Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. Dysport® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. 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.
Dysport® works on the same principle as BOTOX®. It is a drug made from botulinum toxin type A, which is injected into specific muscles, paralyzing them, in order to temporarily smooth out, or lessen facial wrinkles. Although both Dysport®and BOTOX® were originally approved for use as treatments for muscle spasms, doctors found that they could also be used to block the signal from nerve to muscle to lessen facial lines or wrinkles in the same manner.
The untreated facial muscles still work like normal, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling in untreated areas. Dysport® spreads a bit farther from the injection point than Botox: one to three centimeters compared to Botox’s one centimeter.
Manufactured by Ipsen and Medicis