Do you sometimes think you look older than you really feel? Do you always look disapproving or angry, even when you’re not feeling that way? Forehead wrinkles could be the issue, and Dysport is the solution. At Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, we can effectively treat your wrinkles using this amazing solution.
How Does Dysport Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles?
Dysport is a neuromodulator, which means it blocks nerves from sending the messages they normally send that make your muscles move. It does this by interfering with the neuron’s control over ion concentrations across those membranes that deliver the messages to your muscles.
This will not stop your forehead muscles from moving completely—you will have natural expressions—but it will stop the excessive movement that causes wrinkles.
The wrinkles in your forehead tend to appear because of the expressions you make. Over time, the constant muscle movement pulls your skin in the same direction over and over. Once you stop this by keeping the muscle movement under control, your skin will smooth out.
This treatment can target any hyperactive muscles that are causing you to experience wrinkles, and it’s especially effective on foreheads and with deep frown lines and glabellar lines. If your muscles are only mildly hyperactive, this might not be the right treatment for you.
This treatment is perfect for lines, wrinkles, and folds all over the face, but it is also useful as a non-invasive brow lift and for lip augmentation.
Does It Really Work?
If you’re worried about a cosmetic treatment that comes with a lot of promises but doesn’t deliver, you have nothing to be concerned about. This treatment really is effective. You won’t need multiple treatments to get the look you want, either. After just one treatment, you can get rid of forehead wrinkles, and the effects will last for three to six months at a time.
Why It’s Best for Forehead Wrinkles
Dysport is just about the most effective way to smooth out forehead wrinkles because it is specifically formulated to work against the deepest and hardest-to-target wrinkles on your face. In fact, this treatment works just as hard as Botox and does even better than Xeomin for areas like the forehead.
This neuromodulator is less concentrated than Botox, which is part of what makes it so effective. Because it’s less concentrated, it spread effectively over large areas like the forehead. It also works very well in conjunction with dermal fillers to give you an effective overall rejuvenation.
What to Expect
Whatever area you’re targeting with this treatment, the first thing to know is that you won’t find it uncomfortable. We use a very fine needle that doesn’t cause pain, and we can offer a topical anesthetic that will numb the area before you start.
Our first step will be to sanitize your skin so that there is zero chance of any infection. Then, we will inject the medication at the appropriate deaths depending on what area you’re having treated. For most deep wrinkles in the forehead, we need to make injections between and above the eyebrows. The whole process only takes around 15 minutes.
One of the best things about this treatment is that afterward, you don’t need to arrange for any downtime or recovery period. You can go straight back to your usual activities and regular schedule. This is the perfect treatment to fit into a lunch hour or work around your regular errand schedule.
There are a few things you should avoid doing for the first few days in order to get the best possible results. If you avoid sleeping on your side, you keep the treatment from accidentally spreading. For the same reason, avoid putting any pressure on the treatment area when applying makeup or cleansing your face.
Getting the Best Possible Results
Making Good Lifestyle Choices
For the first two weeks or so, avoid drinking alcohol or smoking. If your blood pressure stays within a normal range, your neuromodulator will be able to perform at its best, and both smoking and alcohol raise your blood pressure.
For the same reason, you’ll get the best results if you avoid a few other things that can cause your blood pressure to go up. This includes:
- Strenuous exercise
- Too much caffeine
- Too much spicy food
- Excessive sodium intake
Wearing Sun Protection
You will also see the best results if you protect your skin from the sun, which you should be doing at all times anyway. Sun exposure is one of the leading culprits behind the signs of aging like wrinkles, and this is because the UV rays of the sun destroy the collagen in our skin.
The deep wrinkles you’re seeing in your forehead are not due primarily to collagen loss but to hyperactive muscles. But collagen loss exacerbates the effects of hyperactivity in your muscles. Any time you go out, make sure you’re well protected with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
When Will I See Results?
