As we age the first place we tend to notice it is in our face. Wrinkles in the forehead cause a great deal of concern for many of us. For some time, there has been the option of a surgical procedure to eliminate this problem, but in many cases it is not necessary to resort to something that aggressive. There is now an option for the reduction of wrinkles in the forehead and that area between the eyebrows, Dysport®.
Dysport® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age. This procedure lasts for a period of time. Though temporary, results generally last for 3-4 months. Some long-term users state at times they will have a correction that lasts for up to 6 months. The locations of the injections is glabellar (meaning between eyes).
Dysport® has been used in Europe for over 15 years and was approved by the FDA for injection as a temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (lines between the eyebrows and forehead) in adults. Patients that have undergone Dysport® treatments have been extremely satisfied with their results.
An ideal candidate would be someone who is unhappy with the area between and/or around the eyes or forehead due to visible signs of aging.
Dysport injections into the muscle in the determined treatment area. An option of a topical anesthetic application may be available prior to the injection. The amount being used and the locations will vary according to the patient. In some cases, wrinkles and lines may begin to fade within a week of receiving Dysport®. Treatment times usually take around 20 minutes and most patients are able to return to work right away.
Temporary soreness and/or mild bruising are common side effects of this treatment. A slight headache is also possible.
Several days after the treatment, your muscles will begin to relax and you will notice a more youthful appearance. Dysport® results can last from four to six months.
If you’re considering a Dysport®, please call us to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact Mountain State Cosmetic Surgery and Healing Springs Medical Spa using the convenient online information form. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing your options.