David Rasmussen, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Botox/Dysport

Botox/Dysport

Botox and Dysport are two similar non-surgical options for treating wrinkles.  Both injections are derived from a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles.  Extremely small doses of this toxin are used to treat muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by preventing muscle contraction.  This procedure can take up to 72 hours to take effect and make a noticeable difference, but it avoids a drawn out surgery and recovery period.  This is a highly effective procedure on most patients, but certain patients may experience adverse effects to the toxin.  Talk to your doctor to determine whether Botox or Dysport is a viable option.

Is Botox/Dysport right for you?

  • Do you have realistic expectations?
  • Are you bothered by visible wrinkles?
  • Are you reluctant to undergo surgery?
  • DO NOT take Botox or Dysport if you are pregnant, lactating, or if you have had an allergic reaction to the drug or its ingredients.