Injectables for Anti-Aging in Omaha
At Imagen, we use Dysport [“Diss-Port”] to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve a gummy smile, soften the jawline, and help with grinding teeth. Both Botox and Dysport are used for the same purpose, however, which product you choose depends on your personal preference. Dysport is growing in popularity because of its slightly lower price point and natural-looking results. Each product comes with a rewards program for earning points and certificates towards your treatment.
COMMON TREATMENT AREAS:
- Frown Lines
- Crow’s Feet
What is Dysport?
At Imagen, we use Dysport which is a neuromodulator, to relax wrinkles caused by the frequent muscle activity of the muscles that cause facial expressions. This results in a more relaxed, stress-free, and youthful look. Dysport has been used in millions of patients worldwide to treat undesirable frown lines between your brows, and forehead wrinkles and to soften crow’s feet around the eyes. But that’s not all it can do! Dysport can also be used to soften the jawline, improve a gummy smile or create the appearance of a brow lift! The treatment helps to minimize lines of expression and therefore can help you to look younger and more refreshed .*
Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport?
If you have lines or wrinkles on your face from the movement of your facial muscles, then you may be a good candidate for Dysport. If your lines are deep, you may need several treatments before you see significant improvement. There are very few people whose facial wrinkles will not be improved with Dysport treatment.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Dysport?
Dysport™ is approved by the FDA for adults younger than 65, but that doesn’t mean that patients older than 65 aren’t eligible for injections, but may need to talk to their healthcare provider to make sure facial injections are safe for them.
If you have been treated for muscle spasms or have underlying medical conditions that would make some of the side effects worse more likely to occur, notify your doctor as you may not be a good candidate for facial injections.
What Should I Expect with my Dysport Treatment at Imagen?
Our experienced injectors perform all of our facial rejuvenation treatments. Dysport is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require anesthesia (although as a courtesy we can numb the area beforehand if you would like, just let us know!) Dysport is an in-clinic treatment that only takes a few minutes to perform. There is no downtime needed with Dysport so you can return to your normal activities after your injections. You can expect to see the results in as little as a week.*
How Long Does Dysport Last?
How long your Dysport results last depends on multiple factors. Most patients begin to see results within 7 to 10 days, which tend to last between 3 to 5 months. If you are looking to prevent wrinkles from forming (like many of our 20 to 30-year-old patients), you may only need treatment every 6 months. If you already have deep lines, you may desire treatment as frequently as every 3 months. It all depends on how your muscles respond to the treatment. Your injector will go through their treatment recommendations for your desired outcomes during your consultation and present you with a treatment plan before your first injection.
Is Dysport Safe? What are the Risks and Side Effects?
Dysport is a very safe treatment. It has been used on millions of patients worldwide. The most common risk of Dysport injection is bruising. Oral or topical Arnica can also help to prevent or treat bruising. Droopiness in the brow or eyelid can also occur. This is typically related to the placement of the Dysport and can often be improved with another injection. If you find this has happened after your injections, please do not hesitate to call and schedule a follow-up appointment.
The most common side effects are:
- Eyelid swelling
- Eyelid drooping
- Swelling or redness of the injection site
Dysport™ shouldn’t be used if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and should be avoided if you have a history of myasthenia gravis or other muscular disorders. While it contains lactose, it isn’t absorbed by the GI tract so it is okay to use even if you are lactose intolerant.
How much does Dysport Cost?
Many patients are surprised at how affordable Dysport treatment can be. All of our Dysport treatments are based on the number of units used. If your muscles are very strong, you may need more units initially. For many patients, as the muscles weaken with repeated treatments, they may need fewer units to achieve the same effect. Our Dysport is $4 per unit. A typical treatment for the frown lines or crow’s feet will usually start at $144. We do participate in a loyalty program for Dysport users. Every time you get a Dysport treatment you earn points. These points can then be redeemed for coupons to use toward your next treatment.
What Other Similar Procedures are Available?
Botox is a registered brand name for botulinum toxin(neuromodulator), produced by the company Allergan. Along with Botox, Restylane, Xeomin, and other facial injections are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and new injectables are being developed currently, as well.
Other products and treatments can reduce wrinkles and fine lines along with a tailored skincare regimen for your skin’s needs. Other cosmetic procedures that Imagen offers for facial rejuvenation include microneedling, fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments just to name a few.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about Dysport, Botox, or fillers being used as a non-surgical option in your treatment plan, please call us at402-347-4433 to schedule a complimentary consultation.