What is Dysport? What to Know Before Getting Treatment

If you are hoping to correct your frown lines, Dysport is a great solution for you! Those pesky lines between your brows can be easily removed or moderated with Dysport.

Not only is Dysport fast-acting but it also provides a natural look. Plus, it is a non-invasive procedure that can be done within minutes and does not require any downtime.

In this article, we will be discussing:

  • What is Dysport?
  • Why Choose Dysport?
  • Dysport vs. Botox
  • Other Things to Keep In Mind Before Getting Dysport

What is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable neuromodulator similar to Botox that aims to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, specifically between the eyebrows.

The lines that form between the eyebrows, also referred to as glabella lines, form with age because the skin loses collagen, and therefore elasticity and plumpness, over time.

Wrinkles form when muscles in the face contract. For example, have you ever heard the phrase, “Don’t frown, you will get wrinkles?” That is because those micro-muscle contractions in your face disrupt the skin on top.

Dysport is injected into the form lines to reduce muscle activity in that area. Neuromodulators, like Dysport and Botox, work by relaxing the muscles under the skin, thereby preventing the formation of wrinkles. Although the treatment does not permanently get rid of wrinkles, Dysport makes wrinkles much less visible.

Dysport is a non-invasive treatment, similar to other cosmetic injectables, meaning it requires little recovery time post-treatment.

In general, Dysport is mainly for those who have more severe wrinkles, whereas other treatment options may be more suitable for those with more mild glabella lines.

Dysport vs. Botox

Earlier, we made a comparison between Dysport and Botox, another similar neuromodulator. You likely heard about Botox before hearing about Dysport, so what are the differences and similarities between them?

Both Dysport and Botox are neuromodulators and therefore work to block muscle contractions under the skin to prevent wrinkles from forming.

Additionally, they are both non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedures that require little to no recovery time post-treatment. While both are effective, they also require touch-up injections to maintain results.

Dysport and Botox both treat wrinkles, however, Botox is more commonly known because it is used to treat more areas than Dysport is.

While Dysport is specific to the glabella lines between the eyebrows, Botox can be injected in numerous parts of the face and even the body, such as the hands or underarms to inhibit sweating.

In general, Dysport is less expensive than Botox. Here at Laureate LA, we remain consistent with this pricing. Dysport costs $4 per unit and Botox costs $9 per unit. However, depending on your case and how many injections are needed, the total price will vary.

Additionally, both treatments take only a few minutes to complete!

Dysport tends to start working more quickly, therefore the results may appear more quickly than Botox. Results should appear within a few days of Dysport injections and a week of Botox injections.

However, Botox tends to last longer overall, lasting up to six months after being injected. On the other hand, Dysport lasts about three to four months after being injected.

Why Choose Dysport?

So now that we have discussed the similarities and differences between getting Dysport and Botox, let’s explore why Dysport may be the right choice for you.

First, Dysport is very natural-looking, which is sometimes a concern with neuromodulators. 98% of those who got Dysport said the results of their treatment looked natural.

Second, Dysport is fast-acting, as results show up much more quickly than Botox treatments. Results should show up after 2 to 3 days after only one treatment.

Third, Dysport is long-lasting. While it is not as long-lasting as Botox, it can last up to 5 months.

Other Things to Keep In Mind Before Getting Dysport

Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment it is important to discuss your options with a specialist.

Dysport may not be right for you if:

  • You have had facial surgical
  • Your muscles are weak where the Dysport is being injected
  • The injection site is inflamed
  • Your eyelids sag or fold
  • Your skin is oily
  • You can’t smooth your wrinkles by spreading them apart

Additionally, when getting neuromodulators or cosmetic injections, here are a few things to keep in mind:

As with other cosmetic injectables, patients are likely to see bruising and feel some tenderness in the injected area.

Additionally, it is important to visit a licensed med spa for getting Dysport injections or injections of any kind. This ensures that the injections are placed correctly and don’t inhibit how your face would move naturally.

Finally, it is important to know that one should not take blood thinners, such as Aspirin, before getting injectables.

Blood thinners keep blood from clotting, meaning you have a higher chance of bruising from a popped blood vessel if you choose to take blood thinners before getting injectables.