Frown lines can affect your confidence and can even become an unwanted feature on your face. However, you don’t have to live with them because there is a solution specifically designed to treat and smooth these lines, and we have it here at our office. At the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, we offer Dysport, a cosmetic injectable specifically designed to smooth frown lines and restore youth to your skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dysport Injections?
It may seem obvious; anyone who wants to erase frown lines should be a good candidate for Dysport, right? However, wanting to erase your frown lines isn’t the only qualifying factor. Most men and women with frown lines make good candidates for this cosmetic injectable.
It’s an excellent option for those who are tired of looking older or angrier than they are due to those grooves that vary in severity between the eyebrows. We’re going to let you know who is a good candidate so that you can begin to determine whether adding this cosmetic injectable to your anti-aging routine is the right choice.
You Have Frown Lines
There are neurotoxins formulated by different brands that are designed to target different areas of the face. However, Dysport was specifically designed to smooth frown lines. It can effectively target the muscles responsible for those lines that form between the eyebrows and relax them so that the skin can rest, soften, and take on a smoother appearance.
Whether you have moderate or more severe found lines, this injectable can make a significant difference in helping you finally restore that well-rested and more youthful-looking appearance.
You Aren’t Allergic to Any of the Ingredients in the Injectable
Before beginning this treatment process, it’s important that we confirm that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in the injectable. We will ask you questions about your medical history and describe the ingredients to confirm that undergoing treatment won’t cause an allergic or adverse reaction. Your health and well-being are of the utmost importance, so this is an important factor to consider when beginning any new cosmetic injectable routine.
You Fall Into the Treatment Age Range
The best candidates for this injectable are men and women between 18 and 64 years old. However, most patients who choose to use this injectable to treat their dynamic wrinkles are over 30. Still, that doesn’t disqualify younger patients. When it comes down to it, it really depends on the severity of you were lines and wrinkles. So if you are in your 20s and have experienced the signs of premature aging, this injectable may be the perfect option for you.
You Don’t Have Time For Downtime
If you don’t want to plan around downtime as many cosmetic surgical procedures require, this injectable can improve your appearance without requiring that you take time off work or go through an extensive recovery period.
You Aren’t Currently Pregnant or Nursing
Pregnant or nursing women should not receive this treatment until their primary care physician clears them. In order to protect your baby, you must abstain from treatment this objectionable until your doctor clears you.
You Are Looking for an Alternative to Botox
Some patients develop a condition called tolerance, which happens when their bodies get used to Botox injections, and they become less effective over time. Switching to a different neurotoxin can help trick your body and keep it guessing and give you the kind of results you were looking for.
You may not need a higher dose to achieve results; you may just need to change to a similar product. Doing so can make a significant difference in helping you smooth your lines and wrinkles.
Is Dysport Better Than Botox?
These two Dysport injectables work very similarly, but one is not better than the other. Both provide an effective option for those who want to smooth dynamic expression lines, but some patients are better suited for one over the other. You can use both, one, or switch between the two.
It depends on your ultimate goals and whether you will achieve the best results by choosing one over the other. An injector will evaluate your problem area in person and determine the best plan of attack to help you smooth frown lines and enjoy your results long term.
You Are Willing To Commit to the Treatment Process
It’s important knowing going into this treatment that the results aren’t permanent. They will fade, but as long as you take the necessary steps to schedule follow-up treatments as needed, you can maintain results long-term. Knowing that this injectable only delivers temporary results will help you have realistic expectations about the treatment process, your results, and what you need to do to maintain them.
You Can Follow the Pre-Treatment and Aftercare Instructions
Before your treatment, you’ll need to follow some preparatory instructions to help ensure that you achieve the best results. We ask patients to arrive with a clean face free of skincare products, lotions, or makeup. We also ask that patients avoid alcohol for 24 hours before their appointment, avoid hair removal treatments near the planned injection sites and avoid blood-thinning medications for five to seven days pre-treatment.
While this injectable doesn’t require downtime, it does require that you follow some aftercare instructions. Typically, we ask patients to keep their heads elevated for at least three hours post-treatment.
Avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours post-treatment and refrain from touching the treatment sites or increasing your body temperature. Avoid blood-thinning supplements and medications and use care when applying makeup or skincare products near the injection sites. At your consultation, your injector will provide you with a complete list of instructions so that you know exactly what to do before and after the treatment process.
You’re Not Willing To Commit to a Surgical Procedure
There are many cosmetic procedures that can address the signs of aging, including a brow lift. However, this procedure is extensive and requires a financial and emotional commitment. If you’re not ready to undergo a surgical procedure to target aging, you don’t have to. This injectable can deliver some amazing results. It’s natural-looking, it works quickly, and the results are long-lasting.
How Does It work?
We will schedule your injection appointment once we confirm that you are a good candidate for this injectable. This appointment will be quick and virtually painless. Our injector will administer Dysport into five strategic points in the muscles responsible for your frown lines. One of the benefits of this injectable is that once it is administered, it stays where it’s been injected it won’t affect other muscles in your face.
You’ll maintain your ability to express yourself and won’t look like a different person post-treatment. You’ll simply look like you, minus the frown lines. A topical numbing solution can be applied pre-treatment to enhance your comfort, but know that the needle used to administer this injectable is very thin, so thin that you barely feel it.
When Will I Notice Results?
Once you’re injected with this neurotoxin, expect to see results within two to three days. You’ll start to notice your frown lines soften and fade. Your results will be fast-acting, natural-looking, and long-lasting. The best results will appear within one to two weeks of your injection and will last anywhere from three to six months based on how fast your body metabolizes the ingredients.
Follow-up treatments as needed will help you maintain a frown line-free expression long term. With just a few treatments each year, you can say goodbye to frown lines and enjoy smooth, youthful skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Generally, patients achieve their desired results after just one treatment. However, we can make adjustments as needed based on your aesthetic goals and the severity of your lines and wrinkles. Our injector will develop the right treatment plan for you and provide you with extensive information regarding your treatment plan.
Don’t Let Your Frown Lines Define You
If you’ve been frustrated by your frown lines but haven’t taken that necessary first step of seeking out a treatment that can improve your appearance and eliminate those lines long-term, what are you waiting for? Our experts want to help you achieve your ideal image, and it starts with an initial consultation here at our office. Contact us today at the office of Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD, in Redlands, CA, to learn more about this injectable and schedule your initial consultation.