Dysport Injections

Dysport Injection, in recent times, has steadily given good competition to Botox treatment. Earlier, only Botox had the green signal from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Dysport injection received the approvial from the FDA i May 2009 and could be used as an anti wrinkle treatment.    

What is Dysport Injection

Known as Reloxin before, Dysport is also an extract of Clostridium botulinim Toxin Type A. The basic action of the injection is to restrict muscle action that causes wrinkles and frown lines  

Effect of Dysport Injection

A study has shown that among those who had taken Dysport injection, almost 95% could discern a marked improvement in forehead lines, within a week. Those who had opted for repeated treatments, the effect of the injection stayed for more than a year. 

Side effects Of Dysport Injection

Among the 21 million odd people who have had Dysport injection treatment so far, there have not been any who have complained of serious side effects. The side effect that causes most concern is the apparent droop of the eyelids (that is not permanent), but this has been reported in fewer than 2% of these people. Even this does not occur if the doctor in charge of the treatment is well trained in medical aesthetics and has good experience in administering the injection. Possible side effects, though rare, can be enumerated as
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of eyelids
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Nausea
  • Increased symptoms of sinus
  • Drooping of eyelids
  • Pain and irritation in the region where injection is administered 

Potency of Dysport Injections

It is seen that a Botox injection has about three times the potency of a Dysport injection. A higher quantity of Dysport being injected has shown that though the basic effect on wrinkles is the same as in Botox, the effect of the Dysport injection lasts longer.  

Other applications For Wrinkles

Though the FDA has approved Dysport for wrinkle treatment just 12 months ago, the chemical has been use for many years as an effective treatment for muscular spasms and nervous tics in the facial and cranial regions. The FDA has also approved of Dysport injection to reduce symptoms of neck pain that is due to abnormal head posture. These treatments, recommended and conducted by ophthalmologists, neurologists and orthopedics, have been safe and successful. 
The five questions that should be answered in the affirmative before a Dysport injection treatment are
  1. Is the injection approved by the FDA?
  2. Are you confident that you are consulting a well qualified doctor who has a good experience in cosmetic surgery?
  3. Does the doctor who is going to treat you recommend the particular injection?
  4. Does the doctor have suitable facility along with the appropriate equipment to conduct the treatment?
  5. Have you been fully briefed of the possible side effects and risks of the treatment?
Precautions For Dysport Injection
Before any cosmetic makeover, it is important to have a look at the PCIS (Physicians Coalition for Injectible Safety) site (http://www.injectiblesafety.org), in order to know (1) which injections are safe, (2) how to find the right health care giver for a cosmetic treatment and to also (3) learn important tips about the right way to go about a cosmetic treatment. 
Dysport is just like a Botox and can help reduce wrinkles and frown lines. Though Botox is three times more potent than Dysport, the latter seems to have more lasting effects according to some studies. Dysport injection has been used for the past twenty years to treat nervous tics and muscular spasms successfully. The FDA approved Dysport for wrinkle treatment in May 2009.

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