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Helping New Orleans area patients stop frowning with Dysport

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A frown is the facial expression formed when you draw your eyebrows together. This scowling gesture causes vertical lines to form between the brows. We refer to these as “the elevens.” A frown typically expresses worry, displeasure, or sadness. However, most of us spend hours a day focused on a computer screen, paperwork, or phone. That act of concentration (and sometimes confusion), coupled with aging eyesight can create moderate to severe "elevens."

Eventually, the repeated contractions leave you unable to relax your forehead. You end up looking angry or tired, even when you feel terrific. Dr. Mary Lupo and her team at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology are helping to wipe frowns from the brows of patients in the New Orleans area with Dysport.

Dysport is the brand name for cosmetic use of the purified protein called Botulinum toxin. Dysport (manufactured by Medicis and Ipsen) is a similar drug to the more commonly known Botox, receiving FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2009.

Dysportis a neuromuscular blocking agents. When your brain unconsciously makes the decision to frown, signals go from nerves in the brow to muscles telling them to contract. Dysport interrupt these signals, allowing muscles to relax and create a smoother foundation for skin. It can also be used "off label" for effective wrinkle reduction in other areas of the face, such as crow’s feet at the corners of the eyesand horizontal lines on the forehead.

Using a very fine needle, the doctor injects the appropriate formulation into precise points on the face. Treatment is done at the office and it takes only about 15 minutes. There’s no downtime – you may return to work or other activities right away.You see wrinkles begin to smooth out within a few days, and improvement continues for up to a month. Results last about four months. In the experienced hands of the LupoCenter doctors, the outcome is natural and refreshed, never frozen or artificial. Most patients are so pleased that they continue to schedule periodic touch-up appointments.

It's said that a smile is contagious, but no one wants to share a frown. Talk with the rejuvenation experts at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic & General Dermatology about how Dysport can help you lose that frown. Their number is (504) 777-3047.


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