About Dysport®

Every day we make facial expressions such as frowning and raising our eyebrows. These movements cause the facial muscles to contract, and repeated contracts can lead to dynamic lines. If you are bothered by these lines and are looking to achieve a more youthful appearance, Dysport® may be a great solution.

Dysport® is an injectable treatment formulated to smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. Like Botox®, Dysport® is a neurotoxin, which means that it works by temporarily relaxing muscle contractions that lead to dynamic lines. The main difference between these formulas is that Dysport® is more diluted, so it spreads more quickly than Botox®. This can be beneficial for treating large areas such as the forehead.

Dysport can be used to improve the following:

  • Frown lines
  • Vertical forehead lines
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Who is a Candidate?

Men and women 18 years and older who are bothered by frown lines and wrinkles between their eyebrows can often benefit from Dysport®. However, you should not receive this treatment if you are allergic to cow’s milk protein, have a skin infection at the treatment site, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment to learn if you are a good candidate. Dr. Willis will discuss your medical history in detail so you can rely on a safe treatment with results customized to your aesthetic goals.


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The Dysport® Treatment

The Dysport® treatment is performed in-office on an outpatient basis at our plastic surgeon-owned and operated medspa. To begin treatment, a numbing cream will be offered for the treatment area to make sure you are comfortable. Then, a very fine needle will be used to inject the Dysport® into the appropriate areas for desired results. Treatment is quick, taking about 15-20 minutes to complete.


After your Dysport® treatment, there is no downtime required, though you may experience temporary redness, swelling, and injection site pain, which will resolve with time. In order to ensure the best possible results, we advise that you avoid vigorous exercise, alcohol consumption, and exposure to heat and tanning for 12-14 hours after treatment. 

Noticeable changes may be seen after 2-3 days, but it can take up to one week for full results, which can last 3-6 months.

Contact Us Today

If you are interested in learning more about Dysport® and how it can help you reach your anti-aging goals, contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA today. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Willis and our nurse injector are dedicated to providing beautiful, natural-looking results for each of his patients.

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Can dysport be used for crows feet?

Dysport can be used for crows feet and is a great treatment to prevent and or correct crows feet.

Can dysport be used on forehead?

Dysport can be used to treat forehead rhytids or wrinkles.

Can I wear makeup after Dysport?

You may apply makeup 1 to 2 hours after Dysport injections.

Can you get dysport after Botox?

People often switch to Dysport after Botox. If you have previously had Botox, you can always try Dysport at your next scheduled injection to see which one you like better.

Can you reverse the effects of Dysport?

Dysport cannot be reversed once injected.

Can you use Dysport for laugh lines?

Dysport is not recommended for laugh lines as these muscles are integral in facial expression and animation.

How long does it take for Dysport to kick in?

Dysport typically takes effect in 3 days.

How many units of Dysport is equal to Botox?

On average, three units of Dysport is equal to one unit of Botox.

How much does Dysport cost?

Dysport ranges depending on location. Dysport typically costs between 4 to 5 dollars per unit.

How much is a syringe of Dysport?

A syringe of Dysport can vary depending on how many units are in the syringe. This depends on how your provider reconstitutes the Dysport solution. The better question to ask your doctor is how many units of Dysport are you getting.

What are the side effects of Dysport?

Dysport side effects are the same as Botox and very minimal.

What is Dysport used for?

Dysport is used to treat and prevent wrinkles caused by muscle movement. It acts the same as Botox by temporarily paralyzing the muscle.

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Dysport has a faster onset of action as Botox. They both paralyze the muscle in the same way.

Why is dysport cheaper than Botox?

Dysport is perceived cheaper than Botox because price per unit is cheaper. Dysport typically requires three times the amount of equivalent Botox units. So in order to get the same effect, you typically need 3X the units of Dysport when compared to Botox. The total price is usually pretty similar for a treatment.

Is Dysport safe?

Dysport is very safe and has been approved by the FDA for treating specific wrinkles of the upper face.

Is dysport a filler?

Dysport is not a filler, but a neurotoxin. It is a derivative of the Botulinum toxin, similar to Botox.

How quickly does Dysport work?

Dysport takes affect in 2 to 4 days from injection.

How often should I get Dysport?

Frequency of Dysport injections can vary person to person and can depend on the number of units injected. Typically the frequency is anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

How long does Dysport last in forehead?

Duration depends on patient and number of units injected, but typically last 3 to 6 months.

Does dysport cause droopy eyelids?

Dysport can cause droopy eyelids if injected improperly. Consult your physician if you think you have a droopy eyelid.

Can I shower after Dysport?

You may shower after Dysport injections. Do not push or rub the Dysport down towards your eyes for 48 hours after injections.

Can I exercise before Dysport?

You can safely exercise prior to getting Dysport injections.

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