Dysport is a type of botulinum toxin injection that is similar to Botox. The main difference between Dysport and Botox is they each contain different concentrations of trace proteins. Botulinum is a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles by blocking the nerve signals responsible for muscle contraction. Dysport has many dental applications, including:
- Reduction of facial wrinkles in addition to cosmetic dental treatments
- Relief of muscle contractions responsible for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and bruxism
- To maintain the results of orthodontic treatment when a hyperactive mentalis muscle threatens to disturb proper tooth alignment
- As muscle training for individuals with struggle with keeping their dentures in place
Did You Know?
While most people think of visiting a plastic surgeon for Dysport injections, dentists can safely and effectively perform Dysport injections. This is because dentists have an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy that exceeds that of a plastic surgeon. Not only does this allow dentists to safely administer Dysport injections, but they are also able to administer them with less pain.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for Dysport injections?
You may be a candidate for Dysport injections if you want your cosmetic dental treatment plan to include a reduction in facial wrinkles. Additionally, you may also be a candidate for Dysport injections if you have problems with your temporomandibular joint, bruxism, or hyperactive facial muscles that are affecting your oral health. However, people who are pregnant, over the age of 65, have a milk allergy, or who have botulinum sensitivity may not be ideal candidates. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for Dysport injections, schedule a consultation with your Maxtown family dentist today.
What can I expect when having Dysport injections at Maxtown Family Dental?
When having Dysport injections at Maxtown Family Dental, you can expect to first discuss your medical history to determine if Dysport is right for you. If your dentist determines that Dysport is a good option for you, then the entire procedure can easily be completed in their office. First, a mild anesthetic will be applied to the injection site to minimize any discomfort. Then, a series of injections are administered around the treatment area. The total number of injections will depend upon the size of the area being treated, as well as the desired results. Most appointments take an hour or less to complete, and you can return home as soon as your procedure is completed.
What can I expect after getting Dysport injections?
After getting Dysport injections, you may start to notice results as soon as two days after the procedure. In most cases, the results of Dysport injections tend to last about 3-4 months. However, since Dysport is a temporary procedure, you will need to have the procedure performed again to maintain your results.
In some cases, you could experience some minor side effects after having Dysport injections, including: swelling around the eyelids, rash and/or skin irritation, headaches, and some minor pain around the injection slides. In most cases, these side effects will resolve themselves in a few days.