Do you have permanent lines and wrinkles on your face that deepen when you emote? Do you feel like your facial folds make you look older, more tired, and less patient than you feel? If so, you may benefit from Dysport, an injectable muscle relaxant offered at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. If you’re wondering how long the results of this treatment last, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out.
How Quickly Does Dysport Work?
Generally, you can expect to start seeing Dysport results two to four days after your injections are administered. However, you shouldn’t expect to see your final results within just a few days of your injection session. For that, you may need to wait 10 to 14 days. If you want to see your results as quickly as possible, it would behoove you to exercise the treated muscles frequently. This will help the liquid medication spread throughout the treatment area and settle faster.
As a general rule, you should try to exercise the treated muscles 200 times per day. If you are treating smile lines, grin as widely as you can. Then, relax your mouth. Repeat the wide grinning for a total of 40 intentional muscle contractions. Repeat this process four more times throughout the day. If crow’s feet are targeted for treatment, squeeze your eyes shut as tightly as you can and open your eyes as widely as you can 200 times per day.
What Else Should I Do After My Treatment?
It is very important that you sleep on your back after your treatment. If you sleep on your stomach or side, too much pressure may be applied to the areas targeted for treatment. This can affect the development of your results significantly. It is also important that you refrain from putting too much pressure on the areas around your injection sites by only applying cosmetics that can be removed gently.
Furthermore, you want to keep your body temperature fairly regulated after your treatment is over. Therefore, you should not engage in vigorous exercise or take a steaming hot bath or shower within 24 hours of your treatment session. Also, it will behoove you to protect your skin from sun damage diligently after your treatment. Make sure you wear sunscreen every day and keep your eyes peeled for high UV warnings on your weather app.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
You can generally expect your treatment session to take around 10 to 20 minutes, but several factors affect how long your treatment will take. For example, your session will take longer if you are trying to address several areas of concern during the same session. On the other hand, your injections will only take around five minutes if you only have one area of concern.
You should also be aware that the severity of your cosmetic concerns affects how long your session will take. The more severe your cosmetic concerns are, the more injections you will need to deliver a dose strong enough to relax your tense muscles sufficiently. Furthermore, your treatment session will take longer if you need to combine other cosmetic treatments, like dermal fillers, with your Dysport injections.
Will My Treatment Be Painful?
No, you will not experience any pain during your injection session. To administer the liquid medication, we use a tiny needle. You will feel the needle puncture the skin in the targeted area, but the needle isn’t thick enough to hurt. If you’d rather feel nothing at all, let us know during your initial evaluation. We can apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You will probably be considered a good Dysport candidate if you are in relatively good health, your skin is healthy, and you’re worried about dynamic wrinkles and folds. To verify that you are a good candidate for this treatment, we need to ensure that you do not have any chronic health conditions that will preclude you from this treatment, like an allergy to bovine protein. We also need to verify that you are currently healthy and your skin is currently healthy.
Finally, we need to discuss your cosmetic goals and diagnose your current cosmetic concerns. To reiterate, you will be considered a good fit for this treatment if you are worried about cosmetic concerns caused by overactive muscles. However, if your cosmetic concerns are caused by extreme volume loss, you will be a better candidate for injectable dermal fillers or another cosmetic treatment that induces extra collagen production.
Schedule Your Appointment Now
Dysport is a safe, effective treatment that starts to reveal results after only two to four days, with final results within 14 days. The only way to discover if you are a good fit for this injectable muscle relaxant is to come in for an initial evaluation. If you are ready to smooth away your worry lines and facial folds, we’re here for you. Schedule an appointment with us at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, today. We’ll create a cosmetic treatment plan that works for you.