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Prescription Dysport™ is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults less than 65 years of age.
The Dysport™ history
Though approved in the United States in April 2009, Dysport™ has a history of use in other countries since 1991. First approved outside the U.S. for aesthetic use in 2001, Dysport™ has steadly gained in popularity around the world. With its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you, too, may join others worldwide who have been treated with Dysport™.
What Causes frown lines?
Over time, repeated movement of the facial skin by the forehead muscles form lines between the eyebrows.
Not Just age-related
Frown lines are “dynamic”- they happen because of the way a person’s face moves. Because frown lines are created by facial movements, such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults. Dysport™ is used to treat moderate to sever frown lines in patients between the ages of 18 and 65.
What kind of improvement are you looking for?
No Downtime: With Dysport™, there is little to no downtime after injection.
Visible results: In clinical trials, the majority of patients (86% on average) had frown lines that improved from scores of “moderate” or “severe” to “none” or “mild,” respectively, as assessed at maximum frown by a physician at the 30-day evaluation, representing at least a 1-grade improvement on a 4-grade scale where 0 was none and 4 was severe. A 2+ grade improvement was considered a treatment success.
Repeatable results: In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport™ was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. Your results may vary. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport™ has not been studied for more than 12 repeated treatments.
Worldwide experience: Dysport™ is used for aesthetic purposes in 34 countries. In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport™ safety was studied in more than 2400 aesthetic patients. A total of 376 patients were studied for efficacy of the product.
What about side effects?
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. In some cases, Dysport™ may cause serious side effects, such as swallowing or breathing problems, that may be life threatening.
Treatment with Dysport™
Dysport™ is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport™ may be comparable to your first use!
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over eyebrows, Dysport™ stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contractions of the muscles that cause frown lines.
The untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as laughing, in untreated areas.
You should not be treated with Dysport™ more frequently than every 90 days.
Injection sites for Dysport™
Dysport™ is given as 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Do not have Dysport™ treatment if you: are allergic to Dysport™ or any of its ingredients (see the end of the Medication Guide for a list of ingredients), are allergic to cow’s milk protein, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxic product (such as Myobloc® or Botox®), or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Dysport™ may not be right for you if: you have surgical changes to your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, your face looks very different from side to side, the injection site is inflamed, you have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick oily skin, or if your wrinkles can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart.
How does Dysport™ work?
Dysport™ is a prescription injection that improves the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. This is done with a scientifically advanced solution that is injected just underneath your skin. This non-surgical injection is made at five points and causes an immediate reduction of the lines around the eye. Once the solution is injected, it causes a reduction in muscle activity, which removes the appearance of unsightly features. Because these wrinkles and lines are caused by the movements, they can even occur in young adults.
In addition to frown lines, Dysport™ can be used to treat wrinkles, laugh lines, creases, folds, crow’s feet, and bunny lines. Dysport™ can also be used to treat muscle spasms, cervical dystonia, abnormal head position, and severe neck pain in some cases. Dysport™ is FDA-approved in the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines.
What will my Dysport™ appointment be like?
A typical Dysport™ session takes about ten to twenty minutes with no downtime needed afterward. In essence, you can treat a Dysport™ appointment like other errands. Your provider will cleanse the injection site before using Dysport™. The physician then uses a thin needle in order to minimize the pain. With the Dysport™, it is crucial to know that you will still look like yourself, because only the injection site is affected, so you will retain your general appearance and avoid the plastic look of certain surgical procedures.
After your treatment is complete, you can return to your normal activities. Some swelling after a Dysport™ session is normal and will take care of itself over time. Dysport™ can be administered every 90 days, depending upon the client’s clinical condition. The effects of treatment can last anywhere from three to four months.
How do I get started?
Dysport™ has been proven to be an effective method of reducing lines and wrinkles. The only way to receive Dysport™ treatment is from a licensed physician. To get started with Dysport™, please call Body Focus Spa. Request a free consultation today.