As you get older, are you noticing some significant changes to your skin? If you’re not happy with the way these changes make you look, we at South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL have the solution for you. Here’s what you should know about Dysport.
How Soon Does Dysport Start Working?
As soon as the product is injected into your skin, it will start to work. You may not notice an immediate difference after your appointment, but over the next two to four days, you should begin to see a change in your appearance. The full results will be obvious after about 10 to 14 days.
What Is Happening to My Skin?
You’ll see a lot of changes in the way your skin looks and feels as you get older. These changes are completely natural, and most of them are inevitable. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily welcome changes.
To better understand why your skin is changing so much, it helps to know more about a protein in your skin called collagen. This protein is in abundance in your youth and helps your skin stay flexible and elastic. But the older you get, the less collagen you’ll find in your skin. This is in large part what causes changes like wrinkling to your skin. There are a couple of different types of wrinkles.
A dynamic wrinkle is a wrinkle that smooths out when the muscles beneath the skin are relaxed. When you move your face either to make an expression, speak, or eat, the muscles beneath contract. This can make the skin on top of the muscles crease.
Dynamic wrinkles, for this reason, are most common in highly mobile parts of your face. Once the muscles beneath are relaxed, the wrinkles disappear. Over time, however, as you lose elasticity and volume in your skin, dynamic wrinkles can turn into the second type of wrinkle.
Static wrinkles are present on your skin regardless of whether or not the muscles beneath are contracted. They can appear on many different parts of your face, especially around areas where there’s significant volume loss, like around your chin and eyes.
The more you make repeated facial expressions as your skin loses volume and elasticity, the more you’ll start to notice your dynamic wrinkles become permanent. For example, the lines around your mouth when you smile will stop being able to smooth out effectively over time.
What Is Dysport?
This injectable is made with an ingredient called botulinum toxin type A. Your brain sends signals called neurotransmitters to your muscles, telling them to contract. Over-contracting can cause wrinkles to form.
When it’s injected, this product stops these neurotransmitters from reaching your muscles. That means that the muscles stop over-contracting, keeping the skin on top smooth and wrinkle-free while still allowing you to make facial expressions.
Dysport vs. BOTOX
You may have heard of a similar product that also uses botulinum toxin type A as the main ingredient called BOTOX. This is another popular injectable that can help you look and feel much younger.
While it works essentially the same way, there are some noteworthy differences between BOTOX and this treatment. BOTOX has several additive proteins, for example. Many people also find that over time, they start to develop a resistance to BOTOX. However, it’s much more difficult to develop a resistance to Dysport, meaning you can receive treatment for a much longer time and still get effective results.
What Can Dysport Treat?
When you furrow your eyebrows, do you notice little lines appearing between them? These are called glabellar lines or, by their more colloquial name, frown lines. Over time, these lines will become permanent and more and more pronounced.
This can give you the appearance of being perpetually confused or angry. You can get your appearance looking overall more youthful and relaxed by getting this treatment. It will smooth out your glabellar lines and force the muscles under your skin to relax.
Another common place on your upper face area to see wrinkles is directly on your forehead. Lifting your brows will cause horizontal lines to run across your forehead. You may find yourself looking constantly surprised or confused as these lines start to become permanent.
Unhappy with this change in your appearance? Consider getting this treatment to help keep the muscles under your forehead relaxed for an overall much more youthful look.
Are you seeing fine lines appearing around the outer corners of your eyes? These little lines are called crow’s feet, and they’re often some of the earliest wrinkles people see as they get older.
That’s because the skin around your eyes is much more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face. This product can help keep the muscles that make the skin around your eyes wrinkles this way from contracting too much. That means much more youthful-looking eyes for you.
The parallel lines that appear between your nose and mouth are called laugh lines. Because this area is so mobile, it’s common wrinkles like this appear earlier than other types of wrinkles. You may have also heard these lines referred to as smile lines or nasolabial folds.
Are they making you feel self-conscious about how old you look? This product can keep the muscles under the skin from contracting and make your mouth area appear much younger.
This product can be effectively used to help treat various cosmetic concerns and make you look younger. But did you know that it can help with certain medical concerns, too? There is evidence that this injectable can help people who deal with chronic migraines.
A migraine is much more than a headache. They can be completely debilitating to experience. If you deal with chronic migraines, you may want to talk to your doctor about getting this treatment to help manage your symptoms.
This condition causes the muscles in your neck to contract sporadically and often painfully. As anyone with chronic pain of any kind knows, it can be difficult to go out and do the things you love when you experience symptoms like this.
Getting this treatment can help keep the muscles in your neck relaxed. You should see a noticeable reduction in your symptoms, allowing you to enjoy a happy and pain-free life.
Your temporal temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull. If you carry a lot of tension in your jaw, you could experience a range of symptoms like discomfort, constant tooth grinding, and even pain.
If you’re dealing with a TMJ disorder, this treatment may be the solution you need. Keeping the muscles relaxed will stop the uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing. It will also help to keep your jaw and your teeth healthy.
Do you sweat excessively? It’s normal to sweat every once in a while, but if you’re sweating a lot this can cause feelings of embarrassment and anxiety. Looking for a solution? This treatment could be it.
Getting injections of Dysport around the armpit area should help relax the muscles that are causing your excessive sweating. You’ll feel much more confident and you’ll be able to wear the clothes and participate in the activities you’ve been avoiding.
How Long Does It Last?
Most people find that their results last around 3 to 4 months after getting treatment. The amount of time your results last depends on how your skin reacts as well as where you receive treatment.
You can help your results last as long as possible by maintaining a generally healthy lifestyle and keeping up with a solid skincare routine.
Who Is a Candidate?
Almost anyone can be a candidate to receive this treatment. If you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, you are in good overall health, and you have not been sensitive to similar products in the past, you could be perfect to receive treatment.
The best candidate is someone who wants to look and feel younger in their skin. You can also receive treatment to prevent wrinkles from appearing in the first place.
Get in Touch Today
When you’re seeking out a cosmetic treatment, the most important thing is to visit the right team. Our clinic will be more than happy to welcome and help you. To learn more, call us at South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL.