Dysport® (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer with Botulinum Toxin) – Houston, TX

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About Dysport

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Derek Lou offers Houston, TX men and women several nonsurgical alternatives for rejuvenating the skin. Dysport is an injectable treatment that acts like BOTOX to soften and reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines throughout the face. Dynamic wrinkles are created by repetitive facial expressions and movements (like frowning, smiling, and laughing) that eventually make the muscles of the face taut. This causes the skin over the muscle to have an etched line that can be seen even when the face is resting. Dysport is specifically formulated to treat the most frequent dynamic wrinkles: the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. It temporarily relaxes the treated muscle so the skin is smooth but with natural-looking results that don't "freeze" your face. Hear more about Dysport wrinkle relaxer treatments at Lou Plastic Surgery to make your face appear more refreshed.

Ideal Candidates

Dysport is a good choice if you want a nonsurgical treatment to correct mild, moderate, or severe vertical glabellar (frown) lines that appear between the eyebrows. Because dynamic wrinkles and lines are created by repetitive use, they may become visible in younger patients and make you appear sad, tired, or mad. Dysport is an effective, fast treatment that smoothes dynamic wrinkles without leaving a "frozen" appearance. Since Dysport's formula expands to reach a group of wrinkles, it's also great for Crow's feet, the small wrinkles in the corners of the eyes. Many patients at Lou Plastic Surgery notice visible improvements 1 – 3 days following their treatment that typically remain for as long as four months.

Procedure Technique

Injections of Dysport are performed in one of our treatment rooms following your consultation with Dr. Lou, lasting around 15 – 30 minutes. A local anesthetic or numbing cream is generally unnecessary because the Dysport is injected using a fine needle that creates minimal pain, but it may be applied if requested. The treatment area will be cleaned and five well-placed injections of Dysport will be made across the eyebrows, followed with a cold compress to minimize bruising and swelling. Following your treatment at Lou Plastic Surgery, you are free to perform normal tasks, but you should avoid taxing activities for at least 24 hours.

What to Expect

Following a Dysport session, you may have light redness and swelling around the injected area, but this should dissipate on its own within 1 – 3 days. You should sleep propped up the night of your appointment, and you may want to apply cold compresses if needed. Improvements are usually noticeable in 1 –3 days as the visibility of your frown lines is reduced for a softer, smoother appearance. Your results should remain for around 3 – 4 months and follow-up injections may be performed at Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to extend your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
The cost depends on the number of Dysport injections needed to attain your desired results. During your consult, Dr. Lou or a member of his team can discuss your estimated costs and go over all your payment options.

Dysport or BOTOX?
Both Dysport and BOTOX are safe and effective to treat facial wrinkles, and both are widely available. A skilled practitioner can tell which medication may offer the best benefit. The results of a Dysport injection typically becomes visible faster than BOTOX, lasts a bit longer, and spreads to a larger coverage area.

Dysport or filler?
Patients seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance may look into injectable fillers, as well as products, such as Dysport, to attain results. Both skin treatments work to decrease facial wrinkles but use varying approaches. Injectable fillers add volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface. It is common today to combine products, such as Dysport and BOTOX, with an injectable filler. This has been labeled a "liquid facelift" and provides outstanding results for individuals who do not want surgery.

Can it be combined with other treatments?
Yes. Many patients elect to combine Dysport with their surgical facelift, or skin resurfacing treatment for even more dramatic results. Dr. Lou can discuss your cosmetic goals during your consult and let you know which procedures can be incorporated with Dysport.

How often for treatment?
Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3 – 4 months after treatment. This varies by patient.

Relax and Refresh

If you are in search of a nonsurgical way to rejuvenate your appearance by smoothing dynamic wrinkles, Dysport wrinkle relaxer is a wonderful treatment. You will be able to discuss Dysport injections and other options at your consultation with Dr. Derek Lou to develop a custom, anti-aging plan that meets your needs and goals. We encourage you to contact Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX to find out more about Dysport and make a consultation appointment.

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