Relax Wrinkle-Causing Muscles in Nashville
Wrinkles come with age, but not all lines are created the same way. Some form in areas where collagen loss naturally creates creases, while others develop in the places where repetitive muscle activity moves the skin into folds time after time after time. Dysport® at Nashville’s Maxwell Aesthetics is a solution to the problem of those muscle-related lines, known as dynamic wrinkles.
Made from Botulinum toxin type A, derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, Dysport® is one of several nonsurgical treatments applied by injecting them directly into the muscles responsible for facial wrinkles. Our highly skilled nurse injectors work closely with women and men who come in for a consultation, so together we can agree on the most effective aesthetic plan, which may include Dysport®, the related BOTOX®, dermal fillers, or more options.
More About Dysport®
Injectable Botulinum toxin type A is the most commonly administered cosmetic treatment in the United States and world each year. Decades of research have gone into establishing both the safety and efficacy of this neuromuscular inhibitor, which includes medical as well as cosmetic applications.
For cosmetic purposes, Dysport® is used to keep acetylcholine, a chemical used for sending messages in the body, from properly reaching nerve cells that control muscle contractions. Once it is injected, the targeted muscle quickly shifts from overactive to resting. When this happens, the skin associated with the muscle activity also stays at rest. Not only does this stop the lines from appearing, it prevents their further deepening due to ongoing contractions.
Dysport® is particularly attractive to people who want to freshen the look of their face, but who do not want to deal with the expense, anesthesia, incisions, sutures, and recovery time after a facelift or brow lift surgery. As opposed to a lengthy and complicated procedure, a Dysport® injection session can be finished in less than 15 minutes. In fact, Maxwell Aesthetics’ skilled nurse injectors working in Dr. Patrick Maxwell and Dr. Jacob Unger’s office can handle the treatment from start to finish during a weekday lunch break.
Patients who do choose a mid-day session should know that there is the possibility of a post-injection headache that can last several hours, as well as injection-site bruising that may last days or weeks.
What Can Dysport® Treat?
Dysport® is FDA approved to smooth out frown lines on the forehead, though it can also be used in what are known as off-label applications. A skilled and experienced injector can safely use it to great effect elsewhere on the face, such as beside the eyes to address crow’s feet.
Dysport® vs. BOTOX®
Maxwell Aesthetics offers both Dysport® and BOTOX® to provide anyone seeking a smoother face with options so they can choose the product that best fits their unique needs. The injectables have the same effect on muscles once injected, though there is some variation in the details. BOTOX® has a greater protein load, which means the body has a greater chance of deploying antibodies in response to an injection. That also means Dysport® is more likely to migrate farther away from where it is injected.
It can take BOTOX® two to three days to begin to generate visible results, while Dysport® activates in just one or two days.
No matter your injectable preference, a smooth look can best be maintained by returning for injectable appointments every three months.
The skilled professionals at Maxwell Aesthetics are dedicated to providing premier-quality, individualized care through science-based treatments like Dysport®. Nashville-area women and men who want to take the first steps in achieving their aesthetic goals can schedule a consultation with our skin care specialists today or contact the Rejuvenation Center at 615.932.7700.