Dysport is a prescription injection used for the temporary improvement in severe frown lines between the eyebrows. As the muscles relax and prevent contractions, wrinkles in and around the brow and frown area will disappear.
Dysport, also known as Reloxin, is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum; it is the same neurotoxin used in BOTOX Cosmetic.
Anyone with frown lines or wrinkles is considered a candidate, and it is most widely recommended for people between the ages of 35 and 65. The doctors at U.S. Dermatology Partners can tell you if you would be a good candidate for it.
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.
Using a fine needle is used to minimize swelling or bruising, your practitioner will look at the pattern of lines on your face and inject tiny amounts into the corresponding muscles. No anesthetic is required, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or topical anesthetic cream. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to 4 months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.
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:
Some side effects can occur, such as swelling or redness at the injection site. 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 your ears and dizziness or drowsiness.
Common injection-site side effects include the following:
In rare cases, it can cause serious and life-threatening side effects. These can include loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, problems speaking, trouble breathing or trouble swallowing.
Dysport is FDA approved to last four months. The results will slowly fade over that time as the body absorbs the Dysport and the wrinkles gradually reappear.
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*Results may vary by individual