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Dysport Injectable official log
Dysport Injectable treatments radiates a rejuvenated and refined beauty. The skin appears smoother, with fine lines and wrinkles subtly diminished, creating a refreshed and youthful allure. Potential Client of Miami Primary

Developed in the UK during the 1990s and in use at least a decade in most parts of the UK and Europe, this treatment is manufactured by Medicis Pharmaceutical (owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals). The FDA approved Dysport® for patients in the U.S. in 2009. Goodman Dermatology provides medical, surgical, and cosmetic therapies and treatments to patients in search of healthy and beautiful skin.
Similar to Botox®, this treatment is derived from Botulinum Type A, also known as BTX-A (the same serological strain used in Botox®). Both treatments are selectively injected into the patient’s muscle areas for treatment.

Dysport® temporarily stops muscles from contracting by immobilizing them. This reduces the appearance of lines, furrows, and wrinkles on the overlying skin. It’s also used to soften so-called expression lines, such as the creases or lines caused by repetition of facial expressions (such as frown, smile, or surprise lines). The treatment reduces and diminishes the appearance of these creases, lines and wrinkles and, when used over time, can help to protect the skin from forming new ones.

Yes, there is a significant difference between the two therapies. Over time, some patients seem to develop resistance to the Botox® prescription. Their bodies may develop antibodies against the treatment and these antibodies prevent it from working as effectively to soften lines and wrinkles. Dysport’s formula has less proteins which surround the Botulinum Type A molecule, so the patient’s immune system may not mount as much of a defense. Fewer antibodies may develop as a result. For this reason, Dysport® can be a better choice for some patients.

Some studies report that Dysport® works a little faster or lasts a bit longer but, as always, the individual patient’s response to any injectable treatment is determined by his or her unique body chemistry. The patient should plan to discuss any past injectable therapies received, current medications, and goals for the treatment. Dysport® isn’t recommended for patients older than sixty-five.

Glabellar Lines

Patient age 46. Treated with 50 units of Dysport. Before and after 20 days after initial treatment. 
Individual results may vary.

Patient age 33. Treated with 50 units of Dysport. Before and after 24 days after initial treatment.
Individual results may vary.

Inquiring about treatment options is crucial to gain a comprehensive understanding. Here's a structured set of questions to contemplate:

  1. Am I an ideal candidate for BTX-A?

    • At Miami Primary Health Wellness and Aesthetics, Dr Olga Ratmansky, DNP will assess and guide patients in determining their suitability for treatment.

  2. What steps should I take to optimize treatment outcomes?

    • While most patients report minimal discomfort, it's permissible to take ibuprofen or other over-the-counter medications upon approval from the doctor. It's important to refrain from massaging the treated area or lying down immediately post-treatment. Specific instructions will be provided to the patient following the procedure.

  3. Who will be performing the procedure?

    • These treatments are administered by licensed medical practitioners at our Miami Primary office.

  4. What is the expected recovery period?

    • Typically, recovery is swift, spanning from a few hours to potentially one or more days.

  5. Are there any associated side effects with this therapy?

    • Some patients may encounter temporary side effects such as redness, bruising, swelling, or headaches.

  6. How will this treatment impact my appearance?

    • Most patients bring cosmetic concealer to use post-procedure, and they can promptly return to work or head out for dinner. Many individuals report smoother lines, creases, furrows, and wrinkles within hours to a day or more, experiencing enhanced satisfaction with their appearance.

  7. What realistic results can I anticipate?

    • This treatment is known to soften lines, creases, furrows, and wrinkles, with results often described as "subtle," though many patients find a significant improvement in their appearance.

Length of time for procedure: 15-30 minutes.

Recovery Time: There is little to no downtime following the procedure. Some patients experience slight bruising which typically subsides soon after the procedure.

Duration of Dysport: 3-6 months depending on the patient.

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