Discover The Dysport Difference
Dysport is a prescription injection administered by a licensed healthcare professional to treat moderate to severe frown lines.
Medically, it’s a botulinum neurotoxin (abobotulinumtoxinA), an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent. It temporarily prevents specific muscle movements that cause frown lines.
What does Dysport® treat?
Neuromodulators such as Dysport are fantastic for improving the appearance of:
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Fine lines above the lip
- Crow’s feet on the sides of the eyes
- Heavy forehead furrows
- Skin bands on the neck
- Hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating
Do Dysport® injections hurt?
Most people find the injections almost painless, so a local anesthetic is not normally needed. If concerned however, you can request an anesthetic (numbing) cream prior to treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Administered by a licensed healthcare professional, Dysport® is supplied as a single-use, sterile 300-unit vial. The dose of Dysport® for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines between your eyebrows) is a total of 50 units injected equally among the specific muscles. 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 that you may have previously used.
Although office visits can vary, the procedure generally takes 10 to 20 minutes.
Though results vary, there is typically a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 2-3 days. FINAL results are seen 14 days after injection.
One treatment of Dysport® can last for up to 4 months, so the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to the first use.
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 type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. However, 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 that you may have previously used.