Orange County – Dysport
Individuals who appear sad or upset due to a furrowed brow may want to consider scheduling an appointment at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about Dysport treatments. Dr. Kevin Sadati is a facial plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, California, who frequently administers neurotoxins and dermal fillers to assist individuals residing in Orange County, and its surrounding communities, who would like to address the signs of aging without undergoing a surgical procedure.
Dysport is Similar to BOTOX
Dysport consists of abobotulinumtoxinA, which makes it very similar to BOTOX. Both of these products are neurotoxins that are used to relax the muscles responsible for creating a variety of wrinkles and creases on the face, and the forehead.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dysport Injections?
The FDA has approved the use of Dysport injections for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. However, Dysport is not recommended for use during pregnancy, while breastfeeding or for individuals who have a history of neuromuscular conditions.
An Appointment at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Orange County with Dr. Sadati
During the patient’s initial consultation, Dr. Kevin Sadati will examine his or her skin. He will ask the patient what he or she would like to accomplish with Dysport treatments.
At this time, Dr. Sadati will want to know about any:
- previous surgeries;
- allergies to medications;
- reactions to latex (or any other product) that is commonly used during the injection procedure;
- medications the patient takes on a regular basis;
- allergies to the protein in cow’s milk;
- history of deep or raised scarring;
- skin infections in the areas where he will be administering the injections;
- cosmetic treatments that have been performed at the injection sites; and/or
- patches of oily, thick skin.
In addition, females should mention if they are pregnant or nursing, or have plans to become pregnant or nurse in the near future.
Medications, Vitamins and Herbal Supplements to Avoid Prior to the Dysport Procedure in Orange County
Patients need to inform Dr. Kevin Sadati about the medications, herbal supplements and vitamins that they take regularly. This is extremely important because certain products increase the likelihood of bruising and bleeding, which is why Dr. Sadati requests that these products be avoided prior to treatment.
Products to avoid may include:
- allergy medications;
- anti-inflammatory drugs;
- foods and drinks known for their anti-inflammatory effects (e.g., green tea extracts);
- over-the-counter herbal supplements; and
- fish oils.
It is important to note that patients who are on prescription medication should speak with their prescribing physician before discontinuing any of their medications.
A Combination Procedure with Dysport and a Dermal Filler in Orange County
Sometimes, patients will benefit from a combination procedure that includes administering Dysport and a dermal filler (like Restylane). As these are two different types of products, they can safely be used during the same treatment session.
A Dysport Treatment with Dr. Kevin Sadati in Orange County
Since Dr. Sadati is an expert injector, he performs these procedures at his office on a regular basis. Other than the recommendation that the patient lie down on his or her back for about 4 hours after the procedure, there is no downtime associated with Dysport injections or combination injection procedures.
Patients should arrive at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery with a clean face that is free of makeup, moisturizers or any other type of face cream. These procedures are rather quick, typically lasting only 30 minutes to an hour.
The Dysport (and dermal filler) procedure with Dr. Kevin Sadati in Orange County:
1. Prior to beginning the treatment, Dr. Sadati will clean the areas where he plans to administer the injections.
2. Once the areas are cleaned, a topical anesthetic is applied. This is used to numb the skin and make the procedure more comfortable for the patient.
3. Directly before the injection, Dr. Kevin Sadati will sterilize the area where he is administering the Dysport or dermal filler.
4. Once the injection is complete, he may sterilize the area again.
Results Achieved with Dysport in Orange County
The results achieved will not be noticeable right away. However, improvement will be visible within just a couple days. The results attained with Dysport can last up to 4 months.
Common Side Effects
The common side effects following a treatment with Dysport are minimal and typically include bruising, some inflammation, and redness at the injection sites. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and placing any direct pressure on their face as these activities could cause the Dysport to migrate to other areas of the face; thus, ruining the results achieved. Patients should lie flat on their back for at least 4 hours following their treatment.
Other issues that could cause the neurotoxin to migrate to other areas include massaging the face, wearing baseball caps or using swimming goggles. All of these activities must be avoided for at least 4 days after treatment.
Rare Side Effects Following Dysport Injections in Orange County
Some rare side effects following treatment include:
- skin irritation;
- sinus inflammation;
- throat irritation;
- nose irritation; or
- eye problems.
Patients who are concerned about any of the side effects listed above can call the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery at (949)706-7776. We are always happy to ease any worries and provide direction so our patients can feel comfortable following their facial rejuvenation procedures; however, if a patient experiences issues with swallowing and/or breathing, he or she must be taken to the nearest emergency room right away.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Orange County. He offers a variety of treatments to assist individuals with attaining the physical characteristics, facial features and youthful appearance that they desire. If you reside in the Orange County area and you are considering a rejuvenation procedure with dermal fillers and/or a neurotoxin like Dysport, contact the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery at (949)706-7776 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We are located at 359 San Miguel Drive, Suite 110, in Newport Beach, California.