Dysport affected my smile and made me look older. Is it permanent? (Photo)
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All effects of Dysport, good and bad, are temporary
The good news: all effects of Dysport, good and bad, are temporary.
I agree that some of the Dysport inadvertantly affected muscles surrounding the masseter. Your smile should be back to normal within the next few months.
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After the effects of the Dysport have worn off, it is worthwhile to see a Board Certified Dermatologist with specialty training and knowledge in advanced cosmetic techniques in order to see if you require more masseter treatment or perhaps fillers to address your cheeks and nasolabial folds. Very sorry to hear of your experience, but at least it’s temporary. Good luck!
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I'm sorry you were unhappy with your Dysport treatment. The effects of Dysport will gradually decrease over the next 3-4 months. You can expect that your look will return to your "pretreatment" appearance.
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Your pictures do not show your entire face but I think you may have had spread of the Dysport to muscles of your face other than the masseters. 20 units is a very small dose of Dysport, so it is surprising this would happen unless it was injected in an extremely dilute form or outside of the point of largest mass of the masseter muscle.
If it truly was just 20 units (as opposed, say, to .20 ml, which could be a larger dose if the Dyport was in concentrated form), it should wear off very quickly.
For the most part, I like to use very concentrated dilutions of Botox (for example, only 1 cc of diluent per 100 units Botox), Dysport, and Xeomin, so that I can control the spread of the product and keep it exactly where I want it. This results in a little more waste of the product as I use it, but, for me at least, it is definitely worth that cost to prevent side effects.
All things considered, this would be extremely unlikely to happen again if you need to have the masseters injected again in the future. I hope you have or will return to your injector to discuss this with him or her.
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