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DYSPORT® Cosmetic Treatment

"Dysport is the newest option for both men and women to fight wrinkles, smooth and soften facial lines . In less than 10 minutes, this low cost treatment provides drastic results that last up to 6 months."

Dysport SarasotaAbrams Dermatology offersDysport®as analternative to Botox®. Dysport®is an injectible form of abobotulinumtoxinA just like Botox® that can be used to help treat and prevent wrinkles on the face especially around the eyes and on the forehead. This product has been used in Europe for over 20 years, and has been approved by the FDA for use in the United States in 2009.

Dysport works faster (in only 1-3 days vs. 4-7 for Botox) and has FDA approval for a four month duration (vs. 3-4 months for Botox). Dysport is a smaller molecule, so the units are different than Botox (i.e., 20 units of Botox equal 50 units of Dysport). Based on the area to be treated one product may be favored over the other. Because Dysport is still new to the US market, it is relatively cheaper than Botox.

You can restore your youthful glow with a combination of Dysport® and dermal fillers such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, or Sculptra Aesthetic™.

This is the best combination to achieve a totally non-surgical face lift. We recommend scheduling a consultation to determine if Dysport is right for you.

What is the difference between Botox® Dysport?

Botox® and Dysport (medically known as botulinum toxin type A) are both a natural, purified protein used to treat overactive muscles and sweat glands. Botox® was first used in the late 1980’s to treat optic muscle disorders such as “lazy eye.” Dysport has been used to treat similar muscle disorders in the United Kingdom since 1990.Dysport before and after images

Botox® is FDA-approved to treat wrinkles and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Dysport is also FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles.

  • Both Dysport and Botox are forms of botulinum toxin type A
  • Both products have been used in Europe for almost 20 years to treat certain types of muscle disorders.
  • Botox received FDA approval for cosmetic use in the United States in 2002. Dysport recently received FDA approval
  • Both products are safe and effective in the treatment of wrinkles on the face
  • Dysport is a smaller molecule, so the units are different than Botox (i.e., 20 units of Botox equal 50 units of Dysport)
  • Dysport works faster (in only 1-3 days vs. 4-7 for Botox) and has FDA approval for a four month duration (vs. 3-4
  • months for Botox).
  • Dysport is a better value per unit than Botox

How does Dysport works to soften frown lines and improve wrinkles?

How does Dysport works to soften frown lines

Dysport treats overactive muscles by blocking the signals that tell those muscles to contract. This can be done partially or totally, depending on the desired effect. The effects of Dysport are temporary and typically last 4 months.




Are there any side effects?

Typically not, though the most common side effect is minor bruising in the treated area. For a full list of potential side effects, you should have a consultation and review an informed consent form.

As long as you receive the true Botox® (made exclusively by Allergan Inc) or Dysport® (made by Ipsen Group, distributed in the U.S. by Medicis Inc) and have it administered by our well-trained providers, these products are safe. Though Dysport is a new treatment in the U.S., given its success in Europe over the last 20 years, it will likely be as popular as Botox within a short period of time.


I don't want to look "frozen." Will I still be able to make expressions?

Dysport for menWe are highly-trained in injecting Dysport® and Botox® and we willmake sure you still be able to make expressions. Depending on the area treated, it may be appropriate to only weaken the muscle movement. You can discuss this with our provider prior to treatment.

The vast majority of clients are extremely happy with the results of a Botox®/Dysport treatment. The most common comment made by friends and family of clients after receiving Botox®/Dysport is that they appear to be more "rested."


How much Botox® or Dysport will I need?

Botox® and Dysport are both injected with a small needle in tiny amounts to specific areas. They are sold by the unit. However, it is important to note that the two are measured differently. This difference is accounted for in the pricing.

The number of units necessary for an effective treatment varies, both by the individual and the area treated. Men usually need a few more units than women to achieve the same effect. It is common to use 20-24 units of Botox (50-60 units of Dysport) for the glabellar region (the frown lines), 10-14 units of Botox (25-35 units of Dysport) for the forehead, and 10-14 units of (25-35 units of Dysport) for the peri-orbital area (“crow’s feet”). If you have had a Botox® or Dysport treatment in any of these areas and have received significantly more units, you may have received more Botox® or Dysport than is necessary for an effective treatment.

Why should I choose Abrams Dermatology for my Botox®/Dysport treatment?

The skill level of the administering provider is very important. There is an artistic element involved with Botox® and Dysport injections in order to ensure that the patient achieves effective wrinkle reduction while still maintaining a natural look. Also, if a provider is not highly-trained, they may need to inject more Botox® or Dysport to get the same effect. Thus, sometimes an attractive per unit price may end up costing you more money. Brad Abrams and Sheryl Wilson, ARNP-C are highly experienced and trained in medical and cosmetic skin treatments.

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