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Dysport®in New Orleans, LA | Audubon Dermatology

Dysport®in New Orleans, LA | Audubon Dermatology

What is Dysport®?

Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) is similar to Botox® but made by a different manufacturer. Dysport® was FDA-approved in 2009 but has been used in Europe since 2001. Dysport® is a protein derived from a bacterial byproduct called botulinum toxin type A. It is a neuromodulator, meaning that it works on the muscles that cause facial animation, resulting in lines in the upper portion of your face such as frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines. Once the muscles are relaxed, the skin has time to smooth out wrinkles. The goal of treatment is to soften facial expression, not to freeze your face. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson are experts in the most up to date and innovative ways to combine Dysport® with topical and cosmetic treatment modalities to achieve and maintain youthful, natural rejuvenation.

Am I a candidate for Dysport®?

Dysport® is recommended for men and women who want to prevent or treat wrinkles between the eyebrows, but can be injected “off label” by a skilled physician to treat unwanted wrinkles and overactive muscles over many areas of the face. If you have a history of adverse reactions to Dysport® or other neuromodulators, please let our doctors know so that we can recommend alternative injectable products.

How is a Dysport® treatment performed?

Dysport® is pre-loaded in a sterile syringe and injected into the muscle by one of our physicians. We use the tiniest needles to ensure the most comfortable experience for our patients. Multiple injections are made into the appropriate muscles that are causing wrinkles. Most patients find the procedure tolerable, but we can numb the area prior to the injections if you are particularly sensitive to needles and injections. The entire procedure will take 15 to 30 minutes.

What is recovery like after a Dysport® treatment?

You may experience mild redness, localized swelling or slight tenderness at the injection site after Dysport® injections, but no downtime or recovery is expected.

How long do results from a Dysport® treatment last?

The antiaging benefits a Dysport® injection treatment will last three to four months, but this does vary from patient to patient. Treatment to highly active muscles may wear off more quickly. Maximum results are achieved by maintaining repeated and timely Dysport® injections in combination with proper skin care.

What is my next step?

Contact us to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Hooper or Dr. Jackson. We offer several payment options for your convenience, and you may qualify for financing through CareCredit®.

Deirdre Hooper, MD, and Sarah Jackson, MD, offer technologically advanced comprehensive skin care for men and women in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and the nearby communities of Louisiana. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to treat fine lines and wrinkles, contact us to schedule a consultation. Our doctors will determine which injectable neuromodulator is best for you.

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