Prescription Dysport® injectable is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for temporarily lessening or eliminating moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport injectable is placed directly into the muscle underneath a furrow, , temporarily weakening the muscle to the point where it cannot contract.
Dysport is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum; it is the same neurotoxin used in BOTOX Cosmetic.
Medically, Dysport injectable is used to treat excessive underarm sweating; symptoms of cervical dystonia, which include neck pain and abnormal head position; and muscle spasms. Cosmetically, Dysport injections are used to treat the following:
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According to the manufacturer‘s website, candidates for Dysport injectable are “adults less than 65 years of age” who want “temporary improvement in the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).” It may not be suitable for those with the following:
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding, or has a neuromuscular disease, should not receive Dysport injectable.
Side effects of Dysport injectable are usually mild and temporary, and normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections. Injection-site side effects include the following:
Dysport is made from the neurotoxin Clostridium botulinum and has gone through many manufacturing processes to ensure safety. It is approved by the FDA to lessen the moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
Dysport is a prescription medication injected into muscles and treats the 11’s or wrinkles between the eyes.
Dysport diffuses more easily than Botox since it has a higher dilution and smaller protein particles. Therefore, it is well suited for the forehead and larger areas.
The effects of Dysport last for about four months, but the effects appear a bit faster than Botox – about two days faster.
No. Dysport must be administered by a cosmetic aesthetician, dermatologist, or healthcare professional licensed to administer Dysport.