Don’t Let Your Face Give Away Your Age!
Your face makes thousands of expressions every day. Years of using certain facial muscles over and over causes fine lines to develop. The most common are crow’s feet around the outside corners of the eyes, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal lines across the forehead. If you’re looking for a way to restore your youthful appearance, Kansas City Dysport procedures may be the answer. Dysport injections temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults. Read on to see if Kansas City Dysport treatments are right for you.
What Exactly Is Dysport?
Dysport, which was FDA-approved in 2009, is a prescription injection similar to Botox. Both have the same active ingredient – botulinum toxin A, a weakened virus that works by blocking nerve signals to muscles, making the muscles relax and reducing the look of wrinkles. Dysport is more diluted than Botox. The difference in concentration typically occurs because Dysport uses smaller protein molecules to induce muscle relaxation. These smaller proteins are less likely to be broken down by antibodies. Dysport is a popular alternative because results often appear sooner and last longer.
How Does Dysport Work?
Dysport is injected directly into the facial muscles that cause deep wrinkles and fine lines using a fine gauge needle. Once injected, Dysport begins relaxing the intended muscles by blocking the neurotransmitters which are responsible for muscle contractions. This reduction in repetitive muscle contraction causes the facial muscles to relax, allowing wrinkles and fine lines to diminish. The entire procedure takes 10 to 20 minutes and can also be combined with other procedures, including dermal fillers and skin resurfacing.
Does Dysport Hurt?
If you’re afraid of needles, you can relax. Just let us know if you are worried, and we can talk about pre-procedure options to minimize discomfort. We can use a topical anesthetic cream to reduce the sensation during the procedure. If performed by a certified trained professional, you should never lose the ability to show expression in your face. The procedure is completed in a matter of minutes during an office visit. After the procedure, you may return to your normal daily activities.
What to Expect After Your Kansas City Dysport Procedure
We will go over the complete list of side effects before the procedure to ensure you are comfortable. The most common side effects are temporary minor bruising and redness at the injection site and this should disappear in less than a week. Any swelling should go down in the first few days. The final results should be visible in 2-5 days and typically last three to six months. Repeat treatments will be needed to maintain results long term.