Class: Neurotoxin

Approved cosmetic uses: Dysport is Food and Drug Administration-approved to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines. Marketed by Medicis in the U.S., it has been used to treat neurological disorders outside the U.S. for more than 15 years.

Mode of action: Dysport is an injectable form of Botulinum Toxin Type A. It is injected into wrinkle-causing muscles to paralyze them.

Dysport Results: Cosmetic results are visible within two to three days, and may last up to six months. Results vary.

Side Effects: Possible side effects of Dysport may include:

  • Localized numbness
  • Headache
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Burning sensation during injection
  • Droopy eyelids or uneven eyebrows (temporary)

WARNING: All botulinum-based drugs must carry a "black box" warning to alert users to the chance that the toxin may spread from the injection site to other parts of the body, where it can cause potentially life-threatening swallowing or breathing issues. This is not typically seen when the injections are used for cosmetic purposes.

Cost: Dysport cost ranges from $300 to $500, depending on how much product is used, the area(s) treated and the location of the practice.

Other Neurotoxins:

NOTE: Dysport, Xeomin and Botox CANNOT be used interchangeably.

Injection Pain (1-5 scale, with 5 being the most pain.): 1.5 The needles used to administer Dysport are so thin that any pain from the injections is minimal. The area is usually numbed before treatment. Pain is subjective, and varies from person to person.

To view a comparison chart explaining the pros and cons of all available injectables, please click here.

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