For a long while, Botox was the only product on the market that could immediately and nonsurgically address the appearance of wrinkles in the face. At the time, it’s unique formula provided consumers with an unparalleled opportunity to drastically rejuvenate their appearance, but it is no longer the only product on the market that can achieve these results.

Dysport, an injectable cosmetic procedure that is exceptionally similar to Botox, has been growing in popularity as an alternative method of reducing wrinkles between the eyebrows (also known as glabella lines). It’s no wonder that this procedure has become increasingly popular as the word gets out. After all, facial wrinkling can have disastrous effects on self-esteem and having the ability to safely and successfully target stubborn, unwanted glabella lines.

If you would like to learn more about how Dysport can help you achieve a more youthful appearance without the need for extensive surgery, give our Redlands, CA office a call at (909) 254-4692.

What Is Dysport?

Dysport is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an injectable neurotoxin to improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkling in the area between the eyebrows. The main ingredient in Dysport is the same active ingredient that has been used for years in Botox: botulinum toxin type A, a chemical derived from the same bacteria that causes botulism.

When injected into specific muscles near the eyebrows, Dysport blocks the communication between this muscle and the rest of the nervous system. This prevents the face from creating expressions that would otherwise exacerbate the appearance of glabella lines. Unlike Botox, which was developed as a catch-all procedure for any type of facial wrinkling, Dysport was designed specifically for these glabella lines.

While Dysport is the more niche neuromodulator treatment, the number of botulinum toxin type A procedures that were performed in 2019 was more than 7.7 million, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


Ditch the Glabella Lines with Dysport Injections in the Inland Empire, CA

If you are looking for Dysport in Redlands or San Bernardino — or any other neighboring cities — then Senza Aesthetic Medicine is your best chance at achieving ideal results in the entire area. If you are ready to get started, give our Redlands office a call at (909) 254-4692 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to being your local partner through the entire Dysport injection process.

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Dysport FAQ's

Am I a Candidate for Dysport?

Dysport is only used to treat moderate to severe wrinkling in the area between the eyebrows. If you are looking to treat wrinkling in other areas, or if your wrinkling is only considered to be mild, then you are probably not a suitable candidate for Dysport injections. But if you are suffering from highly noticeable glabella lines, you are in luck because there are generally very few restrictions on candidates past those initial requirements.

However, pregnancy, toxin sensitivity, certain allergies and age thresholds all put you at a more considerable risk of complications than the general public. These should always be taken into account by you and your physician.

Like any cosmetic procedure, though, you should always come into the process with realistic expectations regarding what can actually be achieved through this nonsurgical procedure. Take a look at plenty of before and after images and do your own independent research to see if Dysport is the right move for you. Your initial consultation is a great time to bring up any questions or concerns you might have during the process.

How Should I Prepare for Dysport?

The first step in preparing for your Dysport injections is to schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained and qualified medical professionals. During this thorough consultation, our office staff will take all the time they need to fully review your medical history, conduct an adequate examination of the targeted area and listen to your aesthetic goals.

Once all three of those factors have been accomplished, your medical professional will work with you to develop a tailored Dysport treatment plan that will best suit your needs. You may be given a list of preoperative instructions to follow. While these are mostly standard to every patient’s unique needs, it is safe to assume you will need to avoid sunlight and smoking as much as possible in order to ensure top-tier results.

What Should I Expect from a Dysport Procedure?

Before the procedure begins, one of our medical professionals may apply a local numbing agent to help you handle any pain or discomfort that would otherwise be caused by the Dysport injections. Then, small amounts of the botulinum toxin will be injected into strategic facial muscles.

The entire process lasts as little as 15 minutes from start to finish, and it is performed entirely in our office — no need for lengthy visits to a surgical center. You can return to your regular schedule immediately after the procedure if you desire.

What Should I Expect During Dysport Recovery?

Compared to Botox, the recovery period for Dysport is generally shorter. It is normal to experience mild symptoms after the procedure, including:

  • Headaches
  • Minimal swelling
  • Bruising
  • Mild pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Eye dryness or tearing

Patients generally report these symptoms as being extremely mild, and many are able to cope with the discomfort without any pain or medication. If needed, however, our medical team is happy to direct you to over-the-counter or prescription pain killer medication.

What Results Can I Typically Expect from Dysport?

By being intentional and meticulous about the muscles that are touched, our staff is able to provide results that are both drastic in appearance and not overly done. We know one of the biggest criticisms of Dysport and Dysport-similar procedures is that they frequently create an appearance that looks to be artificial or blown out.

In the hands of a professional, like those at Senza Aesthetic Medicine, the likelihood of achieving results that are in line with what you were hoping for is greatly improved. You can expect a significant improvement in the appearance of glabella lines throughout the face after having Dysport injections performed, leading to a more youthful appearance.

Can I Combine Dysport with Other Procedures?

Dysport can be combined with plenty of procedures since it is only a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. This means that all of the following are procedures that you can tack onto your visit to create more substantial results:

How Much Does Dysport Cost?

The general average of a single Dysport session is around $450, but this price is a reflection of both your medical professional’s unique ability to address these specific issues and the extent of treatment you require yourself. Our staff will provide you with an accurate price estimate during your initial consultation with one of our medical professionals.