Do you wish you could reverse the signs of aging without undergoing cosmetic surgery? Do you have moderate or deep frown lines between your eyebrows caused by excessive muscle tension? If so, you may benefit from Dysport treatment at the office of Mimi Lee M.D. PA in Little Rock, AR. To help you decide if this treatment is right for you, today, we take a closer look at everything you need to know about this incredible treatment.
How Often Can You Get Dysport?
You can get Dysport injections roughly once every three to four months. However, you may not need to receive treatment this often. The longevity of this treatment’s results depends on several factors, including the dose you receive and how severe your concerns are. Your results may last for roughly five months, especially if you maintain a healthy routine.
What Steps Should I Take To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
There are many things you can do to help extend the longevity of your Dysport treatment results. One of the best things you can do is to protect your skin from sun damage. You should not go outside without first applying adequate sun protection and you should take extra care to protect your skin when the sun’s UV rays are particularly strong. For example, it is advisable to wear a brimmed hat if you will be outside between 10 AM and 4 PM.
You should also care for your skin daily by applying a gentle moisturizer. If you have dry skin, you should use an occlusive moisturizer every morning and night to help keep your skin moist. Furthermore, you should eliminate as much stress from your life as you can if you want to enjoy your Dysport treatment results for as long as you can. You also should eat as nutritiously as you can and stay hydrated.
How Soon Will I Be Able To See the Results of My Treatment?
You will be able to see your treatment results just two to five days after your injections are administered. Contrastingly, it takes between four and seven days to see the results of similar treatments. To see your ideal results as quickly as possible, take care not to touch the treated areas for at least four hours after your appointment. Also, you should exercise the treated areas multiple times per day.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
How long your treatment session takes depends on the severity of the concerns you are treating, the types of concerns you are treating, and other factors. If you need to get dermal fillers in addition to Dysport injections, your session may take around 35 minutes to an hour. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate all of your concerns and give you a better idea of what to expect.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You should qualify for Dysport injections if you suffer from problems caused by overactive muscles. However, this injectable muscle relaxant isn’t right for everyone. For example, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are pregnant or nursing a child. You also will not be considered a good fit for this treatment if you suffer from a neuromuscular disease or have recently undergone facial surgery.
What Preparation Steps Are Required Before Treatment?
Before your injection session, you need to stop taking any medication that could affect your treatment. For example, you will need to stop taking certain sleep aids and dietary supplements containing vitamin E or other blood thinners. Additionally, you won’t be able to take anticoagulants or oral muscle relaxants. You also must avoid smoking, consuming other tobacco products, and drinking alcohol.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
Besides not lying down or touching your treatment areas, there are several aftercare guidelines you need to follow after your treatment. For example, you need to avoid applying too much pressure to the treated areas for 24 hours. Therefore, you will need to sleep on your back. Furthermore, you will need to keep your head elevated above your heart at all times. You may not bend over to pick something up, and you should sleep with at least two pillows.
Another thing you need to avoid after your treatment is sweating. You will need to take time off from work if your job is physically strenuous or you work in a very hot environment. You also will need to take lukewarm baths rather than steaming hot showers, and you should avoid hot tubs steam rooms, and saunas. If you feel the urge to exercise after your treatment, you should not do any workouts that cause elevated breathing or body temperature.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
It is safe for you to get Dysport treatment every three to four months. However, you may only need to come in for appointments every five months if you manage your stress well, maintain a solid skincare routine, and eat nutritiously. To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today at the office of Mimi Lee M.D. PA in Little Rock, AR to schedule your initial consultation.