Dysport

As people age, undesirable wrinkles, creases, and facial folds start to appear. Dr. Price provides Dysport treatment for his patients who seek to fight these signs of aging and look young and vibrant once again.

What is Dysport?

Similar to Botox, Dysport has the ability to weaken the muscles causing many of the wrinkles and creases on the face. Dysport is injected directly into the areas of the face that need smoothing. The treatment is used to treat glabellar lines, or “11s”, the frown lines found between the eyebrows. It is also used for ‘crows feet” or laugh lines.

How does Dysport work?

Through a single injection placed directly into the areas above the eyebrows, Dysport is able to block nerve signals to the muscles. This results in a complete reduction of muscle activity, preventing those muscles from contracting to form frown lines and wrinkles. Although it causes temporary muscle weakness in the targeted muscle or muscles, it rarely affects surrounding muscles, so your facial expressions are not impacted, leaving a natural look.

What can I expect from a Dysport procedure?

Prior to the injections, the treatment site will be cleansed with an antiseptic to prevent infection. Depending on the patient, the area may be numbed with lidocaine or a numbing cream to eliminate the minor pain of the injections. The injection sites look slightly puffy for an hour or so. Small bruises can sometimes be seen at the injection site, especially in patients taking aspirin, motrin, or ibuprofen in the ten days prior to treatment. Dr. Price recommends stopping these medications as well as other blood thinners two weeks beforehand to minimize the risk of visible bruising.

*What results can I expect from a Dysport treatment?

Significant results will be seen from one to two days after your injections. Typically, results last up to five months. Although the treatment can significantly reduce signs of aging in the forehead, it is important for patients to understand that the outcome can vary with each inidividual patient.

What side effects can I expect from a Dysport treatment?

Minor and temporary swelling at the injection site for a few hours is not unusual. Visible bruising is less common, but can occur as noted above. Complications such as infection, headache, temporary eyelid drooping, or upper respiratory symptoms have been reported, but are very rare.

 

*Individual results may vary on case by case basis to the end of the page.

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

BREAKING NEWS!
We are beginning to plan for reopening of the office! We have begun to plan for a tentative reopening date of May 18th! We will be scheduling appointments beginning today, 4/27/2020, for in-office visits for that date and onward. Just leave a message for Kathleen at the office number, (203) 453-6635, and she will return your call to schedule!

 

Telemedicine available…
For several weeks now, we have been using a “virtual office visit “alternative which will remain available. This enables anyone with a cell phone to share a video of themselves as needed with Dr. Price and allows him to perform a consultation without you ever leaving home! These consultations are scheduled just like office visits and can be made simply by leaving a message on the office system for Kathleen…. (no new apps or changes to your phone needed!)

 

While you were gone…
Dr. Price has been quite busy as president of the Physicians Foundation as that organization tries to help doctors cope with the crisis. In addition, he is participating in daily remote teaching conferences organized by the Yale Plastic Surgery program. These conferences originate at Yale and other academic centers around the country and are viewed by surgeons around the world. Dr. Price is a member of the Northeast seven-state task force developing guidelines for the reopening of Plastic Surgical Ambulatory Surgery Centers as the stay at home orders and ban on elective surgery are lifted. We are hoping that elective surgery might resume as early as late May. This date is not certain yet, but we will keep you advised here.

 

Please stay safe and well! We are looking forward to seeing you as it becomes safe enough for you to see us!

 

WHY IS THE OFFICE CLOSED??

We have been asked to curtail any elective, non-urgent procedures or appointments for the following reasons.

1. To protect our patients.

2. To protect our staff.

3. To protect our community.

4. To avoid using precious supplies that might be needed to save the lives of others.

5. It’s the law!!!

 

Our entire staff is thinking of you during this difficult time. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We will resume in-person visits when reasonable and safe.

 

Stay tuned here for news and updates!!