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 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.
"Dr. Evans has performed Mohs surgery on my face twice and I could not be happier with the results. For the past couple decades, I have spent almost every Summer in the South of France because I have family and friends there. Of course it is a sunny place with lots of gorgeous beaches and other outdoor activities. I guess I got a little too much sun exposure on these trips, especially since I have fair skin and blue eyes. When I first found out I had a basal cell spot on my face I was very upset, but Dr Evans and her staff are absolutely amazing!!! I had never had any surgery on my face and I was worried about it, but I truly felt I had the kind of empathy and care that you would get from a family member or a great friend, from Dr. Evans and everyone else on her team. Dr. Evans did such a great job on both surgeries and they have healed so well, so much so that no one even notices that I have had two surgeries on my face. I have been going to her office for years now with regular skin checks and I have to say I am extremely impressed with the entire staff. In addition to the Mohs surgery, and after I had basal cell a second time, I decided to get Fraxel Laser done at Dr. Evans office. A lot of people do this for cosmetic reasons, but I did it because I found out that Fraxel can help reduce the chance of getting basal cell in the future. As a guy, I did not see myself spending thousands of $’s on laser for my face the first time, but after I got the 2nd basal cell on my face I decided it was worth the money if it reduced the chance of more basal cell in the future. I was very pleased with the Fraxel procedures and I have not had another basal cell issue since I had it, so I am very happy with the decision. The Fraxel laser procedure also evened out the toning on my face, so that was great as well. I highly recommend the Fraxel Laser to anyone who wants to potentially reduce the chance of basal cell, and I also have been taking Nicotinamide (a special form of vitamin B) which can also potentially reduce future basal cell issues, and I use a DNA enzyme repair cream at night which reduces the chance of basal cell. As I said before, I have not had basal cell since I had the Fraxel and I think taking Nicotinamide and using the DNA enzyme repair cream all have helped. After all this I realize how important skin care is and I am grateful that I got such great care. Most of my friends never go to a dermatologist and have an ignorance is bliss attitude, but with Dr. Evans and her amazing team, I am much more aware of how important it is to get regular checks and what can be done to maintain my skin going forward. My skin looks great and people think I look much younger than my actual age. One final point: I also have a couple friends that have HMO insurance that also have had basal cell. They have had surgeries at their HMO and I can tell you the care and the results they received are not even close to the care and outstanding results I have had with Dr. Evans. In some cases, the HMO made my friends wait a long time before they could even get the Mohs surgery and they also made mistakes, and their results in terms of scarring and healing were not the best. There is no way I would trust an HMO to do this surgery. At this point, I would only trust Dr. Evans with something this important. Thanks to Dr. Evans, Clarence, Shantelle, Kirstie, Danielle, Leslie, and the entire team! You all have helped me in a difficult situation more than once and I got through it as if nothing ever happened because of your amazing care and skills!"- E.R. / Yelp / Sep 25, 2021
"I want to write this review for Dr Evans’ staff and specifically for Krystal and Ava. I have been treated there 4 times this year. Each time I go I feel like my health and happiness is the most important thing in the world to both medical and administrative staff. I am not just the next person in their busy day that needs treatment and a means for the practice to make money. I am made to feel the same way as when I fly first class or stay in a world class hotel. The entire experience from the time I walk in the door until I walk out again is unlike anything I have experienced at any doctor or dentist or any medical facility. They are professional and compassionate with a great "bedside" manner. I am cared for as a patient and valued as a human each visit."- S.G. / Yelp / Sep 01, 2021
"Dear Tracy Evans M.D. Thank you_Thank you_Thank you. For your amazing expertise and talents. I could not be happier with my care. Everyone on your staff is so competent and awesome. So grateful, Deb Protheroe"- D.P. / Google / Jul 11, 2021
"Excellent, thorough medical care for the skin. I appreciate the fact that Dr Evans monitors my skin every 6 months for medical issues and catches anything amiss early. Knowledgeable staff to help with skin care products after medical needs met. Beautiful relaxing spa like waiting area."- B.F. / Google / Jun 11, 2021
"I was in desperate need of a quick remedy to extract my pores and hydrate my face. Mallory recommended the hydrafacial treatment for me. The whole treatment was quick, only taking about 30 minutes, and very affordable with NO down time! Mallory was an absolute gem! Prior to the treatment, she explained the process and made sure I was comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Evans team at Pacific Skin Dermatology. Can’t wait for my next treatment!"- K.K. / Yelp / May 30, 2021
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 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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