If you asked people to describe what Dysport® does or how it works, there is a lot of confusion. Most people in Chicago understand that Dysport® is used by people who want to look younger, but the mechanisms behind Dysport® are not clearly understood.
If you are considering Dysport® as a way to help you tackle your frown lines, it’s good for you to have a basic idea of what it is, how it works, and how it has helped other Chicago residents get smoother skin, improve their self-esteem, and regain the confidence they had when they were younger. One thing that is sure is that it has worked for many people, and it could work wonders for you.
What Wrinkles to Treat with Dysport®
The first thing to understand is the type of wrinkles that it is designed to treat. You may be surprised to know that there are different types of wrinkles. There are static wrinkles, and these are the wrinkles that are on your face regardless of the facial expression you make. These wrinkles are caused by a loss of facial volume as well as by the effects of the sun on your skin. Dysport® is not designed to treat these types of wrinkles.
Instead, this product is designed to address dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that appear on your face when you make facial expressions. So when you look at yourself in the mirror and you smile, you may notice the formation of wrinkles around the sides of your eyes. Many people refer to these despairingly as crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are a form of dynamic wrinkles.
Why Consider Dysport®?
The reason why this treatment is so popular has to do with the way that your facial skin ages. When you are young, your skin is full of collagen and full of elastin. This means that your skin is very elastic and is very pliable. It has the ability to pop back quickly after any facial movements you make. So when you were younger and you smiled, your crow’s feet would appear while you were smiling and then when you were done, your skin would go back to its smooth appearance. The same is true with frown lines. When you would frown, frown lines would develop, but when your face relaxed, these frown lines would disappear.
Now that you are older, your skin is thinner and does not have the ability to bounce back like it did before. When your skin folds in reaction to your facial movements, it begins to etch lines into your face. This means that your frown lines and your crow’s feet do not go away even when your facial muscles are relaxed.
What Dysport® does is work to give your skin and muscles a break. It temporarily relaxes your facial muscles so that your skin does not contract as forcefully when you make facial expressions. The result is that your dynamic wrinkles begin to fade and you regain the youthful appearance you enjoyed before.
Let our team at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact us today to book a consultation for Dysport®!