Board-certified dermatologist Tracy Evans offers San Francisco, CA men and women numerous nonsurgical alternatives for skin rejuvenation. Dysport is an injectable treatment that works similarly to BOTOX to reduce and soften dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face. Dynamic wrinkles are created by repetitive facial movements and expressions (like laughing, frowning, and smiling) that eventually cause deep lines or furrows in the skin. These lines are then visible even when your face is relaxed. Dysport is specifically formulated to temporarily relax the glabellar muscles (between the brows) to smooth the deep vertical lines there. Qualified doctors and injectors can also use Dysport to treat Crow's feet and smoker's lines. Learn more about Dysport injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin to help you look more refreshed.
Dysport is ideal if you are looking for a nonsurgical treatment to address moderate to severe vertical frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows. However, it is not recommended for glabellar lines that are mild or newly developing. Dysport's unique formulation allows it to spread a little from the injection area, or "feather" out, which makes it work quite well for areas like the Crow's feet. However, the feathering effect can have poor results if the doctor or injector is not experienced.
The results of Dysport injections can appear faster than with BOTOX injections, but you will need more units to achieve the same results. At your consultation, Dr. Evans will talk you through all of the options to help you decide which injection is best for you.
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Dysport injections are performed in one of our comfortable treatment rooms and last about 15 – 30 minutes. You may ask for a local anesthetic, but most patients do not feel enough discomfort to need it. We will carefully clean your treatment area, and then Dr. Evans will use a fine-gauge needle to inject your Dysport. After your injections, you may choose to rest for several minutes and apply a cold compress before leaving. You are free to resume normal tasks as soon as you want, but you should try to avoid strenuous activities for at least 24 hours.
What to Expect
After a Dysport treatment, you may have mild swelling and redness around the injection sites, but this should dissipate on its own in a few days. You should sleep upright the night of your appointment and continue to use a cold compress as needed. Results are usually seen within a few days as your skin becomes smooth and the visibility of your frown lines is reduced. These results typically last for about 3 – 4 months, and follow-up treatments can be performed at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology in San Francisco, CA to maintain your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Dysport cost?
The cost depends on the amount of Dysport needed to achieve your desired results. During your consultation, we will create your custom Dysport treatment plan and then discuss your estimated costs. Ask about our current specials at Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco & Marin and the different payment methods we accept.
Should I get Dysport or BOTOX?
Both Dysport and BOTOX are safe and effective in treating dynamic facial wrinkles. For some patients, Dysport results can appear slightly earlier than with BOTOX, though Dysport requires more units to achieve the same results. Dysport can also spread to a larger treatment area so it is very important to choose a skilled doctor who can perform your injections accurately.
What's the difference between a relaxer and a filler?
Simply put, a wrinkle relaxer treats dynamic wrinkles, and a wrinkle filler treats static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are created by repetitive facial expressions, like smiling, frowning, and laughing. Dysport relaxes the muscle under the skin for a smoother appearance. Static wrinkles are caused by a lack of elasticity in the skin so a filler plumps or fills the skin so it looks smoother. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and help you decide whether a wrinkle relaxer, like Dysport, a wrinkle filler, or a combination of both will produce your best results.
Can I get Dysport simultaneously with other treatments?
At Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco, we perform many nonsurgical treatments that can be used to complement the results of your Dysport injections. Depending on your goals, your custom treatment plan may include Dysport injections for dynamic wrinkles, a dermal filler for static wrinkles or volume in your lips and cheeks, as well as a laser skin treatment. Be open and honest during your consultation so we can create a treatment plan that will deliver all the results you want.
How often will I need Dysport touch-ups?
The results of Dysport can last up to four months. During your consultation, we will discuss how often you should return to our office in San Francisco, CA to maintain your results. You may increase the frequency of your treatments or wait longer after you see the results from your initial Dysport treatment.
Relax and Refresh
Dysport injectable wrinkle relaxer is a great choice if you have deep-set lines between the eyebrows or noticeable Crow's feet. Tracy Evans, MD has the experience and skill necessary to perform injections in these delicate areas. We invite you to call Pacific Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology San Francisco to schedule an appointment and get a custom treatment plan that meets your needs.
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