Dysport Side Effects

Considering Dysport injections? It’s imperative to determine if you’re a viable candidate first, as the injectable toxin does feature side effects much like its predecessor, Botox. However, most side effects are mild if not rare. Let’s review these side effects courtesy of your favorite Dysport Beverly Hills dermatologists:

Most Common Side Effects

Dysport’s main ingredient, abobotulinumtoxinA, can result in one or several side effects. The most common include muscle or bone pain, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, muscle weakness, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, and voice changes. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Less Common Side Effects

Less common side effects resulting from Dysport’s main ingredient include chills, cough, body aches or pain, ear congestion, diarrhea, fever, headache, breathing difficulty, and headache. Additional rare side effects include itching and or swelling of the skin, loss of voice, loss of appetite, joint pain, shivering, nausea, shortness of breath, insomnia, and sweating. As with the more common side effects of Dysport, it’s imperative to contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.


It’s important to let your dermatologist of Beverly Hills know about any medications you’re taking before receiving Dysport injections. Dysport may negatively interact with sleeping medications, cold and allergy medications, muscle relaxers, bladder or urinary medicines, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medicines, and injected antibiotics.


You cannot be allergic to any of Dysport’s ingredients if you wish to receive injections. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc (rimabotulinumtoxinB) or Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), or have a skin infection where Dysport will be injected, you cannot receive treatment.

Candidacy is also determined by whether or not you are suffering from diseases that affect the muscles and nerves, such as ALS, as you’re at increased risk of Dysport-related respiratory problems. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should not receive injections, or if you have a heart condition. Tell your doctor if you plan to have surgery in the near future, or if you’ve received similar injections before.

For more on Dysport, please contact the best dermatologist of Beverly Hills  at The Kopelson Clinic today.