dysport at Camas medspa
Dysport softens and smooths frown lines by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, temporarily helping to prevent contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Dysport is a neuromodulator, an injection of a small amount of botulinum toxin that treats the frown lines when injected into the underlying muscle, causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the frown lines between the eyebrows.
Dysport has a proven safety record. It has been on the U.S. market for aesthetic use for 12 years and is approved in 74 countries and has over 27 years of therapeutic and aesthetic clinical experience worldwide.
Camas Medspa Injectors Dr. Gaskell and and Elizabeth Docea, NP, have over 10 years combined experience with Dysport injections and this neuromodulator is perfect for the Camas Medspa “less is more” philosophy to achieve artistic natural looking results that leave our clients looking refresh and rejuvenated.
Dysport Quick Facts
what is the difference between dysport and botox?
Both Botox and Dysport contain the same active ingredient (Botulinum Type A) an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent. When injected Dysport temporarily prevents specific muscle movements that cause frown lines. and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Prior to the application of neuromodulators (Dysport and Botox) require dilution and this is where the number of units and how these two Wrinkle Reducers act a bit differently.
Dysport requires a higher amout of dilution which make the # of units needed different than Botox.
There is a 1 to 2.5 ration of Botox to Dysport which means if you get 10 units of Botox in your forehead you should plan on 25 of Dysport.
This ratio is why you will see a price per unit different between the two, however the cost generally comes close to the same when all is said and done.
Another difference you may read about is how Dysport acts after adminstration. Generally, we have seen a little more spreading than Botox however an experienced injector knows how to properly administer Dysport to achieve desired results.
Areas Treated with Dysport
Initially, Dysport (like Botox) was only approved for the glabella lines, or furrows between the eyebrows. However, over the years the indications for Dysport have grown to include many other cosmetic treatment areas, such as the masseters, the hands, neck bands, and more.
- Forehead lines or worry lines. The forehead is an area which tends to wrinkle even when we are young and we often appear worried or stressed. Dyport smooths out these forehead lines and leaves you looking relaxed and rejuvenated.
- Glabella AKA Angry 11 AKA Frown lines. The deep furrow which can form between the eyebrows can often make one look angry even when they are not. Dysport treats this deep lines and make this area smoother and more relaxed. One of the most popular treatment areas for Dysport is to reduce these frown lines.
- Crow’s feet or Smile lines. Botox can remove the lines around the eyes which are most obvious when you smile or squint.
- Neck lines or Platysmal bands. Botox can be used to minimize and smooth the lines around the neck in what’s called the “Nefertiti lift” by injecting the cords or platysmas bands.
- Masseter Reduction for Facial Slimming. Dysport can be used to non-surgically slim the face and make the square jaw rounder. The TMJ joint is responsible for patients who grind their teeth at night. Injecting the masseter muscle relieves the pressure of this hypertrophied masseter muscle and relieves the pressure of the TMJ. Masseter injections injections will also make it more difficult for the person to grind or clench their teeth. Slimming results will be noticeable in 30 days – 2 treatments per year (20 units per side average) will be needed to maintain results.
Your Dysport Treatment at Camas Medspa
When a client comes in to Camas Medspa for their first Dysport Injections , prior to consultation with either Dr. Gaskell or Elizabeth Docea, NP a few things will happen first.
We will take several photographs of your face after ensuring all provided paperwork has been completed.
During your consultation a review both of your medical and cosmetic history will be discussed to see if you are a good candidate for Dysport injections. You will then be asked to make several facial expressions to see which areas are wrinkled and decide on the amount of Dysport that needs to be injected and into which facial areas. The cost of Dysport will be reviewed and will be based on both the amount of Dysport and the desired treatment.
Other conditions treated with Dysport at Camas medspa
- TMJ pain: Dysport can be used and is very effective at treating the symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and jaw tension for patients who suffer from this disorder. Dysport injections eliminates the headaches arising from teeth grinding and diminishes lock jaw as well.
- Migraine headaches: Dysport has been approved for patients with severe migraines to relieve the pressure and alleviate the pain.
- Excessive Sweating or Hyperhidrosis: Patients who struggle with excessive sweating find relief with regular Dysport injections in the underarms. Dysport infused during RF Microneedling treatments is also a very effective way to treat hyperhidrosis long term. Can also be used for palm sweating.
- Depression: Studies have shown that clients that receive regular facial injections that address frown lines and other issues also benefit from a decrease in depression.
The cost of Dysport is per unit which you can find at our Booking page. The amount you need will be based upon area treated.
Ways to save money on Dysport and other injectables.
Camas Medspa regularly offers specials on Dysport and other treatments. Galderma, the makers of Dysport, has a rewards program called Aspire used by Medspas across the country that offer discounts every time you receive Dysport treatments. Sign up for Aspire to immediately get $20 off your first treatment and check our monthly specials to start saving now!
Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information you should know about Dysport? Spread of Toxin Effects: In some cases, the effects of Dysport and all botulinum toxin products may affect areas of the body away from the injection site. Symptoms can happen hours to weeks after injection and may include swallowing and breathing problems, loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, or loss of bladder control. Swallowing and breathing problems can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection.
These effects could make it unsafe for you to drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Do not have Dysport treatment if you: are allergic to Dysport or any of its ingredients (see the end of the Medication Guide for a list of ingredients), are allergic to cow’s milk protein, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc®, Botox®, or Xeomin®, have a skin infection at the planned injection site, under 18 years of age, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dose of any other product you may have used.
Tell your doctor about any swallowing or breathing difficulties and all your muscle or nerve conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, which may increase the risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing. Serious allergic reactions have occurred with the use of Dysport. Dry eye has also been reported.
Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have surgical changes to your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, any abnormal facial change, injection site inflammation, droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick oily skin, wrinkles that can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal and other natural products. Using Dysport with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects.
Do not start any new medicines while taking Dysport without talking to your doctor first.
Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA), in the last four months or any in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received, have recently received an antibiotic by injection, take muscle relaxants, take an allergy or cold medicine, or take a sleep medicine.
Common Side Effects
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
Ask your doctor if Dysport is right for you.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see Dysport Full Prescribing Information including Medication Guide at DysportUSA.com