The quality of your skin will gradually decline over time. There are multiple reasons why this happens. Your production of collagen, a protein that maintains skin firmness, decreases. The sun causes wrinkles and spots to form. And your genetics can make you predisposed to some skin conditions, such as rosacea. However, you may not have considered that even your facial movements can take a toll on the structural integrity of your skin. Dynamic wrinkles, wrinkles that result from frequent facial movements made over the years, can gradually define your image as they become permanently imprinted on your face. The result is an aged appearance. Facial movements are difficult to avoid, making dynamic wrinkles inevitable, but it is possible to prevent the formation of these wrinkles by making your facial movements more subtle.

Dysport is a neuromodulator injection that stunts facial muscle movements to smooth the facial structure of wrinkles and lines. If you are interested in learning more about Dysport and are a resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL, or surrounding communities, please contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics to schedule a consultation. We can be reached at 954-368-3348 or by filling out our online contact form.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is a neuromodulator that was FDA-approved in 2009. The neuromodulator is made of smaller molecules than other neuromodulators, which means it can potentially last longer and produce results quicker than other products on the market.

Neuromodulators are a form of injectable that consists of botulinum toxin Type A, a toxin derived from bacteria. When this toxin is injected into a muscle, it ultimately prevents nerve receptors from receiving a signal to move. Blocking signals from your brain that prompt muscle movement essentially keeps your muscles from contracting, which in effect keeps your skin from folding over. A neuromodulator causes your muscles to relax to smooth your skin of dynamic wrinkles, creating a more youthful appearance.

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Benefits of Dysport

Neuromodulators in general and Dysport, in particular, has many benefits, including:

  • Quick injections
  • No downtime
  • For some people, Dysport works quicker than other neuromodulators
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting results, compared to other neuromodulators
  • Treatments can be repeated to maintain results
  • Temporary results, so if you are not pleased with your results, you are not stuck with them

Cosmetic concerns that Dysport is commonly used to improve include:

  • Creases along the forehead
  • Crow’s feet near the eyes
  • Frown lines
  • Lines near the nose
  • Lines in between the eyebrows

Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport?

A Dysport injection is an excellent treatment for men and women struggling with their appearance because of dynamic wrinkles. The treatment is specifically meant for treating lines associated with facial movements. Lines, wrinkles and folds that are the result of collagen loss, known as static wrinkles, cannot be treated with neuromodulators. If your cosmetic concerns are associated with collagen loss, you may be recommended a dermal filler injection, which helps plump the skin to smooth away the presence of wrinkles. 

Your cosmetic concerns will be addressed to ensure Dysport is the appropriate treatment for your wrinkles. A combination of the neuromodulator and a dermal filler may be recommended to achieve comprehensive results. 

You should be in generally good health if you are considering a neuromodulator injection. Your Dysport provider will review your medical history and current health to ensure candidacy. 

What to Expect During Your Dysport Treatment

Your Dysport treatment will begin with cleansing the treatment site and applying a numbing agent to help mitigate any discomfort. For some people, a numbing cream may not be necessary, depending on your individual pain levels. Your Dysport injection will then be administered via a fine needle. You may experience a slight tingling sensation, but this is generally tolerable. How many Dysport units are utilized depends on your unique goals. Usually, one to three units of Dysport are administered to a muscle. 

When Dysport is introduced to your muscle, it will gradually prevent your nerve receptors from receiving signals that will result in movement. When your Dysport provider believes they have introduced enough units to your treatment site, an icepack may be applied to help minimize swelling and bruising. Depending on the number of areas being treated and the size of the area, a Dysport injection treatment lasts approximately 10 to 15 minutes. 

Dysport Recovery and Results

Immediately after your Dysport treatment session, you may experience redness and swelling in your treatment site. However, these are common side effects that typically subside within 48 hours after your treatment. The treatment requires no downtime, meaning you will be able to return to work and other regular activities immediately after treatment. A neuromodulator injection is often referred to as a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because it can be performed quickly, and you can return to work right away.

Dysport results can begin to appear after approximately one to two days. Facial muscles that create wrinkles gradually become stunted, making it so they can not contract, and your skin will not fold over. Without these wrinkles being visible, your face will seem younger and more vibrant. Dysport will refresh your image, so it is fresh with vitality.

Dysport results last for approximately four to five months. Patients that are satisfied with their results are encouraged to schedule regular Dysport sessions to maintain their look.

Approved in 2009 by the FDA, Dysport may work slightly faster and possibly last longer than other neuromodulator products, depending on how a patient’s body reacts. This is because Dysport’s formula uses smaller molecules, which are less likely to be broken down by the body. The longevity of Dysport is a trade-off for lower versatility compared to products like BOTOX. Dysport is primarily used for frown lines, whereas BOTOX can be used in many different locations, and the entire procedure will only take about 15 minutes in most cases.

Contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics to schedule a Dysport Consultation

Dynamic wrinkles will inevitably form. Everything from a smile to a frown contributes to their development. However, even though they are inevitable, it does not mean there are not treatments to help alleviate their appearance. Dysport, an exceptional neuromodulator, stunts muscles associated with facial movements to help improve your image by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The treatment creates longer-lasting results that appear more quickly than other neuromodulators. Patients can also achieve more comprehensive results by combining the power of Dysport with a dermal filler.

If you are a resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL, or surrounding communities and are concerned about your appearance because of lines and wrinkles, please contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics to schedule a Dysport consultation. We can assess your cosmetic concerns and determine if the treatment can benefit your unique needs. Contact us at 954-368-3348 or visit our contact page. 

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