Dysport: A Muscle Relaxer That Smoothes Away Age Lines
Dysport is a minimally invasive way of treating wrinkles. This injectable product temporarily decreases muscle movement in the targeted areas in order to soften the appearance of facial wrinkles, allowing patients to look younger.
Most people use Dysport to treat glabellar lines, which are the vertical wrinkles that can be seen prominently on the forehead in between the eyebrows. It can also be used to smooth away crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, and other types of age lines.
How Does Dysport Work?
Repetitive facial movements over time cause the muscles involved to become contracted and stiff. This affects the overlying skin in these areas, forming a number of wrinkles.
Muscle relaxers, a type of neuromodulator, are a class of injectables that are used to relax facial muscles. Dysport, one of these neuromodulators, uses a variation of botulinum toxin to block nerve signals to the muscles. This means that they are unable to move to the usual degree when making those repetitive facial movements.
When the Dysport injections are administered into the muscles, the muscles relax, which makes the skin above these muscles smoother, resulting in reduced wrinkles. It’s important to know that the effects aren’t permanent.
The Injection Procedure
Dysport injections are administered in our office. Dysport is usually injected into five different areas around the forehead and eyebrows during the short procedure. The doses used are very small.
Patients sometimes experience mild discomfort while being administered Dysport. To address this, Dr. Chegar might apply a topical anesthetic beforehand to numb the regions. Patients usually don’t experience discomfort or pain during the procedure. The only thing most patients report feeling is a bit of pressure from the injections.
What Happens After Being Administered Dysport?
Patients can usually leave our office immediately after the Dysport injections are administered. No recovery time is required – that’s one of the things that make it so popular. You’re free to return to your daily schedule right after the treatment is complete.
The results of Dysport have been reported to be seen within two days after the procedure. Results can last for up to four months. Dr. Chegar will give you a timeline regarding when you should come back in to get more injections done so that you can preserve the results of the treatment.
The only thing that should be avoided is rubbing the injection site after treatment, as this can make the toxin spread as well as increase the risk of side effects. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends waiting for at least two hours after the procedure before exercising or performing other physical activities.
Want to Learn More About What Dysport Can Do for You?
If you’d like to know more about Dysport, schedule a consultation by contacting our office and picking a date and time. When you meet with Dr. Burke Chegar, who is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology, you will be able to ask any questions you may have. He will explain the Dysport treatment procedure to you in greater detail.