After years of successful use throughout Europe, Dysport® has finally been FDA approved in the U.S. as a competitor to Botox® in the treatment of wrinkles. Generically known as Abobotulinum Toxin, Dysport® is a different sub-type of the well known muscle relaxer. Although similar in many ways, Dysport® has some differences in onset of action, longevity, and in the actual result of treatment. Neither better nor worse than its name brand competitor, Abobotulinum toxin may suit some patients better than others. Ask Dr. Tanne which one is best for you!
Instructions before treatment:
Avoid alcoholic beverages and anti–inflammatory medications, especially aspirin, before treatment. Schedule a Dysport appointment at least two weeks prior to any special events to allow time to heal.
Instructions after treatment:
Treat any mild discomfort with Tylenol, and expect temporary swelling. Do not massage the treated areas because it may move the Dysport around and create a different effect. It is generally recommended to remain upright for four hours after injections and avoid aerobic activity for a few hours.