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What is Dysport?

Dysport was approved by the FDA in 2009 for similar indications as Botox Cosmetic. It blocks the signal from nerve to muscle resulting in reduction of muscle activity and less evident frown lines.   Dysport has been used for cosmetic purposes in other countries for many years.  After its debut in the United States in 2009, Dysport has gained popularity in the United States cosmetic marketplace.  The duration of the effect of Dysport is similar to Botox.

How Dysport® works
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. But, with just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport blocks 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.

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Common Side Effects
The most common side effects of Dysport treatment 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. You should wait at least 90 days between Dysport treatments.

Why choose Dysport
If you’re serious about treating your frown lines, talk to your doctor about Dysport. It may just be the right treatment option for temporarily improving moderate to severe frown lines. 

What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic received FDA approval in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe lines between the brows. Since that time, almost 12 million Botox Cosmetic procedures have been performed. Botox works by blocking neurotransmitters, which in turn stimulate muscle contraction. Since the muscle is weakened and movement is lessened, the skin surface becomes smoother and expression lines begin to fade. Some people note improvement just days after treatment, although maximum results are seen at around 2 weeks. The duration of the effect varies from patient to patient, with the average duration lasting around 3 months.