Glabellar lines, or “frown lines,” are vertical wrinkles on the forehead that appear between the eyebrows. This is not totally related to the ageing process. Because frown lines are created by facial expression and movement (for example during frowning and squinting), they can actually start to appear at a younger age. The appearance of the lines can become worse as the collagen in that area of the forehead breaks down.
There are several factors, in addition to facial expression, that can cause or worsen the appearance of frown lines, including:
Effective treatments for this area can help by reducing the muscle activity in the forehead, which will help smooth the wrinkles and create a younger appearance.
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. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show natural facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Dysport blocks the signal form the nerve to the treated muscle, which temporarily reduces the movement of certain upper facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
You should not be treated with Dysport more frequently than every 90 days.
Treatment with Dysport generally takes just 10 to 20 minutes.
Dysport delivers noticeable, natural results that are fast and lasting. See the difference Dysport can make.
With just one treatment, Dysport will temporarily erase your frown lines by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles. By doing this, Dysport will relax the muscles that cause the deep lines and wrinkles on the forehead.
Some patients see results as soon as 24 hours with the average time for full results being three days.
The improvements seen with Dysport are only temporary. You may want to book your next appointment about 12 weeks after your treatment if needed. Your doctor will be able to tell you how often you can get injections of Dysport.
Galderma is committed to developing dermatology products that help people look and feel their best. We use innovative technologies to ensure our products meet the highest quality standards.
Galderma offers the broadest range of gel textures, so your doctor has the right tools to create your desired look. In addition to Dysport, we offer Restylane®, Emervel® and Sculptra®, which can be used for full-face correction.
Talk to your doctor to see if Galderma fillers may be right for you. The information on this site is used to provide information only and should not be used as a substitute for discussions with your healthcare provider.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Dysport has been available for clinical use for over 16 years. Dysport is currently approved in 24 countries for the treatment of wrinkles (glabellar lines).2
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. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Dysport may be administered by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, primary care doctors and other healthcare professionals who are approved to administer Dysport.
The most common side effects are sore throat, headache, injection site pain, upper respiratory infection and sinus infection. Eyelid ptosis (drooping) has also been reported with Dysport. This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking Dysport, contact your doctor.
Seek immediate medical attention if swallowing, speech or respiratory problems arise.
1. Dysport Product Monograph. Galderma Canaada Inc. Novermber 10, 2014
2. Data on file, Galderma Canada Inc.