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In The San Francisco Bay Area


In The San Francisco Bay Area

Dysport Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists have expertise in all cosmetic injectables treatments including Dysport and other neuromodulators.

Why would someone need Dysport?

Natural aging, repeated facial expressions, and stress causes fine lines and wrinkles across our face. Most commonly, we will see dramatic wrinkles on our forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet, which are the lines around our eyes. Many unwanted wrinkles on the face and neck will show over time, and muscle contractions eventually cause the skin to furrow and fold.

It can be a frustrating experience to continually see yourself in the mirror looking more tired and older than you feel. It’s not just the cellular aging process that will cause the more prominent lines and wrinkles to appear. Other factors may include:

  • Reduction of collagen and elastin
  • Sun damage
  • Repeated muscle contractions and facial expression such as frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows

When we repeatedly form facial expressions, the strong facial muscles contract back and forth which create the prominent lines that show even when your face is resting. These lines make us look older than we actually are. If they aren’t treated, they will become deeper and more noticeable as you age and continue to show facial expressions. 

What is Dysport?

Dysport is FDA-cleared and is a natural-looking way to soften and smooth moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles. This neuromodulator is injected to block the neuromuscular signals that cause the muscle contractions in the first place. The targeted muscles relax, and the lines and wrinkles are softened and smoothed out as a result.

The most common areas that Dysport treats are:

  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet (Eye corner wrinkles)
  • The Glabella (The ‘11’ lines between the eyebrows)

What are expectations with Dysport injections?

Our goal at PotozkinMD will never be to produce a frozen face. Rather, your results will be a more natural and refreshed face. Neuromodulators are meant to keep you looking like yourself, but without the lines and wrinkles. We’ve seen firsthand how Dysport can help restore your confidence.

During your appointment, we will discuss your individual concerns and decide if Dysport is the right solution for your aesthetic or medical needs. In many cases, a combination of injection treatments will give you your overall desired look.

On average, the procedure time for Dysport takes about 5-10 minutes with results lasting anywhere from 3-6 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the product. Neuromodulators do not have permanent effects. After about 3-6 months, your facial lines will gradually reappear and additional injections will be needed. For best results, we recommend receiving treatment about three times per year.

Treatment requires minimal-to-no downtime, and most people can return to their normal daily activities immediately after.

You’ll start seeing results from Dysport within a few days, but full results need around a week to set in. The exact dosage varies from person to person as every face has unique anatomy.  To minimize bruising, our office utilizes AccuVein technology to ensure a quick and speedy recovery.

Receiving your Dysport treatments from a board-certified dermatologist and experienced cosmetic injector is imperative. Dosage and injection placement are key to achieving natural and optimized results. 

Dr. Potozkin and Dr. Ellis are both board-certified dermatologists that have extensive experience with non-invasive cosmetic procedures and neuromodulators. Both have spoken at national meetings and instruct other dermatologists and plastic surgeons on how to correctly use these products. We will always strive to provide our patients with extraordinary care and will walk you through the entire process every step of the way.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

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"He saved my life! Literally! I've been seeing Dr. Potozkin for over 20 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my skin. I had melanoma 20 years ago and he took care of me and just recently I had it again. And might have more, but I'm waiting on the results. But if I do, I am confident that Dr Potozkin and his highly trained staff will take care of me. He is the best in his field. Everyone on his staff is so caring and helpful. I feel so comfortable when I'm there. So please, if you have any skin concerns, make an appointment, don't delay, your life may depend on it."

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"Dr. Potozkin is an amiable, thoughtful provider.  His expertise is evidenced by his ability to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment or options to address the issue at hand.  His staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful which makes for an overall great experience at each visit.  I highly recommend POTOZKIN MD Skincare Center if you are seeking an outstanding specialist and staff."

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"Dr. Potozkin and his team are the best! My skin issues/problems have drastically improved since I have been coming to this Doctor-over 5, maybe even 10 years. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The office is a flagship store that sells my favorite skin repair and healing products- by SkinCeuticals. I don’t live near this office, but I would never go anywhere else even if it’s closer. Absolutely worth the trip. The results are real!"

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