FDA Approval Status for Dysport

Dysport is a multi-use product that is relatively new to the cosmetic dermatology scene. Medical experts are continuing to look at how this product may be used to treat different kinds of patients.

FDA Approval for Dysport

Public industry resources indicate that in April 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Dysport for two separate indications. The first one was for a kind of neck pain called cervical dystonia. The second was for cosmetic appearance procedures in patients under 65 years of age.

Uses of Dysport

In cosmetic dermatology, Dysport appears to be useful for treating glabellar lines. The glabellar lines are located just above the nose, on the lower forehead. Some informally call these ?worry lines.? The leaders of Medicis and Ipsen, the two companies involved in making and promoting Dysport, contend that the product has passed through extensive clinical testing relative to its use in treating glabellar lines.

As a botulinum neurotoxin type A complex, a type of neuromuscular blocking toxin also known as a ?rival? to BOTOX ® , Dysport is not safe for all patients. Reports of severe side effects and even deaths have been reported. Consult a Dr. about the uses of Dysport before going further with a treatment program.

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