People are expressive by nature, lovelies. We smile, laugh, and frown. We delight, huff, and concentrate deeply. And it all shows as we grow older. The markers furrow between our eyebrows, or crinkle at the edges of our eyes, eventually enduring throughout the day. You may be content with them, feeling they are mementos of life. Or you may tug at your skin attempting to flatten them with the tips of your fingers. If you do the latter, consider Dysport, a BOTOX-alternative wrinkle relaxer, at Skin by Lovely. We have years of experience administering aesthetic treatments designed to accomplish what your fingertips cannot; a smoother, youthful appearance.
Dysport in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin by Lovely
As the #1 BOTOX provider in Santa Monica and a top 20 Dysport provider in the United States, Skin by Lovely administers more wrinkle relaxing injectables in two weeks than the majority of top performing dermatologists and plastic surgeons do in one year. Injectables aren’t just one thing we do; it’s all we do. And our five star reviews reflect our experience and expertise. To top it off, many of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are Certified Trainers with Galderma, the maker of Dysport, and Allergan, the maker of BOTOX.
Dysport in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin by Lovely
Whether it’s BOTOX or Dysport, Skin by Lovely is a top destination for wrinkle relaxing injectables in Portland, Oregon. With two convenient locations, Skin by Lovely is the #1 BOTOX provider in Oregon. We also provide injectables training to physicians and nurses in our Injection U program in Lake Oswego and alongside our Santa Monica providers in our flagship Southern California location. When you come to Skin by Lovely, you’re entrusting your care and results in the hands of some of the top providers in the country.
Dysport Overview & Treatment Options
Dysport is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, like Botox. It’s an injectable treatment to address lines and wrinkles such as glabellar lines (frown lines), crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. It accomplishes this by relaxing the underlying muscles so the surface lines are softened and diminished. Because of its purification process, it contains trace amounts of dairy protein from cows.
Age, environment, and genetics are the fundamental reasons these lines appear, as collagen in your skin diminishes over time. On top of that, your forehead is more likely to be damaged by sunlight and develop wrinkles. Dysport, BOTOX, and other wrinkle relaxers work to smooth these lines, restoring a youthful appearance.
Crow’s feet crinkle together at the outside edges of your eye. Though they are commonly associated with smiling, they can linger as a web of fine lines as you age. This is exacerbated as skin along your temples loses volume and sags. A botulinum toxin like Dysport, coupled with a filler in the temples, can provide a more youthful you.
Glabellar lines are most pronounced when you furrow your brow. They can often give the impression of anger, displeasure, or irritation, though you may not feel those ways. If you wish to soften those lines, Dysport or another botulinum toxin may be administered.
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What to Expect at Skin by Lovely
Our holistic approach sets us apart, which means we don’t just inject a little wrinkle relaxer to smooth your wrinkles and push you back out the door. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are artists, using syringes instead of brushes to restore a more youthful appearance. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with a full rejuvenation experience, combining wrinkle relaxers like Dysport with dermal fillers like Restylane. This dual approach to facial rejuvenation ensures you get the best results for the loveliest version of you.
When you come to one of our practices, you will first meet with your Aesthetic Injection Specialist who will review your medical history and conduct an examination. They will freely answer any questions you may have of the procedure, the risks, benefits, and other issues. We will provide you with recommendations, but the treatment plan will be developed to address your needs and will be a joint effort. Your desired goals and care are tantamount to providing the best in aesthetic enhancements.
Our procedures are completed with your comfort in mind. After cleansing your treatment areas, ice is applied for ease. A local or topical anesthetic may also be requested. Dysport injections are performed with a small gauge needle and described by many patients as feeling like a pinch. If dermal fillers like Restylane or Sculptra are also prescribed, they will be administered at this time as well, providing you with full facial rejuvenation.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-Up Appointments
Injectables fall into the category of “lunchtime procedures” as they take less than 30 minutes. Afterwards, you can enjoy the rest of your day. Results are usually noticeable within three days after injection, with full effects easily seen after three weeks, and can last four months. Redness, swelling, or bruising are common after this treatment, and usually resolve on their own within a few days.
You will need follow-up appointments to maintain the desired results, which will be discussed during your consultation.
We know you have questions. These can be answered directly during consultation, but here are a few we commonly answer below.
Dysport vs BOTOX: What’s the difference?
While both are derived from, and contain the same main ingredient (botulinum toxin A), there are a few differences which impact the effect on the treatment area, the initial result, as well as longevity. However, every patient’s experience is different. It’s important to make the choice between BOTOX and Dysport based on a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists.
Is Dysport safe and FDA-approved?
The FDA approved Dysport in 2009 for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults between 21 and 65 years old. It is the second aesthetic treatment to receive approval (after BOTOX), and considered safe for most people.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure? Who shouldn’t have this treatment?
You are a good candidate if you are an adult between 21 and 65 years old, in good overall health, and seeking a temporary, noninvasive aesthetic enhancement. You should not receive this treatment if you have experienced a reaction to a past injectable, or if you are allergic to cow’s milk or dairy protein.
Where can I learn more?
More information about Dysport may be found on their official website. You may also call us or meet with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists who will gladly answer any questions you have.
Book a Consultation at Skin by Lovely
Wrinkles are nothing to be ashamed of, nor is seeking a way to eliminate them. How you look should make you happy, and we want to help you achieve happiness. Contact us at any of our locations: Santa Monica, CA; Portland or Lake Oswego, OR. Or book now to schedule a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists.