I had a Dysport treatment 7 days ago without any results. I am a 37 year old male and this was my first injection. I keep reading that results are supposed to happen within the first 48 hrs. I have strong corrugator muscles, would this slow the results?
Does Dysport Take Longer to See Results or Did It Not Work for Me?
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Dysport usually starts working in 2-3 days but full effect is seen at 7-10 days.
If you haven't seen any effect from the dysport , then you should get a touch up of it since dysport usually starts to take effect within 2-3 days and full effect within 7-10 days. Be aware, there is always going to be a charge for more dysport or botox when and if you ever need a touchup . We charge $300 for an area and $150 for a touchup if I did the original shots as long as the touchup is within 2 weeks of the original injections. Sincerely,
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Dysport effects on facial lines
There is a difference between my experience and some of the publshed data available. A number of articles state dysport is just as effective as botox, with the same duration and maybe even a slightly quicker onset. So, just like botox cosmetic, you do need to give it 2 weeks to get a true representation of what it can achieve.
That being said, my office experience with four different injectors (myself being one of them) have had some issues with the reproducibility of dysport. I have had patients that did not respond at all, some that did for only a short period of time, and some that just had different and less precise behavior than with prior botox cosmetic injections.
So despite the fact that it's cheaper for the doc and the patient, I am no longer a big fan. Some patients do prefer it to botox, but it is no where near as predictable as far as patient satisfaction. The area it seems to work the best is the crows feet. My suggestion to you is to either return to botox cosmetic, or try it as a comparison. I think you will prefer botox cosmetic.
How long it takes to see Dysport Results
After a Dysport injection, most patients report seeing a difference within 2-3 days, but the maximum result will not be seen for approximately 2 weeks. If you have a strong corrugator muscle, it is possible that you made need a touch up to further relax the muscle. I recommend scheduling an appointment with your doctor on day 14 to determine if more Dysport is needed. I hope this information helps.
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RE: How Long It Takes To See Dysport Results
Dysport results usually take up to a week to fully manifest.
However, a higher dosage may be needed to treat stronger muscles.
Dysport works like Botox. Your muscles contract because nerve fibers are releasing a chemical signal called acetylcholine. Dyport will block the release of this chemical. In your case, if the muscles are not relaxed to a sufficient degree, administering more Dysport may address this issue.
In some patients, Dysport results are very quick. Here is an example:
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You may need a higher dosing than what was initially used. I recommend that you see your provider for a f/up.
Patients usually see results within a few days with Dysport. You may need a higher dose then what was used. I would recommend seeing your physician in the next week or so if you still see no results by day 14.
Wait 2 weeks to judge results
While Dysport does start working within 48-72 hours, it really takes almost 2 weeks to see maximum results. I would wait at least 2 weeks before you decide if it worked or not. Sometimes you may need a little touch up if your muscles are really strong, and men have stronger muscles than women. It is much easier to go back and add a little more if needed, than to do too much the first time. I would rather be conservative with my patients.
Dysport relaxing effects
I have treated hundreds of patients with Dysport over the last 10 months. Many of them used to recieve Botox, and then decided to try Dysport. The overwhelming majority have stayed with Dysport, though a few have switched back. In general, we find the Dysport starts working in 2-3 days, much sooner than botox.
Perhaps you were undertreated and could use a touch up, or maybe this product is not for you. If 1-2 weeks have elapsed, and you are not seeing the expected results it is time to return for re-evaluation to your doctor. We always make a follow up appointment for our patients after their first treatment at no charge for just this reason.
Typically I tell my patients to wait 7 days to see the maximum result of the treatment. However, that time could be longer or shorter. The photo is hard to see and there is no before shot we could compare it to either. Your best bet is wait 7 days, and make sure you book a follow-up appointment with your physician so they can correct/touch-up any area's that might need more attention.
Dysport is supposed to start working in 3 days. However wait at least 2 weeks before you make any judgement. If you have a strong currrogator muscle you may need a little touch up.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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