Dysport Treatment in Salt Lake City, UT

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What is Dysport? Good question. Cosmetically, it is described as a prescription injection used to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. It works particularly well on crow’s feet and glabellar lines or the frown lines between the eyebrows.

Dysport is somewhat similar to Botox in that it works by temporarily immobilizing the facial muscles responsible for facial wrinkles. Dysport® is different from Botox® since it diffuses or spreads out farther from the injection site. This allows a broader area of wrinkles to be treated and with fewer injections. You should make sure you are receiving treatment with Dysport® from an experienced injection specialist under the direction of a medical professional. Why? Dysport®, by its nature, may spread to muscles that you do not want to be relaxed – such as eyelid muscles. A professional will insure that this does not happen.

Dysport® treatment in Salt Lake City, UT, is designed for treating adults under 65 who wish to achieve a more youthful appearance, and Dysport® will minimize the severity of crow’s feet or frown lines between your eyebrows. At your initial appointment, you can expect a facial analysis and discussion about the areas you hope to improve. Your health history and mediations will also be evaluated.

You should not use Dysport® treatment in Salt Lake City, UT if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Botox® or Myobloc®. If you have a skin infection at the injection site or are allergic to cow’s milk proteins, do not have Dysport® treatments in Salt Lake City, UT. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use Dysport®, and patients who have a pre-existing disease that affects the muscles and nerves like Lou Gehrig’s disease should consider another product for reducing crow’s feet and frown line wrinkles.

Dysport® treatment in Salt Lake City, UT, takes about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on where you want the injections. After treatment, discuss a schedule of maintenance appointments to keep those frown lines away. Do note that Dysport® treatments should be spaced at least 90 days apart, and results can last up to four months.

Most patients report that the injections are nearly painless when done by a professional in a medspa, and the side effects are almost minimal. Some patients have reported issues at the injection site as a skin reaction, nose and throat irritation, nausea, headache, and sinus inflammation. If you have any of these side effects, immediately contact the medspa and your doctor.

Results from Dysport injections are seen after several days when the muscles have become fully relaxed. Many patients report that they see wrinkle-smoothing results in three days after the injections, but some have seen results even earlier. Dysport® contains less protein than Botox®, so results may be slower to appear as your body breaks down the product a bit more slowly.

How is Dysport® different from Botox®?

Patients do have questions concerning what Dysport® is made of and will it really work. Dysport® is an injection containing abobotulinumtoxinA or Botulinum toxin type A. It is made from the bacteria that causes botulism and temporarily blocks nerve activity in the injected muscles. Dysport® was originally used to treat cervical dystonia or severe spasms in the neck muscles. It is also used to treat muscle spasms in the upper and lower limbs.

Botox® was first approved for cosmetic use in 2002, and Dysport® was approved in 2009. Both works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles but are manufactured differently and their nontoxic proteins cause them to have different potencies.

Most studies state that 25 unites of Dysport® have about the same action as ten units of Botox®. Some studies do report that Dysport® works quicker, lasts longer,  and hurts less than Botox®. However, ask your medspa professionals at Nuance Aesthetics (nuanceaesthetics.com) about their experiences with both Dysport® and Botox®.  Their tagline says it all,” At Nuance Aesthetics, experience counts, expertise matters, and integrity is everything.”

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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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