One of the misconceptions about facial rejuvenation is that it always involves surgery. Actually, certain injectable products can effectively take years off the face's appearance and minimize visible signs of aging, albeit temporarily, without any surgical intervention. The Dysport San Francisco treatment is one of the leading injectable products to reverse wrinkles and restore a youthful quality to the face. Dr. Sheena Kong is pleased to offer treatment with Dysport at her med spa in San Francisco located downtown.
A Dysport Treatment Session
Dr. Kong's San Francisco Dysport treatment is quick, convenient and virtually pain-free. The treatment area will be cleansed in preparation for the injections, and a topical anesthetic may be applied.
Dr. Kong will use a fine needle to inject small amounts of Dysport into the area of the wrinkle(s). You may feel a slight prick, but it won't be painful. She will inject the product strategically, paying close attention to your natural expressions and facial structures. Less-experienced injectors may over-correct, producing a frozen or surprised expression, but Dr. Kong is careful to inject the product precisely and accurately so you preserve your unique facial animation.
After Dr. Kong has finished the injections, you should apply a cold compress to the treated area to reduce any swelling and discomfort. Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area, which could cause the product to migrate.
Benefits of Dysport
Dr. Kong's San Francisco Dysport treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. It can be performed quickly and conveniently during a lunchtime appointment in Dr. Kong's office. After treatment, you can resume your regular activities almost immediately, with no downtime.
You will notice an almost immediate improvement after treatment, and results will continue to improve for about a week. Your face will look smoother, more rested and alert. Wrinkles will be significantly less-pronounced.
Your results should last between four to six months. If you love your results, repeat treatment is recommended to maintain the effects.
Recovery after Dysport
A great benefit to Dysport treatments is there is no need to worry about recovery time. After treatment you can resume your normal activities, return to work, or wherever life takes you.
Will I Have Any Negative Side Effects?
The side effects of Dysport injections are minimal. You must refrain from strenuous exercise on the day of your treatment and avoid NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen) or blood thinners prior to and after treatment. If you are considering Dysport injections to treat lines, wrinkles and creases, speak with Dr. Kong about the medications and supplements you take.
Some patients experience pain or tenderness at the injection site. Any pain can be managed with over the counter pain medication, but this is not usually needed. If you do have any discomfort, avoid NSAIDs to help avoid bruising. Do not exercise, lie down, or perform any other physical activities that may cause blood to rush to the head.
Minor swelling may occur at the injection site, area but typically resolves within 15 to 30 minutes after treatment. You can use an ice pack to reduce swelling. Refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated areas. It has been injected to smooth specific areas, and massage can spread it to other areas of the face.
Differences between BOTOX and Dysport
Both Dysport and BOTOX are produced with botulinum. They both smooth fine lines and wrinkles by limiting muscle contractions in a targeted area. While BOTOX and Dysport are very similar, there are a few distinct differences.
The two injectables are diluted differently and if you’ve used BOTOX before, you may notice that you need more units of Dysport to achieve the same result – Dysport is thinner. It does not mean that one formula is more effective than the other. It simply means that the molecule size and concentration differ between the two.
The molecules in Dysport are smaller than those in BOTOX. The formula spreads to a wider area while BOTOX targets specific muscles. Dysport is typically ideal for treating larger areas like the forehead while BOTOX may be more effective to smooth areas such as crow’s feet. As Dysport is thinner formula, it spreads with a feathering effect, which looks very natural.
Most patients notice results in fewer days with Dysport than with BOTOX. You will likely notice smoother skin within one to two days after Dysport injections, but it can take three to five days to see results after BOTOX. If you are seeking treatment to enhance your look before an important meeting or special event, Dysport may be the best option for you.
Is Dysport Safe?
Dysport is FDA-approved to treat frown lines and has been used by thousands of people all over the world to smooth lines and wrinkles and create a fresh, youthful facial appearance. Side effects are mild, and complications are very rare. Dr. Kong uses a delicate injection technique in Dysport treatments and is trusted to consistently create superior results.
Learn more about Dysport
If you would like to learn more about Dysport in San Francisco and how it can help you look younger, more rested and happier, please contact the practice of Dr. Sheena Kong.415-673-7600
Dysport is owned by Galderma.