As we age, wrinkles begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down and wear out in the skin. Additionally, wrinkles appear over time due to repeated movements of the facial skin, most commonly around the eyebrows, mouth, and eyes. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our skin specialists use neuromodulator injections to help prevent new wrinkles from appearing. Dysport is one such treatment.
Dysport is particularly effective for treating dynamic facial wrinkles that develop as a result of facial expressions and muscles movements, such as when talking, smiling, or frowning. This treatment is used for correcting the following issues:
How Long is a Dysport Treatment?:
Due to the expertise of our board-certified dermatologists, an appointment for Dysport injections only takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour. As a result, patients can come in for a cosmetic injectable treatment on their lunch break!
Is There Anesthesia?:
No anesthesia is required, because the injections come with little to no pain.
Dysport injections are performed on an outpatient basis.
Common, but temporary, side effects include:
- Slight pain
There is no downtime, and patients can apply makeup immediately after treatment.
What Age Group is Dysport For?
Wrinkles are not only age-related. Frown lines are “dynamic” – they happen because of the way a person’s face moves. Because frown lines are created by facial movements such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults. Neuromodulators are used to treat moderate to severe frown lines in adult patients less than 65 years of age.
What to Expect
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our skilled injectors have decades of experience using Dysport to address unwanted facial lines and wrinkles using a skilled hand and artistic eye. The results are subtle and natural-looking.
Dysport is injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily relaxing them. It stops the nerve signals to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. Relaxing these muscles will decrease the tension that they place on the skin, allowing the wrinkles to flatten out. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled.
The untreated facial muscles continue to contract normally, leaving your normal facial expression unaffected. The results generally last 4 – 6 months.
In most cases, patients experience minimal to no side effects as a result of Dysport injections. As with most injectable cosmetic procedures, Dysport can cause localized swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising, swelling, or inflammation. If you do experience any of these side effects, don’t worry, they will go away within a few days.
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