Getting older comes with some side effects; among them is the appearance of new wrinkles and lines. This is natural, but that doesn’t mean you have to be satisfied with it. We can effectively treat the common signs of aging with Dysport, available at Hanna Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL. If you’ve been looking for effective ways to get rid of wrinkles, then this injectable could be just the thing.
Where Can Dysport Be Used?
Wrinkles can be caused by the loss of collagen, too much exposure to the sun, simple aging, and genetic factors. Constant and repeated muscle movement in the same areas also contributes. And while wrinkles can form in many areas, some of the most common and early signs of aging show up between our eyebrows. The lines that form between the brows are commonly called glabellar lines, or 11 lines.
Different cosmetic injectables are made to target different areas, and Dysport is especially effective at addressing 11 lines. This effective treatment can soften and reduce these lines for up to five months at a time. Even better, the change only takes two to three days to fully manifest, and the product works effectively for 98% of users.
What Causes Lines To Form?
Are you wondering why these lines ever form in the first place? It’s a good question, and there are several factors involved. The first is simply muscle movement. As we live our lives, we tend to make facial expressions in the same pattern over and over. While that’s part of what makes each of us unique, it also means that each of our faces tends to make lines in a specific place. And since our eyes are the “window to the soul,” we tend to move this area of our faces even more than other parts.
In conjunction with this issue is the problem of collagen and elastin loss as we age. These two proteins are responsible for keeping our skin pliable, smooth, and ready to bounce right back from a smile or other motion. They also keep the upper layer of our skin tightly connected to the fat lower levels for a firm and youthful look. As we naturally start producing less of these proteins as we age, our skin tends to sag and droop, more easily falling into the lines that form with expressions.
Using a very fine, precise needle, we can inject this product into your 11 lines and the surrounding area. We do this carefully, artfully placing the product so it will affect certain muscles and not others. You see, the main ingredient of this product is botulinum toxin type A, which you may be familiar with as the primary ingredient in Botox.
When this neuromodulator is injected, it interfers with the signals between your brain and certain muscles, blocking the signal so the muscles stay relaxed. This allows the skin over those muscles to smooth out and wrinkles and lines to fade.
Dysport is precise and specially formulated for this area, so we’re able to erase those 11 lines withough making you look unnatural or depriving you of the ability to make perfectly natural expressions.
The Treatment Process
We take our job seriously and understand that injectables are both a science and an art. The science part has already been explained. The art lies in working with a skilled injector who cares about quality, safety, and ensuring you enjoy a natural look.
Our first step will be a consultation. During this time, we look at your areas of concern and help you decide if this is the best treatment to address them. This treatment works very well for moderate to severe 11 lines, and if yours are still mild or you’re largely looking for a preventative treatment, we can discuss whether another option might be better.
This is also a great time for you to ask any and all questions you might have, and for us to talk about your medical history so we know for sure that this treatment will be safe and right for you.
Preparing for Treatment
There isn’t a laundry list of things you need to do or avoid to prepare, but there are a few things. We’ll make sure you have a full set of instructions before your appointment, and following those instructions will help ensure you have a safe, effective treatment. For the most part, you’ll just need to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking for a day or two before your injections. There are also a few medications and common supplements you might need to avoid temporarily, depending on your health concerns.
Be assured that we take your comfort seriously and make it a priority. Our highly-trained professionals will start by cleaning your skin and then applying some numbing cream if you need or want it. Then we’ll use a very small needle to apply your treatment, strategically placing each injection in just the right place to get you the results you want while preserving your natural look and ability to express yourself. The whole thing only takes a few minutes to complete.
This is a non-invasive treatment, so there’s no need to schedule downtime or plan for a recovery period. As soon as you’re done, you can leave the office and go right back to your regular schedule. The only things you need to do are:
- Be careful of your skin for a few days by protecing it from direct sunlight
- Avoid pressing hard on the injection area
- Avoid working up a heavy sweat or exposing yourself to too much heat (such as a sauna)
- Continue to avoid alcohol and tobacco for a few days
The Benefits of Treatment
No injectable treatment provides permanent results, and we all continue to age no matter what treatments we have done. That said, you can expect as much as five months out of this treatment. To preserve your smooth and youthful look, all you need to do is return for a follow-up appointment every few months. It only takes a few minutes and ensures you have a seamless look.
The words “botulinum toxin type A” can scare some people, but there’s nothing to worry about. This is a carefully formulated product that uses an ingredient that has been in use by the medical community for decades, with a proven track record of safety and efficacy. Every day, thousands of people around the world make use of it.
In addition, our team are highly trained and we take your safety, comfort, and security seriously. We go out of our way to ensure a perfect clean and sterile environment and to get the practice and training needed to ensure we do things right the first time, every time.
It only takes two to three days to see an effect from your treatment. Unlike with surgeries and other invasive procedures, you don’t have to wait for weeks for swelling to go down.
Speaking of non-invasive, that’s worth discussing a bit further. There are lots of anti-aging procedures out there, and surgical procedures like a brow lift might be the first ones to come to mind. But these aren’t always the right choice for everyone. It’s harder to qualify for them, they require more extensive preparation and recovery, and they are more expensive.
There are good reasons to seek surgical options for some people, but if the idea of a non-invasive treatment option appeals to you, come talk to us about Dysport and whether it’s the right choice for your needs.
When Botox first came out, some people who had it done ended up looking “unnatural.” They had a kind of frozen look and weren’t able to make natural expressions. If you have this concept in mind when you hear “injectables” or “botulinum toxin,” it’s time to adjust your expectations.
We’ve come a long way since those early days, and skilled practicioners never leave you with unnatural results. You will look like you, only younger and refreshed. We also err on the side of subtle: after all, you can always have more product if you’re not satisfied with the results! Your friends and family will be asking you if you’ve had work done. They’ll just be complimenting you on how good you look.
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If you like what you’re hearing, come talk to us. We can help you treat your glabellar lines and get the more youthful and relaxed look you’re hoping for. Visit us today at Hanna Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL, and let’s get started.