Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate, or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that can become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even when you’re not. By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, Dysport can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face.
Developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, Dysport has been successful in treating a number of neurological and ophthalmic conditions. Since that time, with an increased understanding of the uses of Dysport, a variety of conditions ranging from frown lines to axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the armpits) are safely and effectively treated.
We accomplish this by injecting small amounts of Dysport directly into the facial muscles underlying the frown lines. It usually takes three to five small, almost painless injections between the eyebrows for an effective treatment. No local anesthetic is usually required but if you are concerned, your injector can numb the skin over the area before injecting. You can expect treatment to take around 10-20 minutes.
Dysport injections generally last between 12 and 16 weeks, however many people find after several treatments that they don’t need another one for longer, because they have “unlearned” the habit of frowning or squinting that originally led to the development of these lines. Because you will be physically unable to frown after treatment, you may even lose the urge to frown. The lasting effect of treatment with Dysport can differ between individuals after which further courses of treatment may be necessary.
Contact us today to learn more about Dysport injections or to schedule a consultation.