As we age, we can expect to see wrinkles developing on our faces, but they don’t always leave us feeling as confident and gorgeous as we deserve! Deep lines can a person look tired, worn out, or even years older than they actually are. But now there’s Dysport: a game-changing cosmetic solution that can eliminate wrinkles and make you look younger in no time. If you’re ready for softer, rejuvenated skin, read on to find out what Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV, could do for you.
How Is Dysport Different From Other Wrinkle Reducers?
This treatment is designed specifically to target deep, dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that become more pronounced as you move your face) in the forehead and around the eyes. This exactitude sets it apart from other wrinkles reducers available, which made have similarities but won’t target the same problems. For example, Botox is an injectable made of a similar compound but is best used on more mild wrinkles on any part of the face.
What Is Dysport?
This groundbreaking prescription medicine rejuvenates the face and smooths out wrinkles via injections into the muscles. It’s incredibly popular thanks to being minimally invasive and FDA-approved plus suer safe and simple. Best of all, results are natural-looking, so you can feel confident and still very much yourself in your refreshed, youthful new look.
Why Do I Have Dynamic Wrinkles?
Wrinkles can be caused by factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and just plain old aging. If you’re a heavy smoker or drinker or have spent years outdoors without sunscreen, you may end up with rougher skin that’s aged faster than the rest of your body.
But dynamic wrinkles, which are the very deep lines on your face that move with your face (think how your forehead creases when you raise your eyebrows or lines appear when you squint your eyes) are often caused by overactive facial muscles. Yawning, laughing, frowning – any emoting can deepen those creases and folds over time. That means you could be getting them young and they could be changing the way your face looks – angrier, sadder, or more tired than you really are.
No one should feel uncomfortable or worried about how they look while they’re emoting – that’s part of the joy of living your life freely. If your concerns about your dynamic wrinkles are interfering with how you talk and laugh, you may want to consider a cosmetic treatment that will alleviate all your cares.
How Does Treatment Work?
This treatment employs a compound known as the botulinum molecule, which is a neuromodulator agent. Sorry for all the long words! It just means that when injected into the face, the mixture relaxes those muscles, making them move less. When the facial muscles move less, the skin on top of them doesn’t move either, so fewer lines and wrinkles are formed. This is because this treatment blocks the signals between the nerves and the muscles – if they can’t communicate, the muscles can’t move.
This treatment only targets the specific area it’s been injected into. That means the rest of your facial muscles can still move as per usual, so only the areas you want to treat are affected. What’s great is that in reducing the muscle movements you can stop the deepening of lines on your face, as well as stop new lines from forming.
What Will Treatment Be Like?
Step one of the process is to come in for a consultation with our expert staff at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery. Here you can tell us your cosmetic goals and point out your problem areas, run us through your medical history, and ask any questions about treatment. In turn, we’ll confirm if this treatment is the right course of action for you and will properly address your concerns. If not, don’t worry – we offer a whole range of services that we can offer up as fabulous alternatives.
On the day of treatment, we may start by applying a topical anesthetic to the target areas. We’ll then make the injections. The number of injections, as well as product used, varies from patient to patient, so we can’t say exactly how many injections you’ll be receiving until you’ve had your consultation. Treatment will take around 20 minutes and you’ll experience nothing more than a pinching sensation. Then you can carry on with your day! Since you won’t need to “go under”, you’ll be in a perfectly normal state of mind to return to work or shopping – and you can even drive yourself home.
Following treatment, you’ll need almost no downtime. Almost all our patients go immediately back to their normal schedules. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for a short time afterward, but unlike surgery or other more intense procedures, you won’t require healing time.
How Long Will It Take To See Results and What Should I Expect?
Some patients notice that lines and wrinkles are fading in as little as a week! It’s at around the ten day mark that the skin really smooths out and lines aren’t forming when you move your face.
