Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried, even when you aren't.
Dysport is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The protein was initially used for the treatment of motor disorders and various kinds of involuntary muscular spasms, including cerebral palsy. It was further developed to treat a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, for which it is licensed in over 60 countries.
For aesthetic treatments, tiny amounts of Dysport are injected directly into the facial muscles underlying the frown lines. Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. It usually takes three to five small, almost painless injections between the eyebrows for an effective treatment. While in most cases, no anesthetic is needed, your doctor can numb the skin over the area before injecting, or use ice if you prefer. You can expect treatment to take 10-20 minutes.
By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, Dysport smoothes out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. Many people find that the interim between Dysport treatments increases because they have "unlearned" the habit of frowning or squinting that originally led to the development of these lines.
Over the days following your injection, the treated muscles will gradually relax. You probably won't notice it happening; you'll just become aware that you can't contract your frown muscles. But because you can still blink normally and raise your eyebrows, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance while maintaining a natural expression.
Deeply etched frown lines affect not just your appearance, but also your self-esteem and even your choice of career. Dysport can help you look younger, more relaxed and in control – for around the same price per month as a cut and color by your hairdresser.
Many people with frown lines can benefit from Dysport– and it works as well for men as it does for women. In fact many men are already experiencing the benefits of a younger, more relaxed looking appearance that Dysport can provide.
Dysport should only be administered by medical professionals who have an excellent understanding of the muscles and expressions of the face and the skill to retain your natural expression while removing the signs of aging. Discuss the benefits of Dysport with your Wilmington Plastic Surgery specialist.