Dysport ™

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Fechner introduces Dysport™ for the benefit of his patients. Please contact us to schedule your private consultation and to learn if Dysport ™ is right for you.

Non-surgical treatments for dynamic facial wrinkles used to be the exclusive forte of Botox® Cosmetic. Recently, the FDA approved Dysport™ (also known as Reloxin), the first alternative to Botox® Cosmetic. As a powerful cosmetic injectable, Dysport™ allows Dr. Fechner to improve facial wrinkles including forehead and frown lines, crow’s feet and others. These treatments can lead to a gentle and natural-appearing improvement for an improved look.

How Can Dysport ™ Benefit You?

Muscle relaxants such as Dysport™ are part of the comprehensive non-surgical rejuvenation program offered for our patients. Because Dr. Fechner is highly experienced with injectable fillers and Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport™ is a logical addition to his offerings for facial enhancement. In addition, Dysport™ offers an excellent track record of safety and efficacy.

Just like Botox® Cosmetic, we found Dysport™ beneficial for the following problem areas of the face:

  • Frown creases between the eyebrows (a.k.a. “number eleven sign” or worry lines);
  • Horizontal forehead lines;
  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles on the sides of the eyes which may be pronounced with smiling and squinting);
  • Wrinkles on the sides of the nose (a.k.a. “bunny lines”);
  • Prominent neck bands;
  • “Orange peel” chins.

How Does Dysport ™ Work?

First, it is important to understand that just like Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport ™ is not a filling substance but a medication designed to temporarily relax muscles. Therefore, its efficacy is based on the careful placement of minute amounts of Dysport ™ into specific facial muscles desired to be relaxed. For instance, frowning is usually not considered an attractive animation. By relaxing the frown muscles (a.k.a. corrugator muscles), a more approachable, relaxed and pleasant appearance can be achieved. Similarly, other muscles or muscle parts of the face can be treated for enhancement of specific problem areas. Key is the exact injection of Dysport ™ it the specific target muscles. Knowledge of the facial anatomy and its interplay with wrinkles and lines is of utmost importance.

During your visit, Dr. Fechner will use a tiny needle to inject minimal amounts of Dysport ™ in the designated muscles. Patients usually appreciate the improvements within 2 to 3 days. Longevity ranges usually from 3 to 5 months, sometimes longer.

Modern Treatment Approach May Include Dysport ™

During your consultation with Dr. Fechner, he will examine your face and neck region carefully. Based on this evaluation, a customized treatment plan will be discussed which may include surgical and non-surgical options. Muscle relaxants such as Dysport™ play an integral part in Dr. Fechner’s state-of-the-art approach to facial enhancement. Although not right for everybody, non-surgical treatments are powerful options for face rejuvenation and usually include dermal fillers and relaxants such as Dysport™ or Botox® Cosmetic.

If you have any more questions, please contact us.

* Results may vary by individual.