A popular procedure in Europe and South America, Dysport injections have been in the process of FDA approval in the U.S. since 2009. A competitor to Botox, Dysport is also an injection of a neuromuscular blocking toxin that blocks nerve signals to prevent muscle contraction and the resulting wrinkling or banding of skin.
Dysport is effective on horizontal forehead lines, the wrinkles on the side of the eyes (crow’s feet), and glabellar frown lines that form between the eyebrows. An injection lasts about 4 to 6 months or longer, especially after repeated treatments as muscles weaken.
As with Botox, Dysport has minimal side effects, such as bruising, soreness, or headaches. These side effects are uncommon and temporary. While you can resume normal activities right after injections, you should avoid lying down for three hours after treatment and avoid exercise for the rest of the day.
Does Dysport have advantages over Botox? This product is a bit cheaper, shows results faster, and may last a little longer, but these differences are not significant for most patients. Women who build up resistance to Botox may find Dysport an effective replacement.
Because the product may spread to muscles outside the injection area more freely than Botox, medical professionals can use this to treat wider areas with fewer pricks of the needle. Experienced doctors such as Dr. Eko, who has done considerable research on Dysport, know how to properly dose the product for best results.
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