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is a facial injectable treatment similar to Botox®. Like Botox, Dysport is derived from Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified protein that, when injected into target facial areas in small doses, suspends the underlying muscles to prevent their movement. This results in an “erasing” effect for the problem areas. Suitable target areas for Dysport include the: Forehead and brow, Crow’s feet (around the eyes), Eye area (between the eyes)

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS),there were 5,379,360 Dysport treatments performed in the U.S. in 2010.

Cost of Dysport

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the average cost of Botox in the U.S. was $398 in 2010. There are reports that Dysport costs substantially less, and it is viewed as a more affordable alternative to Botox.


Find a Dysport Provider

While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to Dysport, it cannot replace medical advice. When considering this treatment, please consult a qualified provider. (To assist your search, use our physician locator.)


Benefits of Dysport

For those affected by visible signs of aging on the forehead, between the eyes, or around the eyes, Dysport can reverse an “aged” facial appearance significantly. Dysport results can reportedly last from four to six months. Repeat treatments may be obtained to maintain results.


How is Dysport performed?

Dysport is injected directly at the treatment site, with the option of a topical anesthetic application prior to injection. A separate injection is needed for each treatment area.


Risks of Dysport

Any elective procedure includes some degree of risk. The most common side effects of Dysport are temporary soreness or mild bruising around the injection site. Some people may experience a slight headache that lasts for several hours after treatment; it is safe to take a mild pain killer to relieve this.

"The most common side effects of

Dysport are temporary soreness or mild bruising around the injection site."

A rare, but more serious complication called ptosis (drooping eyelid) has occurred in some patients. This may last up to four weeks following treatment. Rarely, an allergic reaction can cause a skin rash or "flu like" symptoms. Tell your provider if you experience any of these side effects.


Who is the ideal candidate for Dysport?

Good candidates for Dysport are healthy adults who are affected by any of the visible signs of aging listed above, and are seeking a more affordable anti-aging treatment than Botox. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not undergo Dysport, nor should those who have a neuromuscular disease.


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