What Causes Frown Lines?
When we smile, squint or frown, our facial muscles contract, which causes creasing. As skin loses elasticity and collagen over time, those creases can become permanent wrinkles. Glabellar lines are often linked to aging of the skin. However, sun damage may also play a role. Without the proper sunscreen, sun exposure, over time, can break down collagen and elastin in the skin, creating a thinner, less taut appearance.
Using effective moisturizers and sun protectants is an easy step to take to reduce the appearance of frown lines. When that course of action fails to provide results, injections like Dysport are often the next step.
How does Dysport Work?
Dysport is Botulinum Toxin Type A, similar to Botox, which is used to treat the fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the eyeline and forehead. Dysport is injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, and the toxin works to temporarily immobilize them. Dysport injections work similarly to Botox, but have the ability to diffuse further into the muscle.
Treatment of frown lines with Dysport usually takes no more than 15 minutes, and with no downtime needed, clients can resume their regular activities immediately. Within a few days, the effects of Dysport are noticeable, as the muscles begin to relax, for a softer, younger appearance that lasts for up to four months. For the best results, Dysport injections are recommended to be repeated once the effects begin to wear off.
A Safe Solution
Dysport is an FDA-approved prescription injection for the temporary treatment of frown lines, and works as an alternative to Botox injections. Dr. Glass and his expert team at Esteem Medical Spa help patients understand the course of treatment for frown lines most appropriate for their specific appearance goals, including the use of Dysport for qualified clients. Contact Esteem today at (775) 329-3000 for your no-cost consultation.