Dysport Frequently Asked Questions
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan offers Portland, OR men and women several nonsurgical alternatives for rejuvenating the skin. Dysport is an injectable treatment that acts like BOTOX to soften and reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines throughout the face. Dynamic wrinkles are created by repetitive facial expressions and movements (like frowning, smiling, and laughing) that eventually make the muscles of the face taut. This causes the skin over the muscle to have an etched line that can be seen even when the face is resting. Dysport is specifically formulated to treat the most frequent dynamic wrinkles: the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. It temporarily relaxes the treated muscle so the skin is smooth but with natural-looking results that don't "freeze" your face. Hear more about Dysport wrinkle relaxer treatments at Après Plastic Surgery to make your face appear more refreshed.
Dysport Procedure Technique
Dysport is a good choice if you want a nonsurgical treatment to correct mild, moderate, or severe vertical glabellar (frown) lines that appear between the eyebrows. Because dynamic wrinkles and lines are created by repetitive use, they may become visible in younger patients and make you appear sad, tired, or mad. Dysport is an effective, fast treatment that smoothes 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 Après Plastic Surgery notice visible improvements 1 – 3 days following their treatment that typically remain for as long as four months.
"The positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more - What made my experience with Dr. Aghayan so rewarding was not just his wildly competent and professional procedural skills as a plastic surgeon, but his addicting spirit of reassurance and strong bedside manner. I found his manner of walking me through the procedure calming and, frankly, the pain involved was simply not something I even noted. Many doctors have the intellectual capability to perform plastic surgery related procedures, Dr. Aghayan goes beyond this by his spirit of kindness and respect. Finally, the positive results of his work are inescapable -- the cosmetic goals I was striving for were met and more."- G. / RealSelf / Jun 22, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals - Dr. Aghayan is honest, kind and patient. He answered all my questions and explained options available to reach my goals. His office team is wonderful! I highly recommend Dr. Aghayan. I’ll never go to anyone else for my surgery and aesthetic needs."- P. / RealSelf / Jun 20, 2020
"I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I would - I never imagined me getting a mommy make over and literally after 1 consult with Dr Aghayan I decided instantly that I wanted rk go through with one!!! I was super hesitant about getting breast implants but after discussing them with him and having the procedure explained, my mind was eased and I made my decision right then and there! I love my results and the healing is going AMAZINGLY!!! I was super scared about scaring but the cream they gave me has been working wonders!!! I couldnt be more happier having gotten done my mommy make over! Dr Aghayan is a awesome and very reassuring Dr and I couldn't be more happy about my results!!! Thank you!!"- C. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. - Dr. Aghayan and his team are nothing short of amazing. I had a breast augmentation and lipo on my arms, legs and stomach. I am only a couple weeks out and already loving my results. I know they will only continue to get better! Would definitely recommend and will go back to him for anything I decide to do in the future."- N. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2020
"So Thankful! - Dr. Aghayan was fully communicative prior, the day of and after my surgery. I never felt like Dr. Aghayan was in a rush or minimized my questions. My results are life changing. I am thankful for Dr. Aghayan."- G. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2020
Dysport Relax and Refresh
Injections of Dysport are performed in one of our treatment rooms following your consultation with Dr. Aghayan or the nurse injector, 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 minimal pain, but it may be applied if requested. The treatment area will be cleaned and five well-placed injections of Dysport will be made across the eyebrows, followed with a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling. Following your treatment at Après Plastic Surgery, you are free to perform normal tasks, but you should avoid taxing activities for at least 24 hours.
What to Expect with Dysport®
Following a Dysport session, you may have light redness and swelling around the injected area, but this should dissipate on its own within 1 – 3 days. You should sleep propped up the night of your appointment and may want to apply cold compresses if needed. Improvements are usually noticeable in 1 –3 days as the visibility of your frown lines is reduced for a softer, smoother appearance. Your results should remain for around 3 – 4 months and follow-up injections may be performed at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR to extend your results.
Dysport Ideal Candidates
How much does it cost?
The cost depends on the number of Dysport injections needed to attain your desired results. During your consult, Dr. Aghayan or your nurse injector 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?
Patients seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance may look into injectable fillers, as well as products, such as Dysport, to attain results. 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. It is common today to combine products, such as Dysport and BOTOX, with an injectable filler. This has been labeled a “liquid facelift” and provides outstanding results for individuals who do not want surgery.
Can it 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. Aghayan or your nurse injector can discuss your cosmetic goals during your consult and let you know which procedures can be incorporated with Dysport.
How often for treatment?
Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3 – 4 months after treatment. This varies by patient. During your consultation, Dr. Aghayan or your nurse injector will recommend when you should schedule your next appointment to maintain your results.
Plan Your Procedure
If you want a nonsurgical way to rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing dynamic wrinkles, Dysport wrinkle relaxer is a wonderful treatment. You will be able to discuss Dysport injections and other options at your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan or a nurse injector to develop your custom anti-aging plan that meets your needs and goals. We encourage you to contact Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR to find out more about Dysport and make a consultation appointment.