Thanks to cosmetic injectables, people can experience results that are comparable to plastic surgery without going under the knife. Cosmetic injectables can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, helping you look younger, more energetic, and rejuvenated.
Paul Pin, MD offers different kinds of injectables at his Dallas, TX office, including Dysport®, which has been gaining in popularity. Dysport® has drawn a number of comparisons to BOTOX® injections because of the way it works and the overall results it can achieve.
What Is Dysport®?
Dysport® is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable that contains a safe form of purified botulinum toxin Type A. This ingredient stops muscle movements in the injection site, reducing the prominence of wrinkles in the process.
By freezing the movement of targeted facial muscles, Dysport® prevents the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. These are the types of facial wrinkles that are only apparent when certain kinds of facial expressions are made.
Good candidates for Dysport® injections are people who have major issues with dynamic wrinkles and lines of the face. This may include any of the following types:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Brow lines and ridges
- Bunny lines around the nose
- Smoker’s lines around the lips
- Unsightly dimples on the chin
Dysport® candidates should be at least 18 years old but younger than 65. These patients should not currently be pregnant or breastfeeding. For certain wrinkles, Dysport® maybe used in combination with a dermal filler. During the consultation process, we can assess your situation and determine if Dysport® is the ideal solution for your cosmetic issues.
The Dysport® Procedure
The Dysport® procedure is performed during a quick visit to the office. The overall time needed for treatment is typically 20 minutes or less. Because the needle is so fine, patients rarely require local anesthetic to minimize pain during the procedure.
The plastic surgeon makes carefully placed injections to the problem muscle groups of the patient’s face. The plastic surgeon will make sure the injections are properly targeted to maximize the cosmetic benefits.
Since Dysport® injections require no incisions, there is no time off from work required. Patients experience no downtime following the Dysport® procedure, though they will be asked to avoid strenuous physical activity for the first 24 hours after treatment. Patients should avoid direct sunlight during this time, and are asked to not touch or rub the injection site for a few days.
The side effects of Dysport® injections are very mild. They include redness, bruising, swelling, soreness, and headaches. These side effects subside normally on their own after a few days. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used as directed.
The early results of Dysport® should be visible around 24 to 48 hours after the injections were made. Problem wrinkles become far less visible. The smoothing out of these dynamic wrinkles will continue over the course of the next several days.
The cosmetic results of Dysport® will usually last around four to five months. At that point, repeat Dysport® injections can be performed to help prolong the wrinkle reduction and anti-aging benefits.
For more information about Dysport® injections and how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our office. During a consultation, we can assess your situation and recommend the ideal treatment or treatments for your needs.