The way we look ultimately affects the way we feel and as the muscles in our faces are used to express a range of emotions, over time, this repeated use causes lines and wrinkles to form - particularly around the frown area. Over time you will notice that these lines get deeper. Dr Helen Kanikevich is your cosmetic practitioner in Bondi for Dysport®.
Dysport® is a type of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring protein extract and is generally well tolerated in minute levels administered for cosmetic use. Dysport® has been approved for use for 25 years globally and now available through Bondi Dentistry.
A very small dose of Dysport® is injected in the specific frown muscles causing lines and wrinkles. Once the muscles are relaxed, the overlying wrinkles in the frown may soften or reduce. The treatment takes around 10-15 minutes and is minimally invasive are relatively pain free. Dr Helen is adept at making her patients feel relaxed and calm in order to further make the process a smooth one.
You may notice the results of Dysport® in just 2-3 days. If you decide not to continue your Dysport® treatment, your muscle activity will gradually return and your wrinkles will not be worse than your pre-treatment state.
The effects of Dysport® last up to 5 months although individual results may vary.
When the frown lines are relaxed after a Dysport® treatment, the skin around the area will look smooth and less wrinkled. Dysport® allows the untreated areas to move as normal. You will still be able to laugh, smile and frown, just with less wrinkling of the skin in the treated areas.
As with any cosmetic medical treatment, occasional side-effects can occur. These can include headaches, pain, bruising, swelling, itchiness, a feeling of pins and needles or redness at the injection site. muscle weakness such as drooping eyelids or eyebrows along with swelling of the eyelids or eye muscles may also occur. If you experience any of these unwanted side effects contact and consult Dr Helen.