Medical director of Pacific Skin Corte Madera, Tracy Evans, M.D. offers patients several nonsurgical options for rejuvenating their skin. One of those options is Dysport, an injectable wrinkle relaxer that acts like BOTOX to smooth the appearance of certain dynamic wrinkles on the face. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by facial expressions and movements (like smiling, laughing, and frowning) that we all make thousands of times over the years. These expressions cause the skin over the muscle to have a grooved line that can be seen even when the face is resting. Dysport is FDA approved to temporarily block the signals to the glabellar muscles between the eyebrows to address the deep "number 11" that forms from frowning. It can also be used to address groups of fine lines, such as Crow's feet and smoker's lines. If you are interested in how Dysport or other wrinkle relaxers might benefit you, contact Pacific Skin to schedule a consultation.
Dysport is specifically designed and FDA approved to be used on moderate to severe glabellar lines, or the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows when frowning. If your glabellar lines are mild, Dysport may not be the best option. Dr. Evans can talk to you at your consultation about the degree of your vertical lines and which wrinkle relaxer to choose.
Dysport also has a bit more tendency to spread out from the treatment area, which means you should be careful to choose an experienced doctor or injector. The tendency can be a good thing when used correctly as it can treat areas with small groupings of lines, such as the Crow's feet, with a more natural look. Finally, some candidates may choose to go with Dysport because it can have slightly quicker results that BOTOX, though it does require more injections.
"I went in to have a basal spot on my back removed. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Evans for years. She’s the best. I’ve never had a bad experience with her or anyone that works for her. She’s an excellent doctor and I trust her judgment/diagnoses completely. I particularly appreciated the way the procedure was handled. Everything is thoroughly explained and as they’re ‘working’ they tell you exactly what they’re about to do so there are no surprises. I highly recommend Dr. Evans (and in fact have recommended her to many of my friends). Having basal cells removed (I think the procedure is called Mose) is not a pleasant experience but Dr. Evans and her staff make it as pleasant and painless as possible"- A.D. / Google / May 30, 2019
"Dr Evan's has been treating my various dermatological issues for several years. Every visit is met with professionalism and complete confidence with what I present. When I needed further diagnosis she was quick to refer me to a specialist. Dr Evans has made herself available on a few occasions after hours to discuss my emergent needs."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 28, 2019
"DR Evans is thorough, very well educated and has an excellent staff in her well appointed office."- V.K. / Facebook / May 09, 2019
"I LOOOVE Dr. Evans and her whole team! Incredible customer service and great results for cool sculpting on my husband and fraxel on me! My skin is completely transformed and my husband was able to eliminate some fat pockets that no amount of exercise could touch! This is a top notch medical team with fabulous cosmetic services as well as the highest quality dermatology! I want to particularly thank Shantelle for being such a rock star! I'll be coming back for more and referring all my friends!"- E.M. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
"I love the quiet, spa-like atmosphere of Dr Evans' Corte Madera office. She and her staff offer a diverse array of treatments as well as complete dermatological care. Recently, I tried cool sculpting with Shantelle and was so pleased with the results. Shantelle is a skilled practitioner and very reassuring. I can't say enough good things about this office."- M.K. / Yelp / Apr 09, 2019
Injections of Dysport are administered in one of our private treatment rooms and can take 15 – 30 minutes. A local anesthetic or numbing cream is generally unnecessary because the Dysport is injected using a fine needle that creates little pain. However, you can request an anesthetic if you feel concerned. The treatment area will be cleaned, and Dr. Evans will carefully and strategically perform your Dysport injections. We will apply a cold compress for several minutes after your treatment to lessen bruising and swelling, and then you are free to go and get back to your day. However, you should avoid taxing activities, like exercise, for at least one day.
What to Expect
Following a Dysport session, you may see light redness and swelling at and around the injected area, but this generally will disappear within 1 – 3 days. You should sleep propped up for at least one night and may want to apply cold compresses if needed. Improvements are commonly noticeable in 1 – 3 days as your skin is allowed to become softer and smoother without the interruption of the muscle contractions. Your results should remain for around 3 – 4 months, and more injections may be done at Pacific Skin Corte Madera to extend your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Dysport cost?
The total cost will depend on how much Dysport is required for your treatment. In your initial consultation, we will develop your unique treatment plan so we can offer a cost estimate. Ask about our current injectable treatment specials at Pacific Skin Corte Madera and which methods of payment we take.
What's the difference between Dysport and BOTOX?
BOTOX and Dysport are cosmetic injections that improve dynamic wrinkles. Dysport results can sometimes develop more quickly than BOTOX, but BOTOX might require fewer injections. Additionally, Dysport injections can tend to spread if not performed properly so it is very important to choose an experienced doctor, like Dr. Evans. At your consultation, we will discuss whether Dysport or another wrinkle relaxer is best for your treatment.
Should I get Dysport or a wrinkle filler?
Many patients do not understand the different uses for wrinkle relaxers and fillers. A relaxer addresses dynamic wrinkles, whereas a filler addresses static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive motions, for example, laughing, smiling, frowning, and other expressions. Dysport relaxes the creased muscle under the skin to smooth the dynamic wrinkle. Static lines are from decreased skin elasticity so a dermal filler adds volume to the area so it is even. In your consultation, we will ask about your concerns and goals to help you determine if a wrinkle relaxer, a filler, or both will deliver your desired outcome.
Can Dysport be combined with othecxz r treatments?
Pacific Skin Corte Madera offers a number of aesthetic treatments that can be added to boost your Dysport results. Based on your areas of concern, your personalized plan might include Dysport, a filler for static lines or volume in your cheeks and lips, plus a skin treatment. We encourage you to be open during your initial consultation so we can make a plan that provides an outcome you're thrilled with.
How often should I get Dysport injections?
Dysport injection results may last for as long as four months. In your initial consultation, we will suggest how often you should get injections at our office in Corte Madera, CA to sustain your results. You might want to schedule injections sooner or further apart once you know how Dysport works on your wrinkles.
Relax and Refresh
If you want a nonsurgical treatment that revitalizes your appearance by reducing dynamic wrinkles, Dysport wrinkle relaxer is a wonderful option. Especially when performed by a skilled doctor, like Tracy Evans, M.D., Dysport injections can provide beautiful, natural-looking results in delicate areas, like around the eyes. We encourage you to contact Pacific Skin Corte Madera to find out more about Dysport and schedule a consultation.