As you prepare for your upcoming Dysport injections, your mind may be racing with questions – especially if you are receiving injections for the first time. Familiarizing yourself with Dysport and knowing what to expect during your appointment will help you arrive at your appointment ready to receive your injections. Below are twelve of the most common questions about Dysport along with answers that will help you better understand the procedure and enjoy your smoother, more youthful looking face.

1) Is it painful to receive Dysport injections? You can expect to feel some mild discomfort with each injection. However, the discomfort is usually short-lived. Many practitioners apply ice to the target area before injecting Dysport, which helps to reduce the discomfort.

2) Is Dysport the same thing as Botox? Yes and no. Dysport and Botox work in the same way by impeding nerve signals to your muscles, thereby relaxing your muscles and reducing your wrinkles. However, they vary in their chemical composition and are marketed by different companies.

3) How much Dysport will I need? Your doctor, nurse or aesthetician will be able to offer expert guidance regarding the recommended amount of Dysport to produce ideal results. Remember to take these recommendations seriously, as going overboard on Dysportinjections can give produce undesirable results such as a “frozen” appearance.

4) What can I do to prepare for my first appointment? If your aesthetician provided you with any literature about Dysport during your initial consultation, be sure to review that information in advance. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork and ask any lingering questions you may have.

5) How long does the injection process take? A quick turnaround time is one of the key benefits of Dysport injections. While the exact amount of time will vary according to the number of injections you receive, you should allow approximately 20 to 30 minutes for the injection process itself.

6) Are there any side effects? Dysport side effects are very rare but can sometimes occur. Potential side effects include dizziness, headache, fever, bruising, and redness around the injection site.

7) Will I need to take time off work? A key advantage of Dysport is the lack of downtime associated with the procedure. Most people can return to work immediately after receiving their injections.

8) Who will administer my Dysport injections? Dysport should be administered by a trained professional. Always check your provider’s credentials to ensure that he or she possesses the proper training. Usually, Dysport is administered by a medical doctor, nurse, or aesthetician who has been trained to administer Dysport injections.

9) What are the most common injection sites for Dysport? Common injection sites for Dysport include the forehead, the area between the eyes, and the area surrounding the outer corner of the eye where crow’s feet form. Other less common injection sites include the chin and the corners of the mouth area.

10) Is bleeding common with Dysport injections? Each case is different, but there is rarely any substantial bleeding stemming from Dysport injections. Some people do not bleed at all. While some people may exhibit a very small bit of bleeding at one or two injection sites, it is rarely significant and usually short-lived.

11) How long will the results last? Results will vary according to the amount of Dysport injected, but the positive effects of Dysportgenerally last three to six months.

12) What do I need to remember after my appointment? One of the most common recommendations is to avoid lying down within the hour or two following your Dysport injections. Patients may also be discouraged from engaging in heavy exercise immediately after treatment. The most important thing to remember to do after your appointment is to follow your aesthetician’s post-care instructions.