Dysport® Cosmetic Facial Skin Treatment
We take care of ourselves and our body. We eat right, exercise, maintain healthy skin.
What can we do when we need something beyond the day-to-day lotion’s and moisturizers to deal with the frustrating frown-lines and wrinkles? Dr. Guttenberg can help! Call our office to schedule a consult: Washington Office Phone Number 202-466-3323.
What causes frown lines?
Over time, the repeated movement of the facial skin by the forehead muscles forms glabellar lines between the eyebrows (frown-lines). Muscle movements from squinting can contribute to lines on the corners of the eyes (crows feet). These lines are dynamic, as they happen because of the way a person’s face moves.
Are frown-lines ALWAYS related to age?
NO. Because frown-lines are created by facial movements — frowning, squinting — they may develop even in younger adults.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a prescription medication that is injected into muscles and used for the following reasons:
to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults up to 65 years of age for a temporary period of time.
to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia (CD) in adults. CD is caused by muscle spasms in the neck, which can cause abnormal position of the head and often pain. Dysport may lessen the symptoms.
to treat lines around the mouth (smokers’ lines)
Are there risks?
Dysport treats hundreds of thousands of people each year with very few side effects. Though approved in the United States for aesthetic use in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991.
As with anything, there are always some risks involved. It is important to review these potential risks here. You will also review these potential risks during your consultation with Steven A. Guttenberg, DDS, MD.
As a oral & maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Guttenberg has been treating patients with facial cosmetic concerns for nearly 40 years. Dr. Guttenberg has also conducted numerous lectures and clinics on this and various facial cosmetic techniques.