Dysport™ is an injectable treatment used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It can also be used to treat lines around the eyes and on the forehead. Dysport™ is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Approved in April 2009, Dysport™  was the first competitor to Botox in the United States and has a history of use in other countries since 1991. First approved outside the U.S. for aesthetic use in 2001, Dysport™ has steadily gained in popularity around the world.

At AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center in Mount Pleasant, SC, our team of experienced Dysport specialists is proud to provide this FDA-approved treatment to patients looking to eliminate signs of aging and restore youthfulness back to their appearance.


What Is Dysport™?

Dysport™ is a treatment for wrinkles caused by repeated movements. The most commonly treated areas include:

  • The lines around the eyes known as crow’s feet, caused by squinting or smiling
  • The horizontal lines across the forehead caused by raising the eyebrows
  • The lines and folding of skin between the eyebrows caused by frowning

Why Dysport™ Is A Safe And Effective Treatment

Dysport™ has been used for over 20 years in 23 countries and is safe and effective. Dysport™ is a prescription drug and is approved by the FDA.

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Will It Give Me Food Poisoning/Is It Botulism?

No. It is not poisonous to you and it is NOT botulism. To clarify, botulism is the name of an illness, not the name of the active drug. Dysport is a purified protein which is extracted from naturally-occurring bacteria and then rigorously processed under strict pharmaceutical manufacturing guidelines. It is very similar to how penicillin comes from mold! It is an approved drug that is used in VERY tiny doses.

How Dysport™ Injectables Works

Dysport™ works by simply relaxing the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth, refreshed appearance.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

Generally, after the consultation, the procedure only takes up to 15 minutes. Since there is no downtime, you can do it on your lunchtime and no one would know you have had it done!

How Quickly Will I Notice Results After Dysport Treatment?

It can take UP TO 2 WEEKS for it to take full effect, but many patients begin to see results in 1-2 days. Usually, we ask patients to wait for 14 days to pass in order to fully see the results.

How Is It Done?

It is injected with a very tiny needle, much smaller than those used to take your blood. A delicate insulin-type needle is used to inject the product.

Does It Hurt?

Most patients say the injections feel similar to a little pinch, although everyone is different. We usually hear patients say, “Is that all?”

How Long Does Dysport™ Last? Is It Permanent?

No, Dysport™ is not permanent. It is FDA-approved to last 4 months. Clinically, it lasts 3-4 months on average, but everyone is different. If you follow our providers’ directions to have your first 3 treatments promptly every 3 months (without waiting in between), you will find that your next few treatments will start to last longer than 3 months.

Is It Going To Be Worse When It Wears Off?

No! Your face will never get worse if you stop using Dysport™ or when it wears off. Dysport™ slows the aging process. When you stop getting treatments, the “aging clock” resumes like normal. At the very minimum, you will simply return to where you started. If you use Dysport™ for a number of years and then stop, your muscles learn to relax and therefore, you will end up looking a little better than when you originally started.

How Dysport™ Compares To Botox®?

Dysport™ and Botox are both purified proteins from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium and work the same way to relax the muscles. They are injected with the same technique and the side effect profile and precautions are exactly the same. Clinically, the results are similar. The number of required units does differ between the two products and cannot be compared. Your provider will review both products with you during your visit to determine which you would like to use.

Am I A Candidate for Dysport?

Ideal candidates for Dysport are adults in overall good health who want to eliminate signs of aging, primarily wrinkles, and prevent new wrinkles from forming on their faces.

Most patients who are interested in Dysport are concerned with improving the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. If you are looking for an alternative to BOTOX, Dysport can be a great option. It requires no downtime and is a great option for people looking for a brighter, fresher appearance.

It’s important that all candidates for Dysport maintain realistic outlooks regarding the results of their treatment.

Contraindications to Dysport

While Dysport is a safe and highly effective treatment, it is not for everyone. If you are currently pregnant or nursing, this treatment is not recommended for you. Patients with allergies to ingredients within injectables, such as botulinum toxin products, cow's milk protein, or any of the components in the formulation, may also not be eligible for Dysport. If you have an active infection or experience muscle weakness where your Dysport will be injected, you may also not be considered a candidate.

What Is Aftercare Like for Dysport?

Although Dysport does not require downtime, there are still a few guidelines we recommend patients follow to achieve the best results possible and avoid complications as Dysport settles. These aftercare guidelines can include avoiding the following:

  • Lying down for several hours, sleeping, or napping immediately after treatment
  • High-intensity exercise and physical activity
  • Long periods of bending over
  • Blood thinning medications
  • Applying pressure to the treated areas

Does Dysport Slow Down the Aging Process?

As an FDA-approved injectable, Dysport is effective at eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and preventing them from forming on your face in the future. While no injectable can truly slow down the aging process, it can help slow down the rate and appearance of how signs of aging manifest on your face.

Because Dysport works to temporarily paralyze targeted muscles, wrinkles and frown lines will not form, eliminating lines on the face. This leads to a more youthful-looking appearance, allowing patients to enjoy a refreshed look.

Can Dysport Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Yes, Dysport can be combined with other treatments! While Dysport is highly effective at targeting frown lines, a patient may combine the use of BOTOX to treat another area of the face. Dysport can also be combined with fillers to optimally treat wrinkles. With an experienced injector such as the ones on our team at AesthetiSpa, these results will look natural. Combining treatments with Dysport rarely results in any complications other than the normal side effects you would experience from receiving injectable treatment.

To find out if combining treatments with Dysport can benefit you, schedule a consultation with us in Mount Pleasant, SC, today!

Schedule A Consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about Dysport, please contact our team at AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center for a consultation by clicking here. To find out more if Dysport is right for you, call 843-849-9925 to reach a member of our team at our location in Mount Pleasant, SC. We are happy to discuss your needs and concerns and determine your best course of action.

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