned" the habit
of frowning or squinting that originally led to the development
of these lines.

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium
botulinum. The protein was initially used for the treatment of
motor disorders and various kinds of involuntary muscular
spasms, including cerebral palsy. It was further developed to
treat a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, for which it is
licensed in over 60 countries.

In New Zealand, Dysport now has registration approval under
the Medicines Act for the treatment of frown lines and for
excessive sweating under the armpits.


How is Dysport used?

Tiny amounts of Dysport are injected directly into the facial
muscles underlying the frown lines. It usually takes three to five
small, almost painless injections between the eyebrows for an
effective treatment. No local anaesthetic is usually required but
if you are concered your doctor can numb the skin over the
area before injecting. You can expect treatment to take around
10-20 minutes.

Over the next few days, the muscles gradually relax. You
probably won't notice it happening - you'll just become aware
that you can't contract your frown muscles. But because you
can still blink normally and raise your eyebrows, you will not
look unnatural. Rather, you can enjoy a more youthful
appearance while maintaining a natural expression.

Who can benefit from Dysport?

Deeply etched frown lines affect not just your appearance, but
also your self-esteem and even your choice of career. Dysport
can help you look younger, more relaxed and in control - for
around the same price per month as a cut and colour by your
hairdresser.

Many people with frown lines can benefit from Dysport - and it
can work as well for men as it does for women. In fact many
men are already experiencing the benefits of a younger, more
relaxed looking appearance that Dysport can provide. Discuss
with your specialist about the benefits of Dysport for you.

Are there any side effects and risks with Dysport?

Along with its desired effects, treatments can cause unwanted
effects. This does not happen very often. The most common
side effects are temporary soreness or mild bruising around the
injection site. Some people may experience a slight headache
that lasts for several hours after treatment; it is safe to take a
mild pain killer to relieve this.

In a very small percentage of cases there can be a complication
called "ptosis" (a drooping eyelid) which may last a few days or
up to 4 weeks. Rarely, an allergic reaction can cause a skin rash
or "flu like" symptoms. Tell your doctor if you experience any
troublesome side effects.

You should not have Dysport treatment while you are pregnant
or breastfeeding, or at all if you have a neuromuscular disease.

Who can provide treatment with Dysport?

Dysport is a prescription medicine containing 500 units of
Clostridium botulinum type A toxin-haemagglutinin complex. It
should be administered only by medical professionals, who have
an excellent understanding of the muscles and expressions of
the face and the skill to retain your natural expression while
removing the signs of aging.

Tell your doctor what you expect to achieve in advance, be
guided by their advice and ensure you are being treated by a
specialist who has been properly trained in the use of Dysport.


Treatment Instructions : DYSPORT®

Before Dysport Injection Treatment

• Ingestion of alcoholic beverages prior to treatment can
increase the chances of bruising and/or swelling.

•  No anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve,
Vioxx, etc.), aspirin, Vitamin E, or Ginko Biloba one week prior
to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of
bruising and/or swelling in area(s) of treatment.

•  You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive
treatment.

•  You cannot be allergic to eggs or egg products to receive
treatment.


After Dysport® Injection Treatment

•  Do not lie down for 2 to 4 hours following treatment.

•  Facial exercises (squint/frown/smile) are strongly
recommended in the treated area for one hour after injection.

•  Avoid manipulation of treated area for a minimum of four
hours.

•  By following the above measures you will minimize the
occurrence of ptosis (droopy eyelids), bruising, and less than
optimal outcomes.

•  Common side effects include a slight headache lasting a few
hours up to 48 hours, and temporary bruising and/or swelling.

Dysport Treatment Follow Up

•  Treatment effect will take 7 to 14 days.

•  Benefits of treatment may last 3 to 5 months; the average is
4 months.

•  Please inform the office if the resolution of the lines has not
taken effect in 10 days. Additional unit of Dysport may be
necessary to achieve desired result.

•  Follow up treatments should be scheduled prior to return of
full movement of muscle, usually at three months.

•  Consistent repeated treatments will produce the best
resolution of wrinkles.
Cosmetic Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Clinic
3252 Holiday Court, Suite 229
La Jolla, California 92037
Call for consultation
Tel: 858-587-7067
Cosmetic Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Clinic
3252 Holiday Court, Suite 229
La Jolla, California 92037
Tel: 858-587-7067
Cosmetic Laser & Skin Rejuvenation Clinic
3252 Holiday Court, Suite 229
La Jolla, California 92037
Call for consultation
Tel: 858-587-7067
Dysport