The signs of aging are inevitable, but the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can make both men and women become a bit self-conscious about their appearance. We tend to associate lines and sagging facial skin with age. When we notice them on our own body, we may feel dissatisfied, knowing that we feel much younger than our face suggests. Patients of Washington Dermatology Consultants can discover the best ways to combat the natural signs of aging after just one consultation with board certified dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Neal. Though the process of aging cannot be stopped, treatment with Dysport in our Arlington or Stafford, VA office can dramatically improve the youthfulness of the skin.

Dysport is a neuromodulator like Botox, though it is dosed differently. This cosmetic medication gained FDA approval in 2009, years after Botox entered the market. In similar fashion, Dysport is based on the naturally occurring protein, botulinum, a compound used in medical treatments for more than three decades. In cosmetic applications, Dysport is used to reduce the signs of aging that occur due to muscle contractions. Because this solution tends to diffuse more than Botox, treatment from a highly trained, board certified dermatologist is necessary.

Injected into the muscles commonly used to when we express ourselves, Dysport leads to relaxation, which smooths the skin on the surface for a more youthful appearance. This form of treatment is far less invasive than traditional face lift procedures, which require general anesthesia, incisions, and a lengthy recovery. Our patients can receive Dysport treatment on their lunch hour and comfortably go about their day as usual.

To begin anti-aging treatment, Dr. Neal consults with patients regarding their skin and aesthetic concerns. The first step in achieving the desired outcome is to determine what the patient’s goals are. When you visit Washington Dermatology Consultants, we listen closely to what you have to say first, and devise treatment around your specific areas of concern. In some cases, Dysport makes a wonderful stand-alone treatment. When the signs of aging include sagging skin due to a loss of volume, dermal fillers may also be recommended.

You have more power over your aging process than you may have known. Contact us in Stafford or Arlington, VA to experience the rejuvenating effects of Dysport.