Take Care of Dynamic Wrinkles with Dysport

Dynamic wrinkles may be a cosmetic nuisance to many residing in the Sterling Heights, Michigan area as well as in other parts of the country. These are wrinkles that appear when a facial expression is made. Common types of dynamic wrinkles may include crow's feet around the eyes, worry lines on the forehead or glabellar lines between the eyebrows. While these are not a medical concern, they may be embarrassing for many as they are often some of the first things that start to make us feel older. Getting rid of them is important to many individuals, and Dysport is often able to help.

Dysport was introduced to the industry as a competitor to BOTOX™, which is perhaps the best known cosmetic treatment available. Just like BOTOX™, Dysport is derived from botulinum toxin and works by paralyzing the underlying muscle that causes a wrinkle to form when it is contracted. The injection works by blocking the nerve impulses telling a muscle to contract. This prevents the lines from forming and the wrinkle should gradually begin to fade away. The effects may become more evident over the days following treatment when the muscles start to relax more and more.

The procedure takes about 10 to 20 minutes to perform and involves the direct injection into the muscle that is causing the wrinkle to form upon its contraction. Three to five injections of the treatment may be required in each area to reach optimal results. Some patients may experience a slight discomfort during the treatment, and patients may receive a topical anesthetic cream or lotion to help numb the area. The results of treatment last about five to eight months in many cases, and repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results. Speak with a cosmetic specialist in the Sterling Heights area for more information regarding maintenance treatments and what results to expect in the weeks or months following treatment.

As with most procedures and treatments, there is a risk of certain side effects with this procedure. The treatment is generally well-tolerated and side effects are usually minimal. Some may experience slight bruising or swelling at the injection site, while some may also experience minor, temporary discomfort. Some patients may experience a headache after treatment, but this may be treated using over-the-counter medications. It's always wise to speak with a doctor before taking any medicine, however. One rare side effect of Dysport is eyelid drooping (ptosis). This should go away after a few days or as many as four weeks after treatment. Another rare side effect is flu-like symptoms or rash; patients should report these side effects to their doctor to help avoid further complications.

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