Are wrinkle creams and at-home serums not getting you the results you want? If you’re ready to look like the younger you again, you should consider a wrinkle relaxer. While Botox® is a familiar name and synonymous with anti-aging, there are alternatives that may be a better fit for you. Dysport® might be one of them.

Where are the Wrinkle Relaxers Used on the Face?

Dysport® and Botox® are noninvasive neurotoxins that soften wrinkles caused by everyday facial movement. They put the muscles to sleep in the treated areas so that the skin is not creased by the muscle movement. These injectables can treat frown lines, crows feet, and lines in the forehead. Dysport® has the added potential to decrease dimpling in the chin and smooth necklines.

How Fast do they Work and How Long do they Last?

The initial effects of Botox® are typically visible 3 days after injection, whereas the majority of people will see the effects of Dysport® within 1-2 days. Full results are reached for both injectables within 2 weeks. The results of Botox® and Dysport® have been shown to last up to 4 months. Generally, there is no difference in how long your wrinkles stay away with either injectable.

What are the Final Results of Botox and Dysport?

Both are equally effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles. One distinct advantage of Dysport® is that its feathering effect can create a more natural appearance. By gradually tapering off as it moves away from the center of the injection, Dysport® naturally blends treated and untreated areas, creating a smooth result.

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Potential Side Effects

If not administered by experienced injectors, like the team at New York Skin & Vein Center, Dysport’s feathering effect can allow the injectable to spread outside of the treatment area. For example, if too much is injected in the lower portion of crows feet, the toxin could spread and lead to drooping eyelids. You should discuss all possible side effects and risks with Dr. Dohner.

How Much do Botox and Dysport Cost?

The cost of Dysport® and Botox® treatments vary depending on the area you are treating, as you may need multiple injections for certain areas. Cost is determined per area treated. In all cases, the final price ends up the same. 

What’s Right for Me: Dysport or Botox?

Ultimately, which product works best for you will depend on a number of factors unique to you. It’s important to remember that bad results come from an injector’s technique or lack of experience, not the product. Choosing the right professional to administer your injections helps ensure a successful outcome.

No matter which injectable you choose, scheduling a consultation with an experienced injector like Dr. Dohner, is a good idea. He has over 20 years of experience of injecting Botox and fillers and will thoroughly review each injectable and help you determine the best treatment for your aesthetic goals.

“My experiences at Dr. Donner’s office are very positive. I have had botox as well as laser treatments and both have been amazing for my face. I go back about three times a year! The staff are very welcoming and professional as well! Thank you!”*


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To schedule your in-person Dysport® or Botox® consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!