If you need a way to get rid of those frown lines on your forehead, Dysport could be the answer. At afresh® Med Spa in Glenview, TX, this injectable is one treatment we offer to help you achieve a youthful and refreshed look.
What Is Dysport Used For?
Aging brings some good things, like wisdom, experience, confidence, and a more realistic view of our own strengths and weaknesses. But there are some drawbacks to the aging process, too, and some of the most universally unpopular of these natural effects of aging are the fine lines and wrinkles that give away our age.
The forehead is one of the first places to show wrinkles, and that’s to be expected. Our foreheads are very important to our natural expressions. But if you want to eliminate those lines, Dysport is a great way to do so. This injectable has been specially formulated to treat these lines in particular.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a normal part of aging, and they form due to a cascading process. It starts with the expressions we make. As we grow from childhood into adulthood, our expressions “set.” We make the same motions when we smile, concentrate, frown, think, worry, laugh, etc. Those motions use the same muscles over and over to move the same parts of our skin over and over. Think of what happens when you fold a piece of paper over and over in precisely the same spot!
The next step in the process of wrinkle development has to do with the way our body slows down collagen production as we age. Collagen is a protein that forms a strong structure to hold the tissues of our face together, and especially to anchor the outer layers of skin to the muscles and fat beneath. At about age 25, our body starts ramping down collagen production.
This process is slow at first, but as we age, the amount of this protein that our bodies are making gets lower and lower. This weakens the structural integrity of our skin. Remember the piece of paper we mentioned earlier? Imagine now that the piece of paper has become thinner and more brittle–the lines would form more quickly and more deeply. That’s similar to what’s happening to our skin as we get older.
How Does Dysport Combat This Process?
Dysport is made up of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. This comes from the clostridium botulinum bacteria. When you hear words like “bacteria” or “toxin,” it’s natural to be concerned. However, it’s important to understand that these things are not bad in themselves. They’re only “bad” for human beings when the wrong types infect us or in the wrong way.
With this injectable, scientists have developed a way to harness the power of this toxin to target the messengers from our brain that tell our muscles to make movements. We can then block these messages, which relaxes the muscles and allows our skin to smooth out. The muscles stop creasing our skin, and wrinkles disappear.
This is a completely safe, FDA-approved way to get rid of unwanted wrinkles and lines. And when your injectable is administered by a trained professional like those at afresh® Med Spa, you can be sure that the results will be natural. You won’t have to worry that so many muscles will be “frozen” that you’ll lose all natural expression!
What Is It Used For?
You may have heard of neurotoxin treatments like Botox before, and it’s important to know that Dysport is specifically formulated to work on the “11” shaped wrinkles that we all form between our eyebrows.
This area needs a subtle touch. Too much neurotoxin would risk compromising your ability to make natural expressions, and that’s what makes Dysport such a smart choice. This injectable is thinner than Botox (which is more effective in other areas) and has a less pronounced look. It doesn’t create a sudden change but an entirely natural smoothing of the skin that allows you to look younger and more refreshed.
The Benefits of Treatment
There are some immediate benefits that you’ve probably already thought of: like that this treatment is non-surgical, fast, and easy to repeat when you need or want a touch-up. But there are so many other reasons to love this injectable:
It Makes You Look Younger
Wrinkles age us, and while a few wrinkles might be a welcome way to show our maturity and experience, too many can make us look older than we feel and even tired and haggard. When you smooth out some of these wrinkles, the effect is that you still look like you, but younger, brighter, and better rested.
It Can Stop New Wrinkles From Developing
Would you like to stop wrinkle development in its tracks, as well as get rid of existing ones? This treatment is a great way to do that. If you’re just now noticing some wrinkles, or even if you haven’t but you know they’re coming soon, this treatment can keep you from developing those wrinkles for much longer.
It’s Quick and Easy
Injectable treatments are generally beloved because they’re so easy and fast, and this one is among the fastest. It takes less than half an hour for treatment, on average, and there’s no downtime.
You can go straight back to your normal routine afterward. You’re busy, and you need a solution that doesn’t eat up all your time. Instead of opting for surgery, which is expensive and time-consuming, try an injectable alternative early on, when it’s still relatively simple and fast to address your wrinkles and take back the look you want!
The only thing you’ll need to do after treatment is to be sure to avoid direct sunlight, excessive heat, and strenuous activities for just a few days. You don’t have to worry about needing weeks to recover, as you would with surgery, and you don’t have to avoid people for days while your face recovers.
There are lots of over-the-counter products that claim to help minimize or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. But–and this is if they even work at all, which many don’t–they only work for a short time before they need to be repeated. If you forget to apply your cream or serum for even a day or two, you’re liable to find all those wrinkles coming back. Can you really say these products are a “solution” if you are dependent on a daily routine like that?
Dysport offers effects that last for months at a time. On average, people need a touch-up at about three to four months after treatment. Some people can go even longer!
It Looks Natural
Is there anything worse than wrinkles and lines? Yes! Even worse is the awkwardness created when someone asks you if you’ve “had work done,” or the discomfort of realizing that people have noticed you look suddenly different. There are anti-wrinkle solutions out there that offer huge results, like a facelift, but one of the downsides to these treatments is that the difference is so noticeable that everyone will be talking about it.
Some people might not mind the attention, but if you’re one of the many people who would just like to look youthful and rested without signaling to the whole world that you’ve had work done, this injectable is a great option for you.
It is an effective treatment that offers less obvious results even than Botox. When you combine the quality and nature of the product with the skill of your injector at afresh® Med Spa, you can be sure your results will be effective, subtle, and natural all at the same time.
What Should I Expect?
First, we’ll have you visit us for a consultation. We’ll talk about your expectations, your medical history, any medications you’re taking, and what you can expect in terms of results. We may also administer a quick allergy test to be on the safe side.
When you’re ready for treatment to begin, the process is simple. We carefully clean the target area to ensure there’s no possibility of infection. Then we use an extremely fine needle to apply the product. The whole thing takes just about a half-hour, and you’ll see the final results in two to four days.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Nearly everyone who is interested in treatment is a candidate! And while most people start seeking anti-wrinkle treatments in their 40s or later, a growing number of people in their 20s and 30s use this product as a way to prevent wrinkles or address those very fine lines that signal the beginning of the wrinkling process.
There are only a very few things that could keep you from treatment–primarily allergies–and we’ll discuss this with you when you see us for consultation.
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re looking for a way to manage your frown lines, this treatment can help. Contact us at afresh® Med Spa in Glenview, TX today to learn more.