Years of facial expression like frowning can weaken your muscles, resulting in lines and wrinkles. Frown lines are vertical lines that appear between the brows. Similar to Botox®, Dysport® is a neuromodulator injectable that can diminish the appearance of these lines, smoothing out your face for a younger, happier appearance.
Many people think Dysport® is used to treat lines and wrinkles due to aging. While age can be a factor, repeated facial movements, such as frowning or squinting, can also create frown lines, which means they may develop even in younger adults. Some people have stronger, more active muscles resulting in visible lines at a younger age. Treating wrinkles and lines due to muscle activity is key to maintaining your appearance. The longer they are left untreated the deeper, more severe they become, requiring more product and increased frequency of treatments.
Dysport® may be a good option for patients who have become resistant to Botox® due to repeated treatment over long periods of time. Dysport®, like other injectable formulas, can offer an effective solution to those whose concerns do not warrant a surgical procedure yet, or those who want to maintain their look from a previous procedure.
Dysport® is a neuromodulator, similar to Botox®, that affects the way the facial nerves signal the muscles to contract. When placed near certain muscle groups, Dysport® can temporarily block nerve signals telling the muscles to contract, resulting in less noticeable lines between the brows. While Dysport® and Botox® work in similar ways, Dysport® diffuses a little further away, resulting in quicker improvements.
If this is your first time being treated, you will speak with our expert nurse injector or one of our board-certified plastic surgeons about your concerns and aesthetic goals. Once it has been determined that Dysport® is right for you, the areas being treated will be sterilized. A very small needle will be used to administer the Dysport®. You may feel a light pinching sensation. Most people do not require topical numbing cream when being treated, however, this is an option if you are less tolerant of needles. The injection time usually takes around 20 minutes.
Treatment with Dysport® is non-surgical, so you can enjoy little downtime and get back to your routine as soon as possible. However, there are still a few things to keep in mind after your treatment:
- Do not rub the treatment area.
- Use an ice pack to reduce any swelling and bruising.
- Keep the head elevated for at least the first four hours after treatment.
- Avoid sun exposure while redness is present and always wear sunscreen.
The results of Dysport® can become noticeable in just a few days. This is why many people choose Dysport® over Botox® for their frown lines, especially if they have an event coming up. Once Dysport® takes effect, patients can enjoy a smoother appearance between the brows with a younger, happier expression. Patients can enjoy their results for about four months before your next treatment is needed.
Dysport® is effective for brow rejuvenation, but if sagging is present now or becomes a concern in the future, you might consider a procedure like the brow lift to tighten the area. Formulas like Dysport® can also be used at the same time as other formulas like dermal fillers to treat different types of wrinkles by filling them in.
There are many injectable treatment options as well as other noninvasive rejuvenation treatments available at BioSpa. Our aesthetic professionals can meet with you to ensure that Dysport® is the right formula for you and develop your customized treatment plan to refresh your appearance. To schedule your consultation and start smoothing your severe frown lines, contact our office at (949) 347-5656.