How many units of Dysport for horizontal forehead lines?

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Even though I'm young, my forehead starts to develop deep horizontal lines, probably because I frown 80% of the time. Stress doesn't help. I tried to keep my face moisturized but I didn't see any difference. Therefore, I came to the conclusion that I should invest in some professional treatment. A friend recommended Dysport, but I don't know how many units are necessary. Is it more than one injection?

joshua1985

M, 33, Oregon

Dysport, like Botox, is an FDA-approved product used to prevent the movement of facial muscles. By injecting Dysport into the frontalis muscle, dermatologists can achieve a brow lift without plastic surgery and also reduce the appearance of forehead lines.

How much Dysport, Botox or Xeomin to use depends on the specifics of the patient.

In the glabella, I typically inject anywhere from 30 to 50 units of Dysport -- depending on the depth and location of the patient’s wrinkles.

Keep in mind that most experienced dermatologists and plastic surgeons often inject new patients with slightly less Dysport than they need. It’s always better to have a patient return for touch up injections two weeks later than to be in a situation where too much Dysport was used.

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The answer to that question depends entirely on the specifics of the case.

Dysport is similar to Botox Cosmetic but is a newer product. Both are FDA-approved and use botulinum toxin to inhibit the movement of facial muscles that cause forehead wrinkles. When forehead muscles like the frontalis muscle are prevented from moving, frown lines and horizontal lines become significantly less visible.

There are some subtle differences between the action of Botox and Dysport, however, and your doctor may have a preference for one or the other. Whether to use Dysport or Botox is a decision that should be based on the specifics of your facial anatomy and left up to your dermatologist.

The question of how many units of Dysport to use depends depends on a number of factors. Your doctor will examine how deep your wrinkles are, assess the muscle strength of your forehead muscles, determine the correct injection sites, and consider how much movement you want to preserve.

If you only have very fine lines, we can often get away with just 20 - 30 units of Dysport and still achieve great results. For cases with heavier horizontal forehead lines we may require 50 or 60 units to get the results we want.

There is also the question of how much facial movement a patient wants to preserve. Actors and celebrities who need to preserve facial movement to make clear facial expressions will often use a smaller amount of Dysport -- just 20 units.

Keep in mind that these unit numbers are just for forehead wrinkles. If we need to treat additional areas like crow's feet, bunny lines, lip lines or other areas, we would need additional units of Dysport for those areas.

Also remember that units of Dysport are not the same as Botox units. A Dysport injection uses 2 to 2.5x the amount of filler required for a Botox injection.

I can't give you any specific advice without a direct consultation. Remember to make an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for best results and a treatment plan that works best for you.

Dysport is definitely an excellent choice for reducing facial lines, including forehead and frown lines. Dysport works by preventing muscle activity, which in turn prevents wrinkles from forming.

There are some subtle differences between Botox and Dysport -- so the choice of which to use should really be up to your dermatologist, and will depend on your specific case.

While both Dysport and Botox injectable treatments are made from botulinum toxin, Dysport's formulation uses a smaller-sized molecule. The smaller molecule means Dysport will diffuse to a greater degree within the skin. This makes it a better choice for some injection sites and a slightly more difficult choice for use in other sites. Dysport typically becomes visible sooner than Botox. However, there are indications that suggest the effects of Botox last longer.

While your friend may have recommended Dysport injections, the better option between Dysport or Botox really depends of your specific presentation and forehead muscles.

To answer your question about how many units of Dysport should be used: this would depend on the depth of the horizontal lines and the location of your forehead wrinkles. For the glabella, we typically use between 30 and 50 units of Dysport -- divided into 5 equal injections, but I can't give you a more specific answer without a consultation.

Always visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for the best results.

Dysport is a newer variety of botulinum toxin similar to Botox. It is a good choice for treating the forehead area and preventing the muscle movements that cause wrinkles.

Both Dysport and Botox are equally effective treatments. The choice of which treatment to use will depend on your specific forehead anatomy and the size and position of your forehead wrinkles. There is some evidence Botox might prevent muscle movement for a longer duration, but this is still open for debate.

The amount of Dysport to use depends on the patient. Medicis, the manufacturer of Dysport, recommends a total dose of 50 units for treating glabellar lines in the forehead area. Depending on the age and presentation of the patient, we can often use less. The total number of units are typically divided into 5 separate injection sites.

Also, keep in mind that units of Dysport and Botox are not interchangeable. A treatment plan for Dysport injections will use approximately 2 to 2.5x the number of units that would be required if we were using Botox.

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Nope it's one treatment with multiple injections and it depends on the severity of the lines and how much movement you want of your forehead after treatment. Neurotoxin are excellent agents to decrease the severity of forehead wrinkles as well asinine between your eyebrows and around your eyes and nose. Good Luck!