Facial wrinkles always seem to appear before we are ready for them. Fortunately, Wang Plastic Surgery offers a variety of modern, non-surgical wrinkle treatments that can help you restore or maintain a youthful-looking face. DYSPORT is the first FDA-approved alternative to the highly popular injectable wrinkle treatment BOTOX® Cosmetic. Both products treat "dynamic wrinkles," which is another name for wrinkles caused by the contractions of facial muscles, such as forehead furrows, frown lines, and crow's feet. Dr. Wang is pleased to offer DYSPORT to his patients in Pasadena and the Inland Empire.
Unlike dermal fillers that correct wrinkles by restoring lost volume, DYSPORT temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that actually cause the wrinkles. It also can temporarily keep the wrinkles from progressing and prevent future wrinkles in the treated areas. Combining DYSPORT with a dermal filler like Radiesse®, chemical peels, and/or a facial cosmetic surgery procedure like a forehead lift, can give you an even more impressive facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Wang makes patient care a priority; therefore, he conducts all DYSPORT consultations and treatments himself. He has an in-depth understanding of the relationship between facial muscles and expressions, so you can feel confident that your DYSPORT treatments will be performed with extreme precision and care and that your enhancements will be natural looking.
If you're interested in learning more about DYSPORT, schedule your consultation with Dr. Wang at our plastic surgery offices, serving all of Southern California including Pasadena, Arcadia, and Riverside. You can request a consultation online or call Wang Plastic Surgery at (888) 360-6688 today to schedule your appointment.
What makes DYSPORT different from BOTOX Cosmetic?
These two products are made from botulinum toxin type A and work on the same principal of correcting wrinkles by suspending facial muscle movement. However, they offer some differences. DYSPORT has been found to:
- Take effect earlier, within 1 to 2 days after treatment, as opposed to 3 to 5 days for BOTOX Cosmetic.
- Result in improvements that spread farther from the injection site. While this property limits precision, it can be beneficial when treating larger areas.
- Create results that last longer for some patients.
How are DYSPORT injections performed?
Although DYSPORT treatments are virtually painless, some patients prefer to take advantage of a topical anesthetic, and possibly a sedative, to ensure their comfort and reduce anxiety. Using a fine needle, Dr. Wang injects very small amounts of DYSPORT into specific areas of the muscles that are associated with the targeted wrinkles. These quick, simple treatments take only about 20 to 30 minutes to perform, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. There is no associated downtime, so you can resume your normal activities right after treatment.
Will my expressions look frozen or "plastic"?
Dr. Wang has extensive experience performing injectable wrinkle treatments. He will use extreme care and precision when injecting DYSPORT to ensure that the targeted wrinkles will smooth out while preserving your ability to make natural expressions.