Having lines and creases between your eyebrows can give you a severe look that becomes more apparent every time you frown. For the treatment of these wrinkles, we offer Dysport at Rejuvené MD. But what exactly is this treatment and how long does Dysport last? Learn more about the procedure here.
What Is Dysport Used For?
Dysport is created from a neurotoxin called botulinum that targets the signals that the brain sends to your muscles, telling them to contract. It temporarily blocks these signals and relaxes the muscles, smoothing out the skin above them to give you a more youthful look.
What is Dysport used for? Dysport injections target dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form when you smile or frown and get more pronounced as you age.
Until you reach your mid-20s, your body produces a high level of two vital proteins: elastin and collagen. These proteins keep your skin taut and hydrated. Once you enter your 30s, however, the levels of elastin and collagen in your body tend to decrease, making your skin more prone to developing fine lines and dynamic wrinkles. Dysport treatment affects these kinds of wrinkles, especially frown lines.
Another use for Dysport is a lip flip. A Dysport lip flip is a popular option for those who have thin upper lips and want to add some fullness without making the lip stiff. A Dysport lip flip amplifies your natural shape while also smoothing out lines that form above your upper lip.
The best candidates for Dysport injections are people who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, are over 18 years old, and have dynamic wrinkles. You may not be a good candidate for Dysport treatment if you:
- Have skin disorders
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Have an allergy to botulinum
- Have muscle contraction problems
If you are not a good candidate, we can help you find alternative treatment options.
Dysport vs. Botox
When considering Dysport vs. Botox, you should know that both of them rely on the same neurotoxin but have different trace protein amounts. They are both minimally invasive procedures, but the areas they treat are different.
Dysport treats glabellar lines (frown lines) as well as lip lines, while Botox can also treat forehead lines and crow’s feet. Using Dysport for crow’s feet is growing in popularity, however.
One of the biggest differences between these two treatments is that Dysport starts offering results faster than Botox. Dysport is also more affordable per unit than Botox.
Benefits of Dysport
When you turn to Dysport for crow’s feet, glabellar lines, or a lip flip, you can expect a quick procedure that allows you to get back to your life immediately. These injections do not require downtime for most people.
Dysport can be a preventive treatment as well. By regularly getting these injections, you can teach your facial muscles to be naturally softer and prevent new wrinkles from forming. Dysport can also last longer than Botox, which saves you time and money.
Your Dysport Consultation
When you schedule a consultation with us to determine whether Dysport treatment is the right option for you, we’ll ask about your medical history, whether you have any experience with neurotoxins, and if you take any medications or supplements that might interfere with the injections. Then we will assess the potential treatment areas to see if Dysport is the right option.
To help you prepare for the injections, we recommend that you stop taking blood thinners like ibuprofen, aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil, and vitamin E. We also recommend that you avoid alcohol for a few days. In the days before your appointment, do not get facial treatments like laser hair removal or microdermabrasion.
What to Expect From the Procedure
Come to your Dysport appointment without wearing makeup, creams, or lotions. We will clean the treatment areas and offer numbing creams.
Next, we’ll administer the Dysport injections. The procedure typically takes just a few minutes, and you can leave right after we finish.
After a Dysport treatment, you want to avoid rubbing the injection sites. Do not massage or scratch the areas because this can dislodge the neurotoxin.
Avoid strenuous activities as well as anything that can raise your body temperature, including saunas and hot tubs, for at least 24 hours. To get the best results, don’t drink alcohol for a few more days, and do not take blood-thinning medications. It can take about a week to start seeing the effects of Dysport, though some people get almost immediate results.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
How long Dysport lasts depends on factors like your age, metabolism, the treatment area, and more. On average, you’ll enjoy results for three to six months.
Dysport can last longer than Botox, making it a good choice for those who want more time between appointments. At our office, we’ll personalize your treatment plan so that you can maintain the results you want.
Contact Us Today
If you have frown lines or would like to give your upper lip a boost, turning to Dysport may be the solution for you. Dysport can treat your dynamic wrinkles in a minimally invasive way that requires little to no downtime.
Turn to us at Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX, to get the cosmetic procedures you desire. By offering the latest techniques performed at our state-of-the-art facility, we can deliver reliable results.
Why wait another day to see a more youthful you? Contact us today to schedule your first visit.