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Wrinkles are a point of contention. Some see them as badges of honor, signs of wisdom and natural result of aging. Others however see them as unwanted side effects, indications of “getting old” or consequences of poor skin care. If wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either, there’s now an alternative that provides subtle, long-lasting results: Dysport.

Dysport is proven to smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. The results: natural-looking, fast-acting, and long-lasting.

How does Dysport treat glabellar (11) lines?

Unlike other injectables, Dysport is not a dermal filler. It does not eliminate wrinkles and fine lines by filling in the underlying tissue. Instead, Dysport works in the same way that BOTOX does. It uses an FDA approved drug called botulinum neuromodulator type-A to temporarily prevent targeted muscles from moving. More specifically, these injections block certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. When used in the face, Dysport injections relax overactive facial muscles that cause severe wrinkles. The result is a softer, more refreshed appearance free from deep lines around the eyes, nose and forehead.

Getting Dysport injections at Artemedica

The Dysport procedure includes 1 injection into 5 major points both above and between the eyebrows, resulting in a completely wrinkle-free forehead. Dr. Lacombe will carefully choose these injection points for optimal results unique to your cosmetic goals. You can be sure that when you receive your injections at Artemedica, the procedure will be comfortable and the results stunning. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the procedure should take less than 15 minutes overall. Our providers use the smallest possible needle and a unique technique for a pain-free experience.

If you do feel any discomfort or anxiety before or during your treatment, you can always ask your provider about PRO-NOX.

Recovery after your procedure

Thanks to Dr. Lacombe’s special technique, recovery after Dysport injections is fairly quick and any side effects will be mild. Patients may experience some temporary bruising and minor headaches but these should resolve within 24 hours. If you do experience any side effects, apply an ice pack to the treated areas to alleviate any inflammation and discomfort.


As for results, many patients begin to see an improvement within the first 24-48 hours. However, results won’t be final until roughly 2-3 days after your treatment. Results last up to 5 months depending on the severity of the wrinkles treated. Remember that results vary from patient to patient. You should discuss your ultimate cosmetic goals with your provider to create a treatment plan that works for you.

Dysport Injections in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg

Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 28 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.

If you are interested in Dysport injections or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 office for your free consultation.

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Roderic Wallace Trusts Dr. Victor Lacombe

“Probably one of Dr. Lacombe’s greatest assets is his intuitive understanding of what it takes to create a very natural yet aesthetically pleasing result. In my case, a brow lift opened up my eyes, a subtle lift to the tip of my drooping nose dealt with the negative effects of gravity, a small chin implant balanced a newly sculpted neck and stronger jaw line… yes, a number of procedures done at one time, but oh so worth it in the long run. I can enthusiastically endorse Victor as one of the finest plastic surgeons around.*”

*Individual results may vary

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