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BOTOX® and Dysport®

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Why use Botox®/Dysport®?


Botox Cosmetic®/Dysport® reduces or eliminates facial wrinkles due to muscle contractions. It is the nation’s most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure.

What areas can be treated with BOTOX®/Dysport®?

  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal lines on the nose
  • Horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Laugh lines around eyes that extend down the cheek
  • Vertical lines on the upper lip (smoker’s lip)
  • Downturned or droopy lips at the corners of the mouth
  • Mildly drooping brows

What areas can be treated with BOTOX®/Dysport®?

Dr. Rowland will perform your treatment in the office in approximately 10 minutes. It involves several virtually painless micro-injections into muscles that are causing wrinkles and furrows on the skin. To minimize discomfort, topical numbing cream or ice can be used prior to treatment.

What can I expect after the treatment

For the first 10 to 20 minutes you might notice slight red spots where the medicine was injected. This quickly fades. Bruising is uncommon but occurs more often if you are taking blood thinners or if you bruise easily. Let Dr. Rowland know if you bruise easily and she can prescribe medication that minimizes bruising and make it go away faster. You can expect to see a noticeable improvement within 3 to 7 days. The peak effect is around 2 weeks. Results may vary, but the dramatic improvement from treatments can last up to four months.

What are the differences between Botox® and Dysport®?

Botox® and Dysport® are two different brand names for the same medicine and can be used to treat the same areas. Most patients do not see a difference between the two. However, some feel that one or the other works better for them. In general, Dysport® starts working a few days before Botox®, but both last the same amount of time. Additionally, there is anecdotal evidence that suggests Dysport® spreads more than Botox®. This can be advantageous or disadvantageous depending on the location where it is injected.