Blow Out the Candles on Wrinkles with Dysport®
Do you have a birthday coming up? If you’re dreading your next birthday because each passing year seems to bring older looking skin and more wrinkles, it’s time to give yourself the gift of Dysport for wrinkles! This fast acting, long lasting wrinkle relaxer may be just what your skin needs to ensure you look as young as you feel every time you blow out your birthday candles!
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is an FDA-Approved neurotoxin that is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines. It is effective on the wrinkles of your forehead, between the eyes and for crow’s feet. Dysport can also be safely used “off-label” on other areas of your face your qualified injection specialist may recommend. The benefit that Dysport displays above Botox Cosmetic is that results seem to set in much faster; a matter of a few days instead of up to two weeks, as with Botox.
How do Dysport injections work on my wrinkles?
Make a funny face. You just contracted several facial muscles to make that smile or frown. When you do this, the skin that lies above that muscle creases. This reaction is called “dynamic wrinkling” because that crease goes away when you stop making that facial movement. But, because our skin loses collagen and elastin as we age, those same wrinkles can turn into “static wrinkles,” or wrinkles that stay, regardless of movement, over time. When Dysport is injected into the underlying muscles that cause facial movement, it temporarily immobilizes them and prevents them from forming a wrinkle.
What does a Dysport injection feel like?
Very small needles are used for facial injections. As a result, many patients don’t even notice the sensation of the injection. Many injectors will apply light icing to the injection site immediately before your injection to numb the area, but this is seldom needed. Because Dysport diffuses under your skin more than Botox, fewer injections may be required. Your treatment will take less than 15 minutes to perform.
When do my Dysport for wrinkles results kick in?
Unlike Botox results which can take up to two weeks to fully set in, your results with Dysport generally take one to seven days to be fully realized. Day three is when most patients notice the smoothing effects of Dysport beginning to kick in. Because of this fast onset, many patients opt for Dysport over Botox to get ready for a special event more quickly. The duration of your results with Dysport seems to vary from patient to patient. For some, Dysport lasts the same amount of time as Botox, around four months, for others, much longer.
Are there any potential side effects with Dysport?
As with any prescription, there are possible side-effects with Dysport. These tend to be quite minor, like a mild headache or temporary swelling and redness at the injection site. Because Dysport diffuses under your skin more widely than Botox, there is the risk of the eyelid or eyebrow drooping if your injection specialist does not account for this spreading of the product. This feature makes it essential that you only receive Dysport injection from a qualified, experienced and licensed injection specialist who has experience with Dysport.
Do you have a special event coming up that you need to look great for in a pinch? Have you been using Botox for years and are interested to see how Dysport for wrinkles may work for you? Schedule a complimentary consultation with Katie McClellan PA-C to discuss smoothing and preventing wrinkles with Dysport!