Dysport, an FDA-cleared wrinkle treatment reduces frown lines *
Dysport® is FDA-cleared 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. It has been used as a wrinkle treatment in the United States since 2009, although many countries in Europe and elsewhere had already directed it towards this purpose for at least a decade prior.
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“Many new facial fillers have become available over the past few years, but Botox was the only choice for relaxing brow wrinkles until the arrival of Dysport,” said Dr. Timothy Jochen. “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.”
How Dysport® works
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. But, with just one injection into each of five points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Dysport has a slightly quicker onset (2 to 5 days versus 4 to 7 days for Botox) 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 actions of Dysport and Botox are similar, they are two different drugs with distinct dosing differences. Bearing that in mind, either can be injected into the same spots to treat the same concerns. Dysport effectively treats:
- forehead frown lines
- brow area – the 11’s
- crow’s feet
- lipstick lines
- neck banding
- hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating in underarms, scalp, palms of hands and feet
To learn more about Dysport please call our office at (760) 423-4000 or send us an email here: Contact us about Dysport.