Dysport Injections Specialist in Cleveland, OH
If all you see when you look in the mirror is a magnifying glass zoomed in on your crowfoot or frown lines, you may be interested in trying out Dysport injections! Dr. Elsheikh here at Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland can help you move on from those pesky lines as if they were never there in the first place. Call us or schedule an appointment online. Serving clients from Cleveland OH and surrounding areas!
Table of Contents:
What are Dysport injections, and how do they work?
What happens at a Dysport injection appointment?
When should I expect results from Dysport injections, and how long do they last?
What are the pre- and post-care instructions for Dysport injections?
Dysport injections are a type of neuromodulators used to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and other facial cosmetic issues. The purpose of any given neuromodulator is to enable one or more neurons to regulate a diverse set of neurons through the chemical or substance used. In the case of Dysport injections, the particular neuromodulator involved regulates the muscle activity in a specific area of the face to reduce moderate to severe frown lines caused by repeated muscle contractions and movements. By relaxing and limiting muscle activity in the specified treatment areas, such frown lines can subside and disappear. The ingredient used in Dysport injections is a diluted form of the element that is found in Botox injections—abobotulinumtoxinA in Dysport, and onabotulinumtoxinA in Botox, respectively. As a result, the effects of Dysport are much gentler than those of Botox.
When you come in for a Dysport injection appointment at Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland, we will invite you to have an initial consultation with Dr. Elsheikh, he can make sure you can safely receive the injections and have a firm grasp of how you would like to proceed with treatment! As such, we will discuss your medical history, any medications you are taking, and your goals for treatment during this consultation. Dr. Elsheikh will also analyze the treatment area to have a clear idea of how to provide the treatment to you. The consultation should take around 15 to 30 minutes.
The actual injection process is quick and painless, involving one injection into five different points between and above your eyebrows. Before the injection, Dr. Elsheikh will remove any makeup from the injection site and apply a numbing cream to minimize any discomfort. The injection is administered by a licensed medical professional using a sterile, single-use syringe with the capacity to hold up to 300 units of Dysport. In total, your visit to Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland should take between 30 and 45 minutes, including both the consultation and the injection. Once the treatment is over, you will be free to go! No downtime is required with Dysport injections. That said, Dr. Elsheikh will provide you with some post-care instructions to experience the best possible results from Dysport treatment.
Over half of our clients who receive Dysport injections are happy to report improvements in frown lines within two to three days of treatment, with full results being seen within two weeks and lasting for up to five months. As such, we recommend getting Dysport injections twice per year to maintain results.
There is not much to say for pre-care instructions for Dysport injections, other than you should consult with your primary care physician and discontinue the use of any blood-thinning medication if you plan to go ahead with injections. You should also be prepared for Dr. Elsheikh to remove some of your makeup from the treatment area. As for post-care instructions, there are a few more things to consider. For about 30 minutes after treatment, practice exercising the treated muscles by frowning, raising your eyebrows, or squinting to allow the Dysport to work its way into your muscles. It is also recommended that you refrain from strenuous exercise, rubbing or massaging the treated area, and lying down for at least four hours after treatment.
If you have any questions about our services, contact us today to learn more. We serve clients from Cleveland OH, North Olmsted OH, Olmsted Falls OH, North Ridgeville OH, Bay Village OH, Lakewood OH, Berea OH, and Brooklyn OH.