Dynamic wrinkles that appear when you make facial expressions are a common aesthetic concern among both men and women. If left untreated, they can become more pronounced and bothersome with age.
Luckily, wrinkle relaxers such as Dysport® have made it possible to not only treat existing wrinkles but also to prevent new ones from forming.
Read on to find out more about these.
What Is Dysport®?
Dysport® is the trademarked product of Ipsen, which consists of the modified form of Botulinum toxin A that works as a wrinkle relaxer.
Dysport® is FDA-approved to soften the look of moderate to severe frown lines – the lines that appear between your brows every time you frown or squint. It works by blocking the nerve supply to the facial muscles, preventing them from contracting temporarily to result in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
How Is The Procedure Carried Out?
Dysport® injections, like other Neurotoxin injections, are quick and virtually painless. The procedure involves injecting small amounts of Dysport® into the underlying muscles via a fine needle. The injections can take as little as 5 minutes to complete.
Dysport® is often used to treat larger areas such as the forehead as it can spread faster than other alternatives.
Who Can Get Dysport®?
Dysport® is primarily used to treat moderate to severe frown lines. It may be a great option for people who are:
- 18 years or older in age.
- Looking for non-surgical ways to treat dynamic wrinkles.
- Looking to prevent the formation of new wrinkles.
- Otherwise healthy with no history of muscular disorders and allergies to neurotoxins.
- No active infection at the site of the injection.
It’s advised that you talk to your provider beforehand in case you’re on medications like blood thinners or muscle relaxants.
What Are Good Aftercare Practices For Dysport®?
Dysport® doesn’t require any special aftercare practices and you can go back to your daily routine right after, but here are a few things that can help reduce the risk of side effects:
Do not rub the treated area as it can cause the toxin to spread to the surrounding areas.
Avoid lying down for the first few hours following the procedure.
Avoid heavy exercise for the first 24 hours after the procedure.
How Long Does Dysport® Last?
It can take around a week for noticeable changes to emerge and full results can take two weeks to kick in, depending on the severity of the wrinkles and the corresponding dosage of Dysport®.
Furthermore, the results of Dysport® are not permanent and usually wear off in about 3 to 4 months.
Is It Safe?
Yes, some people can experience mild bruising or swelling at the injection site but these usually subside within a day or two.
To conclude, Dysport® can help you get that youthful-looking skin back, but only a well-trained injector can ensure natural-looking results. At Uplift Aesthetics, North Oakdale MN, we are offering a world-class wrinkle relaxing experience with customized treatment plans that are best suited to address your specific concerns.
Book a consultation now to know more about the treatment.