The face is the epicenter of an individual’s expression. Our faces share emotion with the world and over time, those same movements that tell others what we’re thinking, feeling and expressing can lead to a loss of skin elasticity. As the muscles in the face work hard to contract and release, the development of wrinkles and fine lines is a natural result of skin not producing the same high levels of collagen as once upon a time. When combined with a natural decrease in elastin fibers the appearance of wrinkles, particularly around the forehead, is an expected change that comes with age.
While the development of forehead wrinkles, creases, and fine lines is natural the physical appearance of such changes often doesn’t align with how youthful a person feels inside. For patients who are hoping to regain their youthful appearance by diminishing the look of wrinkles around their eyes, nose, and forehead, Dysport may be the right solution.
Similar in concept to Botox, Dysport is an injectable solution that can effectively diminish the look of wrinkles and lines on the forehead with the added benefit of providing a more natural-looking result. While the properties match those in Botox, the formulation is quite different, allowing it to get rid of facial wrinkles without the frozen appearance that can come with traditional injectable solutions. Dysport both releases and relaxes the facial muscles it treats that are identified as those that are the underlying cause of facial wrinkles. The injection works to block the signal between the muscle and the nerve which ultimately allows the patient’s face to resume a more rested, relaxed and overall smoother appearance.
Dysport has gained popularity with patients on the cosmetic market due to its targeted approach to get rid of forehead wrinkles as well as proven success treating fine lines around the mouth and nose. This FDA-approved solution is a new take on a traditional favorite for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, making it yet another step forward for patients seeking low-risk cosmetic solutions with highly successful results.
Dysport is performed as an out-patient treatment in the comfort of a cosmetic physician’s office. In general, a single session can be completed in less than 30 minutes. The treatment areas will be clearly marked prior to injections being administered and a mild, local anesthetic can be applied to the skin to ensure a comfortable and painless experience for patients. Dysport is administered in five strategically placed injection points along the line of the eyebrows and between the eyes to get rid of forehead wrinkles effectively.
After treatment, patients can expect to resume their normal, daily activities without any problems. Most patients see visible improvements within two to three days after the treatment has been completed. Those who are seeking to get rid of facial wrinkles and those deep creases between the eyes will be happy to learn that Dysport lasts up to four months before new injections are required to maintain the desired results. In general, patients report minimal swelling and redness at the site of the injections. Physicians will often prescribe a pain killer to deal with this discomfort. Additionally, patients can apply ice packs to the injection sites to reduce the risk of swelling.
As an FDA-approved injectable solution, Dysport is extremely safe and highly effective. This type of treatment does not require a hospital stay, general anesthesia or a lengthy recovery meaning patients enjoy a nearly risk-free experience that delivers the results they’re expecting. Patients who have a history of severe allergic reactions or have had recent facial surgeries are often advised to avoid facial injections for treating wrinkles and fine lines. Dysport is recommended for patients under the age of 65.
Similar to Botox injections, the cost of Dysport is highly dependent on the areas to be treated as well as how often a patient will need to return for follow up treatments. Our team is happy to walk prospective patients through the many financing and payment options available at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center that make for a stress-free and patient-friendly experience.
If you’re considering Dysport injections, be sure to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center today. Our team takes a comprehensive approach to patient care and uses this consultation as a time for Dr. Wright to assess a patient’s medical profile as well as open a conversation around physical and emotional goals associated with cosmetic procedures. It’s important that patients understand all of their options prior to undergoing treatment. Our team is dedicated to creating a personalized treatment plan that ensures successful, safe and comfortable results. If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of forehead wrinkles, Dysport and the Laser Lipo and Vein Center could be your answer!