Following this treatment, patients find their skin has a more youthful appearance that leaves them polished and looking fresh. As mentioned above, Dysport only affects specific areas, so your face will still move normally and dynamically as you move your face. This also keeps the results looking incredibly natural and not stiff or frozen. So it’s easy to keep your treatment private – no one will know unless you tell them!
Many patients have been delighted to feel more confident and comfortable after treatment. To feel restored and like yourself again is an incredible gift this treatment can offer.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This depends on the individual. Some patients find their concerns have been addressed after a single session, while others may need a few. We tailor a treatment plan to each patient, so the exact number will be decided once we’ve talked through your goals and schedule.
How Long Do Results Last?
Generally, the gorgeous results of this treatment last for about 4 months. After this time, the muscles unfreeze and the face returns to its former appearance. The good news? You can come back to our spa in Beckley, WV, and undergo treatment again! Many of our patients receive it multiple times a year, incorporating it into their ongoing beauty routine. Sessions are so quick and simple that they’re easier to slip into your day than a haircut!
If this is something you’re interested in, we can talk to you about a recurring schedule that works best for your cosmetic goals and lifestyle. We never want treatment to feel like a hassle or it’s taking up time, so we’ll make sure it can slot seamlessly into your routine!
Can This Treatment Be Used To Treat Sagging Skin?
Sagging skin can be as much of a frustration as dynamic wrinkles. Hollowed out cheeks, excess skin around the neck, and droopy eyelids age us up and can shake our confidence. This is because as we age we lose collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – elastic tissues and acid that occur naturally in the body and keep our skin tight and full of volume.
Relaxing the facial muscles won’t do anything to address these issues, as they’re not caused by muscle contractions. For that reason, Dysport isn’t our recommended solution. If you are looking to remedy these problems, as well as issues like excessive facial oil or wrinkles caused by sun damage, we offer many alternatives that we’ll discuss below. Facelifts and fillers, for instance, can address these problems head-on.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?
An ideal candidate for this treatment is someone who’s looking to address moderate to severe wrinkles in between the eyes or on the forehead. Because it’s such a targeted treatment, it’s particularly good for those who don’t have many wrinkles or aren’t concerned with wrinkles in other areas on the face. This also makes it great for people who want to use a muscle-relaxing substance but still keep their face emotional and dynamic, as only a small area will be affected.
Lifestyle and age aren’t really a factor in who’s eligible for this treatment as long as you’re over 18. Dynamic wrinkles can affect people as young as in their 20s. People of all genders seek out this treatment – dynamic wrinkles can be even more pronounced in men, who might be finding their furrowed brow is making them look angry or sad when they’re not.
When Should I Not Get Dysport?
Those who are planning to get pregnant or already are shouldn’t receive this treatment, though we can advise you when you’ll be able to. During your consultation, we’ll ensure there are no risks of you being allergic to the treatment. On occasion, patients may be allergic to the ingredients in the formula and unable to undergo treatment. If this is the case, never fear – here at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery we can recommend several other effective, easy treatments to remedy your cosmetic concerns.
What Are Some Good Alternatives to Dysport?
If you’re looking for an injectable or filler to address wrinkles and lines, we offer a number of excellent treatments. A popular option you may have heard of is dermal fillers, which are prescription products that add volume and plumpness to the skin. In doing this, they fill out lines, wrinkles, sagging, and drooping, leaving the skin smoother and gorgeous. Dermal fillers are great to use on hands, which can lose volume and be a tell-tale sign of aging.
There’s also, of course, Botox. Like Dysport, this treatment relaxes muscles under the skin to smooth out the face. But it’s often used around the entire face and on lighter lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking to target more servers wrinkles around your eyes, it may not be the best option. Both treatments use different ingredients, so this can also be a factor in choosing which one is right for you. Whatever your needs are, we’re happy to discuss them with you and decide what will work best.
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Ready to say goodbye to deep wrinkles that leave you insecure and worried about moving your face too much? Everyone deserves to feel gorgeous and confident in their own skin. Dysport can get you looking more youthful, gorgeous, and totally natural. To learn more, contact us now at Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery in Beckley, WV.