Botox and Dysport Injections for Facial Wrinkles

Facial lines or wrinkles can make you look older than you are. If you want to eliminate them but don’t want surgery, you can benefit from Botox/Dysport Cinco Ranch. The Botox and Dysport injections will smooth your forehead wrinkles with little to no downtime.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator and a form of botulinum toxin type A that dermatologists use to smooth out wrinkles. Your specialist will use syringes to inject small doses of the solution into the affected area.

What is Dysport?

Like Botox, Dysport is a neuromodulator with less strength, meaning that you will need more shots of the solution. The units of Dysport cost less than those of Botox.

Areas of treatment

The two neuromodulators are usually used on your face and, most specifically, in the following spots:

  • Forehead
  • Between your brows
  • Around the eyes (crow’s feet)

What happens during the procedure?

Your dermatologist might inject a topical numbing cream during the procedure to minimize discomfort. Using thin needles, they will target the muscles in the treatment area. Your dermatologist will use precise techniques to administer the treatment only to the targeted areas. The injections will last for three or four months.

Although you have numbing cream, expect to feel slight discomfort as your specialist injects the solutions. You will likely go home on the same day bearing in mind that Botox is an outpatient procedure. Your doctor will let you know how to handle the treated areas when you get home.


The injections require little downtime. However, they come with specific instructions to ensure the treatment is successful. Your dermatologist will give you aftercare instructions that will include the following:

  • Avoid a facial or head massage for the first 24 hours
  • Do not lie down within 3 hours of the treatment
  • Avoid exercise after the treatment                                           
  • Avoid saunas and hot tubs after the treatment to prevent raising your blood pressure

Risks and complications

While it is rare to get a Botulism infection from Botox, it is possible to experience bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Other common side effects include headaches and flu-like symptoms. However, call your dermatologist if you experience any of the following after the treatment:

·         Paralysis in your face

·         Numbness in your face

·         Blurry vision

·         Urinary tract infections

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

While Botox and Dysport have the same function, they have different strengths per unit. Dysport is a diluted version of Botox, meaning you will need more units of Dysport than Botox for the same results.

Another difference is that Botox will take effect between 3-5 days while Dysport will take effect within two days. Dysport will be absorbed easily because of its lesser strength properties than Botox.

If you have facial lines and wrinkles and don’t want to undergo surgery, visit Elite Dermatology & The Oaks Plastic Surgery for Botox or Dysport treatments. Depending on your condition, you will meet friendly and qualified staff ready to smooth out your wrinkles. Call or book an appointment online today.