Dysport® is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
Frown lines 101: What causes them?
Over time, repeated movement of the facial skin by the muscles forms frown lines between the eyebrows.
Wrinkles are not only age related. Frown lines are “dynamic”—they happen because of the way a person’s face moves. Because frown lines are created by facial movements such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults. Dysport® is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines in adult patients less than 65 years of age.
The muscles above and between the eyebrows contract and tighten, and can cause wrinkles. Dysport® blocks the nerve signal that causes these facial muscles to contract. This ultimately results in a localized reduction of muscle activity in the treated area and temporarily stops the contraction of these muscles.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use.*
How does Dysport® work?
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and above 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.
Injection sites for Dysport®
The untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
You should not be treated with Dysport® more frequently than every 90 days.
Treatment Time: With Dysport®, often it’s only a 10-20 minute treatment. Ask your doctor about any precautions you should take after your 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.
Repeatable results: In clinical trials, efficacy was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport® has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments.
Worldwide experience: Dysport® is used for aesthetic purposes in 36 countries. In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport® was studied for safety in more than 2400 aesthetic patients. Of those, 769 participated in pivotal studies, with a subset of 376 evaluated for efficacy.
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Though approved in the United States in April 2009, Dysport® has steadily gained in popularity around the world. Today Dysport® is marketed and sold for aesthetic use in 36 countries (as of October 2009). With its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you, too, may join others worldwide who have been treated with Dysport®.
In U.S. clinical studies the most common side effects were nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. In some cases, Dysport® may cause serious side effects, such as swallowing or breathing problems, that may be life threatening. For more information on possible side effects of Dysport®, please see the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide, or talk to your healthcare professional.