Our face has lots of muscle, which allow us to express our many emotions, as well as eating, swallowing, sneezing ect. These muscles are repeatedly used over time and with environmental factors, like genetics, sun exposure, when you start using skin care or in-clinic treatments ect. All this results in the appearance of wrinkles and lines and wrinkles to occur.
At Bloom, we use Dysport® (botulinum toxin) – the European alternative to Botox – to treat the presence of or prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming. It works by relaxing and softening the muscles in your face or if used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), Dysport® works by blocking the signals to the sweat glands and less sweat is produced.
Dysport® is an injected medicine, that can help eradicate wrinkles before they form. It has also been clinically proven to work on people who have already developed wrinkles in their skin. It is a medicine that works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, which in turn leads to fading the appearance of the wrinkles. Treatment to prevent or soften wrinkles typically lasts for 4-6 months.
If you only get Dysport® once or decide to stop the treatment at a point, the results will gradually reduce if you start to use those muscles again and build strength. Dysport® is a temporary muscle relaxant. In order to maintain results we recommend you repeat the treatment every 4-6 months. Dysport® Is prescribed by a overseeing medical doctor and given by one of our experienced Registered Nurses. Dysport® is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) as it blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles, preventing them from contracting and maintaining their shape.
Results begin in 1-2 weeks and last for 4-6 months, depending on your body’s metabolism. Most patients report improved quality of life and improved confidence after receiving treatment. You will have a 2 week post-procedure follow-up appointment (no charge), during this appointment you may need a further top-up (8$/unit).
These injections are designed to last last around 4 months, depending on how much you take and how your body reacts. Some things that can impact how long they stay effective include: how you live your life, your age, the condition of your skin and amount injected.
Dysport® is an injected medicine that can help eradicate wrinkles before they form. It has also been clinically proven to work on people who have already developed wrinkles in their skin. Dysport® works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, which in turn leads to fading and softening the appearance of the wrinkles.
The number of Dysport® injections/sessions needed varies from person to person. Most people need 2-3 sessions per year to maintain results. However other factors like age, treated area etc also decide the number of sessions needed by an individual.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. There are 2 types:
- Focal hyperhidrosis: excessive sweating with no apparent cause in certain areas of the body, usually the armpits, hands, feet or face.
- Generalised hyperhidrosis: excessive sweating that affects the entire body, due to an underlying medical problem.
At Bloom we treat focal hyperhidrosis, specifically, armpits and or hands.
We offer a Non surgical treatment options – Dypsort for mild-moderate symptoms. This can be life changing.
How does Dysport work? It blocks the signals to the sweat glands, less sweat is produced.
For those who suffer from excessive sweating, Dysport injections can be life-changing. By blocking the signals to the sweat glands, less sweat is produced, resulting in less sweating in the treated areas.
How long will it last? Results may vary between patients but treatment usually lasts around 6-7 months.
Follow-Up: We recommend you book a follow-up in 2 weeks. You may need further treatment (you will be given costs at your initial consultation).
Prior to treatment
An initial consultation should also include tips on what to avoid before your Dysport® treatment, such as:
- Avoid topical creams like retinol, Retin-A, retinoids and acids for 48 hours prior. These products can make your skin more sensitive and cause irritation, but will not affect the integrity of the product.
- Avoid hair removal products like waxing, tweezing, or bleaching. This can irritate the skin, so it is best to avoid using it on the treatment area for at least 48 hours before the treatment.
- Avoid drinking alcohol. Due to the chance it may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding (during the procedure), we recommend you stop 48 hrs prior and the night of treatment.
Results begin from 1-2 weeks and last from 4-9 months, depending on your own body’s metabolism. Most patients report improved quality of life and improved confidence after receiving treatment.
You will have a 2 week post procedure follow-up appointment (no charge), during this appointment you may need a further top-up (Dysport® charge/unit) and a 2nd follow-up appointment will be made.
Dysport® For Mild - Moderate Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that may occur over the entire body or only in certain parts, most commonly the underarms, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It tends to start when the patient is a teenager with excessive sweating in certain areas – like under arm sweating and hands, although it can effect the whole body. This condition is not a serious health issue, but it can be embarrassing, be tricky to manage day to day, significantly effect confidence and cause psychological suffering for the patient. It is not a condition that is spoken about widely but it is not as uncommon as you may think.
3 Facts to know about hyperhidrosis:
- There is often no known cause
- Effects about 3% of the population
- No.1 non surgical treatment option is Dysport®
How does Dysport® work for hyperhidrosis? In the same way that it inhibits the contraction of muscles between say the eyebrows, it is used to prevent the stimulation of the sweat glands, which reduces excessive sweating . Results begin from 1-2 weeks and last from 4-9 months.
Before Dysport® for Hyperhidrosis, you must shave the area to be treated 2 days prior to treatment. If you need numbing cream, this can be added into your treatment plan.
Book a 20-minute skin consultation with our RNs or therapists to discuss & plan the best treatment for you.