The FDA recently approved Dysport® to treat brow lines, making it the second drug to be approved in the United States as a wrinkle treatment. Dysport is made from the same active ingredient as Botox Cosmetic® and works by temporarily reducing the appearance of wrinkles by restricting the muscle actions that cause creasing and frown lines. Like Botox, Dysport is administered via an injection at the site of wrinkles, and it has been in use for several years in more than 26 countries worldwide. Dysport is currently available at The Laser Center at Contour Dermatology in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.
“Many new facial fillers have become available over the past few years, but Botox has been the only choice for relaxing brow wrinkles until now with the arrival of Dysport,” comments Dr. Timothy Jochen, Medical Director of The Laser Center at Contour Dermatology. “We perform a lot of Botox injections and are among the top 1 percent of Botox injectors in the country,” he notes. “In everything we do, all of our procedures and treatments are totally customized to what will work best for the individual patient. We are pleased to offer our patients another option with Dysport.”
Initial clinical studies indicate that Dysport has a quicker on-set, within two days, compared to three to seven days, and may last a little longer than Botox. It also has a wider dispersion when injected which can lead to using less of the medication in certain areas, explained Dr. Jochen.
While the action of Dysport and Botox is similar, they are two different drugs with distinct dosing differences, Dr. Jochen emphasizes. To learn more about Dysport please call our office at (760) 416-6971.