Dysport Does Work
I am a 42 year old female battling the signs of...
- 1 Mar 2010
I am a 42 year old female battling the signs of age and years of not wearing sunglasses while out in the sun with out protection.
One week ago I finally went in to have Juvederm and Botox done, I ended up with Radiesse and Dysport. There is a review in the Radiesse section and I am thrilled with the outcome.
I have never had botox so I cannot compare it to Dysport. My provider has been using Dysport for about 4 months now. The botox was $12 a unit with Dysport was $8 a unit. He assured my that it was the same (I found out later it isn't quite the same) and that I would be happy with it. So I went for it!
He did 23 units between my eyebrow's for my 11s and 20 units for my crowsfeet, 10 on either side for a total of 43 units. There was next to no pain whatsoever although I will admit having a needle that close to my eyes does make me nervous.
I had no swelling or bruising at all from the injections. The first night I noticed the muscles around my eyes and in my cheeks felt odd which is what prompted to me to read about Dysport a little more and how I discovered it "spreads" a little more than botox. Of course panic sets in and I'm kicking myself for not staying with botox, since I was very scared of having drooping eyes and eyebrows. Fortunately that didn't happen.
Within 2 days I couldn't crinkle my eyes like I usually do when I smile. I was happy, that area was smoother however there was no effect of the Dysport in the 11s! I was disappointed and thought I would have to go back in for more but then remember my provider told me I most likely not see anything until day 3 but probably closer to 7 days. So decided to be patient and wait. Day 4 I wake up and the eyebrows seem to have less movement on day 5 when I woke up there was signficantly less movement and day 6 is more so. The area is not "frozen" but I really cannot frown like I used to at all.
I look rested and I look much younger. This is definitely something I will keep up and would use Dysport in these areas again as well as for my forehead if I decide to do that someday. However there is a very over active muscle in the corner of both my eyes that I would like to see if a "smidgen" of botox could relax BUT not create bags under my eyes. Don't want to fix one problem and create another!!!
He was patient with my questions and concerns, wasn't pushy, worked slowly explaining everything and tried to make it as pain free as possible.