At Surface Skin Spa in Plano, TX, we use both Dysport and BOTOX injectable wrinkle relaxers to meet the specific needs of each patient. Dysport, like BOTOX, is a purified form of abobotulinum toxin A that relaxes the muscles of the face to soften dynamic lines and wrinkles. However BOTOX remains within a centimeter of the injection site, while Dysport can spread several centimeters from the injection site to treat larger areas. The skin care professionals at Surface Skin Spa will listen to the patient's needs and goals before explaining the differences between Dysport and BOTOX treatments and helping the patient decide which is best for them.
"Nurse Nicole is THE most skilled injector ever. My lips, a bit of filler, look so soft, natural & juicy. My skin, a bit of wrinkle relaxer, looks so smooth! I’m so excited! Don’t risk your face! Go to Nurse Nicole!"- J.D. / Yelp / Apr 21, 2021
"Nurse Nicole is THE most skilled injector ever. My lips, a bit of filler, look so soft, natural & juicy. My skin, a bit of wrinkle relaxer, looks so smooth! I'm so excited! Don't risk your face!..."- J.D. / Yahoo / Apr 21, 2021
Dysport is injected via a fine needle to specific areas on the face. Prior to the injection, these areas are marked, and a numbing anesthetic is applied. The amount of medicine injected varies by patient depending on their aesthetic goals. Some individuals will have deeper, broader wrinkles while others wish to target fines lines (which requires less product). Dysport is administered during an in-office appointment that typically lasts about 30 minutes.
What to Expect
There is no downtime after a Dysport injection. Some mild swelling and redness may occur at the injection sites, but the skin will return to a normal appearance a few hours after treatment. Ice packs are often compressed to the site immediately after treatment to help calm the skin and reduce these after effects. Patients are able to resume their normal activities during the same day as their treatment. Results will become apparent within a couple of short days.
The cost for a Dysport injection will vary depending on how many syringes of the medicine are needed during the time of treatment. The cost for one full syringe usually averages about $350; some patients may require multiple syringes during treatment to attain the desired results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Hours
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Dysport or BOTOX?
Both Dysport and Botox are safe and effective to treat facial wrinkles and both are widely available. A skilled practitioner can tell which medication may offer the best benefit. The results of a Dysport injection typically become visible faster than BOTOX, last a bit longer and spreads to a larger coverage area.
Dysport or Filler?
Patients seeking to rejuvenate their facial appearance may look into injectable fillers, as well as products such as Dysport to attain results. Both skin treatments work to decrease facial wrinkles, but use varying approaches. Injectable fillers add volume to certain facial structures, which creates a smooth result on the surface. It is common today to combine products such as Dysport and BOTOX, with an injectable filler. This has been labeled a “liquid facelift” and provides outstanding results for individuals who do not want surgery.
How Often for Treatment?
Patients are usually ready for a follow-up visit within 3-4 months after treatment. This varies by patient.