The older you get, the more changes you’ll notice to your skin. Many of these changes may feel unwelcome. If you’re looking for a way to reverse them and prevent more from appearing, our Dysport treatments at Wellskin Med Spa in Dallas, TX can help.
How Does Dysport Work?
This is an injectable cosmetic treatment that is applied to the desired areas using a fine needle. The main ingredient in this product is botulinum toxin type A, the same ingredient that’s used in the injectable BOTOX.
This ingredient helps to smooth out wrinkles, allowing you to maintain a much more youthful overall appearance.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
If you want to better understand how Dysport works to help you maintain a youthful look, then you need to understand why your skin is changing in the first place. One of the most important chemicals present in your skin is a protein called collagen. This protein helps your skin maintain its structure.
That’s why, when you’re young and you have higher levels of collagen, your skin easily smooths out when the muscles beneath it aren’t moving or contracting. But over time, you start to lose collagen, which results in the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. There are two different types of wrinkles to know about.
Dynamic wrinkles form when the muscles under your skin move and contract. For example, when you frown and furrow your brow, you may notice creases between your eyebrows. When you relax your muscles, however, these wrinkles will disappear.
Over time, as you lose collagen in your skin and make these repeated facial movements, you may start to notice that these creases linger on your skin even when the muscles are relaxed. This is when they turn into the second type of wrinkle.
Static wrinkles are present on your skin even when the muscles beneath are not moving. It’s common to see wrinkles like this around areas of your face where there is a lot of volume loss.
As we mentioned, repetitive facial movements combined with a loss of volume and elasticity will cause dynamic wrinkles to become static ones.
What Exactly Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Do?
Your brain sends chemical messengers called neurotransmitters to your muscles. These signals are what tell your muscles to contract, often needlessly. This is in large part why you’ll start to see wrinkling around certain areas.
The botulinum toxin type A in this injectable acts as a neuromodulator. That means that it intercepts the signals that your brain is sending to your muscles. This stops the muscles from over-contracting, reducing the appearance of wrinkles while still allowing you to make facial expressions as normal.
What Will Happen If I Get Treatment?
How To Prepare
Before setting you up properly with your appointment, we’ll have a consultation with you. During this time, we’ll discuss what your specific goals and concerns are which allows us to customize your treatment plan. We’ll also tell you how you can prepare for your upcoming appointment.
Don’t worry, it’s easy to prepare to receive this treatment. For the 48 or so hours before your appointment you’ll just need to remember to avoid a few things. This includes drinking and alcohol and smoking since these products can thin your blood and potentially cause bruising. The same is true of some supplements and medications.
When you come to our clinic, expect the treatment process to be safe and fast. Feel free to ask any questions or bring up any concerns you may have at any point. We’ll address them and help you feel more comfortable.
To start, we’ll clean the skin where you’ll be getting the injections. We may also apply a small amount of topical numbing cream to the area to help keep you comfortable during your treatment. We’ll inject small amounts of the product at a time to maintain accuracy. Most appointments take under half an hour to complete, and you can leave once it’s done.
Because the only tool used during this treatment is a small needle, the recovery process is fast and low-maintenance. After your treatment, we’ll provide you with instructions on how to care for your skin so it heals properly.
There are just a few things to keep in mind over the next week or so. Your skin will be a little more sensitive than it usually is, so stay away from things like direct sunlight as well as extreme temperatures. Remember to also avoid strenuous physical activity.
What Can Dysport Treat?
Frown lines, also called glabellar lines, are the little creases that you’ll see between your eyebrows. As these wrinkles become permanent fixtures on your face, you may find yourself looking older as well as perpetually grumpy or unhappy.
If you’d like a younger and more relaxed appearance, this injectable is here to help you. Keeping the muscles around your eyebrows relaxed will significantly reduce the appearance of your frown lines.
It’s common to see horizontal lines running across your forehead, especially if you repeatedly raise your brows. These lines will age your appearance, and you may find yourself looking perpetually surprised or worried.
Getting this treatment will smooth out your forehead lines and help you appear relaxed and younger.
The skin around your eyes tends to be a lot thinner and more delicate than the skin on other parts of your face. That makes it one of the places where wrinkles tend to show up the earliest. One major sign of aging you may see is the appearance of crow’s feet. These are little lines that appear around the outer corners of your eyes.
These lines can have a significant effect on the way you look, and make you look much older than you may feel inside. By forcing the muscles around your eyes to relax, this treatment can provide you with a much younger look.
Are you noticing lines forming between your nose and mouth? These smile lines–also called laugh lines or nasolabial folds–will have a dramatic effect on your appearance. Because your mouth is one of the most mobile parts of your face, it’s common to see wrinkles like this show up earlier than others.
By getting your muscles to stop over-contracting, this treatment will reduce the appearance of your smile lines. You’ll look much younger and feel more confident in your appearance.
Cosmetic issues aren’t the only things that this treatment can target. It has proven to be beneficial for managing certain medical concerns as well.
TMJ disorders can result in chronic tension in your jaw as well as tooth grinding that wears down your dental health. This treatment can help relax the muscles in your jaw and help you maintain your dental health. You should experience less discomfort and pain when you get this treatment.
This is a condition that causes the muscles in a person’s neck to contract without their control. Often, these spasms are uncomfortable and even painful. If you are dealing with this condition, then you know how difficult it is to live with.
There is no cure for surgical dystonia. Instead, doctors will recommend management techniques. One thing that you can try is getting injections of this product. It will keep your neck muscles relaxed, which means you should experience a significant reduction in your symptoms.
Anyone who has ever experienced migraines before knows how debilitating they can be. Migraines are more severe than just headaches and can cause sensory issues like extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
There is some evidence that a treatment like this one could help reduce migraines. You’ll be able to live a pain-free life and get back to things you enjoy.
Do you sweat excessively? Does it make you feel self-conscious? If you’re looking for a solution, this treatment may be exactly what you need.
You can get injections around your armpits to help reduce the amount of sweating you’re experiencing. You’ll be able to participate in activities and start wearing the clothes you’ve been avoiding.
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When you’re seeking any kind of treatment, the most important thing is to find a reputable clinic to administer it. Our team is highly trained, friendly, and ready to welcome you. Book an appointment today by getting in touch with Wellskin Med Spa in Dallas, TX.