Dysport (like Botox, a botulinum toxin) is a brand name and more common in Europe, than the United States where Botox use began. It has lots of medical uses, as well as cosmetic.


Dysport injections work to block signals from the nerves to the muscles, which means the muscles can’t contract and keep their shape. This relaxes and softens fine lines and wrinkles on your face.


Dysport is also used effectively to help reduce the symptoms of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). The signals to the sweat glands are blocked so less sweat is produced. People who have excessive sweating (about 0.5-1% of the population) can suffer from sweaty, slippery palms and sweat droplets in their armpits.


Laser Aesthetics offers Dysport treatment for forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines, as well as excessive sweating. You can expect each treatment to last around 16 weeks and kick in within 72 hours.


All treatments are by registered nurses, and Richard Evans, Vascular Specialist (http://revascular.co.nz), is on hand to talk to patients about excessive sweating.