What is Dysport?
Dysport is a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and wrinkles without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions. Additionally, Dysport is approved in multiple countries and has more than 25 years of clinical experience worldwide.
Dysport is similar to other products in this category, including Botox, that is also FDA approved for the treatment of facial wrinkles and lines. Dysport is ideal for treating glabella lines, while Botox is approved for treating forehead lines and crow’s feet in addition to glabella lines. Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. Dysport injections are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same protein used in Botox injections.
How is Dysport Treatment Performed?
During treatment, the injections are administered directly into the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other wrinkles. These injections are generally painless, with no need for anesthesia. Treatment sessions typically take less 15 minutes, and are administered at six-week intervals. Three to five injections are usually required to achieve desired results.
Depending on the depth of your lines, multiple injections may be needed. You may experience a small “pin prick,” but anesthetic is typically unnecessary. Best of all, injections are quick and convenient. You can return to regular activities immediately following treatment. Only a licensed professional with the knowledge and skill required to achieve optimum results should administer Dysport treatments.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport?
Anyone in good physical health, and without a history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis), is generally a good candidate for Dysport treatment. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing, or for anyone under the age of 18.
Do not use Dysport if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients. You should also not use Dysport if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site. Additionally, you should avoid using this medication if you are allergic to cow’s milk protein.
The use of botulinum toxin is contraindicated or not allowed in patients that have conditions that affect muscles and nerves such as Lambert-Eaton syndrome, myasthenia gravis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Please discuss all medical history prior to treatment with a botulinum toxin product.
What Results Can You Expect?
Though results vary, over half of users see improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within two to three days. One treatment of Dysport provides results that may last for up to five months.
Is Dysport Safe?
The most common possible side effects include nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation and nausea.
In some cases, it can cause flu-like symptoms, including a sore throat, runny nose, tiredness and respiratory infections. Other short-term side effects may include anxiety, ringing in the ears and dizziness or drowsiness. There are also risks, such as toxin effect, associated with dermal fillers being injected improperly or by people without the necessary training and qualifications.