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.
"This review may be a little early as I just got my cast off my nose today...but I am over the moon. I don't know how Dr. Keyes does it, and I'll admit I was skeptical while the cast was on as the cast and tape can distort things. I was actually a nervous wreck. But when that cast came off today, it reduced me to happy tears. He did everything I wanted and more. My nose is now straight, and it looks amazing. Even swollen I love it! I can breathe through my left nostril for the first time and it feels so good. I seriously feel like a new person. I'm so excited to see how it progresses over the next year. Dr. Keyes was the only consultation I had, and for a second it crossed my mind, did I jump the gun on this? Do I need a second opinion? Something in my gut trusted him. And I'm so glad my gut was right. His reviews and his before and after photos on his website speak for themselves. I am so thankful to Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. They're so easy to reach and they care about you just as much before the surgery as they do after. They are wonderful. Couldn't recommend them more. I am so happy. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. From the bottom of my heart!"- S.B. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2019
"I know my surgery is recent but I’m happy I picked them over others I consulted with. - First and foremost Dr. Keyes and Kimberley, his surgical assistant, are the best. As soon as I went in for my Consultation they both made me feel comfortable. Dr. Keyes is well regarded in the rhinoplasty society. When I got my surgery done on June 22, 2020 I was super nervous but Kimberley was there by my side keeping me calm. Dr. Keyes did exactly what I wanted on my nose. Kimberley is great in staying in touch with you seeing how your healing and if you’re ok. I know my surgery is recent but I’m happy I picked them over others I consulted with. I would definitely refer him in a heartbeat."- G. / RealSelf / Jul 01, 2020
"I started considering rhinoplasty when I was 16, I am 28. I hated my nose, the shape and the size. I tried for many many years to love as it was. But to be honest, I always knew one day I would take the step. Los Angeles has a big offer of plastic surgeons, and is hard to know who is good and who is the best. After some months of research, I narrowed my options and had two consultations with two different surgeons. From the very first second I knew Dr.keyes would be my surgeon. I am a really hypochondriac person, and Dr.keyes and Kimberly made me feel confident, safe and comfortable during the whole process. The day of the surgery I was really nervous and everyone made it really easy for me. Post op is painless, just uncomfortable. Dr Keyes and Kim were available for me 24/7in case I had any question or concern. That really makes a difference. I am one month post op and even swollen, I looooove my nose, it changes your life. It is natural, fits my face and I could not be any happier. If you are thinking about having a rhinoplasty, Dr.Keyes and Kimberly are the team you are looking for, thank you both!!"- S.R. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2020
"Rhinoplasty - I'm scheduled to have rhinoplasty with dr Geoffrey Keyes in LA. I had my consultation and I had my pictures taken and then photoshopped by the dr to show me what he can do with my nose. He is nice and very straight forward and gives his honest opinion on what realistically can be done. I told him I want a really small Barbie nose . He said he can give me that but it also all depends on what happens in the OR , but I told him to go as small as my body will allow. I'm also interested in lip lift and fillers so I'm going to call tomorrow to see if that can be done as well."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2020
"A little over 2 months post op and have to say I’m loving the results so far! Everyone says my nose fits my face and looks better than before. My nose kept changing over these past 2 months because I’m so early in my recovery. It is however, looking better over time. Dr. Keyes and Kimberly are very nice people and are good at answering any questions you may have. The day of surgery I started panicking and got anxiety. Granted, this was my first time being put under general anestesia. Dr. Keyes, Kimberly, and the anesthesiologist made me feel at ease. I finally feel confident enough to take pictures and not be self-conscious of others looking at my nose! Lol"- V.P. / Yelp / Apr 07, 2022
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.