Dysport® in Los Altos, CA
Repetitive facial muscle movements cause many facial wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, worry lines, and frown lines. These wrinkles typically appear across the forehead, in the eye region, and between the eyebrows. These early signs of aging may be minimized with Dysport®, a non-surgical, FDA-approved dermal filler. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers Dysport® to men and women who live in and around San Jose, Palo Alto and the surrounding communities of California.
What Is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a relatively new treatment, similar to Botox®, which temporarily smooths and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.
Dysport® when used alone is capable of significantly diminishing fine lines and wrinkles in the upper region of the face. When combined with a dermal filler, results may be enhanced with contouring and volume. During treatment, Dysport® is injected into facial muscles to alter their activity. The treatment temporarily relaxes the target muscle, preventing it from contracting, thus producing a smoother appearance.
Dysport® vs. Botox®
Although many people use the terms Dysport® and Botox® interchangeably, there are a few significant differences between the two products. Dysport® typically takes effect more quickly than Botox®, often within a day of treatment, while Botox® may take five to seven days to begin taking effect.
There are also differences in dosages and pricing between Dysport® and Botox®. Whereas one patient may require one unit dosage of Botox®, that same patient might require two to three times that unit dosage of Dysport® in order to get the same effect. Nonetheless, over time, Dysport® and Botox® are comparable in value and price.
Additionally, Dysport® has a tendency to spread more than Botox®, which is taken into consideration while we administer the treatment.
Why Choose Dysport®?
Many patients choose Dysport® for a number of reasons, the main one being because it yields fantastic results. It is one of the best ways to gain back a refreshed and youthful appearance without the expense and recovery period of surgery. Dysport® treats various types of wrinkles, including lip and neck wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines across the forehead, and more. The procedure is safe, simple and quick, and there is no recovery period. Results are typically seen within a day after treatment and for most, there are little to no side effects or discomfort.
Dysport® initially appeared in 1991 as a treatment for muscle spasms and disorders, and has been used by doctors globally, with a safe and successful track record. Over time, Dysport® has become an accepted treatment for many conditions in over 75 countries in the world.
If, after evaluating your condition during the initial evaluation, we determine that you would benefit from a Dysport® treatment, treatment may begin immediately. Dr. Mittelman will analyze your face to determine the amount of product required to achieve optimal results. Dysport® is injected via a syringe with a very fine needle. The procedure takes under 15 minutes, depending on the number of areas that are being treated, and a topical anesthetic, as well as ice packs, may be utilized to keep you comfortable. Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure. There are very few problems or complications after Dysport® treatments. In rare cases, temporary bruising may occur, but this subsides within two to three days. Some patients may experience discomfort around the injection site(s), and in rare cases, headache and inflammation.
Are You A Candidate for Dysport®?
If you’ve started seeing wrinkles around your eyes, forehead and the upper bridge of the nose, then Dysport® may be right for you, as long as you are in generally good health. You should also maintain reasonable expectations regarding what Dysport® can do. Dysport® may not be suitable for you if you are allergic to abobotulinumtoxin.
What Can I Expect After The Dysport® Procedure?
Although the treatment is performed quickly, it may take several days before results are totally visible. Bear in mind that initial results are typically seen within 24 hours. Although a small amount of discomfort may be experienced immediately following the procedure, it will normally subside quickly.
How Soon Can I Return To Work After Dysport®?
Dysport® requires no recovery time so you may return to work immediately following the procedure. We recommend that you wait for 24 hours after treatment before exercising.
How Much Does Dysport® Cost in San Jose?
The cost of Dysport® varies between patients and is determined by how much is used in your treatment. Our office provides financing options, and we accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on Dysport® or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today.We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.