What is Dysport?
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel offers Jacksonville, FL patients numerous nonsurgical alternatives for rejuvenating the skin. Dysport is an injectable treatment that acts similarly to BOTOX to soften and reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines throughout the face. Dynamic wrinkles are formed by repeated facial movements and expressions (like frowning, laughing, and smiling) that, over several decades, tighten the muscles of the face. This causes the skin over these muscles to have an etched line that is visible even when the face is relaxed. Dysport is uniquely designed to address the most common dynamic wrinkles: the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. It temporarily relaxes the muscle to smooth the dynamic wrinkle, but with natural-looking results that don't make your face look frozen. Learn more about Dysport wrinkle relaxer treatments at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center and how they can make you look refreshed.
Is dysport right for me?
Dysport is ideal if you want a nonsurgical procedure to improve mild, moderate, or severe vertical frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows and around the corners of the eyes (Crow's feet). Since dynamic wrinkles and lines are created by frequent use of facial muscles, they can develop at any age and make you appear mad, sad, or tired. Dysport is an effective, fast treatment that addresses static wrinkles without leaving a frozen face. Most patients at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center notice visible improvements 1 – 3 days following their procedure that last up to four months.
how is dysport administered?
Injections of Dysport occur in one of our private treatment rooms following your consultation with Dr. Pentel and last about 15 – 30 minutes. A local anesthetic or numbing cream is usually unnecessary since we inject the Dysport with a fine needle that causes very little pain, but you may request it. We'll thoroughly clean the treatment area and will strategically place several Dysport injections along the brow, followed by a cold compress to minimize swelling and bruising. After your procedure at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center, you're free to perform normal tasks, but you should avoid strenuous activities for at least one day.
What happens after my treatment?
After your Dysport treatment, you may have light swelling or redness near the injection site, but this will typically disappear within 1 – 3 days. You should sleep upright for the first night and may want to apply a cold compress as needed. Results are commonly noticeable within 1 –3 days as the appearance of your frown lines decreases for a softer, smoother appearance. These results should last for 3 – 4 months, and we can perform more injections at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center to maintain your results.
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If you're looking for a nonsurgical way to revitalize your skin by treating dynamic wrinkles, Dysport wrinkle relaxer is a great treatment. You can discuss Dysport injections and other procedures at your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel to develop a unique plan that fits your goals. We encourage you to contact Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, FL to find out more and schedule an appointment.