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Now there is a safe, effective, affordable alternative to Botox. Prescription Dysport is an injection that temporarily improves the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. It is the first FDA approved drug of its type to compete with Botox cosmetic. Offering this alternative wrinkle relaxer to our patients gives them another quality option.
Though FDA approved in the United States in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991, and is licensed for cosmetic use in 34 countries worldwide. Glow providers successfully incorporated the use of Dysport into our aesthetic practice in July 2009. Since that time, patient request for the alternative toxin has steadily continued to grow, making us the number one provider of Dysport in the Colorado Springs area.
Like Botox, Dysport is a purified type-A neurotoxin that temporarily prevents the release of acetycholine from sympathetic nerve terminals, blocking the nerve signal that causes the muscle to contract. Used in very small, controlled amounts, the toxin relaxes targeted facial muscles. As facial muscles are unable to tighten, the overlying skin of the muscle will also relax, and overtime your wrinkles will soften. The untreated facial muscles continue to contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions. As your wrinkles relax, so will you, as you enjoy a temporary smoothing out of undesirable lines between the brows, across the forehead, and crow’s feet to restore a more youthful, less stressed appearance.
Effective treatment requires several small injections into various targeted facial muscles. Your healthcare professional will determine the exact placement of each injection site to get the best results that are right for you. Although office visit times may vary, the entire procedure generally takes about 15-20 minutes. After your treatment there is little or no downtime. We will ask that you refrain from exercising for four hours following your visit. This allows ample time for the toxin to stabilize, thus helping to ensure a positive result. Aside from that you can go about your day as usual.
At glow aesthetic medicine, we believe choice is good for our patients’ health and their budgets. Competition between quality products helps to increase positive patient outcomes and contain the costs associated with injections. Dysport, the alternative wrinkle relaxer gives our patients another option.
*Dysport® is a registered trademark of Medicis.