Dysport is a neuromodulator, a type of injectable that relaxes the muscles in the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Administered by a licensed healthcare professional, Dysport is supplied as a 300-unit, single-use sterile vial. The dose of Dysport for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines) is a total of 50 units injected equally between specific muscles. It is important to note that the dose of Dysport is not the same as any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dose of any other botulinum toxin product you have used before.Once injected, Dysport deactivates the nerves surrounding the injection site.
This limits muscle movement, relaxes the area and softens the skin. Dysport is primarily used to treat moderate to severe forehead lines and glabellar lines, sometimes called frown lines or 11 lines. Your board-certified dermatologist should have access to both products and can even use them on different parts of the face.It is important to be aware of potential side effects associated with Dysport injections. Symptoms may appear hours or weeks after the injection and may include problems swallowing and breathing, loss of strength and muscle weakness throughout the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or changes or loss of voice, difficulty saying words clearly, or loss of control of bladder.
Before receiving Dysport injections, your doctor may recommend that you stop taking certain medications and supplements. We also ask that you refrain from doing certain activities after the injections, such as exercising, pressing the area, or going to sleep for about six hours after the injections. The recommended dose of Dysport is up to 50 units divided into five portions injected into the target area.The best way to avoid side effects is to make sure that the person giving you the injections is a licensed health professional. A board-certified dermatologist with extensive knowledge of everything related to injectables means they will select the best one for you.