Dysport

     

    Dysport is the trade name for the drug abobotulinumtoxinA manufactured by the Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation.

     

    Dysport is an injectable treatment that is in the group of drugs called neuromodulators.

     

    Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. Dysport is a formulation that has been shown to deliver temporary improvement in moderate to severe frown lines, even with repeat treatments. So, the effect of repeat treatment with Dysport may be comparable to your first use.

     

    According to the manufacturer Dysport has been studied for safety in more than 2400 patients in the US and over 6,700 administrations reviewing the safety of the treatment. The product was first approved for use outside the US in 1991 and by the FDA in the US since 2009. It is currently being used in 57 countries worldwide.

     

    Within days after your treatment with you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles in the areas treated. The commonly treated areas are the frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead. Officially the FDA has approved Dysport only for use in the frown lines or glabella area, use in other areas is referred to as off label use and is common place. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last between 3-4 months. As with any cosmetic procedure results can vary patient to patient, injector to injector.

     

    There is varied opinions about the difference between disport and Botox. Some contend that Dysport may work faster, last longer and be slight more cost effective than Botox. There are pro’s and con’s to support each side of the issue.

     

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