Hello, can dysport be used just like botox for jawlines? Also, is it true that jaw injections require a larger needle than those used for other areas like forehead injections? If so, is it more painful? also, what is the ok time frame to do a booster shot if there is no effect the first time?
i am sure that dysport can work well. just don't have experience with it. a larger needle is not required. i use the same needle. it is a much deeper injection. however, with my technique you should feel ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN. i know that is hard to believe until you've tried it. it does not hurt. that is completely technique dependent. most of the people who have had jawline reductions elsewhere cannot believe that it is not painful compared with very much pain from the previous treatment.
my feeling is that if it did not work the first time that is either due to one of two problems. bad technique/improper dosing, which a second dose done well would correct. or, good technique/bad candidate, meaning your bone or fat are more the issue than your muscle, then another dose will similarly do nothing. remember the technique i advocated in my video: bite down hard and feel the jawline. if it becomes rock hard, you are typically a great candidate. if not, then you are a poor candidate. obviously, my experience of feeling it would be the most accurate assessment.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery