We all experience facial wrinkles as we get older. Happily, we can do something about them with the cosmetic injectable Dysport. With Dysport injections, like BOTOX, it will ease these fine lines and prevent new ones from forming. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, offers Los Angeles, CA women and men several nonsurgical options for rejuvenating the skin.
Dysport is an injectable wrinkle relaxer that acts like BOTOX to soften and reduce dynamic wrinkles and lines throughout the face. Dynamic wrinkles are formed by recurrent facial expressions and movements (like frowning, smiling, and laughing) that over time make the muscles of the face tighten. This causes the skin over the muscle to have a furrowed line that can be seen even when your face is resting. Dysport is uniquely designed to address the most frequent dynamic wrinkles: the frown lines that show up as vertical lines between the eyebrows. It temporarily softens the treated muscle so the dynamic wrinkle is smooth, but with natural-looking results that don't give you a "frozen" face. Hear more about Dysport wrinkle relaxer treatments at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. that make your face appear refreshed.
Dysport is a wonderful choice if you want a nonsurgical procedure to address mild, moderate, or severe vertical glabellar (frown) lines that appear between the eyebrows. Because dynamic wrinkles and lines are created by frequent use, they may become visible in younger patients. These unfortunate lines can make you appear sad, tired, or mad. Dysport is an effective, fast treatment that releases the muscles in dynamic wrinkles without leaving a frozen appearance. Since Dysport's formula expands to reach a group of wrinkles, it's also great for Crow's feet, the small wrinkles in the corners of the eyes. Many patients at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. notice a visible improvement in their dynamic wrinkles 1 – 3 days following their injections that typically remain for as long as four months.
"After searching for a board Certified surgeon for rhinoplasty Dr Keyes proved to be the one to fulfill my expectations. From the day I had my consultation I knew I could trust him and his great assistant Kimberley. I'm only 9 days post op for a closed rhinoplasty and the result is exactly in what we went over to achieve. Swelling has gone substantially and I now feel even better than before with my new nose! With no doubt I highly recommend Dr Keyes' services to anyone coming across his name."- A.P. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2019
"I had such a great experience with Dr. Keyes. He is very experienced and made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. The staff is also super friendly and welcoming. I am extremely happy with my results and would highly recommend Dr. Keyes !"- A.I. / Google / Jun 28, 2019
"I chose Dr. Keyes after looking for the best plastic surgeon in California for my daughter’s rhinoplasty. From the very first appointment, I felt she was in the right hands. He showed us exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect and sure enough, that’s what he delivered. She had very little pain and her nose looks amazing. I’m so glad we selected Dr. Keyes and Kimberley to care for my daughter. I highly recommend Dr. Keyes and staff!"- M.G. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Finding Dr. Keyes was fate. After having one of the worst rhinoplasty consultations from a top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills (that quoted me an obscene amount),I was kind of unmotivated and scared to keep looking. Out of nowhere, Dr. Keyes showed up at my workplace. I remember thinking how kind and welcoming he was in our interaction. When I found out he was a plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty I knew this was meant to be! He answered all my questions right then and there and told me to call his surgical assistant and manager, Kimberley, and let me tell you...Kimberley is AMAZING!!! Not only did Kimberley answer the phone immediately with the most comforting voice but she scheduled a consultation based on what worked best for my schedule. The consultation was so easy. I didn't even have to wait. They brought me in the room, took photos of my nose and next thing I know Dr. Keyes was in the room showing me what my nose could look like. He listened to what I had to say, what I was self conscious about, and really incorporated me into the treatment and what I could get out of it. Dr. Keyes and Kimberley made me feel welcome, comfortable, excited, and confident about my decision on getting my nose done. Scheduling my surgery was crazy because of my schedule at school and work. Kimberley always answered my calls and answered my concerns about rescheduling my surgery which made it very convenient for me. Surgery day was nerve wracking but exciting. The anesthesiology nurse even called me a few days before to make sure I was aware of the process and what would happen, addressed my concerns about surgery, and eased my nerves. Dr. Keyes, Kimberley, and all the nurses made sure I was okay, talked me through the process, and kept me updated on what was happening next. Next thing I know, I was waking up with Dr. Keyes and Kimberley by my side. They called that night to make sure I was okay and scheduled a time for me to come in the next day.From the time I woke up from surgery, I had barely any pain! Besides the swelling and bruising(which is expected), recover was so easy. I was up and about within a few days. The bruising and swelling went down within 5 to 7 days but that's patient specific.When I finally got my cast off, I couldn't believe how amazing my nose looked! I couldn't help but cry my eyes out. It was just what I wanted for sooo long. To this day, I still look at myself in the mirror and get all giddy inside. The best part is how NATURAL it turned out. I still look like ME and I LOVE it. People that knew me before the surgery just look at me and tell me something as changed but they can't pinpoint it. If you are looking for a natural looking nose that compliments your face and who you are as a person then Dr. Keyes is your guy!I have never felt so confident and beautiful in my life. I owe it all to Dr. Keyes and Kimberley!!!"- L.F. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Dr. Keyes and Kimberley are amazing! They treated me with respect and provided incredible care before and after surgery. I am 3 weeks post op from rhinoplasty surgery. The swelling has gone down tremendously and will continue to do so. I am thrilled with how it looks so far and I know it’ll only get better!"- A.W. / Google / May 22, 2019
Injections of Dysport are performed in one of our procedure rooms following your consultation with Dr. Keyes. A local anesthetic or numbing cream is generally unnecessary because the Dysport is injected using a fine needle that creates very little pain, but it may be applied if requested. The treatment area will be cleaned and several well-placed Dysport injections will be made across the eyebrows, followed with a cold compress to limit bruising and swelling. Following your injections at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S., you may perform daily tasks, but you should avoid taxing activities for at least a day.
What to Expect
Following a Dysport session, you may notice light redness and swelling near the injected area, but this typically will resolve within 1 – 3 days. You should sleep propped up for the first night and may want to apply cold compresses if needed. Improvements are often noticeable in 1 – 3 days as the appearance of your lines is decreased for softer, smoother skin. Your results should remain for around 3 – 4 months and touch-up injections may be scheduled to extend your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Dysport cost?
Your cost is based on how much Dysport is used to achieve your goals. In your consultation, your injector will develop your personalized treatment plan so they can estimate your cost. Ask if we have any specials on Dysport at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. and which methods of payment we take.
What is the difference between Dysport and BOTOX?
One difference between these products is the time it takes for facial lines and wrinkles to fade away. A BOTOX treatment will take around one week to ten days to manifest its full results. A Dysport treatment, on the other hand, works its magic in just three to four days, giving the patient clear, smooth, youthful skin.
Should I get Dysport or a wrinkle filler?
Many patients do not understand the different uses for wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. A wrinkle relaxer corrects dynamic wrinkles whereas a dermal filler addresses volume loss. Dynamic wrinkles are the result of repetitive motions, such as frowning, laughing, smiling, and other expressions. Dysport relaxes the creased muscle under the skin to smooth the wrinkle. Static lines are the result of low skin elasticity, so the injection fills or plumps the area to make it look smooth. In your consultation, Dr. Keyes will ask about your goals to help you choose a product that will deliver your desired outcome.
Can Dysport be combined with other treatments?
At Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S., we provide several cosmetic treatments, which may be added to enhance your Dysport results. Based on your concerns and wants, your personalized plan might include Dysport, plus an injectable filler, or a skin treatment. We encourage you to be honest during your consult so we can develop a plan that delivers amazing results.
How often should I get Dysport injections?
Your Dysport results may be visible for 3 – 4 months. In your initial consultation, your injector will recommend how often you should schedule appointments at our office in Los Angeles, CA to sustain your results. You might want to get treatments more often or further apart once you see how long your initial results last.
Get Faster Results
If you want a nonsurgical procedure to refresh your appearance by treating dynamic wrinkles, Dysport wrinkle relaxer is an amazing anti-aging treatment. You will be able to talk about Dysport injections and other options at your appointment with Dr. Keyes to develop your unique anti-aging plan that fits your needs and goals. We encourage you to contact Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Los Angeles, CA to find out more about Dysport and make a consultation appointment.