Before you can use prescription Dysport® to treat your moderate to severe frown lines, it's important to understand where frown lines come from and who Dysport is meant for. You can start with the resources in this section, but the only way to know for sure if Dysport is right for you is to consult with your healthcare provider.
You work out, eat right, and take care of your skin. Of course, cosmetic creams and lotions will always have their place in your regimen—but for moderate to severe frown lines, you may want prescription treatment.
Get the facts about what causes frown lines, then see what you can do to help temporarily improve their appearance.
Frown lines are caused by a number of factors. Over time, repeated movement of the facial skin by the brow muscles forms lines between the eyebrows. Frown lines are "dynamic"—they happen because of the way a person's face moves.
Contrary to popular belief, frown lines are not always caused by age. Age is a factor, but repeated facial movements, such as frowning or squinting, can also create frown lines, which means they may develop even in younger adults.
Prescription Dysport temporarily improves the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions. So now your eyes will tell your story, instead of revealing the lines between them.
When considering any kind of aesthetic treatment, it's important to understand as much as possible about the procedure, and what you can expect from the results. This useful guide can help you learn more about the Dysport treatment process, before you discuss it with your doctor.
In general, here's what you can expect when receiving Dysport treatments:
The Dysport treatment consultation
Discuss your expectations with your doctor and whether you have any health conditions or allergies that could interfere with your treatment. It's your appointment, so don't hesitate to ask your doctor questions.
The Dysport treatment
Effective treatment requires 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows. Although office visit times vary, the procedure generally takes 10 to 20 minutes. Your healthcare professional will determine the exact placement of each injection to get results that are right for you.
After your Dysport treatment
Ask your doctor about any precautions you should take after treatment. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
To maintain your improvements, you should discuss a treatment schedule with your doctor. As with any botulinum toxin product, you should wait at least 90 days between treatments.