A woman’s age is her secret. With the help of anti-aging treatments, you can look years younger than your chronological age. At Pearl MD Rejuvenation in Toronto, ON, we proudly offer several anti-aging treatments to help you reclaim your youth and vitality.
Answers to the 14 Most Common Questions About Dysport
1. What Is Dysport?
Dysport is a neuromodulator that contains the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A. Cosmetically, it is primarily used to treat moderate-to-severe laugh lines, frown lines and smile lines. This can be achieved because the active ingredient in this neuromodulator treatment is a neuromuscular blocking agent and acetylcholine release inhibitor.
While this may sound complicated, it’s actually beautifully simple. Lines and wrinkles on your face deepen when your muscles are hyperactive. The injection simply relaxes these hyperactive muscles to improve the texture of your skin.
2. Is It Safe?
Health Canada has approved Dysport for safety and effectiveness to treat many medical conditions and cosmetic concerns. These range from leg spasticity in children ages 2 and older to arm and hand spasticity in adults with cerebral palsy. It is also Health Canada-approved to treat lines and wrinkles between your eyebrows.
3. Is It the Same as Botox?
It is not the same as Botox. While both injectables contain the neurotoxin abobotulinum toxin A, the doses are vastly different. Moreover, there are distinct differences in how long the treatments take to work and how long the results last.
4. How Long Does It Take to Administer?
How long this anti-aging treatment takes to administer depends on several factors. These include the severity of the condition you’re trying to treat and how many locations you’re trying to improve in one treatment session. On average, however, you can expect your treatment session to last no more than 10 to 15 minutes.
5. How Long Does It Take to Work?
How long this treatment takes to work depends largely on what you are trying to treat. In the case of moderate-to-severe frown lines, you can expect to see a significant improvement in just one to two days.
6. How Long Do the Results Last?
Ideal results from this treatment last approximately four months. If you want to maintain your enhanced appearance, we strongly recommend coming in quarterly for a “booster shot”. This ensures that your results remain satisfying.
7. Can I Get It Online?
You cannot order this treatment online. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription. More importantly, it must be administered by a healthcare professional who is trained and licensed to administer this medication. Such healthcare professionals may include cosmetic aestheticians, plastic surgeons, primary physicians or dermatologists.
8. Is This Treatment Right for Me?
This treatment may be right for you if the following describes you:
- There is no inflammation at the injection site
- The injection site does not have deep scars
- You do not have thick, oily skin
- You have not undergone a brow lift or facelift
- The muscles in the treatment area are fairly strong
- Your face has a lateral symmetry
- Your eyelids or eyelid folds do not droop or sag
- Your wrinkles can be smoothed when spread apart
- You are not allergic to botulinum toxin
- You are not allergic to cow’s milk protein
- You want to look younger
- You do not want to undergo an invasive medical procedure
- You are no older than 65
- You are older than 18
9. How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Unlike Dysport, Botox takes two to three days to take effect.
10. How Long Do the Effects of Botox Last?
The effects of Botox only last approximately three months. Thus, to see continuous improvement in the quality of your skin, you would need to come in for follow-up treatments every two months. That’s six times per year!
11. How Long Does Botox Treatment Take?
Botox treatment sessions typically take 15 to 20 minutes. This may not sound like a significant time difference. However, you need to consider that Botox requires an additional two appointments per year.
And it’s not just the time it takes to receive treatment you have to consider. You need to consider the time spent traveling to and from your appointment, as well.
12. What After-Care Steps Do I Need to Take?
Fortunately, Dysport is non-invasive. Thus, there aren’t many after-care steps you need to follow. The best thing you can do for your skin after your treatment is to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. This protects your skin from sun damage that can make your skin look older.
13. How Much Downtime Should I Account For?
After your anti-aging treatment, you don’t need to plan for any downtime. You are free to go back to your daily routine as soon as your treatment is finished. Try not to engage in high-intensity exercise for the first 24 hours after your treatment, though. This gives the medication time to settle into the treatment site and ensures it does not shift to nearby locations accidentally.
14. How Can I Prepare for My First Treatment Session?
To prepare for your anti-aging treatment, remove all makeup from your face. To prevent infection, gently cleanse your face before you come in for your appointment.
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To learn more about Dysport, schedule an initial consultation with Pearl MD Rejuvenation in Toronto, ON today. We can help you decide if Dysport is right for you.