Though approved in the United States in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991. First approved for aesthetic use outside the U.S. in 2001, Dysport has steadily gained in popularity around the world. Today it is marketed and sold for aesthetic use in 36 countries (as of October 2009). With its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, you, too, may join others worldwide who have been treated with Dysport.
In U.S. clinical studies, the most common side effects were nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. In some cases, Dysport may cause serious side effects, such as swallowing or breathing problems that may be life threatening. For more information on possible side effects of Dysport, please see the Important Safety Information including the Boxed Warning below and the Medication Guide, or talk to your healthcare professional.
What is Dysport?
Dysport, like Botox, is used for the dynamic lines of the face, such as the Glabella region, or the lines in between the eyes. There are other areas of the face that are frequently treated, the forehead.
Why should I use Dysport over Botox?
At DermaTouch, RN we like both products. From observing our client response, we have confirmed that there are four patient types:
- Clients that are very pleased with the results that Botox gives them and are not interested in Dysport
- Clients for which Dysport works better
- Clients that tried Dysport and still prefer Botox
- Clients that get great results with either product
Competition is good!
Are there any reasons I should not be treated with Dysport?
Do not have a 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
- Have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product (such as Myobloc® or Botox®)
- Have a skin infection at the planned injection site
Also, Dysport should not be used in children or in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Dysport may not be right for you if:
- You have surgical changes to your face
- Have very weak muscles in the treatment area
- Your face looks very different from side to side
- The injection site is inflamed
- You have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds
- You have deep facial scars or thick oily skin
- You have wrinkles that can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart
How often can I be injected with Dysport?
You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments. Clinical studies demonstrated continued efficacy with up to four repeated treatments.
How long has Dysport been used?
Though approved in the United States for aesthetic use in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991. Outside the U.S., it was first approved for aesthetic use in 2001.
The most important question is the experience of the injector and the general approach to using Dysport.
As with any Nuerotoxin including Botox, our approach at DermaTouch, RN is to teach and help our client understand how Dysport works. We speak with our clients about this prior to the first treatment. To decrease potential issues, initially we prefer to use the least number of units and see our client in two weeks when the maximum results occur. We can then adjust the number of units for the most effective result. This way, we can discover how many units give you the best result.
How long does it take to receive a Dsyport Treatment?
Your first appointment takes 30 minutes, which includes teaching. Repeat treatments usually only take 10-15 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Very little or not at all. Our clients have told us that they are very comfortable and experience less bruising than any of their past treatments due to our technique and the time we take with them.
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DermaTouch, RN provides Dysport in Houston, TX and the surrounding metropolitan area. Please contact us about coming in for your Dysport treatment.