Dysport Washington DC
Dr. Michael Somenek is one of the country’s foremost experts on Dysport and cosmetic surgery. He is also recognized by his peers as an educator and leader in the field of injectables; he is one of the select few physicians selected nationwide as a trainer and educator for Galderma, the manufacturer of Dysport. He also participates in studies with Dysport for alternative treatments of various skin conditions, If you are interested in Dysport or just want to learn more, we invite you to contact us.
What Is Dysport?
Dysport, an alternative wrinkle remover, is a protein derived from botulinum toxin that is injected underneath skin in order to minimize or smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. It is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Dysport is a formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvement in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatments with Dysport may be comparable to your first use.
Although there are risks, they are rare. Injection site redness, swelling and bruising are possible and temporary if they occur. Eyelid droop, asymmetry, and lack of effect are also rare occurrences. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to postpone Dysport injections until their little ones are no longer dependent upon them for nutrition.
Where Can Dysport Be Used?
- Eliminating wrinkles and lines caused by movement
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Softening neck muscles known as platysmal bands
- Reducing pore size
- Creating wider-looking eyes
- Lifting the top of the nose
- Lessening a gummy smile
- Treating migraines and TMJ
Dysport is commonly used to reduce the heavy vertical creases between the eyebrows, flatten deep forehead wrinkles, and smooth out the crow’s feet area of the eyes. As an advanced injector, Dr. Somenek treats other areas of the face and neck to reduce age-defining wrinkles inluding around the mouth, nose and the thick muscles in the neck known as platysmal bands. Is is also extremely effective at treating hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, in the underarms, hands, and feet.
When will I see the results and how long will it last?
You can generally expect to see results in 3-5 days, although it may take as long as two weeks. Most people can expect to enjoy the benefits for 3-4 months, and some people will see results lasting up to 6 months. The results can last up to 9 months when treating hyperhidrosis in the underarms, hands, and feet.
Dysport treatment includes an initial consultation, and facial evaluation. An individualized treatment plan to achieve your goals is created. The treatment takes only a few minutes and is nearly painless. Details about how your Dysport treatment will be performed will be provided during your initial consultation.
Post Treatment Instructions
Dr. Somenek does not have many post treatment restrictions and will review all of these with you during your consultation and successive treatments.
Remain upright for 3 hours after injection, keeping your head above your heart.
Tiny bumps and marks at the injection sites usually disappear within a few hours.
With any injection procedure bruising is possible; if it occurs apply ice to area for 20 minutes. You may also use an OTC topical Arnica product.
Headaches can occur after Dysport treatments. If you have a headache, you may use Motrin, Tylenol, and/or cool compresses. If headache is unrelenting or continues to get worse, please contact the office.
DO NOT massage or manipulate injection sites for 24 hours after injection.
Schedule your follow up appointment (if applicable) prior to leaving office.
Contact Our Office Today!
If you have further questions regarding Dysport treatment, please call or contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.