Your face immediately tells the world a great deal about you. It can reveal whether or not you are in a good mood or have had a good night’s sleep and it can display problems with your health. The appearance of your face can also prematurely age you. Even very small and subtle features of the face — such as fine lines around the eyes or lines between the eyebrows — can have a huge impact on how people think of and respond to you. It can happen quickly and without either person even realizing it is happening.
This is why it is so crucial to manage facial aging symptoms early and why taking care of your skin, at any age, is so critical. Keeping a healthy diet and staying hydrated can keep your skin looking healthier and younger, but they can only do so much. Repeated facial expressions, such as smiling, laughing and squinting — which are natural and unavoidable — can eventually take their toll on your skin, creating lines and wrinkles which will continue to deepen over time. You may not yet need an invasive treatment yet, but only a cosmetic treatment can roll-back these unwanted changes.
If you have recently noticed the development of mild to moderate facial aging signs like these, and they have become a continual source of concern for you, it may be time to consider Dysport. Dysport, a neuromodulator treatment, can effectively smooth fine lines and wrinkles and restore a relaxed appearance to the skin. In the hands of Dr. Haena Kim of HK Facial Plastic Surgery, you can enjoy exquisite results that provide you with the optimum level of rejuvenation without ever looking overdone. Discover more about Dysport, below.
What is Dysport and how does it work?
Dysport is a neuromodulator treatment that uses safe amounts of botulinum type A to relax the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are aging symptoms formed by the repeated action of the muscles on delicate skin, such as the skin around the eyes. Once board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Haena Kim treats muscles in your concern areas, they relax, skin becomes smoother and wrinkles soften. The action of Dysport on muscles is safe and temporary. The neuromodulator in Dysport has been used as a medical treatment in many contexts for over four decades. While Dysport’s results are lasting, they are not permanent. But routine touch-ups can preserve your beautiful, younger new look for a very long time. That way, you can enjoy the look you want without having to have an invasive procedure.
What problems and areas does Dysport treat?
Dysport is ideal for treating aging symptoms, such as fine lines, folds and wrinkles, primarily located in the upper facial area. But it may also be used to treat other problems in the face, as well.
If you have any of the following concerns, you may be a good candidate for a Dysport injectable treatment. Dysport is effective in treating:
- Lines across the forehead
- L“11,” or glabellar lines, between the eyebrows
- L“Crow’s feet,” which appear around the outside corners of the eyes
- L“Bunny lines,” which form across the bridge of the nose
- LA “gummy” smile, or excessive gingival display, where more gum tissue appears than desired
The best way to determine if a Dysport can help address your specific concerns is to schedule an in-person consultation with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Haena Kim at HK Facial Plastic Surgery in the East Bay. Dr. Kim will carefully examine your specific concerns, including your facial anatomy, and listen as you describe your cosmetic goals. Your surgeon will then recommend the best treatment to achieve the level of rejuvenation you want safely. Her recommendation may include Dysport or another appropriate procedure. The choice as to how to proceed, once you have been fully informed of all your options, is always yours to make.
How is Dysport administered?
One of the many advantages that a Dysport procedure offers is its convenience. Your board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Haena Kim, can administer your procedure in a matter of minutes, with little or no discomfort and no downtime. Once you arrive at Dr. Kim’s offices, her staff will seat you comfortable in the treatment room, where your injection areas will be cleansed. Afterward, Dr. Kim will carefully measure the predetermined amounts of Dysport you will need to obtain your results. You will receive your injections and, once they are completed, you can immediately return to your regular schedule. You will have few indicators of just having had a cosmetic treatment — except the beginning of fabulous results.
Does Dysport have any risks?
Dysport is an exceptionally safe treatment. But you can further lower your risks by selecting a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to perform your treatment, like Dr. Haena Kim in the East Bay. Like many cosmetic treatments, Dysport does have a few mild and temporary side effects, which you may experience briefly after your injections. It is natural for patients to have mild redness, swelling and tenderness at the site of their treatment in some instances, but these signs will fade quickly, usually in a few days. In the unlikely event that you have more severe symptoms, call or visit Dr. Kim immediately for a follow-up.
How soon will I see results and how long will they last?
Your Dysport results will appear quickly and last for up to four months. However, you may need to wait a couple of days for temporary swelling and redness to subside before you see your beautiful new outcome. After about five days, all patients will have their full results. You can expect visibly reduced wrinkles, smoother skin and a relaxed expression, where you have had treatment that makes you look younger and more refreshed and alert. With regular touch-ups, you can extend your new younger look for a long time. You may even be able to extend the time between your treatments by having follow-up injections on a routine basis.
Visit Dr. Haena Kim for your Dysport treatment today!
Dysport gives men and women a highly-effective way to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in a treatment that is extremely comfortable, quick and safe. And you can have your Dysport treatment today, performed by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Haena Kim at HK Facial Plastic Surgery in the East Bay.
Call HK Facial Plastic Surgery today at (925) 891-4135 to book your in-person consultation and get your Dysport results now. You no longer have to wait to look great!
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a question frequently asked by those seeking a neuromodulator treatment. The treatments have many similarities but also a few key differences. One difference is that Dysport diffuses more easily in the skin than Botox. This means that you will need less Dysport to achieve your desired level of rejuvenation than Botox and translates into lower costs, which is a benefit. Some surgeons and patients also believe that Dysport starts to work sooner and lasts slightly longer than Botox. These factors make Dysport a better choice for most patients; however, if you have used Botox in the past and have been happy with your results, there is no reason to switch to Dysport now. Discuss your prior history and preferences openly with Dr. Kim during your in-person consultation and the surgeon can help you decide which injectable you should have.
No, having both neuromodulators during the same treatment is not recommended. You can have exceptional results with either injectable if you have selected a competent and knowledgeable board-certified facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Haena Kim, to perform your treatment. Also, there is a slight possibility of introducing complications by having both neuromodulators at once. Since there is no reason to have both simultaneously, you can increase your safety and get the same outstanding results by having either injectable alone.
No, once the effects of the treatment have subsided, your muscles and skin will look and function as they did before. You will have no lingering effects from having had Dysport. You can either select a new form of rejuvenation treatment, such as Botox, or discontinue treating your symptoms entirely. The choice is yours. However, the convenience, safety and results that Dysport offers make it a treatment that most patients will want to continue indefinitely.