Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® or Dysport? It’s a question my Spokane and Coeur d’Alene clients ask me often. These minimally invasive injectables can smooth away wrinkles for months at a time, making them a favorite for people of varying genders and ages. However, these treatments aren’t right for everyone, and it’s important to make sure you are an ideal candidate before opting for the injections.
In this blog post, I’ll share 5 ways to determine whether you are a good candidate for Dysport, one of my medical spa’s most popular and trusted treatments.
Consider Which Types of Wrinkles You’re Looking To Correct
Like BOTOX, Dysport is a neuromodulator that addresses dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles form as a result of repeated movements, such as raising your eyebrows, frowning, or squinting. If you primarily notice your lines and wrinkles when you make certain facial expressions, Dysport can likely address them.
If you mainly have lines caused by volume loss, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or vertical lines on your lips, you may be a better candidate for dermal fillers. Many people choose to have both treatments done together—a treatment known as the “liquid facelift”—to address both types of wrinkles at the same time.
Learn more about innovative injectable options in this blog post.
Understand Your Treatment and Results Timeline
One of the reasons Dysport has become so popular is because it works fast: Results typically appear after just a couple of days. This is even sooner than BOTOX, which typically takes 5 to 7 days to work.
Once your results appear, you can expect them to last about 4 months. Studies show Dysport lasts longer than BOTOX in most cases. If these timelines sound ideal, Dysport may be the right treatment for you.
Make Sure You Are Not Currently Pregnant or Nursing
We do not have enough information about whether Dysport and BOTOX are safe to use during pregnancy, so it’s best to avoid these treatments until you have finished breastfeeding.
Compare Your Concerns With Before-and-After Photos
If you aren’t sure whether Dysport will give you the results you are looking for, turn to real before-and-after photos to guide your decision. Check whether the “before” photos align with your current concerns, and make sure the “after” photos show results you would be happy to achieve.
You can see a few real patient examples in my own before-and-after photo gallery.
Ask a Qualified Injector
Ultimately, the best way to determine whether you are a good Dysport candidate is to have a discussion with a qualified provider you trust. As a board-certified general surgeon and injector of many years, I’m happy to offer guidance to those who aren’t sure which treatment is the best solution for their concerns.
During a Dysport consultation, we will have a thorough discussion about your goals and go over any questions you may have. I’ll also examine your treatment area and recommend the best options for addressing them, whether that includes Dysport or another minimally invasive procedure.
If you would like to set up a consultation and learn more about whether Dysport is the right treatment for you, please request a consultation online or call (208) 676-8346. I look forward to helping you look and feel your very best.