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Dysport, also known as Reloxin, is a recently introduced cosmetic injection similar to Botox. Like Botox, Dysport is a refined version of the botulinum toxin, and works to relax facial muscles in order to reduce the appearance of lines and facial wrinkles. Dysport is commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow's feet, laugh lines, and frown lines.

Length of Surgery

20-30 minutes




No anesthesia is required

Back to work in...


Back to the gym in...

2-3 days

Treatment Frequency

Wait at least 90 days between Dysport treatments


Bruising and redness, migration of Dysport injectible


$200 to $500

Duration of results:

3 to 6 months

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Dysport costs

Most treatments cost between $200 at $500. The price for Dysport treatment is greatly affected by the number of units required, which is determined by the treatment area and amount of improvement desired. Dysport is often compared to Botox, as both are based on the same botulinum Toxin A. Dysport has a much lower per-unit cost, although typical treatments require more units of Dysport than of Botox.

Am I a candidate for Dysport?

You might be a candidate for Dysport if you are frustrated by facial wrinkles that cause you to look angry, frustrated, or tired, even when you're not. Both women and men can benefit from Dysport injections. Most candidates are between 30 and 65 years old. You are not a candidate for Dysport if you have a neuromuscular disease or are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not be treated with botulinum-based cosmetic injections, including Botox and Dysport, more frequently than every 90 days.

What is Dysport?

Dysport uses a refined version of the botulinum toxin to temporarily block nerve impulses that contract the facial muscles, causing facial lines. The Dysport cosmetic injectable works by relaxing underlying facial muscles to smooth lines in the skin.

Dysport steps

Dysport can be injected in a doctor's office or at a medical spa. The entire treatment takes 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of treatment areas and how much Dysport is injected. The amount of Dysport is carefully measured to provide the desired results.

In some cases, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied prior to the injection of Dysport in order to reduce discomfort. Cosmetic injectables such as Dysport are injected directly into the facial muscles using a tiny needle. It may require 3 to 5 injections to successfully treat each targeted area. This procedure requires no anesthesia, and you're free to leave as soon as the Dysport has been injected.

Dysport Recovery and Healing Steps

Dysport requires no downtime; most patients resume their daily activities immediately after leaving the office. The results of Dysport injection are visible soon after treatment, although the full effects are most evident between three days and a week after the procedure. Following treatment with Dysport, the patient should avoid exercising, laying down, or rubbing the treatment area for at least four hours.

Dysport Side Effects and Procedure Risks

Common side effects of Dysport include bruising or swelling in the treated area, as well as temporary discomfort which may be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications. Some patients experience a mild headache for the first day or two after treatment. Rarely, an allergic reaction can cause a rash or flu-like symptoms. A very small number of patients experience the migration of the Dysport injection, which can cause drooping eyelids for as long as a month following treatment. In very rare cases, migration of Dysport can cause muscle weakness, blurred or double vision, difficulty saying words clearly, or trouble breathing or swallowing. These symptoms can occur hours or weeks after you receive an injection of Dysport.

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