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By Alan Rockoff MD LLC
January 29, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dysport  

Improve the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles by opting for Dysport in Brookline.

Just because another year has passed doesn’t mean your skin has to show it. While years of not putting on sunscreen and basking in the sun’s rays may have left you with visible lines and wrinkles as an adult, your Brookline dermatologist at The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery can improve your appearance and reduce the look of your wrinkles through Dysport.Wrinkles

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a prescription injection that contains abobotulinumtoxinA, also known as botulinum toxin type A. This toxin temporarily blocks muscle activity to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What can Dysport treat?

Dysport is used to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, particularly around the eyebrows, in those under the age of 65. It is FDA-approved to treat both forehead wrinkles and unsightly frown lines.

What is the difference between Dysport and Botox?

These two treatments are essentially the same, as they can both be used to treat crow’s feet and frown lines; however, Dysport’s results tend to show up a little faster than Botox. While it may take Botox about three or four days before results are noticeable, those who opt for Dysport may see the results in as little as two days. Some may even notice a slight difference after only 24 hours.

Dysport may also last a bit longer than Botox, with some results lasting as long as six months to a year. Botox results last about four to six months, on average.

What should I expect from my Dysport treatment in Brookline?

Dysport treatment is fast, only taking about five minutes to inject. We will inject one needle into five different regions of the face to reduce eyebrow wrinkles. Before injections, we can use ice or a numbing agent to ease any treatment discomfort; however, most patients feel nothing more than a slight stinging upon injection.

Can I have more than one Dysport treatment to maintain my appearance?

A lot of people want to maintain their younger-looking appearance. You can indded get more than one Dysport treatment, but we recommend waiting about three months before opting for another session.

Are there any side effects to getting this treatment?

Some patients report feeling tenderness, numbness or swelling near the injection sites. These are pretty common and minor problems that will go away after a couple days. You can use ice on the treated areas to help reduce swelling and inflammation post-treatment.

Who shouldn’t get Dysport?

If you have a nerve or muscle disorder like ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease then Dysport may not be right for you. If you are allergic to cow’s milk protein or botulinum toxin than you should opt for this treatment. Also, tell your Brookline dermatologist beforehand if you have diabetes, a bleeding disorder, asthma, are currently pregnant or have facial muscle weakness.

If you want to get a younger-looking you for the New Year, there has never been a better time to get Dysport. Call The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery today to schedule your cosmetic appointment, and let the first thing people notice about you be your healthy, youthful skin.


By The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery
January 29, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Find out more laser hair removal in Andover and whether it’s right for you.

It might be rather embarrassing to talk about, but many people deal with unsightly and unwanted hair. While we certainly revel in a full head of luscious hair there are other parts of our body where we don’t want hair to appear. Even though it might be hard to think about, summer will be here before you know it, and before you bare all you may want to consider how laser hair removal in Andover could help.

You will need more than one hair removal session: While we would all like to have one laser treatment and finally say goodbye to unwanted hair, this sadly isn’t the case. Most patients will need to have four to six sessions in order to see a permanent reduction. However, the thickness of the hair and the size of the treatment area will affect how many treatments you will need. Some patients will get the results they want in as little as two sessions while others may need more than six. Talk to your Andover dermatologist about laser hair removal packages that could save you money in the long run.

Dark hair responds best to laser hair removal: Laser hair removal can be used on just about any skin color or type; however, the color of your hair will alter the effectiveness of your treatment. The laser’s light is attracted to the melanin in your hair, which is the dark pigment found in the hair follicle; therefore, those with darker hair will obtain the best results from laser hair removal. Those with gray, red or blonde hair may find their treatment less effective.

Do not shave before your laser hair treatment: Since the laser targets your unwanted hair’s roots, you will need to stop shaving, plucking or waxing so that your treatment sessions are most effective. You should also stay out of the sun for about six weeks prior to your laser hair removal, as sun tanning can cause complications and make treatment less effective.

If you want to opt for laser hair removal before bikini season hits, then call The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Skin Surgery today to schedule your next appointment. We can help get your body beach-ready in no time.




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