I'm considering getting Dysport but I want to know what the typical recovery is like. Is a couple of hours enough? Or will there be bruising or swelling that will require a longer downtime?
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Most patients resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. There is usually no discomfort after the procedure. Unfortunately, some patients may experience some bruising that can last several days or longer. This is uncommon when treating the frown lines and is more common when treating the Crow's feet.
Dysport Recovery Time
At Contour MedSpa, we have many clients with fantastic results using Dysport. It's a great option for those who want to decrease signs of aging but still have some movement in their face.
In general, this is a quick "lunchtime" treatment. We do provide ice packs after treatment if necessary, but typically there is no bruising, swelling or bleeding. If you bruise easily or you take blood thinning medications, you may have minimal bruising in the treatment area, but that would be gone in 1-2 days. With our Injectable skin rejuvenation treatments, we recommend no vigorous exercise for 24 hours. This just ensures that the Dysport doesn't travel outside of the treatment area.
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Thanks for your question. There is typically no recovery or downtime after Dysport injections. If you tend to bruise or are taking any blood thinning agents then you may have some bruising at the injections sites that will resolve within a few days. In my practice we provide ice packs after injection to minimize bruising or swelling. We also advise no vigorous exercise or bending with your head down for 24 hours. This will assure the muscle blocking agent (Dysport) does not travel outside of the intended injected sites.
Recovery after Dysport injections is simple. Most patients will have very little to no bruising. Some small amount of swelling will be apparent immediately after the injections, but this goes away within just a few minutes in almost all patients.
My patients are instructed to refrain from physical activity for 3-4 hours after injections, and to avoid inverting the head and rubbing or massaging the face until the next day. Otherwise, patients can resume their normal activities and gently re-apply any makeup immediately after the injections.
All the best,
After any injection it is common to have redness and pinpoint swelling/bleeding at the injection site. Sometimes patients will also experience bruising. These side-effects can be reduced if patients discontinue the use of blood thinning medications and supplements 3-4 days prior to injections. I apply arnica topically post-procedure for my patients. I also ask patients to avoid laying down for several hours post-injection and to avoid contracting the muscles where the product was injected. Other day to day activities can be resumed immediately.
No Down-time Recovery with Dysport
Besides the visible wanted effects of the treatment, little swelling or bruising should be apparent after a treatment.
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Easy Recovery from Dysport
The best way to avoid the side effects of bruising and swelling is to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen or Omega-3s for several days before your treatment. We also recommend a homeopathic oral tablet, Arnica, to help reduce the degree and length of time of bruising.
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Downtime for Dysport
If this is your first time getting Dysport, the vast majority of patients have mild redness and swelling for 2-6 hours. Bruising is very rare, but if you do get a bruise, it is usually pinpoint in nature.
No Downtime for Dysport
There is no downtime and no "recovery time" is needed after Dysport injections. Usually, there is minimal redness that subsides within 5-10 minutes after the injections. As with any needle injection procedure, there is a slight risk of bruising.
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