Realize Your Skin’s Potential with Dysport
Most people develop frown lines as they age and for some people frown lines are more prominent and detract from the overall appearance of their face. Frown lines can also be a nuisance causing them to look and feel older than they are. Dysport can help people who want to renew their face by improving the appearance of their frown lines.*
The Science of Frown Lines
The technical name for the wrinkles that are commonly referred to as “frown lines” are is Glabellar lines. This term refers to wrinkles that appear between a person’s eyebrows. Although these vertical wrinkles are commonly caused by aging or worsen with age, they are actually not only related to the aging process. These lines are created by the movement of the face when changing facial expressions – something every person does many times in the course of a day. Some people develop these lines at a younger age because they may frown or squint or make other facial expressions often causing the space between the eyebrows to wrinkle. When facial expressions are made over time the collagen in the area between the eyebrows begins to break down, which is what causes the wrinkles to appear.*
There are also several other factors besides facial expressions that may cause frown lines to appear sooner or worsen. These factors include:
Smoking increases likelihood of developing frown lines at an early age and can worsen existing frown lines because smoking reduces the amount of natural collagen your body is able to produce.*
Prolonged Sun Exposure
While smoking prevents your body from making enough new collagen, too much UV light can damage the collagen that is already present in your skin.*
As you age the skin naturally loosens and the collagen fibres wear down causing the appearance of more wrinkles like frown lines. Treatments work primarily by immobilizing the area between the eyebrows so less movement occurs and the collagen is not put under as much stress by constant movement.*
Dysport is among treatments for frown lines and is used to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines. This Anti Aging treatment works well in moderate to severe frown lines in adults who are under 65 years of age.*
How does it work?
Dysport works with only one simple treatment by blocking the signal that passes between the nerves and muscles in the frown line area. This reduces mobility in the area and causes the muscles that cause frown lines to be temporarily unable to contract. This treatment is typically done in a session of 10 to 20 minutes. You can get Dysport repeatedly, but it is recommended to not receive injections more frequently than every 90 days.*
How quickly will I see results?
The average time in which patients see results is about 3 days and some are able to see a difference only 24 hours after the injection of Dysport.*
How can Dysport change my appearance?
After one administration of Dysport your frown lines will be smoothed. The treatment blocks communication between the nerves and muscles in the area between your eyebrows, where frown lines form. This is how Dysport relaxes the muscles that cause all of those annoying lines and wrinkles.*
Will Dysport change the way I look?
Dysport is a temporary treatment and is injected into the area where frown lines exist to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Dysport does not affect the area outside of the treated area and will not change the look of the rest of your face. Any untreated muscles of the face will function as normal and you can still make facial expressions, such as smiling, freely.*
What kinds of healthcare professionals inject Dysport?
Dysport can be injected by a wide range of practitioners. This includes: primary care doctors, cosmetic aestheticians, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists. Other healthcare professionals may also be licensed to administer the medication.*
What should I expect when I get a Dysport treatment?
After your administration of Dysport you can expect relief from frown lines while maintaining a natural look.*
What are the most common side effects?
Dysport may cause some minor side effects. The most common of these are headache, pain at the injection site, sore throat, upper respiratory infection, and sinus infection. Some patients have also reported drooping of the eyelid. For a more complete list of side effects that may occur ask the doctor or practitioner administering your Dysport treatment.*
How can I maintain the results?
Because Dysport only provides temporary results it is a great idea to schedule a follow-up appointment to talk to your doctor about possible future treatments approximately 12 weeks after your initial treatment with Dysport.*
What should I talk to my medical consultant about before I use Dysport?
Before you receive an administration of Dysport, inform your doctor of any medications you may currently be taking and any medical conditions you currently have.
When was Dysport created?
Dysport has been used in a clinical setting for more than 15 years. It is currently approved for use in 23 different countries for treating frown lines and other facial lines and wrinkles.*
What is the acting ingredient?
The medicinal ingredient that makes Dysport so effective is called Botulinum toxin Type A.*
What are the other important ingredients?
Dysport also includes the important ingredients; human serum albumin and lactose monohydrate.
Do not use Dysport if:
- You know that you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients.
- You are allergic to cow’s milk protein. Lactose intolerance is not expected to react with Dysport because it is a gastrointestinal disorder.
- You have an active infection in the muscles where Dysport will be injected.
- You have any type of muscle disorder in your body. These include: myasthenia gravis, Eaton Lambert Syndrome or amyotrophic sclerosis.
Tell your doctor if:
- You have one of the above listed muscle disorders or another muscle disorder.
- You have an active infection where the medication is to be injected.
- You are allergic or sensitive to any product that includes botulinum toxin.
- You are taking antibiotics or you are likely to take antibiotics (especially aminoglycoside antibiotics).
- You are pregnant or become pregnant while taking Dysport.
- You are scheduled for a surgical procedure where you will receive a general anesthetic.
- You are nursing. It is has not been evaluated whether or not this product can transfer through breast milk.
What you should Do if You Experience Side Effects
If you experience swallowing, speech or respiratory problems, seek immediate medical attention.