All About Dysport® at Torrey Pines Dermatology: A Safe and Convenient Wrinkle Treatment
Are you suffering from facial wrinkles that are aging your appearance? Are you interested in injectables but nervous about the procedure? If so, you’ll be happy to learn about Dysport®, an FDA-approved treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles of the face. It specifically aims to provide temporary improvement for frown lines and crow’s feet, but can be used for other indications in some cases. Contact Torrey Pines Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out if this injectable treatment is right for you!
How Does Dysport® Work?
The effectiveness of this treatment is based on its ability to deactivate the nerves that control facial expressions. It involves a very precise injection into the facial muscles so that only the muscles and nerves that are contributing to wrinkles are affected. Much like the more well-known Botox®, its active ingredient is botulinum type A, a molecule which is responsible for temporarily blocking facial nerve signals. When these nerves are deactivated, the facial wrinkles will begin to relax. This creates a smoother appearance on the surface of the skin without any surgery or downtime.
What are the Benefits of Dysport®?
No More Frozen Face
What sets Dysport® apart from other wrinkle reducers is its ability to improve the appearance of wrinkles without reducing the facial muscles’ ability to create natural expressions. The frozen, robot-like face that’s become associated with other injectable wrinkle treatments is a thing of the past.
Natural-looking Results for Eye and Forehead Wrinkles
Since Dysport® doesn’t freeze surrounding facial muscles completely, the results tend to be more natural looking. Dysport® is specifically designed to help with wrinkles on the upper half of the face. This is because wrinkles in this area tend to spread out farther, and Dysport® is known to spread throughout the designated areas and work quickly. While it can be used on other parts of the face, the most natural-looking improvements will be on crow’s feet and frown lines.
The results from Dysport® can last up to four months. How long the results from your treatment will last depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of your wrinkles and the specific techniques utilized by your doctor.
Quick and Easy
You live a busy life and don’t have the ability to take time off for a procedure that requires weeks of recovery. Thankfully, a Dysport® treatment only requires a 20-minute office visit. If you are getting other exciting anti-aging treatments, you may be able to have Dysport® injected during the same visit. This treatment option can be discussed during your consultation. While pain is always subjective, many patients have reported that Dysport® created minimal discomfort.
If you’re located in La Jolla and are interested in learning more about what Dysport can do for you, please contact Torrey Pines Dermatology today. Our team provides advanced dermatological care in a relaxing atmosphere. We can’t wait to help you look your very best. Call now for directions to our location on the Scripps Hospital campus.