At Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, we pride ourselves in our ability to help our clients feel more self-confident than they have in years. If you feel self-confident about your forehead, you may be a good fit for Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) injections. To help you determine if this treatment is appropriate for you, keep reading to learn more about it.
What Is Dysport Used for?
Dysport is primarily used to eliminate moderate or severe frown lines. Additionally, this injectable muscle relaxant can be used to address other cosmetic concerns caused by excessively tense muscles, like crow’s feet, forehead folds, or nasolabial folds.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Dynamic rhytids form on your skin because of the muscle that lies beneath the skin wrinkles. At first, these visible cosmetic concerns only occur when the muscle is in use. For instance, crow’s feet are temporarily visible when you smile. Over time, though, after years of excessive tension, the muscle becomes “permanently” wrinkled.
This injectable muscle relaxant works by blocking some of the motor receptors in the targeted muscle, causing it to relax. After the treated muscle relaxes enough, it smooths out. This results in the skin in the targeted region smoothing out.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment provides rapid results. Individual experiences vary, but most people who receive Dysport injections start to see a reduction in dynamic wrinkles just two to four days after their injections are administered. In some cases, though, people start to see significant wrinkle reduction in as little as 24 hours. Generally, you can expect to see the final results of your treatment in 10 to 14 days.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
A multitude of factors, including the severity of your concerns and where they are located, affect how long you can expect your results to last. Generally, you can expect to enjoy your ideal results for three to four months. After this time has passed, you may start to notice the wrinkles returning. Eventually, these dynamic wrinkles will once again become a permanent facial fixture if you do not come in for a touch-up appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
If you are over the age of 17 and worried about dynamic wrinkles, lines, or folds, there is a good chance that you’ll qualify for Dysport injections. However, you need to verify your candidacy by reviewing your medical history, present health, concerns, and goals.
We will also review all of the preparation and aftercare guidelines, as well as what results you can realistically expect. You may not qualify for treatment if you can’t follow all of the guidelines.
Who Is a Poor Candidate for This Type of Treatment?
You will be deemed a poor fit for Dysport injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The FDA has approved this treatment for most relatively healthy adults, but there is a lack of independent research on whether the medication can affect a fetus or a nursing infant.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need to Take Before Treatment?
One of the most important preparation steps before your appointment is to discontinue the use of oral muscle relaxants, blood-thinning drugs and supplements, and certain sleep aids. This will go a long way in ensuring your treatment goes smoothly. It is also very important that you take excellent care of your skin before your injection session. If you have a sunburn, acne outbreak, or infection in the treatment area, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
You also should not consume alcohol or tobacco products before your injection session. This helps to ensure that your blood pressure won’t be too high at the time of your appointment. During your initial consultation, we will give you a complete list of preparation instructions.
Are There Any Post-Treatment Restrictions?
During the first 24 hours following your treatment, you will need to avoid excessive heat exposure. While there is no downtime required after this non-invasive treatment, you will not be able to go to a dry sauna or hot tub. Additionally, you should not take a hot bath or shower. Moreover, you will not be able to get any vigorous exercise because sweating should also be avoided.
Can I Wear Makeup After My Treatment Session?
Yes, you can wear makeup after injectable muscle relaxant treatment. Just bear in mind that you will need to avoid exposing the treated areas to too much pressure. Therefore, you should only wear makeup that you know you can remove gently and easily.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Dysport is an injectable muscle relaxant used to eliminate frown lines that are moderate or severe in nature. It can also be used to correct other concerns caused by muscles that have been too tense for too long. If you think this treatment would benefit you, contact us now at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR to schedule an initial evaluation. We can’t wait to tailor a treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns.