Manish Shah, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

101 University Blvd Ste #220, Denver, CO 80206 | 720-575-1600
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Dysport

Dysport (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer) - Denver, CO*

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Overview

Dysport, like BOTOX Cosmetic injections, smooth dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the contractions of certain facial muscles. A dynamic wrinkle (like crow's feet, smile lines, and frown lines) are most visible when the muscles of the face contract to create an expression, but over time, the dynamic wrinkles etch lines in the face that can be seen even when the face is resting. Once the muscle is relaxed, the skin become smoother and lines are less visible. Dr. Manish Shah, a plastic surgeon in Denver, uses Dysport to treat larger dynamic wrinkles since Dysport injections have a better diffusion than BOTOX. Dysport can be combined with other wrinkle filler injections at Shah Aesthetic Surgery to rejuvenate the whole face by treating dynamic and static wrinkles. Dr. Shah will listen to each patient's concern and goals during the initial consultation, then develop and implement a unique plan of cosmetic services.

Administering Dysport

As Dysport affects nerve and muscular function, injection sites must be marked for the purpose of accuracy. This is to avoid any unintended muscle to receive a dose. A tiny needle is used and the product is injected into specific spots on the face. Normally, topical anesthetic is applied to help with any discomfort during treatment. The medicine can target fine lines or the deeper creases by means of adjusting the amount of medication. A typical session can last up to 30 minutes. Depending on how severe the skin condition is, multiple treatments may be recommended.

What to Expect

One advantage to Dysport is that the results are visible within 2-3 days. Similar to any injection, mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but cold ice packs are applied immediately after the injection to help with this. After treatment, the patient will be able to go back to a normal routine without any downtime, but should refrain from any strenuous exercise for about 24 hours. Patients who have this treatment find results satisfying as the skin will appear softer and smoother. 

Dysport FAQs

Dysport or Fillers?

Dysport, like BOTOX, is a safe alternative to correct facial wrinkles. Both of these drugs are known as muscle (or wrinkle) relaxers. Injectable fillers create a similar result, but the function behind the medicine is different. A filler works to add volume under the skin to improve facial fullness in areas where volume has been lost. This results in a smoother, softer surface. Many times, muscle relaxers are combined with an injectable filler to create maximum results. 

Dysport or BOTOX?

Dysport and BOTOX are very similar to each other, both relax the underlying muscles to give the skin an appearance that is smoother. A couple of key differences are that Dysport diffuses faster than BOTOX and so the results become more evident sooner. Dysport has also been shown to work better in some areas of the face than BOTOX (for example, the crow’s feet). This varies by patient.

Additional Treatments?

The results following a Dysport injection will last about 4-6 months. It is common for patients to return every quarter for follow-up treatment.

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