It happens to everyone… one day you look in the mirror and start to notice wrinkles and fine lines on your face. Around your eyes, on your forehead, and around your mouth – these lines come from age and experience. If you have thought about correcting these fine lines and have been considering cosmetic procedures like Botox, there’s a different treatment available: Dysport.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a neuromodulator injectable treatment designed to erase fine lines and wrinkles. It’s particularly helpful in eliminating slight wrinkles on the forehead. Unlike Botox, Dysport has a thinner consistency that spreads out more easily, making it perfect for smoother, natural-looking skin with a single treatment.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport injections are a quick, outpatient treatment that is almost painless. When Dysport is injected into your muscles, it blocks the transmission of signals from the nerves to the muscles. This makes the muscles relaxed, essentially paralyzing the muscle, giving your skin a smoother look. When the muscles are contracted, fine lines are more likely to appear. The number of injections you receive depends on the area you want to treat – larger areas require more units of Dysport than smaller regions.
This treatment is effective because it doesn’t just treat the surface of the skin like creams or serums – it interacts with the muscles in our face to force them to relax. Because of this, the injections are done in strategic places so the face’s natural movements are not hindered. For example, when treating the lines between the brow – your “11’s” – just a few injections are made so those muscles relax, but the rest of the facial muscles can move normally. This minimizes wrinkles without freezing your face.
How Long Does it Last?
After getting Dysport, the effects are usually noticeable without 3-5 days. However, the full effect will be apparent between 1 and 2 weeks after receiving injections. Like other neuromodulators, the injections are temporary, but last for at least 3 months. The longevity of your results will depend on how quickly your body metabolizes the injectable. For example, if you are very active or exercise excessively, the results of your Dysport may only last 4 months as opposed to 6 months. Other factors like stress can make the injectable dissolve more quickly. Once the treatment starts to wear off, the fine lines and wrinkles will slowly reappear. We recommend our patients get touch-ups every 3-4 months to keep their skin looking its best.
Vanish Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Dysport
If injectables are something you’re considering to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, talk to your doctor today. During a consultation, they will be able to advise you if you’re a candidate for Dysport or any other types of injection treatments.
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