Key Benefits of Dysport Injections

As you age, there’s a good chance you’ll notice the appearance of wrinkles on your face becomes more apparent. What you have to keep in mind, though, is that you can take control of their appearance. In fact, a lot of people take advantage of injections to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. One of the more popular types of injections comes in the form of BOTOX. With BOTOX, a licensed and qualified professional administers an injection that contains a purified protein solution. In doing so, this relaxes the muscles of the wrinkles, reducing their appearance.

Another type of injection that effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles is Dysport, which is very similar to BOTOX but also has a major difference. With Dysport, the injection includes an active ingredient that works to gently relax facial muscles. The unique relaxing nature of the Dysport injection makes it ideal for treating wrinkles that normally appear when you make certain facial expressions, such as frowning. There are many other reasons people favor Dysport injections. Here’s a quick look at four of them.

1. Achieve a Natural Look

Used to, people would steer clear of injections that reduced the appearance of wrinkles because it created a “frozen face” look. Fortunately, throughout the years, the entire procedure, including the ingredients in the injections, has been refined. With Dysport, you undergo a minimally-invasive procedure that requires receiving injections that contain the botulinum toxin. And when administered by a professional with experience, it is now possible to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while still achieving a natural look and avoiding the “frozen face.” Another reason Dysport does such a great job at achieving a natural appearance stems from the fact that it contains a lower concentration of protein when compared to Botox. This lower concentration means the Dysport injections spread more evenly, leaving behind a fresh, natural look.

2. Long-Lasting

A lot of people who use Dysport injections stick with them because they provide such quick and lasting results. Most people notice results within a week of their first treatment, and many people note their results last up to five months. This means the results last quite a bit longer than the results produced by Botox.

3. Wrinkle Prevention

You don’t have to already have a bunch of wrinkles to start worrying about them. You can use Dysport to prevent them as well. In fact, the injections not only reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles but also help prevent the formation of new ones. A lot of dermatologists are even recommending starting Dysport injections before noticing wrinkles because this helps prevent them from ever forming.

4. Zero Downtime

Probably one of the best benefits of Dysport injections is that they are accompanied with zero downtime. A lot of patients have the injections performed during a lunch break and return to work directly after leaving the office. The injections themselves take only a few minutes to administer.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’ve tried Botox before or not, if you want to reduce or prevent the appearance of wrinkles, Dysport is definitely a product to ask your dermatologist about.

4 Body Contouring Trends to Watch

Body contouring is a practice that has been around for centuries, but it hasn’t always been what it is today. Some ancient cultures would bind waists and other body parts in an effort to shape them in ways they thought beautiful, while women in the 20th century were even rumored to have their lower ribs removed in order to get a tighter corset fit.

Modern body contouring is much less grisly and are primarily focused on removing removing unwanted and unhealthy fat deposits. In fact, today’s contouring practices are seeing a rise in popularity, largely thanks to increasing effectiveness and safe procedures. Here are four growing trends to be on the lookout for:

1. Widening Demographics

Body contouring was once a practice almost exclusively sought by younger women who wanted to fit into tighter, more revealing clothing. But not today! Cosmetic medical professionals have noted a rising trend of body contouring among male and female demographics of all ages, starting in the 2010s and projected to continue throughout the current decade.  Whereas face-lifts and other skin or face-focused procedures were once the go-to for older adults looking to turn back the clock, body contouring is being increasingly viewed as an effective youth-promoting procedure that also removes unhealthy fat.

2. Non-invasive Procedures

Long gone are the days when liposuction was the only answer! Modern body contouring offers a range of highly-effective, non-invasive methods (fat freezing, heat, laser, etc.) These procedures do not involve surgery or any incisions, and they also do not required anesthetic. Performed by experienced professionals, these options are far safer than liposuction, tummy tucks, etc. Though the results will gradually develop over time, these non-invasive methods also offer a much faster recovery time and can be fit into many everyday schedules.

3. Using Both Heat and Cold

While both individual high heat and freezing procedures have risen, the latest trend is actually a combination of the two. For example, cryolipolysis (freezing) is used first to permanent eliminate fat cells, but similar to liposuction, less-dense fat pockets can result in a wrinkled or splotchy appearance (cellulite looks more pronounced). So, the procedure finishes with a second stage that uses non-invasive radiofrequency dermal heating to help regenerate the collagen beneath the skin’s surface and result in a tighter, smoother appearance.

4. Combination Procedures 

Going along with the above, another rising trend is the combination of two contouring procedures being performed in the same session. Because of the faster recovery times and the efficiency of the treatments, this allows for even greater flexibility. Targeted areas of the body can see both a decrease in unwanted fat and skin toning in the same day. And because of the convenience of non-invasive procedures, some people are even opting for them to be done in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments for a full-body refresh experience.

While it’s impossible to predict exactly what cosmetic trends will be in vogue in coming years, the future does look particularly bright for non-invasive body contouring. As more time and resources are invested into this area thanks to growing interest across all demographics, it is highly likely that procedures will become even more efficient and effective in this decade and the next.