If you have creases in your forehead or between your eyebrows, your face can take on a frowning expression. Karol Gutowski, MD, FACS, and the team at Lincoln Park Aesthetics in Chicago offer Dysport®, an injectable medication that smooths and softens wrinkles and fine lines without preventing normal facial movements. If you’re ready to return to a more natural expression and a positive feeling about your appearance, schedule a consultation online, or call the office today.
Wrinkles and fine lines are a regular part of the aging process. As your skin ages, it no longer produces as much collagen and elastin, the proteins that give younger skin its tone and volume. Wrinkles and fine lines gradually become deeper over time.
Wrinkles and lines also can be caused by the repetitive muscle movements used in facial expressions. Sun exposure and smoking can make wrinkles develop faster, and earlier in life.
Dysport is an injectable medication that relaxes facial muscles that have become contracted, causing wrinkles. Dysport offers natural looking results, and doesn’t result in a “frozen” look, or prevent you from making facial expressions. It is most frequently used to treat lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows.
Dysport is best for mild to moderate wrinkles. Certain types of wrinkles, like the deep creases that can occur along the sides of the mouth, usually require dermal fillers or other treatment options.
The team of providers at Lincoln Park Aesthetics has the training and experience to perform injections safely, with minimal discomfort. Injections with Dysport are not usually painful, but you may feel a pinching sensation at first. Typically at least five injections are needed for each area to be treated.
Following treatment, you can resume most activities immediately, but you should avoid exercise or strenuous activity for at least two hours. If you have any inflammation around the injection site, you can treat it with ice, but you should avoid rubbing or massaging the area.
Results vary between individuals; in most cases, results from Dysport injections can last up to four months.
Dysport is an FDA-approved medication that is considered quite safe. You may have some temporary side effects near the injection site, including:
These side effects typically go away in a few days. Some people experience a brief, mild headache after treatment. More serious side effects are rare.
The experienced professionals at Lincoln Park Aesthetics will discuss all of your concerns about Dysport with you prior to treatment.
If you’d like to learn more about how Dysport can smooth and revitalize your appearance, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.