Dysport is injected with a small needle into specific muscles to relax the muscle. This, in turn, relaxes the skin which relaxes the line(s) that are on the skin. Results typically appear in 2-3 days after treatment. Some areas may take up to 2 weeks to achieve maximum relaxation. No anesthesia is required, there is only minor discomfort. As you continue with treatments you will notice that the return of wrinkles or lines become less severe over time since you are virtually training your muscles to relax. Dysport temporarily treats moderate to severe frown lines by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions.
The whole process is incredibly quick and requires almost no down time for recovery. You will be able to return to your normal activities the same day but avoid strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours. Do not massage the treated areas as we do not want to alter the placement. There may be minor pain or swelling at the injection site and on rare occasions, you may develop a headache which should resolve quickly. It is best to avoid alcohol starting a few days before the procedure as well as stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications before treatment to reduce bruising.
You’re the only one who will know if Dysport “looks” right on you. It’s important for you to discuss treatment and expectations with Judy. During the consultation, she will determine if Dysport is right for you. She will also determine how much Dysport is needed to achieve the level of correction that you desire.
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Find quick and simple answers about Dysport for treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows.
Dysport is a prescription injection administered by a licensed healthcare professional to treat moderate to severe frown lines (those wrinkles between the eyebrows).
Medically, it’s a botulinum neurotoxin (abobotulinumtoxinA), an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent. It temporarily prevents specific muscle movements that cause frown lines. Find out how it works(botulinum neurotoxin).
Administered by a licensed healthcare professional, Dysport is supplied as a single-use, sterile 300-unit vial. The dose of Dysport for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines between your eyebrows) is a total of 50 units injected equally among the specific muscles. The dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used. Learn more about how Dysport works.
Although office visits can vary, the procedure generally takes 10 to 20 minutes.
Though results vary, over half of users see improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows within 2-3 days.1-3*
*A secondary endpoint based on Kaplan-Meier estimates of cumulative rate of time to onset of response. The median time to onset of response was 3 days in GL-1 (Dysport 55/105 [52%], Placebo 3/53 [6%] and GL-2 (Dysport 36/71 [51%], Placebo 9/71 [13%]), and 2 days in GL-3 (Dysport 110/200 [55%], Placebo 4/100 [4%]).
One treatment of Dysport provides results that may last for up to 5 months.2-4† Learn more about 5 months of Dysport.
†GL-1 and GL-3 evaluated subjects for at least 150 days following treatment. Based on a ≥1-Grade GLSS improvement from baseline utilizing data from two double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled pivotal studies (GL-1, GL-3) in a post-hoc analysis.
The most common side effects 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. For a full list of potential side effects, click here to learn about side effects.
Dysport® and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. However, the dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used. Learn more about Dysport.
The cost of Dysport is determined by your healthcare professional and will vary based on the amount of product used and frequency of injections. Dysport is priced similarly to other botulinum toxin products that are commercially available.
You can only get Dysport from a doctor’s prescription. Dysport must be administered by a primary physician, dermatologist, cosmetic aesthetician, plastic surgeon or other healthcare professional licensed to administer Dysport.
There’s only one FDA-approved Dysport. Be sure to ask your specialist to see the packaging of your product to make sure it’s authentic.
Look for the full product name on the front and sides of the packaging.
Make sure the seal on the product is intact.
Make sure the product isn’t expired.
Check the Galderma logo at the top left corner of the package.
Find the barcode and distribution statement on the bottom of the package.
Rebates and treatment discounts are at the discretion of your local healthcare professional or med spa. However, we invite you to join our loyalty program — ASPIRE Galderma Rewards — to earn rewards, bonuses and discounts for any and all Galderma facial aesthetic treatments, including Dysport! Just be sure to ask your healthcare professional if his or her practice is part of the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program.
Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
Important Safety Information
What is the most important information you should know about Dysport? Spread of Toxin Effects: In some cases, the effects of Dysport and all botulinum toxin products may affect areas of the body away from the injection site. Symptoms can happen hours to weeks after injection and may include swallowing and breathing problems, loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, or loss of bladder control. Swallowing and breathing problems can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre‐existing before injection.
These effects could make it unsafe for you to drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Do not have Dysport treatment if you: are allergic to Dysport or any of its ingredients (see the end of the Medication Guide for a list of ingredients), are allergic to cow’s milk protein, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc®, Botox®, or Xeomin®, have a skin infection at the planned injection site, under 18 years of age, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dose of any other product you may have used.
Tell your doctor about any swallowing or breathing difficulties and all your muscle or nerve conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis, or Lambert‐Eaton syndrome, which may increase the risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing. Serious allergic reactions have occurred with the use of Dysport. Dry eye has also been reported.
Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have surgical changes to your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, any abnormal facial change, injection site inflammation, droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick oily skin, wrinkles that can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant or breastfeed.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal and other natural products. Using Dysport with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines while taking Dysport without talking to your doctor first.
Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA), in the last four months or any in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received, have recently received an antibiotic by injection, take muscle relaxants, take an allergy or cold medicine, or take a sleep medicine.
Common Side Effects
The most common side effects 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.
Ask your doctor if Dysport is right for you.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.