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Aging + Wrinkles

Understand your skin

The more you know about your skin’s aging process, the better you’ll be able to keep it looking its best. Scroll down for helpful information and tips about between the brow frown lines and wrinkles so you can decide if Dysport is right for you.

Frown line facts

Fact 1: Creams and lotions don’t always cut it.

Your skin care regimen probably includes a number of over-the-counter cosmetic products. That’s perfectly fine. But when it comes to improving the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, a prescription treatment may be the best choice for lasting results.

Fact 2: It’s not an age thing.

Of course time is a factor. But wrinkles and frown lines between the brows don’t simply mean you’re getting older. They’re caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. Frown lines, “elevens” or glabellar lines are the product of repeated movement of corrugator supercilii, procerus and depressor supercilii muscles. It’s the mark of an expressive face. Dysport lets you keep the expressions and lose the evidence.

Fact 3: You don’t have to “ live with ’em.”

You squint, you smile, you frown — wrinkles happen. That’s life. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Dysport is here to help you stand up to the lines between your eyebrows and take control of your look.

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Aging education

Let’s get serious about skin.

Yes, there’s a science behind youthful-looking skin. It starts with hyaluronic acid, the naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps give it a full, youthful look.1 As we age, hyaluronic acid diminishes, causing our skin to look thinner, drier and more wrinkled.1,2 Several other scientific factors may lead to less youthful skin with more wrinkles, including:

  • Redistribution of facial fat2
    • Loss of fat in the forehead and cheeks
    • Gain of fat in the mouth and jaw area, which can cause sagging
  • Bone loss throughout your face3
  • Muscle laxity3
  • External factors, such as sun damage or smoking3

Aging tips

Avoid UV exposure.

Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays is thought to be a major culprit for rapidly aging skin. Sun damages your skin and causes a loss of collagen, which can lead to drooping and wrinkles.1,4 If you’re the outdoorsy type, think sunblock and shade to keep your skin as healthy and young-looking as possible.

Stay hydrated.

Drinking plenty of water will help prevent your skin from becoming overly dry.

Eat omega-3 fatty acids.

Salmon, tuna, walnuts and flaxseed will help protect your top layer of skin and keep moisture in. Omega-3s also prevent inflammation and help maintain cell structure and function.5

Avoid processed foods and sugars.

When sugar comes in contact with collagen (a protein), a reaction called glycation occurs. Glycation can damage collagen, compromise the integrity and regeneration of skin tissue, and accelerate aging of the skin.6,7

Aging in men

Gentlemen, congratulations on making the bold choice to treat your frown lines between your eyebrows. The fact is, because your face moves when you frown, smile or squint, frown lines can still appear even if you use the best men’s skin care products. And, as a man, your expression lines tend to be deeper, so a prescription injection could be the treatment you need to get the natural look you want. Check out our gallery to see how Dysport can help improve the appearance of between the brow frown lines for men.

Aging in women

Work out. Eat right. Take care of your skin. Rinse. Repeat. It’s your every day. Everything you do in your daily routine can help you stay happy and healthy. But sometimes, for those inevitable things in life — like frown lines between the eyebrows — a step outside the routine may be in order. Everybody ages differently, but if you express yourself through movements in your face (like most people do), Dysport can help smooth those frown lines and get the natural look you want. See how Dysport works.


See below for Dysport Important Safety Information and Medication Guide.

References
  1. Papakonstantinou E, Roth M, Karakiulakis G. Hyaluronic Acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012;4(3):253-258.
  2. Vleggaar D, Fitzgerald R. Dermatological implications of skeletal aging: a focus on supraperiosteal volumization for perioral rejuvenation. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7(3):209-220.
  3. Ganjoo A. 35A Aging Skin. In: Venkataram M, ed. ACS(I) Textbook on Cutaneous & Aesthetic Surgery. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2012:545-549.
  4. The Effects of Aging on Skin. WebMD Web site. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/aging/effects-of-aging-on-skin. Accessed February 25, 2015.
  5. Want Healthy Skin? Feed It Well. WebMD Web site. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin/want-healthy-skin-feed-well. Accessed February 25, 2015.
  6. Lyons TJ, Bailie KE, Dyer DG, Dunn JA, Baynes JW. Decrease in skin collagen glycation with improved glycemic control in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. J Clin Invest. 1991;87(6):1910-1915.
  7. Dandby FW. Nutrition and aging skin: sugar and glycation. Clin Dermatol. 2010;28(4):409-411.

Ask your doctor if prescription Dysport is right for you.

Dysport may not be right for you if: you have surgical changes to your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, your face looks very different from side to side, the injection site is inflamed, you have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick oily skin, or if your wrinkles can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart.

See below for Dysport Important Safety Information and Medication Guide.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Indication: Dysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.

What is the most important information you should know about Dysport?

Spread of Toxin Effects: In some cases, the effects of Dysport and all botulinum toxin products may affect areas of the body away from the injection site. These effects can cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. Symptoms of botulism can happen hours to weeks after injection and may include swallowing and breathing problems, loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, or loss of bladder control. Swallowing and breathing problems can be life threatening and there have been reports of death.

The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for muscle spasms but symptoms can also occur in adults treated for muscle spasms and other conditions, particularly in those patients who have underlying conditions that would predispose them to these symptoms.

The toxic effects have been reported at doses similar to those used to treat muscle spasms in the neck. Lower doses, in both approved and unapproved uses, have also caused toxic effects. This includes treatment of children and adults for muscle spasms.

These effects could make it unsafe for you to drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Do not have Dysport treatment if you: are allergic to Dysport or any of its ingredients (see the end of the Medication Guide for a list of ingredients), are allergic to cow’s milk protein, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc® or Botox®, or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

The dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product. The dose of Dysport cannot be compared to the dose of any other botulinum toxin product you may have used.

Dysport may not be right for you if: you have surgical changes to your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, your face looks very different from side to side, the injection site is inflamed, you have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick oily skin, or if your wrinkles can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have: a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome), allergies to any botulinum toxin product or had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past, a breathing problem (such as asthma or emphysema), swallowing problems, bleeding problems, diabetes, or a slow heart beat or other problem with your heart rate or rhythm, plans to have surgery, had surgery on your face, weakness of your forehead muscles (such as trouble raising your eyebrows), drooping eyelids, or any other change in the way your face normally looks. Patients with a disease that affects muscles and nerves who are treated with typical doses of Dysport may have a higher risk of serious side effects, including severe swallowing and breathing problems.

Human Albumin
This product contains albumin taken from human plasma. Steps taken during donor screening and product manufacturing processes make the risk of spreading viral diseases extremely rare. In theory, there is also an extremely rare risk of contracting Creutzfeldt- Jakob disease (CJD). No cases of spread of viral diseases or CJD have ever been reported for albumin.

Allergic Reaction to Injecting in the Skin
It is not known if an allergic reaction can be caused by injecting Dysport into the skin. The safety of treating excessive sweating with Dysport is not known.

Common Side Effects
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal and other natural products. Using Dysport with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines while taking Dysport without talking to your doctor first.

Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months, have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB) or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received), have recently received an antibiotic by injection, take muscle relaxants, take an allergy or cold medicine, or take a sleep medicine.

Use in Specific Populations
Dysport should not be used in children or in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Ask your doctor if Dysport is right for you.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see Dysport Full Prescribing Information including Medication Guide.