Dr. Brueck MD FACS answers the question, "What is Dysport?"
Before Dysport was approved for use as wrinkle (frown line) treatment, Dysport was prescribed for treatment of cervical dystonia (CD). It was injected into muscles that control involuntary abnormal head position and cause neck pain.
Dysport weakens the muscles for up to 12 to 16 weeks or longer, which can lessen CD symptoms.
In this application, Dysport can also have life-threatening side effects, including problems with swallowing, speaking or breathing. If a patient encounters these problems he or she should contact the Doctor immediately.
In its cosmetic application, Dysport is injected into muscles that control facial expressions. The result is a reduction or stopping of the tightening of muscles that contract frequently and repeatedly and cause frown lines. This result is temporary (up to 4 months) and is approved only for patients under 65 years old.
It is important check with me first when considering Dysport injections. I want to know if you have received any other botulim toxin product in the preceding four months, if you are pregnant, if you have recently received an anti-biotic injection, if you take muscle relaxant, take an allergy or cold medicine and if you take sleep medicine.
Other possible side effects include:
- Dry mouth,
- Injection site discomfort or pain,
- Headachel neck pain,
- Muscle pain,
- Eye problems such as double vision, blurred vision ecreased eyesight, problems with focusing the eyes, drooping eyelids, swelling of eyelids,
- Allergic reactions such as itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness or feling faint.
These are all things you should discuss with me or any cosmetic surgeon during a consultation before accepting any injections.
My staff is dedicated to providing my patients with the finest in cosmetic plastic surgery in a responsive and comforting manner, always with a view to the good health of each patient. Sometimes this means advising a prospective patient that, for various health reasons, he or she should not undergo the procedure at the time.
You should know, "I have never regretted a case I didn't accept."
I provide a wide variety of plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery
and reconstructive surgery to patients throughout Fort
Myers/Cape Coral, Charlotte County and Naples/Marco Island in Southwest
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I am associated with a number of professional medical societies, including:
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Florida Medical Association
- Lee County Medical Society
- Southern Medical Association
- American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
- American Association of Laser Medicine & Surgery
- Aesthetic Surgery Association
I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with more than 30 years of experience in plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. You can contact me by telephone at 239-204-5040, through email or through my Aesthetic Co-ordinator, Judy.
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