In general, you can expect to see your final results after about two weeks. However, your initial results will become apparent within one to three days. Most people see their initial results at about the two-day mark. The more you exercise the muscles within the treatment area, without pressing on them, the faster your results will be.
The first thing you will notice is a slight tightening of your skin as it becomes smoother. The final flawless smoothing will come 10 days to two weeks later. When you meet with us for your initial consultation, we can give you a better idea of what to do to get the fastest and best results and when you personally should expect those results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?
The best candidates for any neuromodulator treatment are adults between 18 and 64 with a desire to smooth out the lines and wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. In order to be a good candidate, you must not be allergic to cow’s milk protein, and you should not be pregnant or nursing.
The first step in deciding if this is the right treatment for your forehead lines is to come in for an initial evaluation. We will review your goals, consider your medical history, and evaluate the status of your health so we can help you choose the best treatment to get you the look you want. In some cases, we may recommend something different than this neuromodulator, but whatever we recommend is always chosen as the safest way to accomplish your aesthetic goals.
What Other Ways Are There to Treat Facial Wrinkles?
As mentioned, this treatment is specifically designed to deal with the deepest wrinkles caused by overactive muscles. If you are allergic to milk protein, Botox could be a better choice for you. Additionally, not all wrinkles are caused by overly active muscles.
In some cases, wrinkles are caused primarily by loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Depending on what is causing your wrinkles, there are other treatments that could be more effective. In other cases, dermal filler treatments could work well in conjunction with Dysport to get you the look you really want.
If you are also bothered by wrinkles that do not get worse when you move the muscles of your face, you can be sure these wrinkles are caused by loss of collagen. These wrinkles can be most effectively treated with a dermal filler. At Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center, we offer a number of dermal fillers that can address different areas of the face.
This filler is especially effective for treating the tear troughs beneath the eyes. It also works against eyebags. Even better, this particular filler lasts for about five years, and it does not come with some of the side effects of other dermal fillers meant to address this area, such as possible discoloration. This filler also acts quickly and has no risk of side effects.
Radiesse is particularly designed to correct smile lines and to restore volume to the face around the mouth and nose. If you are seeing wrinkles around your mouth and nose that are not related to muscle movement, this could be an excellent choice. It’s safe and long-lasting.
This dermal filler is made to address more severe wrinkles and lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. It gives you a more smooth and even appearance and has immediate results.
Juvederm may be the most well known of the dermal fillers and is a very popular way to smooth out facial wrinkles. This is also one of the most versatile of the dermal fillers. There are many products in the Juvederm line, meaning there is something that will work specifically for you and your facial concerns.
This dermal filler is made up primarily of hyaluronic acid, which immediately lifts and tightens your skin and provides temporary support to the structure of the skin. At the same time, it signals to your body to produce more collagen for long-lasting effects.
All of these dermal fillers can work in conjunction with a neuromodulator treatment to get you the final results you’re hoping for. For some people, treating just hyperactive muscles is enough. Others may get the best look by treating a variety of issues at the same time. When you come to meet us for your initial consultation, we will discuss all the options and help you decide on the best treatment schedule for you.
What to Expect During Dermal Filler Injections
There’s not much difference between these injections and neurotoxin treatment. We start by cleansing the area and, if necessary, giving you a topical anesthetic. However, many of these dermal fillers come with lidocaine, which makes them particularly comfortable.
Once you’re ready, we will mark the injection areas in a pattern to ensure that we give you a natural result. Then we will use a very fine needle to administer the medication. You will not feel pain or discomfort during this time. The only thing that would stop you from having one of these treatments, in most cases, is an allergy to lidocaine.
Get Rid of Your Forehead Wrinkles Today!
If you want to be rid of the wrinkles on your forehead, or on any other part of your face, visit us today at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK. We can tell you more about Dysport and all our other treatments and get you back to looking like your old self again. Call us today and book your initial consultation.