It is normal to begin to experience lines and wrinkles on your face as you age. However, many people can still feel unhappy with the deeper lines, also called dynamic wrinkles, that are formed as a result of repetitive movement. With Dysport, we can effectively treat dynamic wrinkles.
At Impressions Skin Solutions, we offer many different options to help keep your face looking radiant into your 40s, 50s, and beyond. By using neuromodulators such as Dysport, we can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds and keep them from getting deeper.
What Is Dysport??
Dysport is a cosmetic injectable used to help erase fine lines and wrinkles on the face. This anti-aging solution is non-surgical and can help to treat many different areas. The main ingredient of Dysport is botulinum toxin A which is a protein that is derived from a bacterium. While not toxic to your system, it can affect the transmission between nerves and muscles in the face. This makes it a neuromodulator that is effective at relaxing muscles in the treatment area.
Dysport is injected into key muscle groups in the face that are responsible for facial expressions. A specific dose is administered that will relax the muscles just enough to prevent the skin from folding. When injected by an experienced doctor, the treatment will only take effect in the areas where you have dynamic wrinkles that you want to be treated.
What Is Dysport Used For
Dysport for Frown Lines
Dysport’s most common use is for frown lines, also known as glabella lines. These lines can appear as vertical lines or v-shaped lines between your eyebrows. Dysport has FDA approval for the treatment of this area. However, it can be used in many different areas to relax wrinkles and even contour the face.
Dysport for Crow’s Feet
In addition to frown lines, Dysport injections can be used for treating crow’s feet, which are the lines that appear at the corner of the eyes when you smile. Treatment of this area can help reduce the appearance of these lines while allowing you to retain natural movement and a genuine smile.
Dysport for Forehead Lines
Individuals with expressive faces will often develop horizontal lines in the forehead area even before they reach their 40s. Dysport spreads quickly and is particularly suitable for treating forehead lines.
Dysport Lip Flip for Augmented Lips
Wrinkle reduction isn’t the only use for products such as Dysport. Neuromodulators can often be used to change the contour of certain areas of the face. One of the most common off-label treatments for facial contouring is the Dysport lip flip. This treatment involves injecting a small amount of the medication into the muscle of the lip. By relaxing certain areas of the lip, more of the lip will become visible which can create the appearance of an augmented lip. If your gums are visible when you smile, a lip flip can also keep your gums from showing.
Dysport Vs Botox: Which Is Right For You?
Many people have heard of Botox but may not know that there are other botulinum toxin type A products that are available. While Botox and Dysport are very similar in that they contain the same key ingredient, it’s important to note that these are not identical products and cannot be used interchangeably. Each product has distinctives that make each more suitable for different situations.
Dysport is a diluted formulation of botulinum toxin type A which means that you need three times more product than Botox to achieve similar results. Dysport also contains additional proteins. The dilution and the proteins can cause Dysport to diffuse more quickly throughout the treatment area and can cause this product to begin to take effect sooner.
If you are looking for an effective solution for frown lines or larger areas such as the forehead, the diluted formula of Dysport may be the right choice. We can help you determine whether Dysport, Botox, or another product is the right solution for your concerns.
Can Dysport Be Used for Medical Conditions?
At our clinic, we are proud to offer cosmetic services as well as providing primary care for people of all ages. We often use Dysport to help with non-cosmetic concerns such as migraines, TMJ disorder, excessive sweating, and muscular pain. Dysport has similar uses in a medical setting. It interrupts signals that can cause pain, muscle tension, or excessive sweating. If you suffer from any of these conditions, you can get in touch with us to see if we recommend using Dysport to help alleviate your symptoms or treat your condition.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
One of the benefits of Dysport is that it can be slightly longer lasting than other neuromodulators. While Botox can last between 3 and 4 months, the average duration of Dysport effects is 5 months. After this, you will need to come in for additional injections if you are happy with the results of your first treatments. Many people come in twice a year or more to have their Dysport treatments maintained.
Dysport Consultations in Hendersonville, TN
One of the most important parts of any cosmetic procedure is the consultation that you will have with your doctor before your Dysport injections. At Impressions Skin Solutions, we can help determine if the treatment is right for you, show you some Dysport before and after photos, discuss your expectations, and talk about any concerns you may have about the treatment. If you are interested in Dysport treatments and you are near Hendersonville, TN, contact us today by phone or online to set up your consultation.