The problem with frown lines is that they’re always right there, front and center. They keep frowning even when you’re not, which can make you look angry, old, and unapproachable. However, there is a solution for frown lines. At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, we want to introduce you to Dysport, the injectable that’s specifically designed to smooth frown lines along with other facial wrinkles.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport is a neurotoxin that works similarly to Botox in that it addresses dynamic wrinkles that form from repetitive expressions. This injectable specifically treats frown lines, those grooves that form between the eyebrows and range in severity. It relaxes the muscles so that those lines can fade.
Frown lines often make you look angry, worried, or older than you are. However, once you address the source of those from frown lines, you’ll look approachable, well-rested, and years younger.
The Treatment Process
Preparing for Your Treatment
There are a few directives you should follow to prepare for your injection appointment to help ensure your skin is ready for treatment. Avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications for two to three days before your treatment, since both can negatively affect your results. Additionally, make sure you stay hydrated during the days leading up to your treatment and if you plan on working out that day, do it before your appointment, not after.
Your Injection Appointment
After you attend the initial consultation and one of our injectors confirms that Dysport is the right choice for you, we will schedule your injection appointment. When you arrive, your injector will sanitize your skin to prepare it for treatment and then administer a series of injections in the forehead and brow area muscles with a single-use syringe. These muscles are responsible for forcing your face into a frown, and once they relax, your frown lines will fade.
The entire appointment takes anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes to complete, and then you can carry on with the rest of your day knowing that you’re one step closer to being rid of your frown lines, at least temporarily.
One of the benefits of Dysport compared to other similar neurotoxin injectables is that the results appear sooner. You’ll experience results within two to three days. Whereas other similar injectables may take up to a week to kick in, this injectable will deliver noticeable results within 48 to 72 hours of your treatment.
This is good news if you’re not a patient person. It’s completely understandable that when you finally take the step to address your frown lines, you want them gone as soon as possible.
How Long Does It Last?
This injectable is long-lasting, and for some patients, results last up to five months. While it is a solution for frown lines, it’s not a forever solution because the effects will eventually wear off. However, if you commit to a treatment plan and schedule regular follow-up treatments, you’ll get the next best thing to a forever solution.
How Often Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?
Regular injections every four to five months, or as soon as you start to notice that your frown lines are reappearing, is the best way to maintain your results long-term. If at any point you stop treatment, your appearance will simply return to its pre-injection state. You can start and stop treatment at any point but know that the most consistent results will come when you schedule regular treatments.
Is There Any Downtime?
This injectable is minimally invasive, non-surgical, and also requires no downtime. Appointments are quick, and you can even schedule them during your lunch break at work. Aside from following a few post-treatment directives, the downtime is minimal.
It’s important that you avoid the sun after your treatment. Avoiding the sun on a regular day is a good habit to develop, but it’s even more important after your treatment. You should also avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours post-injection, so if you do plan on working out, do it beforehand. You should avoid increasing your body temperature, which means you should avoid hot settings or situations, including hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and even hot yoga.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will My Results Look Natural?
One of the benefits of Dysport is that it delivers some extremely natural results. If you want to address your frown lines but don’t want to change any other part of your face, this injectable can help you feel younger and will improve your appearance without making you look like an entirely different person.
What Are the Benefits?
It Helps You Maintain a Natural-Looking Appearance
When you treat your frown lines with this injectable, your injector will administer it at very specific points around your eyebrows. This will give you natural-looking results without affecting how your face moves. Wrinkles are a part of life, but they don’t have to be. Thanks to this injectable, you can live wrinkle-free and enjoy a natural and more youthful appearance for several months at a time.
You Don’t Have Plan for a Recovery
Another benefit of this injectable is that there’s no recovery time. You can resume all your normal activities, and no one will even know that you spent your lunch break at our office. You can go back to work, pick up your kids, and even go out to dinner without any significant interruption to your day.
One of the reasons patients love this particular neurotoxin so much is because it’s fast-acting. Many other similar products take up to a week to kick in, but not Dysport. You’ll notice results within two or three days, and they will continue to improve. If you need a last-minute appointment to help you prepare for a special event, this injectable will give you quick results so you can look and feel your best in time for your big day.
Is There a Difference Between Botox and Dysport?
Since Botox is known as the original cosmetic injectable, it’s hard for other products to compare. However, Dysport has earned a reputation for being effective and long-lasting. Both of these injectables are neurotoxins and share the same primary ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. They both work to relax muscles and prevent muscular contractions to smooth lines and wrinkles, but they have a different dosage.
Dysport has a unique dosage unlike any other wrinkle relaxing injectable of its kind. It is more diluted than Botox, but it’s better at treating larger areas. It’s an effective solution for frown lines, and it’s helped many men and women improve their appearance without completely altering the way they look. Both of these injectables can help treat your wrinkles, but some people may be better suited for one over the other.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for this cosmetic injectable are patients who want to treat dynamic wrinkles, specifically frown lines. This injectable also has some other off-label uses and may be a good option for those who want to improve or prevent crow’s feet, forehead lines, and neck bands.
This injectable also has some medical uses and can help resolve hyperhidrosis, muscle spasms, and facial pain. The best candidates for this treatment are men and women who want to smooth facial wrinkles and bring a little life back into their faces.
Committing to a Treatment Plan
Candidates should understand that once you begin a regimen with this or any other similar cosmetic injectable, you must schedule maintenance appointments to maintain your appearance because the effects will eventually wear off. An initial consultation will help determine whether this injectable is right for you.
It’s important that we review your health history and confirm that this product is a safe and effective option that will meet all of your needs before we begin the treatment process.
Say Goodbye to Your Frown Lines
You don’t have to live with wrinkles; there is a solution, and it works. Contact us today at Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about this injectable and how it can help you combat aging.