Dysport® in San Diego & La Jolla, CA*

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About Dysport

If you love the effects of BOTOX Cosmetic, you will also appreciate the anti-aging properties of Dysport, one of our other injectable wrinkle relaxers at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. A diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert A. Shumway performs all of the injections at his private practice in La Jolla, CA. Dysport is uniquely formulated with smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A to address the wrinkles in the upper face, like frown lines, vertical lines between the eyebrows, and thin skin around the eyes. This injectable temporarily softens (for 3 – 4 months) the treated muscle so the skin is no longer wrinkled in 2 – 5 days. He is renowned for his natural-looking results that won't give you a "frozen" face, even though the muscles will not be able to move. It is Dr. Shumway's vast experience and injection skills that produce the results you want. Hear more about Dysport injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery to make your face appear refreshed if you are in the San Diego or La Jolla, CA area.

Dysport - Ideal Candidates

Dysport is a good choice if you want a nonsurgical procedure to address mild, moderate, or severe vertical glabellar (frown) lines that appear between the eyebrows. Because dynamic wrinkles and lines are created by frequent use, they may become visible in younger patients and make you appear mad, sad, or tired. Dysport is an effective, fast treatment that corrects dynamic wrinkles without leaving a "frozen" appearance. Since Dysport's formula expands to reach a group of wrinkles, it's also great for Crow's feet, the small wrinkles in the corners of the eyes. Many patients at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery notice a visible improvement in their dynamic wrinkles 1 – 3 days following their injections that can remain for as long as four months.

Dysport - Procedure Technique

Injections of Dysport are done in one of our procedure rooms following your consultation with Dr. Shumway, lasting around 15 – 30 minutes. A local anesthetic or numbing cream is generally unnecessary because the Dysport is injected using a fine needle that creates very little pain, but it may be applied if requested. The treatment area will be cleaned and five well-placed Dysport injections will be made across the eyebrows, followed with a cold compress to limit bruising and swelling. Following your procedure at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, you may perform daily tasks, but you should avoid taxing activities for at least a day.

Dysport - What to Expect

Following a Dysport session, you may notice light redness and swelling near the injected area, but this typically will resolve within 1 – 3 days. You should sleep propped up for the first night and may want to apply cold compresses if needed. Improvements are often noticeable in 1 –3 days as the appearance of your lines is decreased for a softer, smoother appearance. Your results should remain for around 3 – 4 months and touch-up injections may be scheduled at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to extend your results.

Dysport FAQs

How much does it cost?
The cost depends on the number of Dysport injections needed to attain your desired results. During your consult, Dr. Shumway or a member of his team can discuss your estimated costs and go over all your payment options.

Dysport or BOTOX?
Both Dysport and BOTOX are safe and effective to treat facial wrinkles and both are widely available. A skilled practitioner can tell which medication may offer the best benefit. The results of a Dysport injection typically becomes visible faster than BOTOX, lasts a bit longer, and spreads to a larger coverage area.

Dysport or filler?
Dysport is not a filler — it is a wrinkle relaxer. Both skin treatments work to decrease facial wrinkles but use varying approaches. Injectable fillers add volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface of the skin. It is common today to combine products for a combination of results.

Can Dysport be combined with other treatments?
Yes. Many patients elect to combine Dysport with their surgical facelift, or skin resurfacing treatment for even more dramatic results. Dr. Shumway can discuss your cosmetic goals during your consult and let you know which procedures can be incorporated with Dysport.

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If you want a nonsurgical procedure to refresh your appearance by treating dynamic wrinkles, Dysport wrinkle relaxer is a wonderful treatment. You will be able to talk about Dysport injections and other treatment options at your appointment with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Shumway to develop your unique anti-aging plan that fits your needs. We encourage you to contact Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to find out more about Dysport and make a consultation appointment.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.