Frequently asked questions about Dysport® injections

Dysport® is a cosmetic injectable medication used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe frown lines that form between the eyebrows. It works by blocking nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. This contraction relaxes and smooths the appearance of wrinkles.

Dysport® was officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, in 2009 and is similar to Botox®.

How is Dysport® used?

Dysport® is manually injected into the muscles of the face using a fine needle. The injection site and amount will be determined by your doctor based on your desired results.

How long will it take to see the changes after my first Dysport® injection?

Dysport® typically takes effect within a few days and lasts up to four months.

What are the side effects of Dysport®?

The most commonly seen side effects of Dysport® injections may include headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reactions, mild upper respiratory tract infection, and sometimes nausea. These side effects are usually rather mild and resolve on their own.

How long do the effects of Dysport® injections last?

The positive effects of Dysport® typically last for 3-4 months. Some people may experience longer-lasting results.

Is Dysport® better than Botox®?

Dysport® and Botox® are both effective remedies for wrinkles. They work in similar ways and also have similar side effects. However, some patients may still prefer one over the other.

Can Dysport® be used to treat crow’s feet?

Dysport® is utilized by many of our patients to treat crow’s feet, which are the wrinkles that form at the corners of your eyes. It is injected into the muscles around your eyes to relax them and smooth out the wrinkles.

How much does Dysport® cost?

Dysport® costs about $3-$5 per unit. The amount you need will depend on the area being treated and the severity of your wrinkles. Treatment typically requires 20-60 units.

How do I schedule an appointment in Williamsville, NY, to learn more about Dysport®?

Dr. Jack Bertolino of Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics can educate you more on Dysport® and other cosmetic injectables used to turn back time! If you are located in the community and want to speak to our team, call 716-633-6100 to request a consultation and initial evaluation with our team.

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