What is Dysport?

Dysport is an injectable neuromodulator. This means it temporarily blocks receptors in the muscle from receiving movement signals that cause lines and wrinkles to form. Dysport is made from a purified and weakened form of botulinum toxin type A, and can be safely and effectively injected into the muscles of the forehead. When these muscles are relaxed, wrinkles that appear as a result of normal expressions are reduced. This can also prevent wrinkles from further deepening over time.

How is Dysport Treatment Done?

Every patient’s tolerance for injections is different, so we choose to supply a topical anesthetic for comfort during the process. Once this has been administered, a small and thin needle is used to place the product within the individual muscles of the forehead that cause wrinkles. This can take multiple, small injections depending on your anatomy and goals, but a normal treatment session takes around 15 minutes.


Dysport does not require any downtime, although some patients experience temporary bruising or redness at the injection site. You should avoid touching or massaging the treatment area, as this can cause the product to spread to unwanted muscles. Dysport can require a few days to take full effect and can last for three to four months. Many patients benefit from dermal filler or skincare treatments along with Dysport for additional facial rejuvenation.

During a consultation at our Richmond, Virginia office, our expert injectors can recommend the best non-surgical treatments for you and your skincare goals. Schedule a consultation by calling our med spa office or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can dysport be used for crows feet?

Dysport is FDA-approved for cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet, or fine lines around the eyes. In fact, it’s one of the most effective non-surgical treatments available.

Can dysport be used on forehead?

Dysport can help smooth brow lines and 11 lines between the eyebrows.

Can dysport be used under eyes?

Dysport is FDA-approved for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet. Under-eye treatment may be considered an off-label use.

Can dysport lift your eyebrows?

Dysport may be able to achieve minimal lift of your eyebrows and upper eyelids. If you have extensive sagging, you may need to consider surgical alternatives.

Can you use Dysport for laugh lines?

You may be able to reduce the appearance of laugh lines with Dysport. It’s always best to consult and experienced, certified injector for Dysport treatment.

What is Dysport for lips?

Dysport is a neurotoxin and cannot add volume to the lips – however, it can achieve a “lip flip” to amplify the look of your natural lips.

How long does it take for Dysport to kick in?

Dysport can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to begin working. This can depend on a variety of factors like your natural metabolism and how well you adhere to the post-treatment instructions.

Can I wear makeup after Dysport?

It’s best to wait for at least 24 hours before putting on makeup after Dysport treatment. This is because certain ingredients can irritate the injection site, and touching or rubbing the injection site can cause the Dysport product to spread to unwanted areas.

Can I exercise before Dysport?

No – You should take 1-2 days away from your exercise regimen since increasing your circulation can cause bruising, irritation, or product migration.

Can I shower after Dysport?

You can shower after your appointment, but avoid long, hot showers or soaking in the bath, hot tub, or pool. When washing your face, be gentle and avoid scrubbing or massaging.

Can you reverse the effects of Dysport?

Dysport is not like dermal fillers, which can be dissolved. Dysport lasts for 3-6 months after injecting and cant be reversed - if youre concerned about your results, our team can help you make the right decision before undergoing your injection treatment.