Side Effects of Dysport injections

Dysport injections known as Reloxin before, Dysport is extracted from Clostridium botulinim Toxin Type A. The basic action of the injection is to paralyze certain muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles.   

The procedure For Dysport injections

Dysport is injected into a specific muscle because of which it gets paralyzed. Due to this effect, the frowning or wrinkling that would have been caused by the muscle is effectively staved off.  

Precautions For Dysport Injections

Before any cosmetic makeover, it is important to have a look at the PCIS (Physicians Coalition for Injectible Safety) site (, in order to know (1) which injections are safe, (2) learn important tips about the right way to go about a cosmetic treatment. 
and to also (3) how to find the right health care giver for a cosmetic treatment  

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Side effects Of Dysport Injections

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 minor side effects can be enumerated as
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Increased symptoms of sinus
  • Drooping of eyelids
  • Pain and irritation in the injected area
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of eyelids
  • Respiratory tract infection
Yet there are people who have suffered serious complications after a Dysport treatment. You will need the immediate attention of the medical care giver, after a Dysport injection if any one or more of the following occurs. 
On rare occasions the botulinum toxin B may reach areas other than the one that needs to be injected. The toxin has adverse effect on different parts of the body. Due to this there may be complications like voice becoming hoarse, inability top pronounce clearly, improper vision and an overall weakness felt in the bones and muscles of the body. This serious condition is termed as botulism.
Those who have breathing disorders tend to make use of the neck muscles to aid breathing. If these muscles have been affected by the Dysport injection there may be serious complication of the respiratory tract
The patient may have difficulty in swallowing food a few hours or a few weeks after the injection.   This is because the muscles that aid in these movements may have weakened after the injection. The problem may prolong for weeks after the Dysport treatment. 
When the problem becomes more severe, a feeding tube may be used to ensure nourishment of the patient. Care should be taken to see that the food or fluids fed through the tube do not go into the lungs.  If not treated promptly, this complication may lead to the death of the patient. 

Who should avoid Dysport Injections?

The people with the following health indications should avoid Dysport
  • Diabetes
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Allergy towards milk protein
  • Infection in the area that requires the injection
  • Allergy towards one or more ingredients in the Dysport injection
  • Allergy towards Botox
  • Asthma and other breathing problems
  • Heart beat abnormalities
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding the child 
Though the side effects of Dysport are few and far between, there are some instances when the side effects have developed into serious complications, sometimes leading to death. People with certain health indications, like pregnancy, diabetes or asthma should avoid Dysport.

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