Wrinkles are one of the most common signs of aging. They are also one of the most undesirable. At Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI, our Dysport injections could be the solution to wrinkles that you’ve been waiting for.
How Is Dysport Treatment Performed?
Are you looking for ways to maintain a youthful appearance? An injectable could be the right method for you. Injectables offer non-invasive solutions for many of the most undesirable signs of aging. They can be effective for treating a variety of wrinkles around the face and neck area.
Dysport is a fantastic injectable that is derived from the same source as Botox. When you receive this treatment, a fine, precise needle will be used to apply the product. This will help your skin look fuller, which in turn makes you look younger and healthier.
What Is Dysport?
This treatment comes from the same bacterium as Botox. This bacterium is called Clostridium botulinum, and it is used to form a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. The words “Bacterium” and “neurotoxin” can sound scary, but this is a completely safe, FDA-approved method of treating issues like fine lines and wrinkles.
The bacterium used to make products like this and Botox can be found in a variety of places. It appears naturally in forests, plants, animals, and different soils.
How Does It Work?
Your brain sends certain signals called neurotransmitters to your muscles. These neurotransmitters tell your muscles to do a variety of things, including tensing and contracting. Unfortunately, this tension often results in the wrinkling of the skin above the muscle.
If you are getting an injectable like this, then the neuromodulator that is being injected into the muscle stops the signal from your brain from reaching that specific muscle. The enzyme contained within the treatment binds to the proteins that are used to send the signals to your nerves, preventing them from traveling to your muscle. That forces the muscle to relax, which will smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles appearing on the skin.
Why Do Wrinkles Appear?
Wrinkles are an almost inevitable part of life. As we get older, it’s entirely natural for wrinkles to show up. They’re one of the biggest signs of aging. But why do wrinkles show up in the first place? There are a few factors that can contribute to the appearance and severity of wrinkles. The first is that as you age, the amount of collagen and elastin in your skin begins to get lower. These proteins are what allow your skin to maintain its elasticity and structure, so their reduction results in sagging, wrinkled skin.
This combined with other elements can result in wrinkles showing up. Repeated facial movements make your skin crease, and since your skin creases in the same way, eventually, they will begin to stick. One of the other factors you need to consider when it comes to the formation of wrinkles is the sun. The sun’s UV rays penetrate your skin and affect the amount of collagen and elastin present, which, of course, will result in wrinkles.
What Does Dysport Treat?
The main use of this treatment is to reduce or even eliminate the appearance of frown lines. These are the lines that appear in between your brows and are a result of frowning. They can also be called “11 lines,” because they often appear as two parallel lines.
This is an extremely effective treatment method if you are looking to get rid of your frown lines for a more relaxed, happier appearance. But frown lines aren’t the only type of wrinkle that this injectable can treat. You’ll find that it is effective at achieving a variety of results.
While the injectable’s primary purpose is treating frown lines, it’s also a great treatment for those who are looking to get rid of their crow’s feet. These are the wrinkles that appear around the corners of your eyes. They are formed by frequent squinting.
When you receive this injectable for your crow’s feet, you’ll find that the areas around your eyes are smoothed out for a younger, natural look.
Frown lines aren’t the only wrinkles that appear on and around your forehead. Raising your brow frequently can result in horizontal lines across your forehead, which can make you look concerned or surprised.
This injectable can help to reduce the appearance of these types of wrinkles, offering you a more relaxed and happier appearance overall.
What Are the Benefits?
If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted wrinkles around your forehead and eye areas, then this treatment method is a fantastic option. There is a myriad of benefits that come with getting an injectable like this one.
It Looks Natural
One of the major benefits of going with this injectable is how natural it looks. There are many different injectables available, but not all of them offer particularly natural-looking results. If you want to get the youthful appearance you’ve been dreaming of without having to field those awkward “Did you get work done?” questions, then this could be the perfect treatment for you.
This is because this injectable has a thinner consistency than its counterpart Botox. Dysport can spread much more evenly under the skin, offering you more natural, subtle results that won’t beg any dreaded questions from friends and family.
There are plenty of treatment options available for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, including surgical options. But one of the major drawbacks of these procedures is that they can take a long time. You’ll spend hours under the knife, and you’ll also need to account for the recovery time that needs to come afterward.
You don’t need to worry about that when you get this injectable. The treatment itself is, generally, very fast and shouldn’t take much longer than around half an hour. You also won’t need to worry about any significant recovery time. You’ll need to be careful to avoid certain things, but there won’t be a weeks-long healing period afterward.
You’ll Get Results Quickly
Some treatment options for getting rid of wrinkles can take weeks or even months to get you the results you want. But when you get an injectable like this one, your results will be almost immediate.
You’ll see a change in your appearance within a day of receiving your treatment. Over the next few weeks, you’ll begin to see even more significant results. This makes it a fantastic option for those who are looking to get results fast.
You’ll Look Younger
Because wrinkles are such a prominent sign of aging, getting rid of them will help you look and feel younger. Wrinkles may be natural, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them.
An injectable like this will help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, which will provide you with a much younger, healthier appearance.
It Lasts a Long Time
Injectables offer temporary solutions for wrinkles, but temporary doesn’t mean short-lived. When you receive this injectable, you can expect to maintain your results for a long time. You’ll need to get more treatments, but you can go a relatively long time in between them.
Most people can go 3 to 4 months between treatment sessions. The more injections you have, the longer you’ll likely be able to wait between them.
It Can Be a Good Preventative Measure
Wrinkles may begin to appear on your body sooner than you might be expecting. This is especially true for your face since the skin here is much thinner than it is on the rest of your body. Depending on a variety of factors, most people tend to see wrinkles beginning to form in their late 20s to 30s.
This injectable can help get rid of wrinkles that are already appearing on your face. But if you want to stop them from appearing in the first place, then Dysport can do that too.
What Happens at My Appointment?
If you are thinking of getting this injectable, then the first thing that will happen is we’ll consult with you about your expectations and your desired results. This will help us determine how to proceed with the treatment, and make sure that the treatment plan we come up with is right for you. Once this has been discussed, we’ll get you ready to receive your injection.
Before injecting the product, we will thoroughly clean the targeted areas to remove any grime or buildup on the skin. Then, a very fine and precise needle will be used to inject the Dysport. Afterward, a cold compress will be applied to prevent swelling and redness. Any swelling that does come up will fade quickly, and you’ll be able to leave the clinic soon after the injection is done.
What Do I Do After?
One of the major benefits of injectables is that they require very little recovery time once the treatment is complete. However, there are still some things you should be aware of if you want to make sure that the injectable can give you the results you want.
For about 4 hours after the treatment, you will need to avoid lying down to prevent the injectable from spreading away from the targeted areas. You should also take care to avoid strenuous activity, heat, and sunlight for the first few days after your treatment.
Who Will It Work for?
There are very few people for whom this treatment won’t work. Most people can receive this injectable, but an allergy test may need to be done before the treatment if you have shown sensitivities to certain things in the past. Women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid getting injectables, and those with skin infections on or around the targeted areas are also not recommended to receive them.
This is a great option for people looking to get rid of any wrinkles that have already appeared on the forehead area. It also works for candidates who are looking to prevent them from appearing at all. When you visit our clinic, we will make sure that this treatment works for you.
Look and Feel Younger
Dysport is a fantastic way to get the youthful, healthy-looking skin you want in a way that’s subtle and safe. You’ll erase the appearance of unwanted frown lines as well as other types of wrinkles around the forehead and eyes. If you’re interested in this treatment, visit us at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI.