DYSPORT® is a highly anticipated and newly FDA-approved alternative to Botox. This injectable treatment for wrinkles is made from the same neurotoxin (botulinum toxin type A) as Botox. Dysport received the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a wrinkle treatment in the spring of 2009, and although (like Botox) it was originally developed in Europe in the 1990s to treat neuromuscular disorders, it has been used for smoothing out wrinkles in many countries for several years. Like Botox, Dysport works by treating specific, “wrinkle-causing” facial muscles in order to eliminate the “dynamic wrinkles” caused by the action of these muscles.
Over time, cumulative benefits are observed with regular treatments. Dysport can also be used for preventative signs of aging. Results can last between 3-5 months.
Treatment sessions are catered for each patient. Dosage and sites of injection are
dependent upon gender, muscle mass, strength of muscle and expected results relayed
by the patient. Results can be seen as early as 2 days.
Injections are done with a small needle and normally take just minutes. No anesthesia
is necessary, but ice can be applied prior to injection. No downtime is needed.
Minimal redness is seen but is resolved within fifteen minutes. Bruising is possible, but