Dysport Treatment in Houston

Botox and Dysport are both non-surgical neuromodulators used for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. Both products contain one key active ingredient: Botulinum Type A. One of the main differences between Botox and Dysport is the level of concentration in each product. Dysport is more diluted than Botox with a 3:1 ratio.

Another difference between the two products is their molecular behavior and diffusion. Dysport tends to spread faster, especially over a larger surface area, with just a few injections unlike Botox. Lastly, Dysport should be avoided by patients who are allergic to milk whereas Botox is safe for use for patients with milk allergies. Most patients notice a faster reaction to Dysport, typically kicking in within 3 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Though approved in the United States for aesthetic use in April 2009, Dysport has a history of use in other countries since 1991. It was first approved for use in 2001.

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. In some cases, Dysport may cause serious, potentially fatal side effects (as mentioned above).

Tell your provider about all your medical conditions, including:

  • A disease that affects your muscles and nerves
  • Allergies to any botulinum toxin product
  • Had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
  • Breathing problem, like asthma or emphysema
  • Swallowing problems
  • Bleeding problems
  • Diabetes
  • A slow heartbeat or other problem with your heart rate or rhythm
  • Plans to have surgery
  • Previous surgery on your face
  • Forehead muscle weakness, such as trouble raising your eyebrows
  • Drooping eyelids

With just one injection into each of the five points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport stops the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.

You should wait at least 90 days between Dysport 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.

Tell your provider 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 any of the following applies:

  • You have received other botulinum toxin product in the last four months
  • You have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB) or
  • Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA)
  • You have recently received an antibiotic by injection
  • You take muscle relaxants
  • You take an allergy or cold medicine
  • You take a sleep medicine