Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA-approved injection for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults under 65. It is a botulinum toxin similar to Botox®. Like Botox®, it is one of the most effective, yet minimally-invasive and affordable skincare treatments available today to help smooth wrinkles and fine lines, giving your face a youthful and vibrant look.
Results typically last 3-4 months. Tiny amounts of the drug are injected into the facial muscles thus weakening them. This reduces the associated lines and wrinkles. Dysport® injections for wrinkles works best for “dynamic” lines and wrinkles, which are the result of constant pulling on the skin and underlying facial muscles. It is less effective for fine textural changes on the skin surface (due to age-induced changes) and for those lines present at rest.
After Dysport® is injected into the targeted muscles, the weakening effect begin in 1-2 days and is complete in 5-7 days. This is faster than Botox®. During this period you may notice asymmetry or unevenness within the treated areas. This asymmetry will usually correct itself as the Dysport® takes effect. There have been no long-term adverse effects or health hazards to the use of botulinum toxin reported to date.
Dysport® is temporary, meaning it will have to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective. Nonetheless, you may stop and restart treatments at any time without negative effects. How long each treatment lasts will depend on multiple individual factors including the depth of the lines, the size of the muscles, the amount and strength of Dysport® used, the frequency of re-treatment and the speed of neuro-musclar repair. An average response is 3-4 months of diminished muscle contraction. Individual responses may vary depending on the above factors.
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