We all brace for wrinkles as we get older, but there’s one type of wrinkle that can be particularly troublesome: frown lines. These vertical lines between your eyebrows don’t just make you look older. They can also make you look angry or stern, leaving you less approachable-looking.
Fortunately, if you want to smooth those pesky frown lines, you can turn to cosmetic injectables. At Revive Health and Wellness in Norwell, Massachusetts, Craig Sylvester, MD, and Stephanie Sylvester, RN, offer a range of treatments to help you find the best option for your specific cosmetic goals. In many cases, though, we recommend Dysport® for those between-brow wrinkles. Here’s why.
The most common treatment for frown lines is a cosmetic injectable using botulinum toxin. In very small amounts, this toxin freezes the muscle to which it’s applied. When we inject a tiny amount between your brows, it temporarily paralyzes the muscle there, relaxing it. That muscle relaxation smooths your wrinkle or wrinkles.
From the name, you can probably guess the most well-known botulinum toxin: Botox®. But while Botox works extremely well to smooth frown lines, it’s not your only option.
Dysport also uses botulinum toxin to relax the muscles between your eyebrows and smooth your wrinkles, but it only costs a third of the price per unit. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to see if cosmetic injectables can deliver the results you want, we recommend Dysport.
Dysport works faster than Botox. It usually delivers results in three or four days, while Botox can take a week to kick in. That means that if you have an event coming up quickly and you want to look your best, Dysport is more likely to give you the smooth skin you want in time.
Comfort and convenience
Medical experts designed Dysport with your safety and convenience in mind. Most of our patients report that the treatment doesn’t cause them much pain at all. We numb the area before starting and use an ultra-fine needle to help there.
Plus, you don’t need to worry about any downtime with Dysport. You can get your treatment in a matter of minutes, then continue on with your day right afterward. (That said, if it’s your first time, allow some extra time to talk with us about your skin goals so we can personalize a treatment program for you.)
Because it works fast, costs less, and offers all the same conveniences as Botox, we often recommend Dysport for frown lines. To find out if it’s right for you, call us or request an appointment online today.