Frown lines shouldn’t define you – Let your inner vibrancy show with Dysport® in Perrysburg and Fremont, OH
Through her distinguished 25-year career, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hope Mitchell has built loyalty among a diverse range of patients. She appreciates that each patient is one of a kind, with a unique combination of needs, habits, preferences, budgets, medical histories, and goals. For this reason, Mitchell Dermatology in Perrysburg, and Fremont, OH, offers a range of treatment options within each category of cosmetic procedures. So, she may find that one patient is a better candidate for Dysport®, whereas another patient may be better suited to Botox® or Xeomin®.
All these products fall within the same category of “neuromodulators”; however, there are nuances concerning how each product is formulated and manufactured and, in turn, how it affects the appearance of your expression lines.
Dysport®: The “basics”
Dysport® is a type of neuromodulator that is FDA-approved to treat the glabellar lines (“frown lines”) and the “elevens” between the eyebrows. Every time you scrunch this part of your face while worrying, frowning, or concentrating, a groove is formed underneath the skin. In young skin, these forehead lines are only visible when the expression is being made. Your body has plenty of elastin to help the skin conform to its static state after being stretched. However, as you get older, your skin has less elasticity. Your body produces less elastin and other natural substances. In turn, these formerly dynamic lines that only appear when you frown, worry (or squint or smile) become a permanent part of your face. They are visible all of the time, even when your face is at rest.
Environmental and lifestyle factors (like tanning) can speed up the structure changes and processes that eventually cause static or permanent lines and folds.
Products like Dysport® block the signals sent to the nerves, which tell your muscles to contract when you express yourself through facial movement. If the contraction does not occur, the groove cannot form in your skin. The muscles remain relaxed. The treated area looks smooth. Since Dysport® is so precisely injected into the treatment site, you can still express yourself naturally. You won’t look “frozen” or “overdone.”
Steps to a vibrant, youthful appearance
If our skin care professionals at Mitchell Dermatology determine that you are a great candidate for Dysport®, they will begin by mapping or identifying the exact areas to inject this gel-like formulation. During the actual treatment session, the areas to be injected are cleansed. A numbing medication may be applied for utmost comfort. It is so well-tolerated that patients may not need this additional step. The gel is administered with a thin needle. We inject just the right amount of Dysport® in just the right places to get just the right level of improvement and the desirable, natural look — without the risk. Mitchell Dermatology patients appreciate that Dysport®:
- Is a great way to prevent the signs of aging – It trains the muscle to remain relaxed.
- Is an actual “lunchtime” treatment – Injections can be administered in a matter of moments, usually in around 10 to 20 minutes.
- Provides long-lasting results – Improvements can be enjoyed for up to around six months.
- Works fast – While every patient is different, you may notice visible improvement in around 48 hours. It can take about a week, though, depending on where Dysport® was injected and how much the formulation was administered.
- Ultra-safe – Common side effects are no different than with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments. They include minor, temporary redness and swelling at the injection sites.
You deserve to put your “best face forward” to the universe. We can help you do that! Contact us in 419.871.3737 (Perrysburg) and 419.871.3636 (Fremont) today to schedule your consultation with the team at Mitchell Dermatology.