As the face ages, subcutaneous fat is lost, skin begins to appear saggy and wrinkles. The losses in plump subcutaneous fat, collagen, and tight youthful skin results in an aged appearance. This often leads to flattened cheeks, pronounced naso-labial folds and drooping of the jowl area along the jaw line. Additionally, as the face ages and the muscles within it thicken, the overlying skin will begin to crease and fold. This leads to wrinkles in the forehead and brow often termed frown lines, brow lines or “eleven’s”. By the same process, crow's feet around the eyes, as well as Lipstick lines or so-called smoker and smile lines around the mouth and lips develop. These signs of aging can be present in both men and women, can be unsightly and often make the patient look older than they feel. Luckily, with help from today’s aesthetic injectable products the appearance of age can be suspended and even reversed.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow's feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Prescription 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. Get to know more about Dysport, including how it works and what to understand before you start treatment.