Tired of looking tired and older than you feel? Find out how to turn back the clock a decade or more with Dysport by Dr. Kassir.
— Pappas, Christina , March 29, 2019
by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Learn More About Dr. Kassir >
Dysport is an FDA-approved injection treatment used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles in the forehead. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. Dr. Kassir conducted a study that showed Dysport to be more effective than Botox in the treatment of facial wrinkles.
Dysport was developed in Europe during the early 1990s, and has been used there successfully for several years. In April 2009, Dysport was approved by the FDA for use in the US.
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Dysport™ Questions & Answers
What is Dysport?
Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable used for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It contains a type A botulinum toxin, a highly refined protein that is used to relax muscles and deter sweating.
How does Dysport work?
In our bodies, nerve cells send signals to muscles. For example, emotions of anger or worry cause the nerves in our brow muscles to contract and crease. Dysport dampens this signal by entering nerve cells inhibiting the release of acetylcholine. The muscles respond to this by relaxing.
How long do treatments take?
Dysport treatments can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
How is Dysport different from Botox?
Dysport is similar to Botox. They are both injectable treatments of botulinum toxin Type A. Studies have shown that Dysport acts faster than Botox as some patients. Studies have also suggested that Dysport lasts longer than Botox. Dysport lasts about 6 months while Botox lasts about 3-4 months.
Does Dysport it hurt?
Dysport injections are given by very small needles so that the injections are not uncomfortable. You may however feel some pressure and a tingling sensation.
Why choose Dr.Kassir for Dysport?
Dr.Kassir is actually the national trainer and the No. 1 provider of Dysport in New Jersey! He performed a study which showed that Dysport is more effective than Botox in treating wrinkles and folds.