Talking to Your Specialist About Dysport® Treatment
Make the most of your appointment
Once you find a dermatologist, cosmetic aesthetician, plastic surgeon or other healthcare professional licensed to administer Dysport, you’ll want to get all the right information to decide if Dysport is right for you. Your consultation with your healthcare professional is the time to ask questions and raise any concerns, no matter how small. Here are some questions to get the conversation started:
- Am I a good candidate for Dysport?
- How is Dysport different from other botulinum toxin treatments?
- How does Dysport work?
- How long is the procedure?
- How soon will I see results?
- How long does a treatment last?
- How often can I receive a Dysport treatment?
- Is there any way to save money on my treatment?
- Can I have treatment today?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What should I do to prepare for my treatment?
- What should I do after my treatment?
Tell your specialist if you...
- Take prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products
- Have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months
- Have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB)*, Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA)* or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA)* in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received
- Recently received an antibiotic by injection
- Take muscle relaxants
- Take an allergy or cold medicine
- Take a sleep medicine
- Have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome)
- Have allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- Have had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
- Have or have had a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema
- Have or have had swallowing problems
- Have or have had bleeding problems
- Have diabetes
- Have or have had a slow heartbeat or other problem with your heart rate or rhythm
- Have plans to have surgery
- Have had surgery on your face
- Have weakness of your forehead muscles (such as trouble raising your eyebrows)
- Have drooping eyelids
- Have any other change in the way your face normally looks
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It’s not known if Dysport can harm your unborn baby
- Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It’s not known if Dysport passes into breast milk
*Ask your doctor if you’re not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.
Ask your specialist if prescription Dysport is right for you.
Dysport may not be right for you if: you have surgical changes to your face, very weak muscles in the treatment area, your face looks very different from side to side, the injection site is inflamed, you have droopy eyelids or sagging eyelid folds, deep facial scars, thick oily skin, or if your wrinkles can’t be smoothed by spreading them apart.See below for Dysport Important Safety Information and Medication Guide.