Dysport® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that can significantly reduce the appearance of forehead lines. What’s more: Even with repeated treatments, Dysport® keeps working. Your results will look just as good as they did the first time around. Our San Francisco patients love Dysport’s gentle effectiveness and enduring results.
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A few simple injections is all it takes for Dysport® to block the nerve signals that cause wrinkles to form. This results in a temporary reduction in muscle activity, preventing lines and wrinkles from forming when you make certain facial expressions.
The untreated facial muscles still contract normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
Treatment Time: With Dysport, often it’s only a 10-20 minute treatment. Ask your doctor about any precautions you should take after your treatment. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Repeatable results: In clinical trials, the efficacy of Dysport was demonstrated with up to 4 repeated treatments.1 You should wait at least 90 days between treatments. The safety of Dysport has been studied in up to 12 repeated treatments.
Worldwide experience: Dysport is used for aesthetic purposes in 57 countries.2 In U.S. clinical trials, Dysport was studied for safety in more than 2400 aesthetic patients. Of those, 769 participated in pivotal studies, with a subset of 376 evaluated for efficacy of Dysport.
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Read the Medication Guide that comes with Dysport before you start using it and each time Dysport is given to you. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment. You should share this information with your family members and caregivers.
What is the most important information I should know about Dysport?
Dysport may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems after treatment with Dysport.
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. These problems can happen hours to weeks after an injection of Dysport usually because the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow can become weak after the injection. Death can happen as a complication if you have severe problems with swallowing or breathing after treatment with Dysport.
People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe. These patients may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with Dysport.
Swallowing problems may last for several weeks. People who can not swallow well may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving Dysport have the highest risk of getting these problems.
Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include:
These symptoms can happen hours to weeks after you receive an injection of Dysport.
These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities. See “What should I avoid while receiving Dysport?”.
Dysport is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used:
CD is a painful condition caused by spasms in the neck muscles. Occasionally, the spasms can be so severe that they cause the head to move into abnormal positions. Dysport® temporarily weakens these muscles, lessening symptoms and restoring comfort and normalcy.
Frown lines (wrinkles) happen because the muscles that control facial expression are used often (muscle tightening over and over). After Dysport is injected into the muscles that control facial expression, the medicine stops the tightening of these muscles for up to 4 months.
It is not known whether Dysport is safe or effective in children under 18 years of age.
It is not known whether Dysport is safe or effective for the treatment of other types of muscle spasms. It is not known whether Dysport is safe or effective for the treatment of other wrinkles.
Do not take Dysport if you:
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have:
Tell your doctor if you:
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:
Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.
Dysport may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking Dysport. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. See “What is the most important information I should know about Dysport?”
Dysport can cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about Dysport?”
Other side effects of Dysport include:
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Dysport. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about Dysport:
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Dysport. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Dysport that is written for healthcare professionals. For more information about Dysport call 877-397-7671 or go to www.dysport.com or www.DysportUSA.com.
Active ingredient: (botulinum toxin Type A)
Inactive ingredients: human albumin, and lactose. Dysport may contain cow’s milk protein.
Though approved in the United States in April 2009, Dysport® has steadily gained in popularity around the world. Today Dysport 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 Boxed Warning below and the Medication Guide, or talk to your healthcare professional.
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1Schlessinger J, Dover JS, Joseph J, Monheit G, Nelson DB, Albright CD, Axford-Gatley RA, Cohen JL; Dysport Study Group. Long-term safety of abobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of glabellar lines: results from a 36-month, multicenter, open-label extension study. Dermatol Surg. 2014 Feb;40(2):176-83. doi: 10.1111/dsu.12404. Epub 2013 Dec 26. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24372978
2Ipsen. Dysport Cosmesis Global Indications. May 2012. Data on file, Galderma Laboratories, L.P.