In a nutshell, Dysport is an injection which contains a type of toxin commonly known as Botulinum Toxin Type A. It has several medicinal applications and some derivatives of the toxin are even used to fix certain skin problems and to carry out anti aging measures.
This type of toxin is derived from Botulism bacteria as it has the unique ability to stop nerve activity in the muscles causing a sort of paralysis which has proven useful (in small doses) for a variety of problems one of which is anti aging concerns. Botulism is a nerve disorder which causes drooping of joints and eyelids along with facial muscles.
Dysport Injections and Uses
The injection Dysport has two main uses along with a variety of other ones but these two are the most common issues for which Dysport is used. It also has been proven to be the most effective when administrated for these problems.
- It is used for the long term treatment of sufferers of cervical dystonia which is a condition that causes neck pain and abnormal head position in adults as well as younger people. It has been proven effective for this condition but it does have its drawbacks (more on that below).
- Wrinkle removal is another purpose for which this injection is used although the exact composition may vary. It can target and lessen frown lines in particular which occur when a woman is around 65 years or more. Glabellar lines as they are also called were previously considered irremovable but Dysport provides fantastic results after a few sessions.
Dysport Side Effects?
The Botulinum toxin has the chemical tendency to travel to other parts of the body so it does not only operate on the specific area where it was injected in the first place. Even for people who were using the injection for cosmetic concerns, this has caused near fatal side effects.
Some of the symptoms which have been commonly reported are voice changes, loss of control over the bladder, droopy eyelids, muscle weakness and trouble breathing normally. In these cases it is better to consult a doctor right away as a counteracting drug may be needed.
It is common sense that the injection only be administered by a trained medical professional as incorrect injection or an overdose can be potentially dangerous. People who are lactose intolerant tend to not react to Dysport very well.