Wrinkles and fine lines on the face, common tell-tale signs of aging, can affect both a person’s appearance and confidence. Luckily, Dysport has proven to be particularly effective in treating these types of skin issues, and here at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer this treatment at an affordable cost in a comfortable setting.
Dysport can reduce the appearance of existing skin issues while preventing others that might develop later in life, making it a therapy that offers both quick corrective results and long-lasting preventative benefits. So if you haven’t heard about this popular anti-aging therapy yet, here’s how it works and how long you should expect the results to last.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is an injectable solution for treating lines and wrinkles, and it’s proven to be a quick, safe, and effective way to relax facial muscles. These muscles contribute to expression lines, which are the lines or creases in the skin that come about from both facial expressions and aging. Once Dysport is injected into these muscles, their contractions are weakened, leading to less prominent lines and wrinkles and a more youthful-looking appearance.
This therapy has also been shown to increase collagen production in some cases, which can also improve the appearance of wrinkles. As we grow older, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, and this leads to looser or sagging skin, creases and folds in the face, and wrinkles that are much more pronounced and noticeable.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
This therapy is temporary, which is one of the reasons why it’s considered to be safer than many other treatments, though you can expect the results to last for at least three months. After this period, you may start to notice prominent wrinkles or lines again, at which point you can return to our office for additional treatments.
How long results last can differ from person to person because everybody has different metabolisms, and this medication is gradually removed from the body over time as it’s metabolized. Environmental factors can also play a role in how long your results will last, as stress, excessive sunlight, smoking, and other factors can all impact the effectiveness of this medication and can lead to more lines and skin issues.
What Happens During Treatment?
After carrying out a consultation, we’ll assess any issues you may be having so that we can mark the areas to be treated and gauge how much medication we’ll need to use for each muscle. We will then use tiny microneedles to inject the medication, which normally takes less than 10 minutes, though this may vary based on how many areas we’ll be treating.
How Safe Is This Treatment?
The amount of medication we inject is a minimal amount that allows us to target only the areas we aim to treat, so the effects are localized to precise areas. For this reason, and because the effects are temporary, Dysport is widely regarded as a considerably safer option than many types of anti-aging therapies.
Is There Any Downtime?
Although Dysport is a safe treatment and you should have no downtime after your therapy session, the following are a few things you’ll want to avoid to ensure that you receive the most optimal results:
It’s important that you don’t touch the areas that have been treated for the first 24 hours afterward. Doing so can affect how the medication is distributed within the muscle, which can lead to weaker results.
You will also need to avoid alcohol for the first day or so after treatment. This is because it has blood-thinning properties and can increase vasodilation, both of which can affect the amount of medication that reaches the targeted areas.
It’s also a good idea to stay awake and remain sitting up for at least the first five hours after your appointment, as you may unintentionally rub the treated areas, and lying down will increase blood flow to your face, which can affect the results as well.
Wait to Apply Makeup
Because you shouldn’t touch the treated areas, you’ll also want to wait before applying cosmetics, moisturizers, or any other facial products. Doing so could distribute the medication beyond its intended locations in the muscles, leaving less medication in the areas where it should be and reduced effectiveness as a result.
How Quickly Does It Work?
While some patients may start to notice results within just a few days after treatment, full results normally take a bit longer, with most patients experiencing them within three to ten days. After the medication prevents treated muscles from contracting, nearby skin can still take some time to relax and become smoother.
Because this therapy not only paralyzes muscles but also boosts collagen production, this can also play a role in how long it takes for results to be seen after the muscles become relaxed. Collagen can make the skin more supple, but everybody’s bodies are different, and some patients’ skin may produce collagen more easily after these injections than others, leading to quicker results.
How Often Can You Return for Re-Treatments?
How long you wait until you return for follow-up treatments depends on your metabolism, your skin type, how much medication we inject with each session, and your reasons for wanting additional treatments. If you’re remaining proactive and trying to prevent new wrinkles from forming, then you’ll probably want to schedule regular appointments with us every three to four months. This is the typical timeframe where most people begin to notice the effects wearing off.
If you’d rather take a strictly corrective approach, and plan to wait until the effects fully dissipate, then your follow-up appointments can take place anywhere between three months to six months after each session. While three to four months is the most common timeframe where effects begin to weaken, it’s not uncommon for those who receive regular treatments to experience much longer-lasting effects, especially after two years of regular sessions.
What Age Is Best for This Treatment?
This therapy can be an ideal treatment at any age, though if you’re looking to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming, starting treatment in your 20s or early 30s is crucial. However, these types of skin issues can both appear and continue to worsen at all ages. Existing wrinkles can become more pronounced and lines can become deeper as time goes on, which is why treatment can be beneficial and preventative at any age.
What Are the Benefits of Dysport?
Minimizes Wrinkles and Lines
The most noticeable effect of this therapy is that it can minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin. This benefit is often apparent within the first two weeks after the initial appointment and can be maintained with regular touch-up treatments.
Preserves Healthy Skin
Aging skin often looks the way it does, with a rough texture and less tightness, because of the gradual reduction of collagen with older age. By increasing collagen production, this therapy helps to preserve skin by keeping it supple and healthy looking, which can slow down some of the more obvious signs of aging.
Reduces Muscle Tone (In a Good Way)
When muscles become hyperactive from worrying, stress, or other factors, they can become more tensed and gain greater tone, which can lead to much larger wrinkles. This treatment is capable of weakening muscles so that they can return to their normal shape and tone, which can improve facial symmetry while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Prevents Future Issues
While wrinkles and lines appear with facial expressions at a younger age, they can become more obvious and permanent as a person gets older because of the abrasive effect that muscle contractions have on the skin when paired with decreasing collagen levels. By reducing these contractions, this treatment can prevent these types of issues from developing in the first place.
With all of its other benefits, this treatment has helped many patients regain their confidence back in social and professional situations, which can lead to many more benefits in virtually all facets of life.
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With the ability to reduce fine lines, diminish wrinkles, and restore one’s youthful appearance, Dysport offers a safe and effective anti-aging option for adults of all ages. To learn more about this treatment and what it can do for you, contact us at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX so that we can assess your case and discuss your options.