While BOTOX® Cosmetic is a top choice in Washington, D.C. for facial rejuvenation, a newer alternative called Dysport is making a name for itself. Dysport is an injectable wrinkle treatment that tends to affect a wider area than BOTOX, which makes it excellent for treating larger areas such as the forehead. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac is a specialist in injectable cosmetic treatments who is known for her beautiful, natural-looking Dysport results.
How Dysport Works
Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used for correcting dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by squinting, smiling, scowling, and other contractions of facial muscles. Dysport is classified as a neuromodulator, along with BOTOX and XEOMIN®, because it blocks nerve signals that cause certain facial muscles to contract and create wrinkles. When injected into precise points of these muscles, Dysport temporarily prevents the muscles from contracting and the associated wrinkles gradually smooth out.
Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® smooth wrinkles in a different way; they instantly fill out wrinkles from within the skin. Dr. Isaac often combines injectables and dermal fillers as complementary treatments to produce a more complete rejuvenation of the face, often called a “liquid facelift”.
Benefits of Dysport
Women and men choose Dysport to look refreshed and rejuvenated by smoothing out:
- Horizontal forehead lines (worry lines)
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows (frown lines)
- Wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
When injected by a skilled, board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Isaac, Dysport does not affect the ability to make natural facial expressions. Younger patients who would like to keep wrinkles from forming or becoming deeply etched in their skin may choose to have Dysport treatments proactively.
Expert in the Art of Injectables
Dr. Melda Isaac's impressive credentials make her the choice of so many for BOTOX, JUVÉDERM, and other injectables. Highlights include:
- Board-certified dermatologist
- 20+ years of experience with injectables
- Performs more than 2,000 injectable treatments per year
- Provides the most BOTOX treatments in the Washington, DC area
- Incorporates her refined sense of facial aesthetics into each treatment
- Remains on the forefront of injectable techniques and applications
Dysport for Excessive Sweating
Dysport and other neuromodulators may be used as a treatment for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in adults. Strategically placed Dysport injections into the underarms or palms of the hands can significantly reduce the production of sweat for approximately 3 months.
What to Expect
Dr. Isaac performs Dysport treatments by making quick injections with a tiny needle. Before she begins, Dr. Isaac takes the time to put nervous patients at ease by explaining what to expect during the procedure. Although the treatments are typically not painful, numbing cream is available for patients who are concerned about discomfort. Dysport tends to treat a wider area than BOTOX, so fewer injections may be needed.
Dr. Isaac recommends that patients remain upright and avoid rubbing treated areas for the first 2 hours after treatment. Aside from these minor restrictions, patients are free to return to their regular daily activities right away.
Results from Dysport treatments typically begin to develop within 2 to 3 days and last about 4 months. Dr. Isaac’s patients look naturally refreshed, without frozen expressions that people sometimes worry about. She has an in-depth understanding of how to selectively target only the muscles causing the wrinkles while leaving the surrounding muscles untouched.
Interested patients might try other neuromodulators in future treatments to see which one they like best. The results from Dysport, BOTOX, and XEOMIN are similar if prepared and injected by an experienced practitioner.