Dysport is a drug that is similar to BOTOX that relaxes the underlying facial muscles to stop them from contracting, an activity that naturally forms wrinkles on the face. It is used in cosmetic treatments to smoothen out the wrinkles on the upper third section of the face, as well as diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, thin lips or neck wrinkles. It is injected in tiny doses with precision so it does not affect unintended muscles. The results compared to BOTOX injections are quicker as the diffusion is much faster. There are preferences when it comes to the various muscle relaxers that are on the market today. Each has its own set of benefits that can be discussed in detail during the initial consultation.
As Dysport affects nerve and muscular function, injection sites must be marked for the purpose of accuracy. This is to avoid any unintended muscle to receive a dose. A tiny needle is used and the product is injected into specific spots on the face. Normally, topical anesthetic is applied to help with any discomfort during treatment. The medicine can target fine lines or the deeper creases by means of adjusting the amount of medication. A typical session can last up to 30 minutes. Depending on how severe the skin condition is, multiple treatments may be recommended.
"Age 60 Female: Liposuction - Highly Recommend Dr. Derby - Without a doubt, Dr. Derby is the most compassionate doctor I have ever dealt with. From pre-op to post-op, he made me feel well-cared for and totally comfortable as did his support staff. I followed Dr. Derby's advice and had lymphatic drainage massages during recovery which I feel contributed positively to my healing process. I am extremely happy with the results of my liposuction procedure...."- S. / RealSelf / Jun 11, 2017
"Dr. Derby treated me like his father. He removed a scar on the top of my ear that was a result of Moh's surgery . He even played my favorite genre of music for me while doing the surgery. You have to look closely to even see that there was anything removed and this was only done 6 weeks ago. The staff was helpful in getting my insurance in order. The nurses were very kind and skilled as well . Thanks so much!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jul 11, 2017
"Dr. Mobley is the Absolute Best! - Sarasota, FL - Dr. Mobley is the best!!! I'm in my late 30s & still model. I'm in the world of teens and 20 something years olds, but with the right amount of Botox & fillers by Dr. Mobley I am more confident now than I was in my 20s. Every time I go to Dr. Mobley I am thrilled & highly reccomend him!"- L. / RealSelf / Jun 07, 2017
"Pefection! - Dr. Engel is an incredible surgeon- my results far exceeded my expectations. During my initial consult, I was confident that he was extremely experienced and knowledgeable, and I felt I was in good hands from the start. Throughout the process I would have difficulties making decisions about size and type of implant, and both Dr. Engel and his nurse always took the time to address my concerns..."- U. / RealSelf / May 09, 2017
"I had been here in the past and obtained great results, so I decided to return for another issue. I was treated with kindness and professionalism as in the past. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone!"- B.F. / Demandforce / Jun 07, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
One advantage to Dysport is that the results are visible within 2-3 days. Similar to any injection, mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but cold ice packs are applied immediately after the injection to help with this. After treatment, the patient will be able to go back to a normal routine without any downtime, but should refrain from any strenuous exercise for about 24 hours. Patients who have this treatment find results satisfying as the skin will appear softer and smoother.
Dysport or Fillers?@headingTag>
Dysport, like BOTOX, is a safe alternative to correct facial wrinkles. Both of these drugs are known as muscle (or wrinkle) relaxers. Injectable fillers create a similar result, but the function behind the medicine is different. A filler works to add volume under the skin to improve facial fullness in areas where volume has been lost. This results in a smoother, softer surface. Many times, muscle relaxers are combined with an injectable filler to create maximum results.
Dysport or BOTOX?@headingTag>
Dysport and BOTOX are very similar to each other, both relax the underlying muscles to give the skin an appearance that is smoother. A couple of key differences are that Dysport diffuses faster than BOTOX and so the results become more evident sooner. Dysport has also been shown to work better in some areas of the face than BOTOX (for example, the crow’s feet). This varies by patient.
The results following a Dysport injection will last about 4-6 months. It is common for patients to return every quarter for follow-up treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $250 - $600
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 10-15 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location