Dysport™ is the newest breakthrough in anti-aging injectables and wrinkle removal.
Dysport injections utilize the same refined botulinum toxin that BOTOX® Cosmetic has made famous in recent years. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport’s neuromuscular blocking toxin relaxes tense facial muscles, and quickly eliminates forehead wrinkles, undereye wrinkles and crow’s feet—for a younger-looking, more revitalized facial appearance.
Who makes Dysport™?
Dysport™ is co-developed by Ipsen SA and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Is Dysport™ FDA approved?
Dysport™, approved in the European Union, Brazil, Argentina and more than 26 countries worldwide is a form of botulinum type A, similar to the protein found in BOTOX® Cosmetic, approved for fighting wrinkles in the U.S. since 2004.
Dysport™ was approved by the FDA in April, 2009 and the first injections were performed in the United States in June, 2009. Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston was among the first Centers in the United States to perform Dysport™ treatments (non-study related).
Are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ interchangeable?
Both temporarily modify the action of facial muscles, smoothing out undesirable lines between the brows, across the forehead or crow’s feet to restore a more youthful, less stressed appearance. But they are not interchangeable, they have distinct dosing differences.
What makes Dysport™ different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Dysport™ may diffuse more widely than BOTOX® Cosmetic, so it is important that your practitioner is experienced in using Dysport™. This aspect may also make for a more complete and natural result that is highly desired by patients who have been treated with Dysport™.
Does Dysport™ start working faster than BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Some studies have indicated that persons treated with Dysport™ may see results in as little as 24 hours as compared with 3-10 days for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Does Dysport™ work for a longer period of time than BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, Dysport™ injections are temporary. Length of results is estimated at anywhere from 3-6 months.
Dysport™ Recovery Time:
Dysport™ patients should be able to resume daily activities immediately after treatment. Makeup can help to cover any temporary bruising or redness, and over-the-counter pain killers should be all that’s needed to treat any subsequent headaches.
Possible side effects of Dysport™ injections include mild bruising, tenderness at the injection site, and minor headaches. On rare occasions, Dysport™ may “spread” to other areas, causing side effects like eyelid drooping (ptosis). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not use Dysport™. Patients with any form of neuromuscular disease are also non-candidates.
Dr. Schlesinger has treated a number of patients with Dysport™ who would be willing to talk about their experience and results. For more information, call 843-556-8886.
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