- What can Dysport® do for me?
- Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
- What should I expect during a Dysport® visit?
What can Dysport® do for me?
When administered by a trained professional, Dysport® may relax overactive muscles that cause creases around the eyes, forehead and between your eyebrows, softening the wrinkles and diminishing the formation of new ones. Visible results may be seen within a few days with results that last up to five months.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
A proper Dysport® treatment does not make you expressionless. The muscle activity is simply reduced, so you may still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
What should I expect during a Dysport® visit?
Dysport® is administered in our office and the actual procedure takes approximately 20 minutes depending on how many areas are treated. We use a topical anesthetic to numb the area. Tiny injections are administered directly into the muscles. There is no downtime. Some patients may experience redness, swelling, bleeding or bruising with the injections. Although these are not common, they can take place. We recommend avoiding aspirin or aspirin-containing products a week or two before your appointment.
Dermal Fillers used to lift, add volume and help diminish fine lines around the corners of the mouth of the mouth, lips, nasolabial folds, and frown lines.
What are Restylane® and Perlane®?
Restylane® and Perlane® are a crystal-clear biodegradable gel that is comprised of hyaluronic acid that has been slightly modified to last longer than the body's natural hyaluronic acid. It's produced by a biotechnical process and is injected into the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane® and Perlane® can be injected anywhere in the face to fill wrinkles or acne scars. For fuller lips, Restylane® is the preferred filler. Furthermore, hylauronic acid is naturally occurring in the body and no allergy testing is required. Restylane® or Perlane® treatments can be performed immediately.
Restylane® vs. Perlane®? The only difference between Restylane® and Perlane® is in the gel particle size. Perlane® gel particles are larger and designed for deeper injection than Restylane®. Our physician will determine which product is right for you.
How Does it Work?
Restylane® and Perlane® are cosmetic dermal fillers injected by a physician to replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, add volume to the lips and used to fill scars.
Collagen, elastin and hylauronic acid are the binding materials that provide volume and give a youthful appearance to the skin. Treatment with Restylane® or Perlane® both comprised of hylauronic acid helps to restore this lost volume and lasts for about six months. Perlane® can last slightly longer.