Dysport is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that relaxes your facial muscles so that you can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead. Similar to Botox, this dermal filler uses a chemical formula to manipulate your muscles, which will make your skin easy to adjust. Since this fast-acting treatment can last longer than Botox injections and specifically treats dynamic wrinkles, it is just one of the many services offered by Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR.
How Does Dysport Work?
Sometimes lotions and creams just don’t get the job done. Dysport works by eliminating dynamic wrinkles, which are those that stand out when you make a certain facial expression. Wrinkles can’t form when your muscles are relaxed, making this a perfect option.
Although wrinkles commonly affect older patients, they can have an impact on younger people as well. Repeated movements and contractions between your eyebrows can cause an early onset of lines and wrinkles, which can make you appear older than your age.
How Is It Different From Botox?
Dysport has a different formula than Botox but works the same – though there are a few differences. This dermal filler has a faster set time and less protein, which means you can expect to enjoy long-lasting results. Treatment is simple and can be performed right in our office with no recovery time required.
While Botox targets crow’s feet and frown lines in the area around your forehead, eyes, and mouth, this treatment only focuses on five different spots in between your eyebrows. In terms of cost, recovery time, and pain level, the two treatments are virtually the same.
What Areas of My Face Benefit From It?
Since it is designed to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles, the best area to have it done is your face, specifically for the lines in between your eyebrows, which can lose elasticity over time. Deep wrinkles in your forehead area can make it seem as If you are frowning, so many patients opt for Dysport to maintain a youthful appearance.
Preparing for Treatment
To best prepare for your appointment, we recommend avoiding NSAIDs, fish oil supplements, Vitamin E, and ginkgo Biloba, as these can cause bruising and bleeding. To ensure that bruising and bleeding do not affect you, you can fill your diet with Vitamin K a few days before coming in. We also recommend avoiding caffeine, sugary and spicy foods, and refined carbs for one to two days beforehand receiving treatment.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
After you arrive for your appointment, Mimi Mee, MD will then apply a small topical anesthetic to your forehead area and administer the injections in up to five areas around your eyebrows and forehead. She will then review your post-treatment instructions and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a wrinkle-free life. You can expect your appointment to last for only minutes!
After receiving treatment, you’ll continue to avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, caffeine, and the other substances listed above for three to seven days. For the first four hours, avoid lying on your head, wearing hats, or touching the treated area. Any other cosmetic treatments will have to wait at least two weeks before they can be performed after Dysport.
When Will You Begin to See Results?
Dysport sets faster than Botox and you can begin to see results in as little as two days instead of four, though some patients may not see complete results for up to 10 days. A single treatment can last for up to five months as opposed to Botox injections, which may only last for as little as one week.
Am I a Candidate?
Ideal candidates for this treatment are men and women between the ages of 18 and 64 and must be in good health to qualify for injections. This treatment works best for moderate to severe cases of wrinkles, though many patients opt to receive treatments as part of a preventative measure. It may not be right for you if you have:
- Past facial surgeries
- Weak facial muscles
- An asymmetrical face
- Sagging eyelids
- Deep scarring
Additionally, anyone who has a milk allergy or who takes medication for muscle spasms may not qualify. It is not a recommended option for pregnant women.
Cost of Treatment
The average out-of-pocket cost for this treatment falls between the $300 and $400 range. The cost for your injections can vary depending on how many you need. Compared to Botox treatments, using this method may turn out to be more cost-effective since it produces longer results.
Medical insurance only covers the cost of injections if they are being used to treat a skin disorder. During your consultation, we will discuss the specifics of how much this treatment will cost you.
Eliminate Dynamic Wrinkles Now!
If the lines between your eyebrows are making you disagree with your mirror, consider trying Dysport. This incredible cosmetic treatment will treat deep glabellar lines without surgery by relaxing your muscles and giving you back a younger look. This treatment is effective for men and women and is perfect for just about anyone. This non-invasive treatment is safe, long-lasting, and will leave you looking timeless for months.
If you’re ready to smooth out your forehead area, contact Mimi Lee, MD in Little Rock, AR to schedule a consultation today and start receiving compliments on your skin again!