Botox & Dysport

Botox® and Dysport® are the most widely recognized brands of injectable neuromodulators in aesthetics. Renowned for their transformative, wrinkle-reducing and skin-smoothing effects, these injectable treatments are popular, tried-and-true treatments that help mitigate the common signs of aging while enhancing your natural beauty. Let’s take an in-depth look at these two injectables.


What Are Neuromodulators and How Do They Work?

Botox® and Dysport® are considered neuromodulators, injectable treatments that contain active ingredients that communicate to the body to slow down or stop muscle movement. When the body can not communicate between a nerve and a muscle to move, there’s less muscle expression and, therefore, a smoothing effect on the skin. Relaxing a targeted muscle helps reduce the appearance of the wrinkles and fine lines caused by repeated muscle movements, such as frowning or squinting.

By preventing excessive muscle contractions, neuromodulators like Botox® and Dysport® can give the skin a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Botox and Dysport treatments are commonly injected into dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and frown lines between the eyebrows.

The Benefits of Botox® and Dysport®

Botox® and Dysport® offer several benefits for those seeking to rejuvenate their appearance. These injectable treatments temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, for fewer lines and wrinkles and smoother, younger-looking skin.

Painless and Quick

Botox® and Dysport® are quick treatments. The injections are painless; most sessions last only 15-30 minutes. Afterward, you can immediately resume your regular activities without any restrictions.

Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Injecting Botox® or Dysport® into the muscles underneath the skin helps to relax them, resulting in smoother, less wrinkled skin. Botox and Dysport specifically target dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. Constantly making facial expressions causes frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes. Within 14 days of treatment, you’ll notice a significant reduction in your wrinkles and their depth.

Visible Results with One Treatment

One significant advantage of Dysport® and Botox® is that a change in appearance is noticeable within 14 days. While the results of these treatments do need to be maintained, our clients enjoy seeing results with just one round of an injectable.

Scientifically Backed and Proven

Both Botox® and Dysport® are reputable, FDA-approved treatments. BotoxⓇ is one of the oldest aesthetic treatments – it was developed in the 1970s and FDA-approved in 1989.

Target Areas of BotoxⓇ and DysportⓇ

Botox® and Dysport® can treat various areas on the face and body for both cosmetic and therapeutic benefits. The most commonly treated include:

  • Forehead wrinkles: The forehead is one of the most popular areas to inject Botox® and Dysport. The treatments help reduce the appearance of horizontal lines across the forehead caused by repetitive muscle movements.
  • Crow’s feet: Another prominent area is the skin around the eyes, specifically the crow’s feet, which are fine lines that develop at the outer corners of your eyes when you smile or squint.
  • Masseters: Also known as “jaw Botox”, this target area is the muscle that helps with the action of chewing. It connects your lower jawbone to your cheekbone. Botox here can help with jaw pain and clenching, help with teeth grinding, and contour the face.
  • Frown lines: Botox® and Dysport® are highly effective in minimizing frown lines—also known as glabellar lines—that form between your eyebrows due to facial expressions like furrowing or concentrating.

Other popular areas to inject Botox and Dysport are above the lip to flip it up and out, the sides of the nose, and dimpling on the chin. Botox® can also be used for migraine relief.

The Cost of Botox® and Dysport®

Botox and Dysport are priced differently yet are comparable. The final price of your treatment depends on the areas that will be injected and how many units need to be injected. 

To get an accurate estimate for the treatment you plan on having, schedule a consultation with Beyond Skin Aesthetics today for a personalized quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

Both Botox® and Dysport® provide temporary results. Generally, the effects of Botox® last about three months, while Dysport® typically lasts around three to four months. However, individual results vary and metabolism, muscle strength, and dosage can influence the longevity of the results. It is important to note that regular maintenance treatments are necessary to maintain desired results.

Botox® and Dysport® are well-tolerated treatments. However, like all aesthetic treatments, there is the potential for side effects to occur, which can include temporary redness, bruising, or swelling. Serious complications are infrequent but may involve eyelid drooping or asymmetry in facial movements if not administered correctly by a trained professional. Discussing your medical history before treatment helps minimize risks for optimal safety.

We ask that you come to your appointment with no makeup on. It's also advised to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and any alcohol consumption two days before treatment. Take a supplement to prevent bruises if you know you are bruise-prone.

Experience Beyond Skin Aesthetics

Looking to rejuvenate your skin and achieve a more youthful appearance? Our team at Beyond Skin Aesthetics will work closely with you to personalize a Botox® or Dysport® treatment plan that suits your unique needs.

Take the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals by scheduling an appointment today.