Over time, repetitive facial expressions can cause persistent lines and wrinkles. Frowning, squinting, and knitting your brow are all major culprits, but even smiling and laughing can cause unwanted lines that can age your appearance, or make you look unhappy or even angry. Fortunately, Dr. Gregory Mesna offers Dysport® at our Minneapolis clinic, providing fast and effective treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. Call today to schedule your consultation to discuss whether Dysport® is right for you.
Understanding How Dysport® Works
Dysport® works much like its predecessor, BOTOX® Cosmetic. For patients who are not ready for a more invasive procedure, like a brow lift, it is the most effective treatment available to improve the appearance of frown lines.
Dysport® is made from botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that temporarily immobilizes muscles. Dr. Mesna will inject the Dysport® solution in five carefully marked areas on the forehead, spaced about three centimeters apart. Thanks to his extreme precision and years of experience, Dr. Mesna is able to target only the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles, temporarily weakening them. The surrounding muscles will remain unaffected, allowing you to maintain normal facial expressions. At the same time, the treated muscles will remain relaxed and your frown lines will be drastically reduced.
What to Expect After Your Treatment
The Dysport® treatment takes only about 15 minutes, and there is no anesthesia or downtime required. Side effects, if any, are typically mild, and may include headaches or irritation at the injection site. Following treatment, you should be careful not to touch your forehead, since it could cause the medication to move and affect other areas of your face. It will take an average of three days to see your results; however, some patients see results the next day, while others do not experience the full effects of their treatment for about a week. Once the medication takes effect, you will enjoy a softer, more relaxed, and youthful face. Results typically last about four months, though some patients enjoy the effects of Dysport® for up to thirteen months.
Which Treatment Option Should I Choose?
In addition to Dysport® treatment, we offer several types of dermal fillers at Mesna Plastic Surgery. Products like Radiesse® and JUVÉDERM® are also effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, because they also boost volume, when it comes to treating the sensitive and thinner-skinned area around the forehead, Dysport® is often a better option. We understand each patient is different, and the treatment we recommend is best for you will ultimately depend on your skin type, cosmetic concerns, and desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Mesna will explain all your options and help you choose a procedure that augments your personal beauty and helps you achieve subtle, natural results.
Contact Dr. Mesna Today
With so many effective treatments available, there is no reason to live with those annoying frown lines. Contact our practice today to schedule your appointment and get the treatment you deserve to achieve a more relaxed and youthful appearance.