What Is Dysport?

If you wish you could erase forehead folds and wrinkles, Dysport at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN may be right for you. Today, our experts are talking about what this treatment is, what it does, and more. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable muscle relaxant designed to relax away moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles. Primarily, this injectable neurotoxin treatment is used to erase forehead wrinkles and frown lines. However, it may also be used to relax other parts of the face, such as the muscles around the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Why Do Facial Wrinkles Occur?

A number of factors cause facial wrinkles to form. For example, your skin thins and sags due to a lack of collagen and elastin, leading to static lines and wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles caused by excessive muscle contractions; these are the wrinkles that can be treated by Dysport effectively.

Additionally, a lack of collagen exacerbates the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. The thinner and looser your skin is, the more noticeable the effects of overactive muscles are. To address collagen loss, you will need cosmetic treatments designed to boost the production of collagen. The most common cosmetic treatments designed to increase collagen production are dermal fillers. We’ll talk about this more in a minute.

How Does Dysport Work?

This treatment works because it uses an injectable neurotoxin, A botulinum toxin, to relax overactive muscles. This toxin binds to the receptors in your muscles responsible for receiving the communication to contract. Since not all of the receptors can receive the electrical commands from your brain, muscle hyperactivity ceases.

However, we customize the dosage administered to each client based on the size of the targeted area, the strength of the targeted muscles, and the severity of the dynamic wrinkles. This means, although your wrinkles will be relaxed away, you will still be able to move your facial muscles naturally.

What Are the Benefits of This Injectable Muscle Relaxant?

One of the most compelling benefits of this injectable muscle relaxant is the treatment is not invasive at all. Before the advent of injectable muscle relaxants, anti-aging results could only be derived from such invasive procedures as brow lifts and facelifts. Today, you can enjoy satisfactory anti-aging results without the pain and long recovery that follows an invasive cosmetic procedure. Here are some other benefits of this treatment:

It Delays Future Wrinkles

This treatment doesn’t just erase dynamic wrinkles. It also delays the formation of future wrinkles.
Remember, dynamic wrinkles are caused by excessive muscle contractions. After receiving an injectable muscle relaxant, excessive muscle contractions cease. Therefore, you won’t develop new facial wrinkles for several months after the treatment that erased your existing dynamic wrinkles.

It Provides Natural-Looking Results

Yet another benefit of this injectable muscle relaxant is the results look completely natural. Due to the extreme customizability of the dosage administered, there is no risk that your muscles will freeze. You can emote and otherwise move your facial muscles exactly as you always have. They just won’t contract excessively anymore.

It Provides Durable Results

Another benefit of this injectable neurotoxin is the results of this treatment are durable. Individual results vary, but most people can enjoy wrinkle-free skin for roughly four months at a time. This is in stark contrast to over-the-counter topical products that provide results lasting mere hours or days at a time.

Notably, there are things you can do to enjoy your treatment results for longer than four months. For example, taking a daily zinc supplement will help to keep your skin healthy and smooth. Another simple change you can make to your usual routine is wearing sunscreen daily. UVC rays destroy collagen and slow the collagen production process. Remember, while a lack of collagen primarily causes static wrinkles, it also exacerbates dynamic wrinkles.

It Provides Rapid Results

What sets this anti-aging treatment apart from alternative solutions is how quickly the results become apparent. Most people can enjoy smooth skin within 72 hours of their injections. In rare cases, it can take up to 96 hours to realize the ideal results.

It Is Effective

Another benefit of this treatment is the results are effective. Some anti-aging treatments do not provide ideal results until a full course of treatments has been completed. With this effective injectable, you just need one treatment session and a few days of patience as the injectable binds with some of the receptors in the treatment area.

It Is Safe

Injectable neurotoxins using A botulinum toxin have been FDA-approved for decades. Although Dysport is a newer injectable, it has still earned the approval of the FDA for both efficacy and safety. That said, an initial consultation is required to ensure you are a good fit for this treatment. We recommend holding off on this treatment if you are pregnant or nursing. Additionally, you need to stop taking certain medications, like certain sleep aids or oral muscle relaxants to be considered suitable for this anti-aging injectable.

It Doesn’t Require Downtime

Another incredible benefit of this non-invasive treatment is there is no downtime required once your injections are administered. After we review your post-treatment care steps to ensure you have no questions, you are free to return to work.

That said, there are a few things you should avoid during the first three days following your treatment. For example, you need to limit your exposure to heat. To accomplish this, do not take a hot shower, sunbathe or engage in vigorous activity. You should also limit UV exposure by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen when you go outside and reapplying it every four hours.

It Can Be Combined With Complementary Treatments

Another incredible benefit associated with this treatment is it can be combined with other anti-aging treatments. Remember, volume loss may exacerbate your dynamic wrinkles. Additionally, volume loss can cause static wrinkles that can’t be treated with an injectable muscle relaxant. If you have some muscle-related wrinkles and some volume loss-related wrinkles around your nose and mouth, you can receive an injectable neurotoxin and dermal filler in the same area during the same treatment session.

However, this treatment doesn’t just pair well with other injectables. It can also safely and effectively complement other cosmetic treatments, like chemical peels and collagen induction therapy. During your initial consultation, we will discuss all of your cosmetic goals thoroughly to identify the most effective combination of cosmetic techniques.

It Is Easy to Prepare for

Since this anti-aging treatment is non-invasive, there is very little you need to do to prepare for your treatment. As noted above, you may not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are taking certain medications, such as muscle relaxants or sleep aids. Therefore, you may need to stop taking certain medications and supplements to prepare for your treatment.

We will review all of the drugs and supplements you are currently taking and advise you on which you should stop. Additionally, you should stop smoking and drinking alcohol for several days in advance of your treatment. Tobacco products elevate your blood pressure by constricting your blood vessels. Alcohol elevates your blood pressure by dehydrating you. It is not advisable to have high blood pressure during your treatment.

Schedule Your Initial Evaluation Now

Dysport is an injectable muscle relaxant designed to erase dynamic wrinkles. The results of this treatment become apparent quickly, last for months, and look completely natural. If you think you could benefit from this treatment, contact us today at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN to schedule your initial evaluation and discover if this treatment is right for you. We are happy to review all of your cosmetic concerns and advise you on other treatments that will help you achieve your cosmetic goals safely and effectively based on your current health. We look forward to meeting you soon!