Cosmetic Services- Dysport

Treatment for Forehead Wrinkles

As we age certain changes begin to take place in our body. These changes are both internal and external. Externally, we begin to show our age via wrinkles and fine lines in our face, neck, and hands. The glabellar area, also known as the “11’s”, is the area between our eyebrows above the nose. This area tends to have sometimes deeper wrinkles than the forehead due to “furrowing” our eyebrows. We also begin to have crow’s feet around the outer corner of the eyes as well as lines begin to develop around our lips.

These fine lines and wrinkles are due to many factors such as: genetics, sun exposure, frowning and even laughing a lot. These all can contribute to the appearance of aging.

There are some cosmetic procedures one can do to reduce the appearance of aging. Of course, there is always plastic surgery but most people do not want invasion into the face if it can be prevented.

One temporary solution is seeing your dermatologist for treatment with a botulin toxin such as Dysport, which paralyzes the muscles which cause the wrinkles and fine lines. Dysport was approved by the FDA in 2009 for the temporary treatment of the glabellar lines (frown lines). It is a neurotoxin and will block the communication between the muscle and nerve so decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dysport is only meant for the upper face however, it has been used in very small amounts around the lip area to slow down the wrinkling of the mouth.

Dysport can be injected into these trouble areas to help smooth the face and result in a natural looking feature. Dysport will not completely “freeze the face” as this looks unnatural. Dysport usually lasts 4 to 6 months and has minimal discomfort from the injections. Good news is there is absolutely no down time so one can have the Dysport injections at lunch hour and return to work or normal activity immediately.

It is always important you have a professional consult to determine whether or not you are a candidate for Dysport!

Conditions

  • Frown Lines
    What causes Frown Lines? There are many factors involved which can cause frown lines. The most common cause for the "gathering or knitting of the tissue between the eyebrows" are...
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  • Laugh Lines
    What causes Laugh Lines? Laugh lines can discourage even the most positive person. These lines are annoying wrinkles and fine lines which develop over time. These lines/wrinkles usually develop in...
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  • Lip Lines
    What causes Lip Lines? Lip lines are as annoying as facial laugh lines but not to be confused with one another. These two are totally different. Lip lines develop vertically...
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  • Wrinkles
    What causes Wrinkles? Another common name for wrinkles are also "rhytides" which is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Wrinkles or rhytides can occur on any part of...
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Doctors

Brundha Balaraman, MD
Brundha Balaraman, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in... Read More
Locations
Bellaire
Scarlett Boulos, MD
Languages:  English, Spanish, Arabic, French Scarlett Boulos, MD is... Read More
Adrienne Choksi, MD
Dr. Adrienne Choksi is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in general... Read More
Adrienne Glaich, MD
Dr. Adrienne Glaich was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is a board... Read More
Ming H. Jih, MD, PhD
Ming H. Jih, MD, PhD is a board-certified Dermatologist specializing in... Read More
Esta Kronberg, MD
Dr. Esta Kronberg is a native Houstonian. She is one of the pioneers of... Read More
Ryan R. Riahi, MD
Ryan R. Riahi, MD is a board certified dermatologist that specializes in... Read More
Locations
Sugar Land
Lina Rodriguez, MD
Dr. Lina Rodriguez is a board-certified Dermatologist, and fellowship trained... Read More
Lucile White, MD
Dr. White completed her undergraduate training at Princeton University and... Read More

Aesthetician

Danielle O'Neill
Danielle O’Neill is a licensed Medical Aesthetician & leading skin and... Read More
Locations
Kingwood