Achieve a Youthful Look with Dysport®

What is Dysport®?

Dysport® is a prescription injectable medication containing botulinum toxin type A. Similar to BOTOX®, it is used for cosmetic purposes to temporarily reduce facial wrinkles and lines by blocking nerve signals in the injected muscles. This treatment helps to relax the muscles and smooth out the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

History and FDA Approval

In 1991, Dysport was approved for use for certain muscle spasm disorders in Europe and Asia under the brand name Dysport. It eventually made its way to the United States in 2009 when the FDA approved Dysport to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines, making it only the second drug to be approved by the agency as a wrinkle treatment.

Dysport (formerly known as Reloxin) is made from the same active ingredient as BOTOX. It relaxes wrinkles while still allowing "natural expression" in the treated areas, making it an excellent choice for those preferring a more natural look.


The effects of Dysport can last for several months before gradually wearing off, at which point additional treatments may be needed to maintain the results. Dysport is particularly effective at treating forehead wrinkles and frown lines, providing a smoother and more youthful appearance without compromising natural facial expressions.

Benefits of Dysport

  • Wrinkle Reduction: Minimizes facial wrinkles like frown lines and crow's feet.
  • Non-Surgical: Minimally invasive cosmetic option.
  • Temporary Results: Results are temporary, offering flexibility for adjustments every few months.
  • Natural-Looking: Natural-looking results without sacrificing facial expressiveness.
  • Versatile: Can be used on various facial areas.

Side Effects from Dysport

  • Injection Site Reactions: Temporary redness, swelling, or bruising.
  • Headache: Mild headaches may occur.
  • Eyelid Drooping: Temporary eyelid drooping.
  • Flu-Like Symptoms: Rare instances, such as muscle weakness or fatigue.

What to Expect at Your Dysport Appointment

At your Dysport appointment, you will begin with a consultation to discuss cosmetic goals and medical history. Your provider will create a personalized treatment plan, cleansing the area before administering Dysport through injections. Post-treatment care instructions may be given, and results, noticeable immediately, may take a few days to finalize. Your provider may discuss follow-up plans, and individuals can usually resume normal activities shortly after the session with minimal downtime.

Dysport Maintenance Recommendations

For effective maintenance after Dysport treatment, schedule follow-up appointments as recommended for result assessment and potential touch-ups. Regularly apply broad-spectrum sunscreen to extend the benefits, and adopt a healthy skincare routine with gentle products. Avoid harsh skincare items immediately post-treatment to prevent irritation. Ensure overall skin vitality by staying well-hydrated and maintaining a balanced lifestyle with proper nutrition, exercise, and sufficient sleep. Consider using dermatologist-recommended topicals tailored to your skin's needs and attend scheduled check-ins with your provider for ongoing skin assessment and care.

Dysport Maintenance Schedule

The maintenance schedule for Dysport typically involves regular follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional. These appointments serve to assess the results of the treatment and determine if any touch-ups are needed. Additionally, incorporating a consistent skincare routine, including the regular use of broad-spectrum sunscreen, is essential to prolong the benefits of Dysport.

Dysport FAQs

Dysport blocks nerve signals in muscles, temporarily reducing muscle activity and smoothing wrinkles.

Common treatment areas include frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet.

Results are temporary, typically lasting several months.

When administered by a qualified healthcare professional, Dysport is generally safe. However, it's important to discuss medical history and potential risks with your provider.

Discomfort is usually minimal, and many providers use fine needles to enhance the experience.

BOTOX and Dysport are injectable neurotoxins used to reduce wrinkles. BOTOX (Allergan) and Dysport (Ipsen) have similar effects but differ in onset, spread, and cost. Results last about 3-4 months for both. Consult a professional for personalized advice on how to decide between the two neurotoxins.

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How The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington Can Help

Personalized Care at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington

The team at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington is here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals through Dysport treatment. Our skilled providers will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and helps you achieve the best possible results.

Schedule Your Dysport Consultation

Experience the rejuvenating effects of Dysport at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how Dysport can help you reduce wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. Our expert team is dedicated to providing personalized care and exceptional results, helping you look and feel your best with this effective cosmetic treatment.