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Dysport Treatment by Dr. Fechner in Worcester

Dysport® treatments represent one of the most popular and effective non-invasive injections performed in our clinic. This popularity of Dysport is in part due to its ease for our patients and the superior efficacy in treating problematic and bothersome wrinkles.

With Dysport injections, Dr. Fechner is able to dramatically reduce wrinkles between the brow (“Number 11’s” or frown lines), on the side of the eyes (crow’s feet), horizontal forehead creases, the upper lip and even neck chords. Dr. Fechner uses one of the smallest needles available to help his patients achieve impressive wrinkle reduction with a series of swift and relatively comfortable injections.

As an experienced specialist in facial aesthetics, Dr. Fechner is a sought-after lecturer in the field at plastic surgery conferences throughout the US and abroad.

In Boston and Worcester, he teaches residents and fellows at Harvard and UMass in his advanced plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Fechner enjoys to complement his surgical treatments with non-invasive injectables such as Dysport and fillers hereby extending surgery’s durability or to delay the need for invasive facial rejuvenation.

Advantages of Dysport Injections

Dr. Fechner uses Dysport because of its effectiveness and multiple benefits that include:

  • Excellent safety for his patients proven in more than 10,000 treatments;
  • Effective treatment of various types of dynamic wrinkles including crows feet, frown or scowl grooves, forehead wrinkles etc.;
  • Quick injections as a “lunch-time procedure” without recovery;
  • Clinical results that become apparent as early as 48 to 72 hours after injection;
  • Excellent in combination with laser skin treatments and injectable fillers such as Restylane;
  • Extremely favorable side effect profile.

Millions of DYSPORT® injections are performed every year with few serious side effects. Working with experienced injectors as Dr. Fechner and his professional staff can dramatically reduce your chances of complications and improve your clinical results.

DYSPORT® Treatment Areas

For our Worcester patients, we use DYSPORT® injections to treat:

  • Frown lines in the forehead between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet originating from the corners of the eyes
  • Lines around the mouth where lipstick can bleed into
  • Neck chords
  • Prominent chewing muscles (masseter muscle hypertrophy) for jawline shaping
  • Excessive sweating (axilla and elsewhere)

DYSPORT® works amazingly well in the upper third of the face: scowl wrinkles between the brows, horizontal wrinkles across the forehead, and crow’s feet on the sides of the eyes. Dr. Fechner frequently employs DYSPORT® to soften unattractive vertical wrinkles involving the upper lip and around the mouth. In addition the eyebrows can be elevated and relaxing the platysma muscle of the neck can treat unsightly neckbands.

How Does DYSPORT® Work?

So-called dynamic facial wrinkles are the result of inadvertent contraction of the animation muscles. Our skin folds in predetermined lines repeatedly, sometimes hundreds of times a day. Over the years, the skin texture changes and the wrinkles become ingrained into the skin’s surface. In addition, because of these frequent muscle contractions in certain facial zones (forehead, around the eyes and mouth), often the muscles enter a state of spasm.

DYSPORT® blocks the signal transmission from the nerves to muscles, allowing the facial muscles to relax hereby smoothing the wrinkles that they caused. Subconscious muscle action is blocked, but after a few months, the nerve-to-muscle signal conduction starts to work more and more. This explains why treatments with Botox and Dysport are temporary and self-limited.

Dr. Fechner has keen understanding of the precise anatomy of the face. During each surgical procedure he is able to study variations of muscle anatomy from person to person and how these differences translate to the skin surface. In order to be able to perform DYSPORT® treatments successfully, Dr. Fechner determines the unique muscle structure and balance for each patient which allows him to accurately treat only the muscles intended.

Relaxing neighboring muscle groups will invariably lead to undesired outcomes.

I have not heard about Dysport treatments for the lips. How does it work?

Women are commonly bothered by wrinkles of the upper (and sometimes lower) lips. These “smoker’s lines” are the result of lip pursing as in kissing, drinking from a straw or smoking. This repeated animation of the lips due to contraction of a circular muscle around the mouth contributes to aging changes of the mouth. Dr. Fechner has perfected the art of Dysport injections over the years.

With tiny but meaningful DYSPORT® treatments of the lips, we reduce their muscle action without interference with eating, speaking or kissing. Of course, Dr. Fechner performs many other treatments for lip improvements including use of injectable fillers, fat transfer and CO2 laser resurfacing but none of these other modalities relaxes the lip musculature.

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Is Dysport a new injectable?

Dr. Fechner has been using Dysport successfully for close to ten years. Developed in the United Kingdom in the early nineties, it has been available in Europe and other parts of the world for much longer than here in the US. Similar to Botox, DYSPORT® was originally used for other conditions treatable by relaxing over-active muscles including ocular disorders, spasms and excessive sweating.

Which are the most common problems treatable with Dysport?

Similar to Botox, DYSPORT® improves wrinkles caused by repeated movements or hyperactive muscle action involving the forehead crow’s feet and lip wrinkles. Dr. Fechner takes advantage of his vast experience and treats less common problems such as the gummy smile, chin dimpling, bunny lines, square jaw, droopy eyelid and asymmetries in facial expression, to name a few.

How are DYSPORT® injections performed?

For the patient, Dysport injections are relatively simple and quick. With the tiniest needles available, Dr. Fechner and his team treat the areas of concerns with precision and care. The treatment takes usually less than five minutes. Bruising is very rare and mosquito-bite-like little bumps usually dissipate after 30 minutes. Pain is minimal due to Dr. Fechner’s injection technique and the use of the smallest available needle. The tiny pinches are easily tolerated, even by the most sensitive person.

Are benefits of DYSPORT® injection immediate?

No, it usually takes two to three days before you will note an improvement. Dr. Fechner explains, that the result “will sneak up on you” during the first couple of days, but the full effect may take 10 days to develop. It has been Dr. Fechner’s experience that Dysport works slightly quicker than Botox.

Is DYSPORT® better than Botox?

The question is widely debated amongst plastic surgeons and the makers of these products poured vast resources into marketing their version over the competitor. Although the differences are small, Dr. Fechner’s experience has been that Dysport kicks in a little earlier and may last a week or so longer. Most of our patients who experienced both products prefer DYSPORT®.

What are potential side effects?

Negative side effects after DYSPORT® injections are very rare. Patients with a tendency to easy bruising may rarely have a small mark on the injection site. In order to avoid bruising, Dr. Fechner recommends avoidance of blood thinners such as Aspirin, ibuprofen, fishoil, vitamin E etc. for 10 days before DYSPORT® injections. Some patients may develop a headache after the injection although more frequently, individuals who are prone to headaches report an improvement as a result of the treatment.

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Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363
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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO FECHNER MD!

On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE?

As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective facei shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.

 

WHEN WILL FECHNER MD PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDICAL SPA OPEN?

Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT FECHNER MD?

  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
  • Please leave your coat and personal belongings in your car.
  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
  • Please wear your mask prior to entering the building and throughout your appointment. Should your mask need to be removed for treatment, your provider will let you know when to safely remove it.
  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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