With the popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic there was bound to be some competition. Dysport® (formerly known as Reloxin) is an alternative to the highly-requested wrinkle treatment that has received international attention. This product is made by the same company as Restylane® and is now available for San Francisco patients.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Mabrie specializes in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. He has extensive education and training focused specifically on the face, so he is especially qualified to help you decide if a San Francisco Dysport treatment is right for you. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.
Before & After Dysport
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What Are the Benefits of Dysport?
Time is not always on our side, especially when it comes to maintaining a youthful looking face. Facial wrinkles are often one of the first signs of aging. If you aren't ready for cosmetic surgery but would like to perk up your look, having Dysport in San Francisco could be just right for you. Commonly treated areas include:
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Wrinkles around the outside corners of the eyes (crow's feet)
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows
During your consultation with Dr. Mabrie, he will ask you to describe your cosmetic goals and review the available treatment options, such as medical spa services and facial cosmetic surgery procedures.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport is a modern wrinkle treatment, similar to BOTOX Cosmetic in San Francisco, made from purified clostridium botulinum. It effectively treats "dynamic wrinkles" which are caused by facial muscle movement. Dysport temporarily relaxes the targeted facial muscles preventing them from contracting and causing lines and wrinkles.
Soon after treatment the muscle movement ceases and the wrinkles begin to smooth out. Improvements from Dysport are not permanent, so you will need to return for additional injections every few months to keep them up. If you are interested in long lasting wrinkle correction, you should ask Dr. Mabrie about the available facial cosmetic surgery procedures.
What Are the Differences Between Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic?
While Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic injectable wrinkle treatments are similar in many ways, there are some notable differences between the products as well. They both contain the same active ingredient, purified clostridium botulinum (botulinum toxin type A); however, Dysport is suspended in lactose and BOTOX is suspended in sodium chloride. Additionally, Dysport differs in the following ways:
In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport was shown to take effect within 1 to 2 days instead 3 to 5 days for BOTOX Cosmetic; it also may last longer, especially in younger patients.
The wrinkle-relaxing effects of Dysport have been found to spread farther from the injection site than with BOTOX Cosmetic, which can reduce the number of required injections but also the precision.
Dysport may be a more affordable choice over BOTOX Cosmetic for some patients.
What Are the Differences Between Dysport and Dermafillers?
We offer a variety of modern injectable wrinkle treatments designed to restore a youthful look to your face. These treatments vary in the type of wrinkles they correct and in how they achieve this goal. Dermafillers such as JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel and Restylane®, are designed to restore volume to the skin as collagen is lost. They fill in wrinkles, creases, folds, and recessed areas. Dysport corrects only a specific type of wrinkle called "dynamic wrinkles," which are caused by repeated muscle movement. Dysport relaxes the associated facial muscles and allows the skin to gradually smooth out.
The Surgeon For You
Dr. David Mabrie offers:
- Double board certification
- Excellent training & experience
- Specialization in the face and neck
- A trainer's skill in injectable filler techniques