The gradual appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is one of the most common aesthetic concerns patients bring to Dr. Barrera.
While this is a natural process of skin proteins breaking down and skin gradually losing its elasticity, many options are available to those wishing to reduce the amount of wrinkling they experience.
Botox is probably the best-known anti-aging product, along with facelift surgery. While both these procedures have decades of proven results, Dysport is relatively new to the aesthetics and beauty industry – but this shouldn’t discourage you.
You can choose to use Dysport alongside Botox and other dermal filler products to provide stunning anti-aging results. A comprehensive combination of fillers and neuromodulators, known as the liquid facelift, is the culmination of non-surgical treatment for wrinkles. Still, many patients enjoy Dysport’s stand-alone benefits.
Here, Dr. Jose Barrera examines the various benefits of Dysport injections, and why patients are combining Dysport and Botox more and more frequently.
Dynamic vs. Static Wrinkles
To understand why there are so many products available to treat wrinkles, you should recognize the two primary types of wrinkles that form with age – dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles result from repetitive muscle movements, and appear most obviously when you use specific muscle groups – such as raising your eyebrows, which leads to brow furrows.
Over time, when you make these habitual facial expressions, the muscles around the eyes and brows become permanently fixed and contracted, thus causing prominent wrinkles. Neuromodulator products, such as Botox and Dysport, cause local paralysis to these muscles, thus deactivating their ability to flex and crease the skin.
On the other hand, static wrinkles occur when the skin on the lower face folds into positions like the parentheses lines that bracket the mouth. Dr. Barrera treats these wrinkles with dermal fillers that volumize and smooth out the area, thus eliminating them.
Application of Dysport
We require different anti-wrinkling products to treat various facial areas and wrinkles.
Dysport is a derivative of the botulinum toxin, which, as discussed, causes localized temporary paralysis. That means Dysport is best for addressing dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles form most frequently in the forehead and around the nose, and as Dysport spreads less than Botox, it is better for treating more localized areas.
Because Botox diffuses over a greater area from the injection site, it is best for the forehead, which is a relatively vast treatment area. With larger molecules, Dysport disperses less and stays in the injection site, meaning it is ideal for treating wrinkles forming around the mid-face and around the nose.
If you are unsure about which anti-wrinkling is best for you, reach out to Dr. Jose Barrera to arrange your personal consultation, and get more advice on prolonging your youth. Call 210-468-5426 or fill out this online form.