Neurotoxin injections are the number one cosmetic procedure in the country. More than five million procedures are done yearly with Botulinum toxin type A to lift the eyebrows, diminish wrinkles in the forehead, and frown lines between the eyes. When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
What is DYSPORT?
DYSPORT is a medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines in adults. DYSPORT is FDA approved to temporarily make moderate to severe forehead lines soften improving the appearance. DYSPORT contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
DYSPORT in Aesthetics: How Does it Work?
Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in DYSPORT prevents muscle fibers from contracting. They temporarily block the chemical signal from the nerve that moves the muscle. When used in the right amount by a trained professional, the muscle will relax, but not appear frozen, keeping it from pulling too hard on the skin that has lost elasticity from environmental exposure. By reducing these contractions, DYSPORT can temporarily reduce the lines on your forehead, between your eyes and around the eyes. DYSPORT is also used to relax platysmal bands in the neck, giving the neck a smoother appearance. DYSPORT is used to treat TMJ or grinding of the teeth, providing relief to those who suffer from facial pain related to these conditions.
Is DYSPORT Right For You?
DYSPORT is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has been used to treat a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, for which it is licensed in over 60 countries. It is used for the treatment of frown lines and for excessive sweating under the armpits.
Tiny amounts of DYSPORT are injected 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 provider can numb the skin over the area before injecting. You can expect treatment to take around 10 minutes.
By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, DYSPORT can smooth outlines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression. The lasting effect of treatment with DYSPORT can differ between individuals but most effects last 3-4 months. Speak with your provider about the results you can expect with DYSPORT.