Aging is a natural part of life and with this process comes the unavoidable appearance of both fine lines and wrinkles. However, the discovery of the anti-aging medication Dysport, which we offer here at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK, has changed all this. We now know that we can often correct these types of issues once they appear, and the results typically last a very long time before re-treatments are needed.
How Long Does Dysport Last?
Although this treatment is temporary, its effects can last as long as six months, with most patients seeing at least three to four months of strong results. Those who have been receiving regular injections for years often see the results lasting longer with time because there’s a cumulative effect where the muscles become more responsive to the treatment as they become more and more relaxed.
It’s important that you keep as healthy of a lifestyle as you can after treatment because the results will typically last longer if this medication has less uphill work to do. Put simply, if your skin is receiving adequate nutrients and is being taken care of by avoiding stress, smoking, and excessive sun exposure, then it’s much easier for this medication to keep your skin soft and facial muscles relaxed.
What Is Dysport Therapy?
As we reach our 30s, 40s, and 50s, our bodies begin to produce smaller amounts of both elastin and collagen. When this happens, muscle contractions made during facial expressions can then affect our appearance over time because it becomes more difficult for our skin to bounce back from these movements, and the wear and tear of these facial expressions on the skin becomes more obvious.
Dysport, a popular anti-aging injectable, has the ability to relax facial muscles and stimulate collagen. Through both of these actions, the skin also has a chance to relax while becoming supple again. This leads to a quick and noticeable reduction of both fine lines and wrinkles, allowing adults of all ages to preserve or regain their youthful appearance.
What Types of Skin Issues Can Be Treated?
Dysport is effective at treating the following conditions:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Worry lines
- Bunny lines
- Dimpled chin
- Lipstick lines
- Marionette lines
Preventative vs. Corrective Treatment
In addition to choosing which areas of the face you’d like treated, you also have the choice of whether you’d prefer to take a preventative or corrective approach. Taking a preventative approach means that you want to prevent new lines and wrinkles from showing up later, so you’re starting treatments early by getting injections in the areas where these issues are likely to appear, such as the forehead, near the eyes, or between the eyebrows.
Taking a corrective approach means that you’d rather only treat issues as they appear, which can be more convenient because you won’t have to regularly schedule treatment sessions every three months as you would with a preventative approach. However, this also means that you won’t get all the same benefits as you would with a preventative approach, such as maintaining high collagen levels and relaxing the facial muscles year-round.
What Are the Advantages of Dysport Therapy?
This therapy has the following advantages over other treatments:
One of the biggest advantages of this treatment is that it’s non-surgical, making it a much safer option than treatments that involve incisions.
No Recovery Period
Because this therapy uses injections rather than scalpels, there is no long recovery after your treatment, and most patients can return to work the same day.
Unlike other types of treatments that are often more invasive, this medication is temporary, so no permanent changes are made to your facial structure.
We use the information gleaned from our consultation with you to put together a personalized treatment plan specifically for your skin issues and skin type, so you can receive the most optimal results.
Many Issues Are Treatable
This therapy is widely versatile, so it can be used to treat many different issues. Regardless of where lines and wrinkles are located on your face, chances are we’ll be able to treat them if they’re caused by muscle contractions.
We only use very tiny needles to administer this medication, so you’re unlikely to feel any pain. These needles, which are called microneedles, are much smaller in diameter than the types you might have had blood drawn with in the past.
It Only Takes Minutes
The injections themselves only take about 10 to 15 minutes in most cases, so it’s a hassle-free process that shouldn’t take much time out of your normal daily routine.
What Happens During a Typical Appointment?
After your consultation, the treatment session shouldn’t take longer than 10 to 15 minutes, though this can vary from patient to patient depending on how many injections you need and how many areas we’ll be treating. Each injection takes only a few seconds, and you shouldn’t feel any significant stinging or pain like you would if you were having blood drawn. The needles we use for this therapy are very small and we’ll ensure that you’re comfortable throughout your session.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
As soon as you finish your therapy session, there’s nothing else to do, as you’ll be able to return to everyday activities without any downtime. Although you may have some slight redness for a day or so, this isn’t normally very noticeable and won’t affect your ability to do things. To ensure that you receive excellent results, we’ll recommend that you not lie down for a few hours after your session and don’t massage the area where the injections were made.
How Quickly Does Dysport Start Working?
After treatment, you can expect the following timeline to occur over the next few weeks:
Within the first few days after your treatment session, you may notice some of the muscle-relaxing effects of the medication. This isn’t uncommon, but the more visible effects normally won’t be fully noticed until at least the second week after your appointment. During the first week, the muscles are responding to the medication, but the skin normally takes a bit longer to respond, as the collagen-stimulating effects can take some time to do their magic.
By the second week, most patients will start to notice significant results where lines and wrinkles begin to gradually reduce in appearance while the muscles become even more relaxed. After this point, more improvements may be noticed, and some late responders may see the full effects start to kick in by the third week. You should then be able to enjoy the results for at least three to four months before the effects begin to wear off.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport Therapy?
While this therapy isn’t for everyone, you may be a good candidate if you:
Are in Good Health
It’s important that you’re generally healthy because this treatment isn’t for those who may have chronic skin infections or any health conditions that might make you more sensitive to injections.
Are Younger Than 60
Regardless of your age, you may be a good candidate for this treatment, but it can be less effective for those who are older than 60 because some skin conditions can be more difficult to treat after this age.
Have a Certain Skin Type
Your skin texture can be affected by many different things, from UV rays to nicotine, and this can hamper the overall effectiveness of this medication in some cases.
Aren’t on Blood Thinners
If you’re currently taking any medications that can thin the blood, you’ll have to stop these for at least a few days before treatment and at least one day afterward, so you’ll need to ask the doctor who prescribed them if it will be safe to do so.
Have Realistic Expectations
Having realistic expectations is key when it comes to this treatment because Dysport is normally temporary and requires regular touch-ups for any gained improvements in your appearance to be maintained.
Book Your Consultation Today
With both muscle-relaxing and collagen-boosting properties, Dysport is an effective solution for minimizing lines and wrinkles while restoring the skin back to its natural supple texture. To see what this treatment can do for you, schedule an appointment today by contacting us at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK, and if you have other issues, feel free to ask about any of our other skin rejuvenation options.