Dysport (formerly known as Reloxin) is the first FDA-approved alternative to BOTOX and is made from the same cosmetic form of botulinum toxin. These simple injections effectively correct wrinkles caused by facial muscle movement, such as the following:
Dysport does not work by filling in wrinkles like facial fillers, such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®. Instead, it temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles that contract and cause the wrinkles. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movement gradually stop smoothing out on their own.
In an ideal situation it is prudent to follow some simple guidelines before treatment that can make all the difference between a fair result or great result, by reducing some possible side effects associated with the injections. We realize this is not always possible; however, minimizing these risks is always desirable.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DYSPORT
As with any cosmetic injection, it’s important to be aware of the possibility of side effects, although quite uncommon.
Dr. Ottley administers Dysport in her office using the following process:
Marking the areas on your face where the facial muscles are creating the targeted wrinkles.
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