Are the lines around your forehead and eyes making you look older than you are? Perhaps they’re even giving the illusion that you’re angry or upset, when really, you’re not emoting at all. If this is the case, you may be interested in Dysport. This clever, effective injectable is becoming more popular every day thanks to the gorgeous, natural-looking results it provides. To learn if this product, offered here at Reflections Medical Spa in Cartersville, GA, may be right for you, read on.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is a type of neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A that is used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the face. It does this by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the treated area, blocking the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. This results in a temporary reduction in muscle activity, which leads to a smoothing of the skin on top. It is most commonly used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes (“crow’s feet”), and between the eyebrows (“glabellar lines”).

What Exactly Are Dynamic Wrinkles?

Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that form as a result of repeated muscle movement. Over time, these wrinkles can become permanent as they have been etched into the skin’s surface so frequently. Common dynamic wrinkles include frown lines, crow’s feet, and smile lines. Unlike static wrinkles, which are the deep wrinkles that develop over time as your skin loses elasticity and collagen, they can be effectively treated with a neurotoxin, disappearing significantly after injections.

What Is the Difference Between This Treatment and Botox?

While both of these injectables are made of botulinum toxin type A, there are a few key differences between them. For starters, Dysport works faster than Botox. Results can typically appear within 2-3 days, while results from Botox can take up to a week to appear. This treatment also diffuses more readily than Botox, so it is ideal for treating larger areas like the forehead or crow’s feet. Botox, on the other hand, is better suited for smaller, more targeted areas like the brows or around the eyes.

What Should I Expect Out of Treatment?

An Initial Consultation

If you’re considering these injections, your first step will be to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert team here at Reflections Medical Spa. here we will assess your goals and concerns to determine if this treatment is right for you. We will also ask about your medical history and any medications you’re currently taking, plus any allergies you have. We will also assess your facial muscles and the structure of your face.

Your Appointment

At your appointment, the team member will clean your skin with an antiseptic, apply a topical numbing cream, and mark the areas where they will inject the medication. They will then carefully make the injections into your muscles. The whole process usually takes less than 30 minutes. Reflections Medical Spa is the top Dysport provider in North Georgia, so you can rest easy knowing you will be in safe, expert hands throughout the entire experience!

Is There Downtime Needed Afterward?

Patients love that this treatment, unlike many surgical options, doesn’t require any recovery period afterward. You’ll be able to immediately resume normal activities once you’re finished, even driving yourself to and from your appointment. We will recommend avoiding a few things that could aggravate the skin, such as exposure to harsh sunlight or facial massages, but this will only be for a few days until the treatment areas have settled.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Generally, the results of this treatment can last for up to 4 months. However, this may vary from person to person, and things like their body’s metabolism and even their skincare regime. When you do notice the effects start to wear off, you can book a quick and easy maintenance session with us to achieve your gorgeous results again. We can either give you the same treatment as last time or update it to remedy new concerns you may have.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

People who are over 18 and looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and eyebrows may be best-suited to this treatment. Those who have had previous experience with Botox or Restylane by Galderma injections may also be good candidates for Dysport, as those treatments are very similar. That being said, we will make the experience for first-time candidates comfortable and enjoyable. We warmly invite every skin tone and gender to come in for a consultation, as these concerns can affect everyone.

Unfortunately, certain medical conditions and medications may render a candidate ineligible for treatment. We also cannot recommend treatment if we find that the wrinkles causing you concern are not dynamic, but static. If this is the case, we may instead suggest dermal fillers, which send volume and hydration to the skin to lift it and fill out wrinkles. If you’re not interested in needles, we can offer excellent non-invasive options such as microneedling and laser treatments.

Do the Results Look Natural?

One of the amazing things about this treatment is that, inside, it’s made up of smaller molecules than many of its competitors. This makes the results softer than other injectables, which in turn makes them more natural-looking. For patients that want more gentle, but still noticeable results, this treatment may be ideal. It provides a softer look that is reminiscent of rest and rejuvenation, so if you’d like to tell people you just had a great facial, you’ll be able to.

Enjoy Gorgeous a Gorgeous, Softer Look in One Session

If you’re ready to see what all the fuss is about with Dysport, we’re ready to help. In just one easy session, and with no downtime afterward, you can enjoy soft, youthful skin that keeps you looking and feeling like yourself. And with natural results that enhance your existing beauty, what’s not to love?! To get started on your cosmetic journey, schedule your consultation with Reflections Medical Spa in Cartersville, GA, today.