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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Dysport (Overview)

Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that greatly reduces the appearance of creases between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. It's temporary with results lasting approximately 3-4 months in most facial areas, and 2-3 months around the mouth,


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What's the difference between dysport and botox? I understand they both use the botulinum toxin. So how is dysport different? .

What's the difference between dysport and botox? I understand they both use the botulinum toxin. So how is dysport different?

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Botox : Botox and Dysport are two brands of the same product. Both are derived from the same subtype of botulinum toxin. Dysport may set up a little faster, but essentially they are equally effective. Small variations my be found from person to person. I have some patients who one will work for better than the other, but for most people the differences are not noticeable. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Dysport (Overview)

Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that greatly reduces the appearance of creases between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. It's temporary with results lasting approximately 3-4 months in most facial areas, and 2-3 months around the mouth,


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Is dysport just a competitor of botox? Is dysport just exactly the same thing as botox but a competing company? .

Very similar: Both drugs work exactly the same by blocking connection between motor nerves and muscles. Studies have not shown any statistical differences in longevity (3-4 months) or effectiveness. They are made by competing companies. My advice: go with an experienced injector at a reasonable cost. ...Read more

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Is there any downtime after dysport injections? Can I have dysport injections on my lunch hour and then go right back to work? .

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Is there any downtime after dysport injections? Can I have dysport injections on my lunch hour and then go right back to work?

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Yes: Yes you can go right back to work in general as there is no downtime associated with it Dysport injections. There is a minor risk for bruising or tiny scab and it can go away in few days. ...Read more

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Board certified dermatologist wants to use dysport for my deep forehead wrinkles. I said she is wrong. It could result in a lowering brow. Now what?

Board certified dermatologist wants to use dysport for my deep forehead wrinkles. I said she is wrong. It could result in a lowering brow. Now what?

It depends: The use of any approved neurotoxin to reduce forehead lines has to be used carefully. Many doctors will adjust the dosage and location to produce a beneficial result. You should express your concerns to your doctor about brow position and listen carefully to the plan. All the treatments are temporary and can be done in a step wise fashion to soften the lines without complete elimination. ...Read more

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Would dysport cure the silver syndrome if used correctly?

Not related: Dysport is a botulinum toxin similar to Botox. I am not aware of its use for silver syndrome. ...Read more

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Is dysport effective for underarm sweating?

Is dysport effective for underarm sweating?

Sweat treatment: Theoretically both dysport and botox are from botulinum toxins and so both should be effective. ...Read more

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Will dysport immediately smooth my wrinkles? I want a quick way to get rid of the deep creases above my eyebrows. I don't want surgery, and i don't want to wait for a cream to work. Will dysport work right away or do I have to wait a few days or weeks? .

Will dysport immediately smooth my wrinkles? I want a quick way to get rid of the deep creases above my eyebrows. I don't want surgery, and i don't want to wait for a cream to work. Will dysport work right away or do I have to wait a few days or weeks?

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3-5 days: Dysport typically takes effect in about 3-5 days. Of the neuromodulators (botox, dysport, xeomin) this is the fastest result. If you want immediate results fillers will give you that, but they are not generally used as first line treatment for the forehead creases. ...Read more

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How safe is dysport? Are there any serious complications that can occur after dysport injections? .

Very safe: In the hands of an experienced, qualified injector, Dysport is very safe. Most common side effects are bruising and swelling. If injected improperly, Dysport (and botox) and caused eyelid droop or weakness to other muscles nearby the injection site. These side effects are not reversible by any treatment but will subside with time (3-4 months). ...Read more

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Can people with neurological diseases safely get dysport injections? If I have MS can I safely get dysport injections? .

Can people with neurological diseases safely get dysport injections? If I have MS can I safely get dysport injections?

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Myasthenia Gravis: If you have myasthenia gravis or eaton lambert syndrome then you should not get Dysport but people with ms can have it as long as the ms is not active and they are not having any problems with swallowing and breathing. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more