As we grow older, our skin begins to develop signs of aging like dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles are connected to repeated muscle movement and often grow deeper and more noticeable over time. With a neurotoxin injectable like Dysport, you could see your aging concerns disappear, leaving fresher, smoother skin. We offer this service alongside our other anti-aging treatments at Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Omaha, NE.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport is a top-quality injectable formulated with botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator that can temporarily inhibit facial muscle movement. This can help smooth away dynamic wrinkles, which are created over time by your regular facial expressions and may become visible in the skin on your forehead, between your brows, or around your eyes as the years go by.
Once your muscle movement is paused, you can see the dramatic results achieved by this non-invasive treatment. Your skin should remain smooth and wrinkle-free while you make your normal expressions. When administered by one of our trained staff members, small doses of this neurotoxin will help us create natural, attractive results. This avoids the stereotype of “frozen” facial expressions that can be caused by untrained providers and over-injections.
In general, a typical injection session takes between 10-30 minutes to complete. Each injection is virtually pain-free, and we can also provide a topical anesthetic cream for patients with sensitive skin. Results are quick to appear and can be long-lasting, especially with a regular treatment plan designed to fit your schedule.
When Will I See Results?
While each patient’s experience and results may vary, this product is proven to deliver results within 2-3 days of your first treatment session. You can watch your results develop before your eyes by making expressions in the mirror.
As the neurotoxin takes effect, you will notice that the target muscles stop moving without impacting your ability to express your full range of emotions. This helps eliminate dynamic wrinkles and can help slow the aging process.
Which Concerns Can Be Treated?
Treatment options like Botox and Dysport target dynamic wrinkles. Unlike static wrinkles, which are caused by collagen breakdown in the skin, dynamic wrinkles are caused over time by regular facial muscle movements. These wrinkles tend to be deeper, and many patients feel that they overshadow their expressions by drawing attention to their aging skin.
Dynamic wrinkles typically appear in the upper half of the face where the skin is thinner and closer to the muscles. With this versatile product, we can treat glabellar lines between the brows, forehead wrinkles, frown and smile lines, and crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes. In some cases, we can treat dynamic wrinkles around the mouth or jawline.
Many patients are concerned about the appearance of both static and dynamic wrinkles. We offer both neurotoxin injectables and dermal fillers, which are traditionally used as a non-surgical alternative to skin rejuvenation. With this combination of treatments, we can achieve a complete facial transformation, enhancing your natural features and eliminating signs of aging for patients who wish to find an alternative to surgical intervention.
Is This Product Similar to Botox?
Both Botox and Dysport use the same main neurotoxin ingredient. In many ways, these treatments are incredibly similar, and both are considered effective treatments for dynamic wrinkles. However, there are slight differences in the dosage and strength of the neurotoxin. Dysport is often able to achieve slightly longer-lasting results and appears more quickly than Botox. Our doctor can recommend the best product for your unique concerns during your consultation.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Botox typically lasts 3-4 months, while Dysport lasts an average of 3-5 months for the majority of patients. There are several key steps you can take to preserve your final results. First, it’s important to avoid touching the injection sites after treatment to avoid disturbing the product and spreading it to the surrounding muscles. This could cause partial temporary paralysis in other areas of the face and may impact the appearance of your final results.
In addition, it’s essential to protect your treated skin from harmful sun exposure. UV and UVB rays from natural sunlight and artificial tanning methods like lamps and tanning beds are estimated to cause over 90% of all common skin concerns, including discoloration, dark spots, and sunburn. They can also accelerate the aging process, causing concerns like lines and wrinkles to develop more quickly, and may shorten the longevity of neurotoxin treatments.
Finally, this product is unique in its ability to be used consistently over time without triggering the body’s immune response. In some cases, patients may build up a resistance to neurotoxin treatments over several years, making their results after each treatment less effective. This product is formulated to remain effective over long-term treatment plans, helping you keep signs of aging at bay for as long as you desire.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you’re an adult man or woman over the age of 18, you could be a good candidate for this neurotoxin injectable. You should be in good health and free from any skin irritation or infection when you pursue treatment. Good candidates experience mild to severe dynamic wrinkles and want to correct their concerns without invasive measures. They should have informed, realistic expectations about the limitations of this treatment and the results they can expect to see.
This treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of treatment. It is typically pursued by patients over 40, but younger patients may benefit from early treatment of aging concerns. If you’re unsure of whether this treatment is right for you, our doctor can answer any questions you may have and help you determine your candidacy for treatment during your initial consultation.
What Can I Expect?
If you’re not sure what a neurotoxin treatment entails, here is a general idea of what you can look forward to from this skin-rejuvenating product:
Your first appointment will be a brief consultation with our experienced doctor. This time is designed to help us evaluate your areas of concern and determine whether your medical history and treatment goals make you a good candidate for neurotoxin injections. In order to accomplish this evaluation, we will examine your skin and ask you about your ideal results from this treatment.
If you’re approved for this treatment, we will provide you with our recommendation for a personalized treatment plan that can help create your ideal image. We will also give you instructions on how to prepare for your first injection session and answer any questions you have about what you can expect from the rest of your treatment process.
Preparing for this non-invasive treatment is fairly straightforward, but you should be careful to protect your skin from irritation before your first appointment. This includes limiting exfoliating or resurfacing skin treatments for at least 2 weeks before and after treatment. You should also apply sunscreen each day and limit your time outdoors to avoid sunburn or tanning.
For at least 1 week before treatment, you should avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin and ibuprofen along with some herbal remedies or supplements that have anti-inflammatory properties. This could help prevent your skin from bruising during your recovery period. Any other instructions we provide before treatment should be followed carefully to ensure a successful treatment.
Before your first treatment session, you can clean your skin with water and a gentle cleanser before rinsing thoroughly. We recommend that you avoid applying creams, serums, or makeup products in the target area. At our office, one of our staff members will sanitize your skin. If needed, we can apply a topical anesthetic agent to numb the area prior to the injections, but many patients find that this step is not necessary due to the small syringe size.
We will inject the neurotoxin directly into the target muscles under the skin. After each injection, we may carefully massage the area to spread the product evenly into the muscle. We may also ask you to make several expressions to encourage the product to begin settling into place. The entire appointment should take between 10-30 minutes, depending on your areas of concern.
Once your treatment is finished, we will give you instructions to follow during your recovery. You can return to work or your other normal daily activities as soon as your appointment is complete with zero required downtime.
As your skin begins to heal, we recommend that you avoiding lying down for 4 hours after treatment. This helps keep the product in its intended location as it settles into the muscle. You should also avoid touching or pressing on the injection sites or treated areas for between 3-7 days after your injection session. Patients who touch their skin too soon after treatment may redistribute the neurotoxin and alter their final results.
You may be able to see your results begin to develop 2-3 days after treatment. In order to check the treatment progress, you can make facial expressions in the mirror. The neurotoxin will slowly stop the normal movement of the treated muscles, effectively erasing dynamic wrinkles by keeping the skin smooth. This can instantly impact the appearance of your skin’s overall youth and vibrancy.
You should continue protecting your skin from harmful sun exposure after treatment as the injection sites heal completely. Once the product settles into the muscles, you can touch your skin as normal. Most patients report that their results are visible and that their skin is completely back to normal within 1 week of their first appointment.
Most patients experience their results appearing after 2-3 days, but it may be up to 1 week before you can see full temporary muscle paralysis. Once this happens, your results will appear the same for the next 3-5 months. You will be able to make all your normal facial expressions, but the treated muscles will remain dormant until the neurotoxin injectable begins to deteriorate and the results of treatment diminish.
Once you notice your dynamic wrinkles beginning to fade, you can schedule a follow-up treatment to top-off the injectable and maintain your wrinkle-free results. With a regular treatment plan, some patients may be able to prevent the further development of dynamic wrinkles by limiting muscle movement. Almost every patient can enjoy long-lasting results and effective wrinkle elimination for years to come.
Contact Us for More Information!
While everyone experiences aging, many patients feel alone in their struggle to erase wrinkles and rejuvenate their skin. With a product like Dysport and the support of our professional staff, you can say goodbye to dynamic wrinkles and reveal your ideal image in a matter of days. If you’re ready to learn more about this treatment, contact our team of experts at Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Omaha, NE, to schedule your initial consultation today!