Comparable to BOTOX®, injectable Dysport relaxes the underlying facial muscles to stop them from contracting, an activity that naturally forms wrinkles on the face. Dysport is utilized in cosmetic treatments to smoothen out the wrinkles on the upper third section of the face, as well as reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, thin lips, or neck wrinkles. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata, a.k.a. Dr. Scottsdale, injects Dysport in small doses with fine precision to not affect unintended muscles. This treatment is known to diffuse faster, and is a preferred muscle relaxer with Dr. Mata’s patients. Each injectable medication has its own set of benefits that may be discussed in detail during the initial consultation in Scottsdale, AZ.
"I had two procedures done earlier this year by Dr. Mata. The tummy tuck was in January 2016 and following after in February, thigh lift. After working out so many years, it was the excess skin and fat I had removed. For all my future procedures and for friends and family, I definitely recommend Dr. Mata. Growing up with physicians in my family ( my mother was a Pediatrician), he has a wonderful disposition very reminiscent of the days when doctors cared and took all the time you needed to address concerns. Dr. Mata also made sure I was mentally prepared for the procedures and was 100% transparent with what I can expect. It's not a form of weight loss, but body sculpting. He has a very nurturing way about him as well. My healing experience has been the most positive under his care and the care of the staff. You are given written directions and the nurses will answer any questions you have. After the procedures, of course, new clothes feel great in smaller sizes, but it's not seeing the unwanted skin and fat, always getting larger sizes to disguise my trouble spots that brings me happiness. I have no regrets. I highly recommend Dr. Mata and I'm so grateful. My arms are next! :-)"- L.N. / Google / Jul 06, 2016
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"One of the most talented plastic surgeons in the United States. He has a wonderful staff. My family trusts him and only him. Hire with the confidence that you are in good hands."- Y.F. / Facebook / Jan 31, 2018
"Dr. mata is an amazing surgeon, so muc so he should be listed on America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. I had a brachioplasty with him in June 2017. I am very happy with my outcome. Now I have more confidence wearing short sleeve tops. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale area, I definitely recommend him 10 out of 10 times."- L.M. / Google / Jan 29, 2018
As Dysport affects nerve and muscular function, injection sites must be marked for the purpose of accuracy. This is to avoid any unintended muscle to receive a dose. A tiny needle is used and the product is injected into specific spots on the face. Normally, topical anesthetic is applied to help with any discomfort during treatment. The medicine can target fine lines or the deeper creases by means of adjusting the amount of medication. A typical session may last 10 minutes to 1 hour. Depending on how severe the skin condition is, multiple treatments may be recommended. Dysport is $3.50 per unit.
What to Expect
One advantage to Dysport is that the results are visible within 2 – 3 days. Similar to any injection, mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but cold ice packs are applied immediately after the injection to help with this. After treatment, the patient will be able to go back to a normal routine without any downtime, but should refrain from any strenuous exercise for about 24 hours. Patients who have this treatment find results satisfying as the skin will appear softer and smoother.
Dysport or Fillers?
Dysport, like BOTOX, is a safe alternative to correct facial wrinkles. Both of these drugs are known as muscle (or wrinkle) relaxers. Injectable fillers create a similar result, but the function behind the medicine is different. A filler works to add volume under the skin to improve facial fullness in areas where volume has been lost. This results in a smoother, softer surface. Many times, muscle relaxers are combined with an injectable filler to create maximum results.
Dysport or BOTOX?
Dysport and BOTOX are very similar to each other, both relax the underlying muscles to give the skin an appearance that is smoother. A couple of key differences are that Dysport diffuses faster than BOTOX and so the results become more evident sooner. Dysport has also been shown to work better in some areas of the face than BOTOX (for example, the crow’s feet). This varies by patient.
The results following a Dysport injection will last about 4 – 6 months. It is common for patients to return every quarter for follow-up treatment.
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