Years of squinting and frowning can leave deep wrinkles that form between the eyebrows and may extend to the bridge of the nose. Wrinkles and frown lines also may appear across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes ("crow's feet"). We can quickly and safely diminsh these wrinkles and lines that create an angry or sad look and detract from a pleasant facial appearance.
Dysport is an injectible botulinum toxin used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles. Dysport is was introduced in the spring of 2009, and was developed to compete with the highly popular Botox Cosmetic.
The dose of Dysport is not the same as or comparable to the dose of any other botulinum toxin product. The product is derived from botulinum toxin, and works by blocking nerve signals that direct facial muscles to contract during facial expressions. When muscles are prevented from contracting, the lines and folds in the skin’s surface are prevented from forming.
Dysport can be used to treat any dynamic wrinkle, but the most common areas for treatment are:
Glabella – the area in between the eyebrows Forehead Crows Feet
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines.
Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® – is used in facial aesthetic treatment to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.
| Trained by:|
ALASTAIR CARRUTHERS, MA., BM., BCH., FRCPC., FRCP (Lon)
Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology in Science,
University of British Columbis, Vancouver, BC, Canada
JEAN CARRUTHERS, MA., FRCSC., FRC., (OPHTH) FASOPRSLIP
Clinical Pofessor of Medicine (Dermatology), Dartmouth Medical School
Director, SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, MA USA