Southwest Michigan Dermatology Portage, MI

Dysport
Specialist

Dysport Specialist Q & A

Dysport Specialist Questions and Answers

Dysport injections are an excellent treatment option for anyone who feels unsatisfied with moderate to deep forehead lines. At Southwest Michigan Dermatology, our Dysport specialists would be happy to help you with first-rate Dysport injection treatment! For more information, call us now or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Portage MI, Milwood MI, Kalamazoo MI, and Vicksburg MI.

How Does it Work?

Dysport is a neuromodulator, which means that it is a substance that inhibits the responses of specific receptors when it acts with a neurotransmitter, which are chemical substances that cause muscle movements, among other things. As a neuromodulator, Dysport inhibits the amount of muscle movement around the injection site, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows.

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by loss of collagen and repeated facial movements and expressions, such as laughing, smiling, or squinting. As our body produces less collagen, which is a protein that helps form connective tissue, our skin loses flexibility and elasticity. As a result, it also loses its ability to snap back into place after facial expressions and movements. With that in mind, Dysport injections help give your muscles and skin a break so that they can recuperate and smoothen out the fine lines and wrinkles.

What Should I Expect From my Treatment?

With Dysport treatment, we will initially ensure that you do not have any contraindications that could lead to complications from the injections. Once this is guaranteed, the procedure will take place in a clean and private room. Before the specialist administers the injections, they may apply a small amount of anesthetic ointment to the treatment area so that you can have the most comfortable experience possible. The site will also be cleaned and disinfected. The specialist will inject Dysport in five strategic locations above and between your eyebrows. The injections should not cause you pain, and the procedure should be completed within minutes.

After Dysport treatment, you can go home or return to work without any complications, as the procedure does not require any downtime. Results can be seen as early as two days after treatment and can last for as long as five months! According to the Dysport website, 95 percent of users are satisfied with only two treatment sessions per year, 97 percent have felt that the results looked natural, and over 95 percent of patients feel confident, happy, and attractive after treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate?

You can safely receive Dysport injections if you are at least 18 years of age and younger than 65 years of age, are not allergic to any of the ingredients in Dysport (botulinum toxin Type A, albumin, and lactose), and do not have a skin infection at or near the injection site. However, the best candidates for Dysport injections are those that meet the above safety qualifications and are also unsatisfied with wrinkles and fine lines in the area between and above their eyebrows! When you come to Southwest Michigan Dermatology for an initial consultation, we will ensure that you meet the safety standards for Dysport injections and let you know if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

If you are looking for a Dysport specialist in the area of Portage, Michigan, our board-certified dermatologists would be happy to be of service! We welcome you to schedule an appointment with us through our website or by calling us during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM from Monday to Friday. You can find Southwest Michigan Dermatology at 3000 Old Centre Road in Portage, Michigan.

Dysport is an injection that is used when the patient is looking for temporary improvement in the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows. It takes just one injection into five specific points above and between the eyebrows. Dysport works by blocking the signal sent from the nerve to the muscles which results in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily stops the contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. The treatment takes only ten to twenty minutes and can last up to four months.

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