Dr Greg Taylor - plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon

Appearance Medicine

Botulinum Toxin A, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin

What can Botulinum Toxin 'Dysport®' do for you?

DysportWhenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint into the sun, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older your skin loses it's elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become permanently etched on your face. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry or worried even when you're not.

By temporarily immobilising the muscles you use to frown, Botulinum Toxin 'Dysport®' can smooth out those lines, restoring a more youthful, less stressed expression to your face. Because you will be physically unable to frown after treatment, you may even lose the urge to frown. The lasting effect of treatment with Dysport® can differ between individuals after which further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak with your specialist about the results you can expect with Dysport®.

Many people find after several treatments that they don't need another one for longer, because they "unlearned" the habit of the frowning or squinting that originally led to the development of these lines.

Dysport® is a protein taken from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The protein was initially used for the treatment of motor disorders and various kinds of involuntary muscular spasms, including cerebral palsy. It was further developed to treat a wide variety of neuro-muscular disorders, for which it is now licensed in 60 countries. In New Zealand, Dysport® now has registration approval under the Medicines Act for the treatment of frown lines that appear between the eyebrows.

Tiny amounts of Dysport® are injected directly into the facial muscles underlying the frown lines. It usually takes three to five small, almost painless injections between the eyebrows for an effective treatment. No local anaesthetic is usually required, but if you are concerned we can numb the skin over the area before injecting.

You can expect the treatment to take around 10-20 minutes. Over the next few days, the muscles gradually relax.

You probably won't notice it happening - you'll just become aware that you can't contract your frown muscles. But because you can still blink normally and raise your eyebrows, you will not look unnatural. Rather, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance while maintaining a natural expression.

Who can benefit from Dysport®?

Deeply etched frown lines affect not just your appearance, but also your self-esteem and even your choice of career. Dysport® can help you look younger, more relaxed and in control. Many people with frown lines can benefit from Dysport®.

Dysport® is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles, thereby reducing and smoothing frown-lines and wrinkles.

It can work as well for men as it does for women. In fact many men and women are already experiencing the benefits of a younger, more relaxed-looking appearance that Dysport® can provide.

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Dysport® is a prescription medicine containing Clostridium Botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines and excessive sweating. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Cautions: people with defective neuro-muscular transmission disorders, infection at site of injection, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling or nausea. Or compensatory sweating in other skin areas. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure. A charge applies. Dysport® treatment lasts about four months and after this time further courses of treatment may be necessary. Speak to your specialist about your own situation".