Board-certified dermatologist Joseph P. Housel, M.D. offers Liverpool, NY patients several nonsurgical options for rejuvenating the skin. Dysport is an injectable wrinkle treatment that acts just like BOTOX to soften and reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines throughout the face. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive facial expressions and movements (like laughing, frowning, and smiling) that over several decades make the muscles of the face taut. This causes the skin over the muscle to have a grooved line that can be seen even when the face is resting. Dysport is specially created to correct the most frequent dynamic wrinkles: the vertical lines between the eyebrows known as frown lines. It temporarily blocks signals to the treated muscle so the line smooths out and gives you natural-looking results that don't make your face look frozen. Housel Dermatology, P.C. can tell you more about Dysport injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments to make your face look more youthful.
Dysport is a good choice if you want a nonsurgical option to improve mild, moderate, or severe vertical glabellar (frown) lines that appear between the eyebrows. Because dynamic wrinkles and lines are created by chronic use, they may become visible even in younger patients and make you appear mad, sad, or tired. Dysport is an effective, fast treatment that addresses dynamic wrinkles without leaving a "frozen" appearance. Since Dysport's formula expands beyond frown lines to reach a group of wrinkles, it's also great for Crow's feet, which are the small wrinkles in the corners of the eyes. Many patients at Housel Dermatology, P.C. notice visible improvements in their appearance 1 – 3 days following their procedure, and these improvements can remain for as long as four months.
Injections of Dysport are administered in one of our private treatment rooms following your consultation with Dr. Housel and last around 15 – 30 minutes. Dysport is injected using a fine needle and creates little pain making local anesthetic or numbing cream generally unnecessary, though it may be applied if requested. The treatment area will be cleaned and five well-placed injections will be done across the eyebrows. Once the injections are complete, a cold compress will be applied to lessen bruising and swelling. Following your injections at Housel Dermatology, P.C., you can go back to your regular tasks, but you should avoid taxing activities for at least one day.
What to Expect
Following a Dysport session, you may see light redness and swelling at and around the injected area, but this generally will disappear within 1 – 3 days. You should sleep propped up for at least one night and may want to apply cold compresses. Improvements are commonly noticeable in 1 – 3 days as the severity of your dynamic wrinkles is minimized for a softer, smoother appearance. Your results should last for around 3 – 4 months. More injections may be done at Housel Dermatology, P.C. to extend your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day – 2 Weeks
- How Long It Takes
- 15 Min
Relax and Refresh
If you're in the Liverpool, NY area and you want a nonsurgical option to revitalize your appearance and correct dynamic wrinkles, Dysport wrinkle relaxer is a wonderful treatment. You can learn about Dysport injections and other treatment options at your meeting with board-certified dermatologist Joseph P. Housel, M.D. He'll develop your personalized anti-aging plan to address your needs and concerns. We encourage you to contact Housel Dermatology, P.C. to find out more about Dysport and schedule a consultation.