Aging affects everyone at different speeds, and some people are unfortunate enough to experience the cosmetic effects of getting older more quickly than others. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, drier, and more prone to developing lines and wrinkles. When this happens, the impact on our confidence and self-esteem can be huge, particularly if it is causing us to look older than we really are.
Facial rejuvenation is one of the most commonly requested services of patients who are hoping to counteract the effect that aging has had on their faces. While there are lots of different rejuvenation techniques, there is one treatment that is particularly popular right now – Dysport®.
Dysport®: an overview
Dysport® is the brand name of a form of botulinum toxin, which is the same substance that is used in the well-known esthetic treatment, Botox. Botulinum toxin has gained FDA approval for use in several cosmetic treatments, including as a solution for minimizing and eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The way that Dysport® works are very simple. Once the toxin is injected into the muscles of the face, it blocks the transmission of signals that would travel from the brain to the muscle. As a result, the muscle can no longer contract and instead remains completely relaxed. Since the muscle doesn’t move, neither to does the overlying skin, meaning that lines and wrinkles cannot form.
Dysport® is usually recommended to treat moderate to severe lines that form between the eyebrows. These lines, known as glabellar lines, can be visible at all times, but particularly prominent when you are frowning.
Is Dysport® painful?
One of the main concerns that patients have about injectable treatments is whether or not they will be painful. You have heard of the phrase, ‘no pain no gain’, but fortunately, that’s not the case with injectable esthetics. The needle used to administer Dysport® injections is so fine that many people find the procedure to be very easy and almost painless.
The entire process can be carried out in less than an hour, or a lunch break, and that includes preparation time. There’s also no downtime, enabling you to go back to work or whatever else you have planned for the day.
Dysport® results: what to expect
Once you have had your Dysport® injections administered, you can go about your day. Optimal results are usually achieved approximately three to fourteen days after your appointment. Once it has taken effect, the results of Dysport® can be expected to be maintained for up to around five months, after which further treatment will be needed.
If you are looking for a way to turn back the clock on the aging process and want to embrace a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, Dysport could be the solution. To find out more about this popular cosmetic treatment, or to schedule a consultation to discuss your candidacy, please call our expert team at Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center at 954-947-4500 today.