dysport injections

Dysport injections are a minimally-invasive method of reducing worry and frown lines across the brow.

Dysport injectables can produce dramatic results. A single treatment can temporarily emulate the effects of a brow lift, without the need for incisions or the time commitment of surgery.   Patients can treat and even prevent wrinkles, all in the time it takes to complete a lunch break appointment! 

Writer, teacher, and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Korman is committed to both his community and his profession.  A Clinical Professor of Surgery at Stanford University, Dr. Korman is consistently ranked as one of the area’s top doctors. He is regularly sought after by national media outlets like CNN, Ebony Magazine and The New York Times for his expert opinion. With Dr. Korman, forehead wrinkles don’t stand a chance.

Contact our office to inquire about a Dysport consultation. Dr. Korman and his knowledgeable staff are ready to serve our patients’ anti-aging needs at one of our three locations in Mountain View, Carmel-By-The-Sea and San Jose, California.  

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Mountain View residents wishing to remove the appearance of fine lines or deep to moderate wrinkles on the brow should consider contacting Dr. Korman for Dysport injections. It’s administered to five major points on the forehead where there is frequent muscle contraction. This amazing treatment allows patients to experience a smooth forehead within 10 to 20 minutes of the injection.

Dysport is a targeted injectable that helps erase frown lines.

The active ingredient in Dysport’s formula (abobotulinum toxin A) works by blocking nerve signals to the facial muscles responsible for the aesthetic symptoms associated with aging. In a typical appointment at Dr. Korman’s office, the patient decides on the areas they would like to see treated. Dr. Korman likes to ask his patients to smile, frown and make other facial expressions to help determine if Dysport is the appropriate anti-aging treatment for them. 

Many patients report the entire process as being relatively short and painless. 

Dysport is a convenient way to remedy worry lines (glabellar lines). The targeted injection areas are cleansed and, if the patient desires, may be numbed by topical cream. A small needle is used to make a series of tiny injections in the brow area.

Dysport Vs. Botox

Botox and Dysport are two popular wrinkle-relaxing injectables with subtle differences between them. Dysport is better known in Europe where it has a longer history of use. In the United States, Botox—another wrinkle-reducing neurotoxin—received FDA approval first, earning it the reputation it has today. What many patients do not realize is that Dysport is another wrinkle-relaxer available to them: for some patients, their body chemistry responds even more favorably to Dysport than it does to Botox!

Dysport encourages smooth skin in key areas of the forehead to recapture the essence of youth.

In less than 30 minutes, the patient will be on their way to enjoying subtle, yet noticeable results. The smooth look will last up to four months. The results of Dysport are temporary but fast-acting. Some patients will enjoy the results within 20 minutes of injection! Others will notice their results in the first 2-3 days. 

Dr. Korman offers a wide variety of services, so he does not take a “one size fits all” approach. The doctor’s bespoke offerings are targeted to the issue and tailored to the individual. For some patients, Botox might be the answer. For others, there is a whole host of other injectables and longer-lasting surgical options to consider, as well.

The differences and similarities of Dysport and Botox are illustrated below. 

Dysport v. Botox
Abobotulinum toxin type ADysport
Botulinum toxin type A
Botox
Reduces wrinkles in the foreheadDysportBotox
Blocks nerve signals to the musclesDysportBotox
Effective treatment for cervical dystoniaDysport

Ideal Candidates

  • Under 65 years old
  • Noticing wrinkles beginning to form
  • Eager to reverse the signs of aging 

How Can Dysport Treat Signs of Aging?  

Dysport is a highly effective wrinkle-reduction agent.  The first signs of maturity tend to show up in the same several areas of the face. Left untreated, these signs quickly become more profoundly noticeable. By relaxing muscle contractions in the brow, Dysport can also help minimize the development of future wrinkles.

Worry Lines (Glabellar Line)

Don’t worry about aging when there is something that can be done about it. Also called frown lines, glabellar lines are the tiny pair of vertical folds that look like the number “11” between the eyebrows. They appear when people knit and furrow their brows. 

Dr. Korman highly recommends Dysport to Mountain View patients with deep frown lines.

Dysport sometimes produces results that last longer than other injectables because the formula interacts more agreeably with the patient’s body chemistry. This is an amazing way to get rid of the tired, stressed and aged appearance that you may be experiencing.[1]

How Long Does Dysport Last?

