Dysport Overview

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As we age, wrinkles begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers break down and wear out in the skin. Additionally, wrinkles appear over time due to repeated movements of the facial skin, most commonly around the eyebrows, mouth, and eyes. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our skin specialists use neuromodulator injections to help prevent new wrinkles from appearing. Dysport is one such treatment.

Dysport is particularly effective for treating dynamic facial wrinkles that develop as a result of facial expressions and muscles movements, such as when talking, smiling, or frowning. This treatment is used for correcting the following issues:

  • Bunny lines
  • Chin dimples
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Gummy smile
  • Masseter muscle (jawline)
  • Neck bands
  • TMJ

What Age Group is Dysport For?

Wrinkles are not only age-related. Frown lines are “dynamic” – they happen because of the way a person’s face moves.  Because frown lines are created by facial movements such as frowning or squinting, they may develop even in younger adults. Neuromodulators are used to treat moderate to severe frown lines in adult patients less than 65 years of age.

What to Expect

Dysport Wrinkle Injections at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our skilled injectors have decades of experience using Dysport to address unwanted facial lines and wrinkles using a skilled hand and artistic eye. The results are subtle and natural-looking.

Dysport is injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily relaxing them. It stops the nerve signals to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.  Relaxing these muscles will decrease the tension that they place on the skin, allowing the wrinkles to flatten out. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled.

The untreated facial muscles continue to contract normally, leaving your normal facial expression unaffected. The results generally last 4 – 6 months.

In most cases, patients experience minimal to no side effects as a result of Dysport injections. As with most injectable cosmetic procedures, Dysport can cause localized swelling, tenderness, redness, bruising, swelling, or inflammation.  If you do experience any of these side effects, don’t worry, they will go away within a few days.


7 Months After Dysport for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
3-Week Results of Dysport for Forehead Wrinkles
Before and After Dysport for a Gummy Smile
1 Year After Dysport Treatment
3-weeks after Dysport treatment for crow's feet by Dr. Groff.
Before and After Dysport Treatment for Crow's Feet by Dr. Wu
Before and After Dysport for Frown Lines by Dr. Wu


Dysport to Slim the Lower Face (2:19)
Dysport Injections to the Glabella, Crow's Feet and Bunny Lines (4:11)
Slimming the Jawline with Dysport (1:31)


Q: What is Dysport?

A: This neuromodulator can be used to treat frown lines, crows feet and forehead furrows. It blocks nerve impulses, relaxing the underlying muscles. This stops the muscles from contracting and allows the wrinkles to relax. These injections result in smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Learn more about Dysport at dysportusa.com.

Q: How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?

A: Usually only one treatment is necessary. However, once it wears off, it is safe to come back for another round of injections.

Q: When will I start seeing results?

A: Full results will be visible within one week.

Q: How much recovery time is needed?

A: There is no downtime. You can return to your daily activities and apply makeup immediately following Dysport injections.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Each patient’s needs are unique and therefore cost varies among patients. On average, the cost of Dysport is normally $300-$450 to get rid of frown lines. Call our office and schedule a consultation with any of our doctors at our San Diego office to see how much your personalized treatment will cost.

Q: Do Dysport injections hurt?

A: Generally, the injections are painless. However, if the patient wants, a topical anesthetic may be applied before the procedure to minimize discomfort.

Other Options

Botox Cosmetic Treatments in San Diego

Botox and Xeomin are great alternatives to Dysport. When treating deeper wrinkles, a combination of fillers, lasers, and microdermabrasion procedures can also smooth away facial aging.


La Jolla Skin Rejuvenating Treatment Deals

Try Dysport for the first time and receive $150 off (minimum $500 treatment).

For more information about the monthly specials offered at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology San Diego, visit our Promotions page.

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