HOW DOES IT WORK?
|Dysport® is a protein taken from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. The protein was initially used for the treatment of motor disorders and various kinds of muscular spasms, including Cerebral Palsy. It was further developed to treat a wide variety of Neuro-muscular disorders, for which it is now licensed in 60 countries. In New Zealand, Dysport® has registration approval under the Medicines Act and was the first Botulinum Toxin Type A to be approved in this country. Dysport® is a prescription medicine and can only be administered by a registered medical professional who has an excellent understanding of the muscles of the face.
Dysport® is used to provide relief from headaches, jaw soreness and other side effects of Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) . Dysport® is placed into the masseter muscle( the main muscle for biting and chewing) . The muscle is temporarily weakened which prevents the muscle from clenching involuntarily while you sleep. This greatly reduces the painful side effects of Bruxism while saving your teeth.
WHY IS DYSPORT® FOR TEETH GRINDING BETTER THAN OTHER PROCEDURES ?
Many people with Bruxism will wear a mouth guard at night to protect their teeth, but some patients clench and grind during the day, wearing the guard during waking hours is not always practical. Dysport® is a great non invasive alternative for Bruxism. With this procedure, you will be able to chew normally and make facial expressions, but the
involuntary grinding will be reduced or eliminated.
OTHER BENEFITS FOR USING DYSPORT® FOR JAW CLENCHING .
Dysport® for Bruxism can also soften the appearance of the jaw line by reducing the size of the masseter muscle. Often patients who clench at night will have a more pronounced square jaw line. Dysport® causes the muscle to decrease in size, therefore slimming and contouring the jaw.
WHAT CAN DYSPORT® DO FOR YOU?
Dysport® for the Gummy Smile
A gummy smile is an aesthetic disorder that can cause both men and women to be self conscious about their appearance and social interactions. This condition is caused by the complex interaction between several facial muscles.
Dysport® is used to immobilise the upper lip muscle that pulls the lip high over the teeth, therefore showing less gums when smiling.
Whenever you laugh, frown, concentrate or squint, your facial muscles contract and your skin creases. As you get older your skin loses its elasticity and those creases deepen into lines that become more permanent. Frown lines between your eyes can become particularly noticeable at a relatively young age, making you look angry, or worried, even leading onto stress headaches by prolonged frowning. By temporarily immobilizing the muscles you use to frown, Dysport® can smooth out those lines, restoring your face to a more relaxed stress free position. Because you will be physically unable to frown after treatment, you may lose the urge to frown. The lasting effect of treatment with Dysport® can differ between individuals, but usually will last up to 5 months, after which further courses of treatment may be necessary. Many people find after several treatments they have “unlearned” the habit of frowning or squinting that originally led to the development of these lines.
Treatment takes less than 20 minutes and results can be seen within the first week.