Frown lines and other facial wrinkles and fine lines are caused by motion of the facial muscles that pull at the same areas of skin in a repeated motion, resulting in stretched looking skin and deep lines near or above the muscles. This skin shortly begins to lose its elasticity and sag. This can happen anywhere on the body, but the face has a high concentration of fine muscles, which is why the face is often one of the first places to reveal signs of aging. Dysport can treat facial lines that are moderate to severe.
Dysport is an injectable and non-surgical solution that can reduce and eliminate frown lines on the forehead, creases, crow’s feet, smile lines and more. Dysport is made from a substance called botulinum toxin, which can directly affect the muscles by reducing dramatic movements and limiting movement, leading to a reduction in the lines these movements cause.
Dysport works as a muscle relaxant, blocking the signal sent from the nerve to the muscles. By limiting this signal and the activity of the muscles, the movements that cause frown lines are reduced for a period of time and the skin has an opportunity to heal itself. Frown lines will fade over the course of several months and the skin will begin to look smoother and softer.
Dysport is given as a short series of injections and can be finished in as little as 10 to 20 minutes allowing patients to go on with their day as usual. There is no down time and many patients can drive themselves to and from their appointment, unlike other cosmetic procedures. Most patients are able to receive the injections without anesthetic. However, anesthetic is available and can be given 20 or 30 minutes in advance to provide patients who are sensitive with a measure of pain management.
After a quick treatment, patients will immediately feel the difference in their face, but the full effects of Dysport will become evident over the course of the next week or so. Lines can continue to fade for several months after that. Effects typically last 4-6 months but can vary from patient to patient. The procedure can be repeated as desired every 6-8 months to achieve firm smooth and youthful looking skin.