DYSPORT™ is a purified formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvements in moderate to severe frown lines. Even with repeat treatments, this procedure does not change the look of your whole face. DYSPORT works by blocking 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. This treatment only affects the certain areas injected, so muscles that are untreated operate normally and allow you to have regular facial expressions.
Frown lines are “dynamic”—they occur because of the way your face moves when muscles contract during a frown or squint. There are certain areas affected by frowning and squinting, such as between the eyebrows and “crows feet” lines near the outer part of the eyes. These are typical locations for DYSPORT injections.
BOTOX® and DYSPORT are made up of the same toxin, but there are less proteins surrounding the toxin in DYSPORT. Those who find that their body fights off Botox too quickly may find DYSPORT a better option.
Typical DYSPORT procedures range from 10-20 minutes and last 3 – 4 months. Dr. Garramone suggests that patients not be retreated in the same areas until after 90 days of the prior procedure.
For more information about DYSPORT, or to schedule a DYSPORT consultation, please contact Dr. Garramone’s office today at 239-482-1900.