What is Dysport?
Dysport is a type of botulinum toxin injections. Dysport reduces the appearance of lines that primarily affect the glabella, the area in between your eyebrows. These lines extend upward, or vertically, toward the forehead. They are especially noticeable when a person frowns. Dysport and Botox treatments are extremely convenient. No downtime, and not invasive and can go back to regular routine.
While naturally occurring, with age glabella lines can become more prominent during times of relaxation too. This is because our skin loses collagen, the protein fibers responsible for elasticity.
While Dysport can help treat glabella wrinkles, it’s only meant for people who have either moderate or severe cases. This procedure isn’t recommended for mild glabella lines. Your dermatologist can help you tell the difference between mild and moderate wrinkles of this type.
If you’re considered a candidate for Dysport, the entire procedure is done at your doctor’s office. No hospitalization is required, and you can leave immediately after the procedure is done.
Dysport injections take just a few minutes to complete. You should start seeing effects from the injections within a couple of days. Dysport can start taking effect after a couple of days. Results last between three and four months.
Dysport is a prescription injection used to treat moderate to severe frown lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows). Medically, it’s a botulinum neurotoxin that temporarily prevents specific muscle movements that cause frown lines.
Dysport is supplied as a single-use, sterile 300-unit vial. The dose of Dysport for the treatment of frown lines between your eyebrows is a total of 50 units injected equally among the specific muscles.
Although office visits can vary, the procedure generally takes 10 to 20 minutes.
No. Because Dysport affects underlying facial muscles, it will not have an effect on lines caused by sun damage.
Though results vary, over half of users see improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 2-3 days
Absolutely. Unless you’ve had an adverse reaction to botulinum toxin A, you may undergo a Dysport treatment.
One treatment of Dysport provides results that can last for up to 5 months.
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea.
Dysport and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin A and both block the release of acetylcholine (ACh), preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. Note: The dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product.
The cost of Dysport is determined by your healthcare professional and will vary based on the amount of product used and frequency of injections. Dysport is priced similarly to other botulinum toxin products that are commercially available.
Those with allergies to Dysport ingredients (botulinum toxin A, human albumin, and cow’s milk protein) are not candidates for the procedure. Heart rhythm problems should be noted as well. If pregnant or breastfeeding, injections are not recommended.