My Dysport Journey
By Sara Katan, APRN Initial Consult When you arrive for your initial Dysport injectable appointment at Couture Med Spa, you will check in with the front desk. You will be given intake paperwork which will include a medical history and consent form. If this is your first visit and once you have completed all your […]
By Sara Katan, APRN
When you arrive for your initial Dysport injectable appointment at Couture Med Spa, you will check in with the front desk. You will be given intake paperwork which will include a medical history and consent form. If this is your first visit and once you have completed all your paperwork, one of the client care coordinators will show you around the spa and complete a Visia skin analysis. The Visia skin analysis will do an in-depth evaluation of your skin and determine which treatments will be best for your skin.
Before your Dysport Treatment
You will then have photos taken of you making various expressions to track the progress of your treatments and results. These facial expressions will include smiling, raising your eyebrows, and making an angry face. Below are my before and after photos taken the day of my treatment and 8 weeks after my treatment.
During your Dysport Treatment
You will then be taken to an injectable room where you will meet with a Couture Med Spa provider who will assess your muscle movements to determine the number of units you will need. The dosage needed is based on various factors such as muscle strength and areas you want treated, and this will vary from person to person. I usually get around 55-60 units of Dysport. The provider will discuss the neurotoxin options Couture carries which includes Botox and Dysport. They are similar in action, but Dysport will begin working quicker than Botox does. When you have your consult with the provider, you can discuss which product will be best for you.
Next, you will be be marked with a marking pen that will show the provider where your muscles pull at the strongest. The area will be cleaned with alcohol prior to injection. Ice is applied prior to injection to pre-numb the area, which makes the treatment very comfortable. Dysport injections are painless in my opinion- the ice helps so much! The injection process itself will last 5-10 minutes, depending on how many areas are being injected. The photo below shows the areas I have injected when I get Dysport. There are different dosages in each injection, so there are much fewer injection points.
After your Dysport Treatment
Afterwards, there may some mild injection site swelling which resolves in about 15-20 minutes. You will be instructed in your aftercare to not lay down flat for 4 hours or work out for 8 hours post-injection. Then you wait… Dysport takes 48 hours to start working; you will start feelings those muscles relaxing more day by day. My results started showing within the first day and kicked in fully by the end of the week. However, the product may take up to 2 weeks to settle for some clients. It is recommended to wait 2 full weeks for the product to fully work before adjusting, if needed. I was happy with my results after the product settled so I did not need to follow up.
Overall, Dysport is one of my favorite treatments to receive with Couture Med Spa. It is quick, painless, and makes my skin so smooth! My results usually last around 3 months and I try to stay as consistent as possible to keep my skin at its best. Along with Dysport, I also do fillers, use medical-grade skin care daily, as well as lasers.
Dysport can be injected into other areas than where I was injected. Below is a list and the average amount of units needed for various areas that can be injected with neurotoxin either Botox or Dysport. In the past, I have done my downward turn mouth, upper lip, jelly roll, and platysmal bands. When you consult with one of Couture Med Spas providers, you can go over what areas concern you and which treatments options will fit you best.
|Treatment Area||Average # of Injection Sites||Average Units|
|Downward Turn Mouth||2||5-10|
|Lip Flip/Smokers Lines||2-4||5|