If you’re not happy with the way your appearance has changed due to aging, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are lots of great options available if you’re looking for a non-invasive way to treat wrinkles. At Generations Family Practice Wellness Center in Cary, NC, Dr. Laurie Glodowki and her team can help you get the youthful appearance you wish you had with Dysport injections.
Your body, and especially your skin, goes through a lot of changes as you get older. It’s natural for these changes to happen, but “natural” doesn’t mean “welcome.” You may find that many of these changes, like the wrinkles that begin to appear on your face, make you unhappy with the way you look.
It’s most common to find wrinkles in areas where the muscles move around a lot. That’s why glabellar lines, the 11-shaped lines between your eyebrows, are so common. Searching for a solution to your moderate to severe glabellar lines? Dysport is ready to help you get back the youthful appearance you used to have.
Wrinkles aren’t caused by one sole factor. Rather, it’s several factors put together that cause your skin to fold and crease. One of the main factors is repeated facial movements. As you make the same expressions from day to day, your skin on top of the muscles creases in the same way.
Over time, your body also loses amounts of chemicals like collagen and elastin, which give your skin its structural integrity and keep it elastic. As the levels of these chemicals diminish, your skin can’t smooth out after making your repeated facial expressions anymore, and those lines and creases become permanent fixtures on your face.
This is an injectable that is applied to your glabellar lines, or frown lines, allowing them to smooth out. It’s made with an ingredient called botulinum toxin type A, which in turn comes from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.
This is the same ingredient used in Botox, however, this injectable has a different formula. When either injectable is applied to your desired areas, the product acts as a neuromodulator. Words like that and like “toxin” can sound scary and intimidating. But both injectables are FDA-approved and carefully formulated to be safe.
The way this injectable works requires a little science lesson. Your brain sends signals down to your muscles, called neurotransmitters. These signals tell your muscles to contract. This contraction causes the skin on top of them to crease and wrinkle.
When you receive this treatment, the botulinum toxin type A intercepts these neurotransmitters, stopping them before they can reach the muscle. That means, instead of contracting, the muscles stay relaxed. This, in turn, will leave the skin above them smooth and free of wrinkles.
If you think this injectable could help you get the smooth, youthful appearance you’ve been looking for, you likely still have some questions about the treatment and what the process is like. When you get any type of treatment, always look for a reputable clinic, like ours. This will ensure that you’re getting safe treatment that’s also effective.
Before booking your actual injection appointment, we’ll want to set up a consultation with you. We need to do this for a few reasons. First, we need to discuss what your concerns are. This injectable works best on moderate to deep frown lines, so we’ll need to make sure that this is the right treatment for you.
We’ll also want to take a look at your medical history. This helps us determine whether or not this treatment is safe for you. It’s a safe method for most people, but if you’ve had negative reactions to similar products in the past, we may help you find another solution. Finally, we’ll also be able to tell you how to prepare for your injections.
There are just a few things you’ll need to do before your appointment to make sure that your treatment works properly and that you don’t experience any negative side effects. Your “to-do” list will be short and very simple.
We’ll most likely ask that you avoid a few things in the days leading up to your appointment. Make sure that you are not taking any medications that might act as blood thinners, like ibuprofen or aspirin. You should also make sure that for at least 24 to 48 hours before your appointment that you are not consuming alcohol or smoking tobacco.
When the day of your appointment comes around, we will do everything we can to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. Before applying the injections, we’ll start by carefully preparing your skin. To do this, we’ll clean the area where you’ll be receiving the injections to remove and grime or oils that have built up.
Once your skin is ready, we can start applying the injections. The product will be injected into your skin using a very precise needle. To help the process remain comfortable, we may apply a small amount of numbing cream to the area. Then, we will use multiple strategic injections of small amounts of the product to help you get the results you want.
After your treatment is done, it’s important that you follow our instructions once you leave our clinic to ensure that your treatment is as effective as possible. We will provide you with a full list of instructions once your treatment is complete.
We will ask that you not prod or press down on the area where you’ve received treatment. This will prevent the product from spreading to unwanted areas. You should also remain as upright as possible over the next few hours. Continue avoiding certain medications as well as alcohol and tobacco, and don’t perform any physical activity that is strenuous or could make you sweat excessively.
The words “toxin” and “neuromodulator” can make you feel nervous about this injectable. And it’s natural to feel anxious about any type of treatment if this is the first time you’re receiving it. If you’ve never had an injection like this one before, then you might be questioning whether or not it’s safe to get it.
This product is formulated to be entirely safe. When you come to our clinic for your initial consultation, we’ll also do our best to make sure this is the right solution to your concerns. By looking at your medical history, we’ll be able to ensure that this is a safe treatment method for you.
One of the reasons why people may feel nervous about using any injectable that has botulinum toxin type A as the main ingredient is because they want natural-looking results. You may have heard horror stories about the way patients look after getting treatments like this one.
But as long as you visit a reputable clinic with trained doctors and dermatologists, you can trust that your treatment will look and feel completely natural. This means you won’t need to worry about answering awkward questions from friends and relatives about whether you’ve had work done.
No injectable offers permanent results. No matter what type of injectable you are getting, you will need to return for follow-up appointments eventually if you want to maintain your results from the treatment.
With this particular injectable, you can expect results to last for somewhere between three to four months before you need to return for additional injections.
Getting effective, natural-looking and safe results is important to you. But what’s of equal importance is how quickly you’ll be able to see results. After all, it’s disappointing to get a treatment and then have to wait for weeks before you can enjoy the appearance you’ve been waiting so long for.
One of the best things about getting this injectable is that you’ll get to see your results quickly. As soon as you receive the injection, you may notice a difference in the way you look. Over the next few days, the product will start taking full effect, offering you a young, smooth appearance.
If you’re thinking about getting Dysport injections to treat your frown lines, then visiting a reputable clinic is the best thing you can do. Book your consultation with us today by getting in touch with Generations Family Practice Wellness Center in Cary, NC.