As you grow older, you may begin to notice dynamic wrinkles in your skin. Frown lines often grow deeper over time and may make you look concerned or upset, even when your face is at rest. With Dysport Palm Beach treatments at Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL, you could see dynamic wrinkles disappear and achieve smoother, softer skin.
How Does Dysport Relax Muscles to Soften Wrinkles?
Dysport is an injectable neurotoxin treatment that is approved by the FDA as an anti-aging treatment. This easy, non-invasive treatment uses Botulinum toxin type A, which is derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, to temporarily block nerve signals to treated muscles and cause short-term paralysis. The neurotoxin is highly refined and administered in small doses to ensure a safe treatment process that delivers excellent results.
A typical appointment lasts 15-30 minutes in total, making this treatment one of the most convenient anti-aging options available. The injections are pain-free for most patients, and many patients prefer this non-invasive treatment to other more intensive services. Each appointment requires little to no preparation and zero downtime, and your results can begin to appear just 2-7 days after your first injection session.
What Kinds of Wrinkles Can Be Treated?
As a neurotoxin injectable, this product specifically targets facial muscles and habitual muscle movement that can cause dynamic wrinkles over time. In contrast, progressive collagen breakdown in the skin causes static wrinkles, which are not able to be effectively addressed with neurotoxin treatments.
Here are some of the specific types of dynamic wrinkles we can treat with this transformative product:
Frown lines can appear across the forehead, between the brows, and around the temples. While they may be nearly invisible at first, these lines grow deeper over time and may even become a permanent part of your regular expressions if not addressed. Many of our patients are concerned that these lines make them appear angry and wish to correct them without invasive measures.
A neurotoxin injection smooths away frown lines by relaxing the connected facial muscles. As this process unfolds, you can watch wrinkles disappear before your eyes. Continuing injections can help slow the development of these lines and wrinkles by minimizing movement in the responsible muscles without impeding your range of expression.
Like frown lines, smile lines appear in the skin due to your unique expression over time. These lines usually cluster around the eyes and mouth and may impact your self-esteem in your appearance. With neurotoxin treatments, you can restore fresh, youthful skin and show off your genuine smile without worrying about smile lines.
Crow’s feet are the thin wrinkles or folds that gather at the outer corners of the eyes. They may be caused by smiling, laughing, or squinting, and many patients notice these signs of aging developing in their mid to late-20s, if not earlier. You can effectively stop the development of crow’s feet and treat existing lines with regular neurotoxin injections.
Glabellar lines appear between the brows and sometimes look like an “11.” These deep grooves give you an expression of perpetual concern, but you can stop worrying about glabellar lines when you choose to pursue neurotoxin injections.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
In order to best serve each of our patients, we will recommend a personalized treatment plan during your initial consultation. This plan is tailored to your needs and goals and can be adjusted over time. Because aging is a natural and ongoing process, no anti-aging treatment can achieve truly permanent results. For this reason, we often recommend that our patients continue regular neurotoxin injections to maintain their ideal image.
With just 1 treatment, you could see your desired results become visible. These results may include reduced dynamic wrinkles, smoother skin, and a softer texture. Ongoing treatments can keep your skin looking its best and may even help prevent your dynamic wrinkles from growing deeper with repeated muscle movements.
Will My Face Look “Frozen”?
Unskilled neurotoxin providers can inject too much product or treat too many muscles, resulting in an unnatural appearance. This has given neurotoxin injectables a somewhat negative reputation, and many of our patients are concerned about whether their results will look natural. Our doctor and staff are trained to ensure that each injection is precise and correctly dosed.
In addition, we provide our patients with specific instructions to help them protect their skin as it heals and avoid disturbing the injected product before it settles into the muscles. With our committed team ready to walk with you through your treatment process, you can rest assured that your result will look completely natural. After treatment, you will be able to make your full range of facial expressions–the only difference will be your smoother, brighter skin.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Your individual results will depend on a number of factors, including your age, skin type, and treatment dosage. However, most patients experience results lasting 3-4 months. In some cases, your results may be enhanced with additional anti-aging services such as rejuvenating masks, dermal fillers, or resurfacing treatments.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
If you’re an adult man or woman who wants to treat dynamic wrinkles with a non-invasive option, you could be an ideal candidate for this treatment. In order to be approved for treatment, you should be generally healthy and free from any serious skin conditions that may disqualify you from using a neurotoxin. Patients of all ages can use this treatment to either erase or prevent dynamic wrinkles in various regions of the face.
This treatment may not be ideal for patients with diagnosed neurological conditions. It is not recommended for patients who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, it is not an ideal treatment for patients who wish to correct static wrinkles or skin laxity. If needed, our doctor can recommend appropriate treatments to address these concerns.
If you aren’t sure whether this treatment is right for you, our doctor can examine your skin and discuss your concerns during an initial consultation. This appointment can help us identify the best treatment options to create your ideal image and determine your candidacy for treatment with Dysport Palm Beach.
What Should I Expect?
Do you wonder what you can expect from a typical treatment process? While each patient’s skin type, age, and goals make their treatment experiences completely unique, here is a general idea of what you can anticipate when you choose to schedule an appointment at our professional office.
Before your first treatment, you will meet with our doctor for a brief consultation. This initial appointment is designed to help us evaluate your concerns and determine which treatment options will best meet your specific needs. We will examine your skin, review your medical and anti-aging treatment history, and ask you about the results you wish to achieve with neurotoxin injections.
If we determine that you are an ideal candidate for Dysport Palm Beach injections, we will recommend a treatment schedule to ensure consistently smooth, wrinkle-free skin. We will also give you a better idea of the results you can expect to see and provide instructions to help you prepare for your first injection session.
While this treatment generally requires minimal preparation, it is important that the skin is free from irritation, infection, or injuries prior to treatment. For this reason, we recommend that you avoid any skin products or treatments that could irritate the skin. This includes most exfoliants, resurfacing treatments, chemical peels, and laser treatments. In addition, you may need to avoid certain types of hair removal to minimize irritation, especially around the brows.
We recommend that you avoid sun exposure for at least 1 week before your appointment to avoid sunburn. Depending on your level of skin sensitivity, you may also wish to avoid tanning to keep your skin calm and irritation-free. You should avoid most blood-thinning medications for 1 week before treatment and stop drinking alcohol for 24 hours before treatment to minimize bruising during your recovery period.
If your treatment plan involves additional services, your preparation may look different to ensure that you achieve your desired results. You should follow our doctor’s instructions before and after treatment carefully to ensure that you see the best results possible.
Before you arrive at our office, you should wash your skin and remove any makeup. One of our staff members will examine the target areas and sanitize the injection sites. If you desire, we can apply a topical anesthetic. However, the syringes used during treatment are small and thin, making the injection process virtually painless for the majority of our patients.
We will use the syringe to inject Dysport Palm Beach into the target facial muscles. If needed, we will gently rub these areas after each injection to evenly distribute the product. Depending on the areas treated, your appointment should take between 15-30 minutes to complete. After this, we will answer any questions you have about the recovery process before you are free to leave our office and return to the rest of your daily schedule without any downtime.
While your skin heals after treatment, you should be careful to avoid touching your skin unnecessarily. Even more importantly, you should not rub or press on the treated skin. This may distribute the neurotoxin product to other areas of the face, causing temporary partial paralysis to additional muscles. It may also impact the final appearance of your treatment.
Within 2-7 days of treatment, you should begin to see the initial results of your treatment. You can watch the neurotoxin take effect over time by looking at your face in the mirror and making a series of exaggerated facial expressions. In the beginning, your treated muscles will move normally. A few days later, these muscles will be dormant, and any connected dynamic wrinkles will be noticeably reduced or even completely eliminated.
After 2 weeks, you can touch your skin as normal and resume most skincare treatments with our doctor’s permission. We recommend that you continue to limit your time in direct sunlight and wear sunscreen daily to prevent the early deterioration of the injected neurotoxin.
Most patients find that their final results are visible within 1-2 weeks of their first Dysport Palm Beach treatment. These results will last 3-4 months for most patients, although many patients experience prolonged results by following post-treatment instructions and combining this treatment with additional anti-aging services.
After several months, the effects of the neurotoxin will begin to wear off. At this point, most of our patients choose to schedule their first follow-up session. Depending on your treatment goals, you could maintain your desired results with just 3-5 easy appointments each year.
Contact Us to Learn More!
Patients who wish to correct dynamic wrinkles find that Dysport Palm Beach offers a reliable yet convenient treatment option. This product is considered a safe and effective option for most candidates, and it is formulated to be powerful enough to correct even severe wrinkles in the skin. If you’re ready to learn more about this treatment, contact our team of professionals at Athena Plastic Surgery in Stuart, FL to schedule your initial consultation today!