Dysport is a simple, effective, non-surgical treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles, thereby reducing and smoothing away frown-lines and wrinkles. It received FDA approval in 2009.
What is Dysport?
Dysport is a form of botulinum type A, similar to the protein found in Botox. Dysport temporarily immobilizes muscles which cause facial wrinkles. Dysport diffuses a bit farther than Botox from the injection point: one to three centimeters compared to Botox's one centimeter which means fewer injections are needed when using Dysport vs. Botox.
How long does the treatment last?
Dysport's results begin to appear within one to seven days of treatment, with day three being the median. Dysport contains less protein than Botox, which means the body should break it down more slowly. The studies are mixed, however, about whether Dysport lasts longer than Botox.
Are there any side effects?
The most common effects are temporary soreness or mild bruising around the injection site. There may also be a slight headache and if the drug diffuses too widely, there could be drooping in one area. Pregnant and breastfeeding women and those with a neuro-muscular disease should not use Dysport. For complete side effects, please ask your doctor.