Dysport Injections to Treat Facial Wrinkles

Dysport is the latest cosmetic injectable approved by the FDA to treat facial wrinkles.

Dysport treats:

  • Lines across the forehead (horizontal rhytids)
  • Around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Between the eyebrows (glabella)

How Does Dysport Work?

Dysport works by targeting and relaxing specific wrinkle-causing facial muscles. In the proper hands Dysport can provide a natural appearing and dramatic improvement in your appearance. Dysport treatments are performed in the comfort of our office. There is no down-time with this procedure, and you can return to your regular daily activities almost immediately.

Dysport treatments are performed in the comfort of our office. There is no down time with this procedure, and you can return to your regular daily activities almost immediately.

Dysport vs Botox – What’s the Difference?

Exactly how the two wrinkle-relaxers differ is not fully understood. Initial reports suggest that Dysport may act quicker. Botox takes three to five days to work, while Dysport seems to work within one to two days. In some cases, wrinkles begin to fade as soon as 24 hours after receiving Dysport treatment. This rapid response could be the deciding factor for a woman or man looking to improve their appearance before a big social event or meeting. What’s more, the Botox alternative may last longer than its predecessor.

Some studies have shown that Dysport injections may keep wrinkles at bay for six months to one year, as opposed to the approximate three month time frame associated with Botox.

What are the Costs of Dysport?

Another key factor is the cost of Dysport compared to Botox. Dysport is approximately 1/3 the cost of Botox; however, it is also 1/3 the strength. This means you will need about three times as many units of Dysport to get the same results as you would with one unit of Botox. As a result, the cost of Dysport treatment will likely end up being similar to Botox.

What are the Possible Side Effects?

Potential side effects of Dysport are similar to those associated with Botox treatment. They include local numbness, swelling, bruising or a burning sensation during injection. These side effects can be mitigated by placing ice on the injection site before and after the procedure.

There may be some downsides to Dysport. Botox manufacturer Allergan points out that Dysport may be more likely to cause antibody formation. The body develops antibodies when it recognizes a foreign invader and attacks it. If you develop antibodies to Dysport, your body neutralizes the toxin, potentially preventing it from working.