Dermal Filler and Dysport — a Winning Combination
At La Belle Vie, women are some of our most loyal clients. We all know some pretty hard-working women, or maybe that describes you. We think women deserve to look and feel their best every day. At the top of our list of services to help women look and feel their best are the combo of dermal fillers and Dysport. This magic combo can do miracles for your appearance and your self-esteem.
Plastic surgeons have been using dermal fillers for years to help repair the signs of aging. But, what are they? Dermal fillers are a type of injection designed to replace lost volume and smooth wrinkles in your skin caused by age or sun damage. They also plump up thin lips and reduce hollowing under cheeks so you look more youthful!
Dermal fillers are gel-like compounds a clinician injects beneath your skin to soften lines and help you look younger with no surgery or downtime. Over a million people a year have chosen this popular facial rejuvenation treatment which offers a non-invasive and cost-effective way of turning back the clock.
While they are excellent at minimizing wrinkles, dermal fillers aren’t just “wrinkle fillers.” They are an excellent tool for other complaints of aging skin, too. Here are some of the other issues dermal fillers can address:
- Plump up the lips and minimize lip lines
- Restore lost volume to sunken temples or cheeks
- Smooth out chin creases
- Improve facial symmetry
- Smooth out smile lines, marionette lines, and parentheses
- Diminish acne scars or burns
- Eliminate crows feet
Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers
What Is in Dermal Fillers?
There are many types of dermal fillers on the market. At La Belle Vie, we only use FDA-approved compounds that have a high safety profile. The most common injectables are made with Poly-L-lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, or calcium hydroxylapatite. If you have any concerns about individual ingredients, we’re happy to answer any questions so you have all the information you need before deciding on the right filler for you.
Which Filler Should I Choose?
Dermal filler products are a lot like shoes: each one is different, and they’re made with specific needs in mind. Just as you wouldn’t wear running sneakers at the beach or dress heels to work out, your dermal fillers must match your skin type so you can get the most realistic results possible. Our providers are highly skilled at helping you choose the right filler for your specific concern.
What Should I Expect During Dermal Filler Treatment?
You will begin with a pre-treatment consultation to evaluate your medical history and go over your goals for treatment, plus any concerns you might have. We typically apply a topical anesthetic to your skin during the actual procedure so the injection is more comfortable. Sometimes, the fillers themselves have a bit of lidocaine which also helps minimize discomfort.
During the injection, a predetermined amount of filler is placed beneath your skin. Depending on the area we treat, you may notice a difference in your appearance right away. After your treatment, you can typically leave the office and go back to your regular routine.
Are There Any Side Effects of Filler Injections?
The risks of severe side effects with fillers are extremely low. Be sure you disclose your complete medical history, any allergies you have, and any medications you are taking to ensure there will be no complications. Some patients experience mild swelling and bruising for a few days after the treatment. This is normal and these issues will resolve within a short time.
Dysport is a unique five-point injection designed to improve the look of those pesky frown lines between your eyebrows. This area is also called the glabella. If you have a pronounced “eleven” on your forehead, Dysport may be the ideal solution. Rather than work to fill in the lines, it temporarily relaxes the muscles underneath your skin so they can no longer contract. The result is that it softens your appearance and significantly reduces those noticeable lines.
Here are a few other things to know about Dysport:
- Dysport is for those who have moderate to severe frown lines
- There is no downtime, and you can resume your activities right away
- Dysport is typically a bit cheaper than Botox and may have faster results
- Dysport is only approved for glabellar lines
Frequently Asked Questions About Dysport
What Is in Dysport?
Dysport is a serum containing abobotulinumtoxinA. This substance is a Botulinum toxin that blocks nerve activity in muscles, temporarily reducing muscular movement.
What Should I Expect From Dysport?
As with dermal fillers, your treatment will begin with a consultation to evaluate your goals and go over your medical history. When it is time for the procedure, we will apply a mild topical anesthetic to alleviate any discomfort. The clinician will inject the solution into five different locations around your forehead and eyebrows.
The entire procedure takes between 10 to 20 minutes, and you can go back to your normal activities immediately. After getting Dysport, you should notice improvements within two to three days, although it varies for everyone.
What Are the Side Effects of Dysport?
Serious side effects of Dysport are rare. More commonly, patients may experience pain, redness, or bruising at the injection site.
Which Is Better, Dermal Fillers or Dysport?
Because they work in different ways, both Dysport and dermal fillers can improve your appearance and help you achieve a more youthful look. That is why we frequently run a Filler and Dysport Combo Special. Check out our current monthly specials on our monthly special page. Most women who have opted to have both of these non-invasive skincare procedures have noticed profound rejuvenating results. Don’t wait. Treat yourself to a little TLC and book your appointment at La Belle Vie in Draper today!