The amount of Dysport or Botox needed for your forehead depends on the severity of the wrinkles, the results you want to see, and your individual reaction to the treatment. Generally, Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, suggests that the recommended number of units on the “five parts of the forehead” is 4 units. However, this may vary depending on the area being treated and the desired results. Dysport is an FDA-approved injectable that temporarily relaxes specific facial muscles to improve the appearance of wrinkles.
It has the potential to make you look younger, however, this depends on the person, the area being treated and the amount of product being used. Depending on the severity of the wrinkles and the desired results, between 20 and 50 units of Dysport can be used to reduce fine lines and give the face a more youthful and rested appearance. In general terms, you will need a higher dose of Dysport to achieve the same effect as a lower dose of Botox, so 20 units of Botox would be equivalent to about 50-60 units of Dysport; however, the exact amount will depend on the person and the area being treated. Generally speaking, Botox is said to last a little longer than Dysport, but Dysport reportedly spreads more quickly and evenly across the skin.
The goal of a Dysport or Botox injection is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles so that they don't look “frozen”. The injector will then know, on average, how many Botox units your forehead will need in future visits. This may lead to additional units being needed if there is more area that needs to be injected in the forehead. To achieve this goal, the placement of Botox and Dysport requires insight, foresight and an ingenious appreciation of a person's face.
If you have further questions about Dysport or would like to discuss the possibilities, please contact a qualified professional for more information. Both Botox and Dysport are neuromodulators, FDA-approved treatments for wrinkles and creases caused by aging or excessive muscle activity. The results may vary depending on the person, the areas treated, and the person's sensitivity to Dysport.