Whether you’re noticing lines and wrinkles appearing on your face or you’re looking for a preventative measure, our Dysport treatments at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA can help you look and feel your best again. Before booking your appointment with us, here’s everything you should know about this injectable cosmetic treatment.
What’s the Best Age for Getting Dysport?
The older you get, the more changes you’re going to see in your body. Some of the most noticeable changes will be on your skin as you begin to see wrinkling and sagging. Most people start to see these signs of aging around their late twenties and early thirties.
Dysport is an injectable cosmetic treatment that’s designed to reduce the appearance of these signs of aging. It can also be used to manage certain medical conditions. It’s approved by the FDA for anyone over the age of 21 and can be used as wrinkles begin appearing around your thirties or earlier as a preventative measure.
Everything There Is to Know About Wrinkling
Your skin is able to stay elastic and firm because of the chemicals it contains. Proteins like elastin and collagen help your skin stay smooth and free of lines when the muscles underneath are relaxed. But the older you get, the less effectively your body produces these chemicals.
This results in your skin’s structure becoming compromised. You’ll find that it begins to sag and that lines that used to form only when you were contracting your facial muscles become permanent. There are two different types of wrinkles: dynamic and static.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
When you make facial expressions or move your face in other ways like when you talk or eat, you’ll see the skin creasing. These are dynamic wrinkles. When the muscles underneath your skin are relaxed, these wrinkles will disappear.
Over time, however, as your skin loses its elasticity, these wrinkles will start to become permanent fixtures on your face.
What Are Static Wrinkles?
Static wrinkles are the lines and folds that appear on your face even when the muscles aren’t being contracted. They’re especially common in areas like around your nose and mouth as well as your neck and chin.
Eventually, the dynamic lines that form on your face when the muscles contract will remain on your face, becoming static wrinkles.
What Is Dysport?
This injectable treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkling by working as a neuromodulator. Like Botox, its main ingredient is botulinum toxin type A. While the word “toxin” can be scary to see, rest assured that this FDA-approved treatment is safe for almost anyone.
How Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Work?
Your brain sends signals to your muscles telling them to contract. These signals are called neurotransmitters. When this injectable is applied to the desired areas of your face, it blocks these neurotransmitters from reaching your muscles.
Since the signals telling your muscles to contract can’t reach them, this forces them to stay relaxed. In turn, your skin will stay relaxed as well, reducing the appearance of existing lines and folds and preventing new ones from appearing.
What Is Getting Treatment Going to Be Like?
Preparing for Treatment
Before we provide you with your treatment, we’ll have a consultation with you. This gives us the opportunity to discuss what your goals and needs are and help you set realistic expectations for your treatment. We’ll also give you instructions on how to prepare for your appointment.
All you’ll need to do is avoid activities like drinking alcohol and smoking for at least 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. You should also keep from taking certain supplements and medications like fish oil and vitamin E as they can thin your blood and possibly cause bruising on the areas where you get your injections.
When you come to our clinic to receive your treatment, know that you are in good hands. We’ll do whatever we can to make your experience with us as good as it can be. We want you to feel comfortable, so feel free to ask any questions you might have at any point. Before beginning the treatment, we’ll clean the areas where you’ll be getting the injections.
After your skin is cleaned and a small amount of topical numbing cream is applied, we can start your treatment. You’ll receive multiple injections of small amounts of the product at a time. This helps us maintain our accuracy. Most appointments take less than half an hour, and as soon as it’s done you can leave the clinic.
After Your Appointment
Over the next few days, there will be a few things that you’ll need to remember as your skin heals from the injections. There’s no need for any downtime and the healing process will be painless, fast, and low-maintenance. Just make sure you follow our instructions.
You’ll need to refrain from performing any strenuous physical activity or doing anything that could cause excessive sweating. Your skin will be more prone to burning since it will be more sensitive, so stay away from direct sunlight. Also, don’t press down on the area where you’ve received the injections to keep the product from spreading.
What Can It Treat?
When you lift your brows, you’ll find lines going horizontally across your forehead. The more elasticity your skin loses, the deeper and more permanent these lines are going to become, aging your appearance and making you look constantly surprised or worried.
If you don’t appreciate this change in your appearance, you can get injections of this product to lessen the severity of these lines or even get rid of them completely.
The lines that appear in between your eyebrows when you frown and furrow them are called glabellar lines. As these lines become permanent fixtures of your face, you may find that your expression seems perpetually angry or confused.
For a much more youthful, relaxed, and happier appearance, consider this treatment. This injectable will relax the muscles in this area, keeping the skin on top of them smooth and healthy-looking.
Have you noticed lines extending from the outer corners of your eyes? These little lines are often referred to as crow’s feet. They are some of the earliest wrinkles people find on their faces, as the eye area is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face.
To get rid of these lines and help your eyes appear generally brighter and more youthful, you can get this injectable in the area.
While this injectable can be used to treat an array of cosmetic concerns, you can also use it as a way to manage certain medical conditions. This includes migraines.
If you struggle with chronic migraines, you can speak to your doctor about getting injections of this treatment. For many patients, it’s reduced their symptoms and allowed them to get back to the things in life they enjoy without having to worry about pain.
Do you experience excessive sweating? Not only can this be extremely frustrating, but it can be embarrassing too. Your hyperhidrosis may make you feel like you need to avoid activities you’d like to partake in or clothes that you wish you could wear.
To help manage your symptoms, you may want to consider getting this treatment. When it’s injected, the botulinum toxin type A will block the signals causing this excessive sweating, meaning you’ll be able to feel more confident in your skin and get back to doing the things you enjoy.
This is a medical condition that causes the muscles to contract in your neck without control. It’s often a painful and frustrating condition as it may also cause your head to twist to the side as the muscles contract. Unfortunately, there is no cure for cervical dystonia.
There are, however, things you can do to help manage your symptoms if you have this condition. One thing your doctor may recommend is injections of products like this one. By blocking the neurotransmitters telling your muscles to contract, this injectable will help keep your muscles relaxed so you can live pain-free.
Contact Us Today
If you’re thinking about getting injections of this treatment, then it’s important to find a reputable clinic. Our team is ready to make your Dysport treatment as comfortable and safe as possible. To book your consultation, get in touch with us at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA.