Dysport Injection Information

Available as an injection, Dysport® is a medication approved to:
  • Temporarily improve the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Relieve neck pain and abnormal head position associated with cervical dystonia (a certain kind of muscle spasm of the head and neck).
Dysport is injected directly into the muscles that are causing problems. It works by decreasing nerve signals to muscles, which helps the muscles relax. It's important to note that the effects of this drug are temporary. You will need periodic injections to maintain the results.
Headache, difficult swallowing, droopy eyelids, and muscle pain are some of the common side effects of this product. If you have a neuromuscular disease, allergy to cow's milk protein, or an infection near the site you receive injections, let your healthcare provider know before receiving Dysport. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant.
(Click Dysport for more information on this injectable medicine. This article takes a closer look at how this product works, what you should be aware of before taking it, why it may not be right for everyone, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD