Prescription Dysport is an neurotoxin injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Dysport work?
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
How often can I receive Dysport injections?
You should wait at least 90 days between Dysport treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments. Clinical studies demonstrated continued efficacy with up to four repeated treatments.
What should I tell my doctor before getting Dysport?
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including:
- A disease that affects your muscles and nerves
- Allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- Had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
- A breathing problem (such as asthma or emphysema)
- Swallowing problems
- Bleeding problems
- A slow heartbeat or other problem with your heart rate or rhythm
- Plans to have surgery
- Previous surgery on your face
- Weakness of your forehead muscles (such as trouble raising your eyebrows)
- Drooping eyelids
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal and other natural products. Using Dysport with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines while taking Dysport without talking to your doctor first.
Especially tell your doctor if any of the following applies:
- You have received other botulinum toxin product in the last four months
- You have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB) or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA)
- You have recently received an antibiotic by injection
- You take muscle relaxants
- You take an allergy or cold medicine
- You take a sleep medicine
How long has Dysport been used?
Though approved in the United States for aesthetic use in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991. It was first approved for use in 2001.
What about side effects of Dysport?
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. In some cases, Dysport may cause serious, potentially fatal side effects (as mentioned above.)
What should I avoid while taking Dysport?
Dysport may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking Dysport. If this occurs, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other strenuous and/or dangerous activities.
*Results may vary from person to person. Medical assessment by our Medical Director or Nurse Practitioners is required prior to treatment.