Aging is not always the most glamorous thing in the world. While we gain valuable experience and knowledge we also lose a lot of the physical attributes we had in youth. Aging means slowing metabolisms, aching joints and muscles, and wrinkle and line accumulation on our faces. While we may feel young on the inside, our faces can show a different picture, and in some cases make us look older than we really are.
At Luxe Plastic Surgery, we offer injectables to help mitigate and even temporarily eliminate these signs of aging on the face. One of the injectables we offer is called Dysport® and is designed to treat certain lines and wrinkles that develop on the face over time.
If you’re interested in learning more about Dysport® or any of our other facial rejuvenation treatments, please call our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty at Luxe Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Our number is (281) 815-2277. We’re here to help those in the areas of Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy, Texas look and feel great.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® an injectable treatment similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic that targets the muscles in your face and forces them to relax, smoothing out your wrinkles and providing you with a more youthful overall appearance. Your face is full of many small and large muscles that control different functions, including your facial expressions. When these muscles tighten too much and contract, they can compress your overlying facial skin, resulting in wrinkles.
The FDA has approved Dysport® for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles between your eyebrows, also known as vertical frown lines. However, it can also be safely used in other areas of the face, such as:
- Crow's feet
- Forehead lines
- Vertical lip lines
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) supports and recommends Dysport® for use in the facial areas listed above. Dr. Kutty has the skills and experience you can trust when it comes to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
The Dysport® Procedure
Dysport® is applied using a tiny, thin injection needle in the areas where your wrinkles are present. No anesthesia is necessary to complete the procedure, which usually only takes around five minutes. You will not require any downtime to recover, and any redness at your injection site tends to resolve itself within an hour.
Dysport® works much like BOTOX® by selectively blocking the chemical signals that cause your muscles to tighten. When these signals are blocked, your muscles can finally relax, allowing your wrinkles to soften and eventually fade.
Results can usually be seen within two to three days after injection and can last for up to four months. However, it’s important to note that results may vary by individual.
As with any plastic surgery procedure, side-effects may occur in varying degrees to certain individuals. While deemed safe by the FDA, Dysport® may cause:
- Irritation of the throat or nose
- Pain at site of injection
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Eyelid swelling and/or drooping
Candidates for Dysport®
At Luxe Plastic Surgery, we want everyone to achieve their aesthetic goals. We also value the safety of our patients and make sure that the procedure or treatment you desire is safe for you. During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Kutty will go over your medical history and current health status to make sure that this product will be safe in your pursuit of a younger appearance.
Some factors that may inhibit you from receiving this treatment include:
- Having an allergy to any of its ingredients
- Having an allergy to any botulinum toxin product
- Have an allergy to the protein in cow’s milk
- Have an active skin infection at the injection area
- Being under the age of 18
- Being pregnant or currently breastfeeding
Dysport® should only be administered by an experienced practitioner since it is possible to inject it improperly. Poor injection technique can result in a glassy appearance, asymmetry, or even interference with your eyelid function. Always thoroughly research any physician that performs this procedure to ensure they have the experience and skill necessary to do it effectively and safely. Dr. Kutty is dedicated to helping his patients obtain natural-looking results.
Contact Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Today
If you are interested in Dysport® treatment and live in or around the Sugar Land, Katy, or Houston areas of Texas, please call Dr. Malik Kutty at (281) 815-2277 or contact Luxe Plastic Surgery online to schedule your initial consultation.