Many people experience results within a couple of days, if not in minutes! 

While Dysport’s effects are temporary, the ease and effectiveness of the treatment are attractive to a lot of patients. The procedure itself can take as little as 10 or 20 minutes. Dr. Korman will provide specific aftercare instructions.

The anti-aging effects of Dysport® are observable for up to four months after the treatment. Patients may repeat treatments as necessary. 

Non-Surgical Alternatives

Dysport injections are just one arrow in the quiver. Dr. Korman has a full arsenal of treatments and solutions to help counter your signs of aging. Listed below are some potent options that do not require invasive surgery.

You can keep up with the latest information on all of these procedures by reading our blog

Botox

When it comes to wrinkle reduction, the cases for Botox and Dysport® are equally compelling. The injectable a person receives often comes down to the patient’s preference and the doctor’s discretion. An advantage of Botox lies on the greater latitude granted it by the FDA for treatments including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraine prevention. Botox can also offer treatment for crow’s feet and frown lines.[2] 

Bellafill

Bellafill is a dermal filler that offers the advantage of stimulating collagen growth. It is composed of collagen, in fact, so it smooths the skin while filling those sunken areas in the face that begin that develop with maturity.   

Fat Injection

Young skin is full and supple. Fat Injection is the dermal filler that uses your body’s own fat cells to reduce wrinkles. As both skin and muscles become lax and thin, they hang off the bone to reveal the sharper edges of the underlying skull and cranial bones—quite the opposite image of vivacious youth! There also tend to be fewer complications in a fat transfer because the patient’s own tissue is used.  

Juvederm

Juvederm is an advanced dermal filler that can produce instant results. It is composed of hyaluronic acid—nearly identical to the kind produced in the human body—so, the body accepts the injectable without issues! It will also stimulate collagen growth, tightening skin. And, if the patient changes his or her mind, Juvederm can be easily dissolved with hyaluronidase. 

Radiesse

Radiesse is another collagen-stimulating, injectable dermal filler. It can be used to reduce wrinkles and fill sunken pockets in the face. Radiesse can also be used to treat wrinkles and add elasticity to the hands for a natural, youthful improvement.

Restylane

Restylane is another hyaluronic acid-based filler that produces volumization and vital collagen. It is often used around the cheeks and eyes to enhance the vibrant appearance of youth.  

Sculptra

Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that offers long-lasting results for up to two years! It owes these results to its composition and impressive rate of collagen stimulation. Sculptra is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which is slightly different than the hyaluronic acid used in other fillers. Sculptra is not approved for use around the lips and eyes.  

Surgical Alternatives

Injectables like Dysport® are very popular. If a patient has more advanced facial aging, Dr. Joshua Korman may recommend cosmetic surgery, which can achieve long-lasting results. When it comes to surgery, you can put your faith in Dr. Korman. He is recognized by the boards of many medical associations, including the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS). Dr. Korman is also the winner of numerous piano competition awards: his patients are in good hands.  

Read our blog for regular updates on all of these procedures.  

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

A Facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure in which excess skin is pulled tight to reduce wrinkles and create a youthful appearance. Facelifts are the most effective at treating wrinkles in the mid and lower face. 

Brow Lift or Forehead Lift

The Brow Lift is a long-lasting solution for a wrinkled, furrowed brow and forehead. In a brow lift, the forehead and browline are lifted and tightened. This contributes to a brighter and more alert appearance.

Neck Lift

As advanced signs of aging begin to take hold, skin and muscles begin to sag, creating jowls and a “turkey neck” that can completely change the shape of one’s profile. A Neck Lift tightens these areas to enhance the patient’s appearance from every angle.  

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty removes sagging loose skin and muscle that can hang over the eyes and obstruct vision. Excess skin may also collect below the eyes to create an appearance of being tired. Eyelid Surgery brightens and widens the eyes, making the patient appear more awake and alert

Come Visit Us! 

Contact Dr. Korman’s Mountain View, Carmel-By-The-Sea or San Jose facilities to schedule an appointment with our qualified, caring staff. We are eager to help you achieve the tight, youthful appearance you desire.

References 

  1. Dover, J. S. (2017). Introduction to the Supplement: A Review of AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport). Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 37(suppl_1). 
  1. Liew, S., Sundaram, H., Boulle, K. L. D., Goodman, G. J., Monheit, G., et. al. (2016). Global Aesthetics Consensus. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 137(6).