Injectable cosmetic treatments are non-invasive procedures that aim to fix a variety of cosmetic issues. If you are concerned about the fine lines and wrinkles around your lips, eyes, brow, forehead and neck you may want to consider Dysport®. Dr. Gabriel Patino of The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito highly recommends this treatment. A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Patino is highly regarded by his colleagues and the patients he treats, and delivers amazing results for his patients in Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding areas of California.
What is Dysport ®?
Approved by the FDA, Dysport® helps to restore the face to a more youthful appearance. The injections relax and reduce the face’s fine lines and wrinkles. In a few days, the Dysport® injections will eliminate frown lines and wrinkles.
How Much Does Dysport® Cost?
Because insurance companies do not cover skin rejuvenation treatments, they are seen as elective treatments, and you are responsible for the costs. To make the treatments more affordable, The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito offers financing options through American HealthCare and CareCredit®. Please contact our office if you would like to discuss financing. We also accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards as a form of payment.
Benefits of Dysport ®
Dysport® allows patients to look younger without needing to undergo invasive cosmetic procedures. What makes this treatment advantageous is the fact that it works on several types of wrinkles. Dysport® treats the following:
- Brow and frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Wrinkles around the lips and lip lines
- Neck wrinkles and lines
How is Dysport® Administered?
The doctor injects Dysport® directly into the muscles, causing them to relax. The procedure does not present any health risks to patients. The rate of success relies more on the skill of the person who is performing the injection than the solution. Dysport® is safe to use. Millions of patients use this treatment with great success and fast results.
Quite often, people purse their lips, furrow their brows, or make scowling faces without even realizing that they are doing it. Over time, these facial expressions will cause the nerve impulses to keep the muscles in a contracted position, which can lead to wrinkles. When Dysport® is injected into muscles, the signals sent from the nerves are interrupted without affecting the other nerves and muscles in the neck and face. This allows you to show expressions without worrying about those expressions aging you.
Preparing for Dysport® Injections
The small amount of time required for a Dysport® treatment session is one of the reasons for this treatment’s popularity. The treatments do not really require any type of pre-treatment preparation. You should avoid using aspirin for any other type of blood-thinning medication unless otherwise stated by your physician. Using these medications may increase the risk of bruising at the injection site. Also, it is important that smokers stop smoking before the Dysport® treatment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Patino will carefully examine you to determine if you are eligible for the treatment. At this consultation, you need to tell him about your medications, both over-the-counter and/or prescription.
The results of your Dysport® injections may not be seen immediately following the procedure. You may experience some swelling, redness and tenderness around the injection site. These effects will go away within 48 hours. After the treatment, you will appear softer. To maintain your new, youthful skin, you will need to schedule periodic follow-up appointments. Dr. Patino is happy to suggest a follow-up schedule that meets your needs.
Are Dysport® Injections Right for Me?
Candidates for Dysport® should have a desire to remove their facial lines and wrinkles. This treatment is for use on wrinkles and lines that are caused by facial muscle movement. It is not used to treat issues that result from a loss of elasticity or volume. This treatment is a painless and fast way to remove wrinkles. Dysport® is recommended for healthy adults of any age.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
At your initial consultation, you need to inform Dr. Patino of your medical history, including any previous skin condition or allergies. It is also important that you express your goals for the treatment and the appearance you are hoping to achieve. Dr. Patino will be honest about what Dysport® injections can do for you. He is available to answer any questions you have before and after the procedure.
Dysport® is just one of the injectable procedures offered by Dr. Patino to his patients in Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding areas of California at The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito. Dysport® injections can help you achieve a younger appearance. To find out more about these injections and the process, please contact us to schedule your FREE initial consultation with Dr. Patino.