Fred M. Novice, MD is the premier location for your Dysport® Injection needs. A new alternative to Botox®, Dysport® has been all the rage in Europe for over 20 years, and millions of smooth-faced Euros can’t be wrong. Dysport® is ideal for softening moderate to severe frown lines with super speedy results – most patients see a visible difference in 24 – 48 hours.

Dr. Novice has offered Dysport® injections since FDA approval in 2009 and has over 20 years experience working with neuromodulators (e.g. Botox®) in the Metro-Detroit and Windsor area.

  • What can Dysport® do for you?

    Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even when you’re not.

    By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, Dysport® can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. The duration of benefit from Dysport® treatment differs between individuals after which further courses of treatment may be necessary.

  • How is Dysport® used?

    Tiny amounts of Dysport® are injected directly into the facial muscles underlying the frown lines. Many patients compare the sensation to a little sting. Sometimes a topical anesthetic cream is applied prior to the injections resulting in virtually no pain whatsoever. No sedation is required and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. Over the next few days, the muscles gradually relax. You probably won’t notice it happening – you’ll just become aware that you can’t contract your frown muscles. But because you can still blink normally and raise your eyebrows, you will not look unnatural. Rather, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance while maintaining a natural expression.

  • Who can benefit from Dysport®?

    Deeply etched frown lines affect not just your appearance, but also your self-esteem and even your choice of career. Dysport® can help you look younger, more relaxed and in control – for around the same price per month as a cut and color by your hairdresser.

    Many people with frown lines can benefit from Dysport® – and it can work as well for men as it does for women. In fact many men are already experiencing the benefits of a younger, more relaxed looking appearance that Dysport® can provide.

  • Are there any side effects and risks with Dysport®?

    Along with its desired effects, treatments can cause unwanted effects. This does not happen very often. The most common side effects are temporary soreness or mild bruising around the injection site. Some people may experience a temporary headache that lasts for several hours or rarely longer after treatment; it is safe to take a mild pain killer to relieve the discomfort.

    In a very small percentage of cases there can be a complication called “ptosis” (a droop of the eyelid or brow). This side effect is temporary normally lasting a few days or weeks or occasionally longer. Tell your doctor about any unwanted effects immediately.

    You should not have Dysport® treatment while you are pregnant or if you have certain neuromuscular diseases.

  • Who can provide treatment with Dysport®?

    Dysport® should be administered only by medical professionals, who have an excellent understanding of the muscles and expressions of the face and the skill to retain your natural expression while removing the signs of aging.

    Tell your doctor what you expect to achieve in advance, be guided by their advice and ensure you are being treated by a specialist who has been properly trained in the use of Dysport®