Botox and Dysport

Botox® and Dysport® injections are two of the most requested treatments at Infinite Youth Medical Spa. Both diminish signs of aging by resting the muscle to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and help prevent new ones from forming.  Treatments are fast, effective, and virtually painless, with results that last up to four months.

What are Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® and how do they work? 

Both Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport® are highly purified proteins derived from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. When injected in tiny amounts, they temporarily relax the muscular contractions that can cause wrinkles to form on our skin. Botox® and Dysport® are most commonly used in the lines across the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. Injections are virtually painless, have no downtime, and take less than 15 minutes to perform.

Beyond treating wrinkles and fine lines in the upper face, Botox® and Dysport® injections may also be used to:

  • Subtly elevate the brows
  • Soften "bunny lines" (crinkles on the nose when smiling)
  • Reduce the appearance of the gum line when smiling
  • "Flip" the upper lip to make it appear fuller
  • Elevate the corners of the mouth
  • Reduce the appearance of marionette lines by the chin
  • Smooth dimples in the chin area
  • Prevent teeth grinding
  • Smooth the contours of the jawline
  • Reduce the appearance of banding in the neckline

Once injected, Botox® and Dysport® gradually relax the underlying muscle activity that causes a line or wrinkle to form. They do this by preventing the muscle's nerve receptors from receiving the signal from your brain to contract. This process happens over a series of days, with results lasting three to four months on average.

*You're unique! Some people respond differently to Botox® than they do to Dysport®. We encourage our patients to experience both products at least once if they have results that set in faster or last longer with one product over the other

When will I see results after receiving Botox® or Dysport®?

Results from your Botox® or Dysport® treatment will gradually set in over a few days, with the full effect seen by two weeks. Some patients may experience a faster onset with Dysport®, but not always. Your Botox® and Dysport® results typically last three to four months, although some patients experience even greater longevity up to six months. Just as the onset of Botox® and Dysport® is gradual, so is how the products wear off. Don't worry! It doesn't happen all at once! If you choose to discontinue use of Botox® or Dysport®, your skin will simply return to the appearance it had before you started treatment.

*If you are considering having Botox® or Dysport® before a special occasion, such as a wedding, please book your first treatment at least six months before the event so your provider can determine how your muscles and skin react.

Who is a good candidate for Botox® and Dysport®?

Any adult concerned about smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and preventing future ones from forming is a great candidate for Botox® or Dysport®! Your provider will discuss specific medical conditions and situations that may contraindicate you for treatment.

How much do Botox® and Dysport® cost?

Both Botox® and Dysport® are measured in units. The units needed will vary depending on the area treated and the strength of your muscles in that area. During your initial consultation, your provider will evaluate the muscle movement in your area of concern and provide you with an estimated number of units and cost for your treatment.

You can earn points on each Botox® or Dysport® treatment to use towards cash discounts on future appointments by joining their respective rewards programs.

Save on Botox® Cosmetic by joining the Alle Rewards Program.

Save on Dysport® by joining the ASPIRE Rewards Program.

Can Botox® and Dysport® be combined with other treatments?

YES! Botox® and Dysport® may enhance other treatments and even extend the duration of their results! The most popular treatment to combine with Botox® or Dysport® is a dermal filler, as the two work synergistically to smooth the appearance of wrinkles.

How do I care for my skin before and after a Botox® or Dysport® treatment?

Your skin should be in optimal health before your appointment to get the best results from your Botox® or Dysport® treatment. Our team recommends using a clinical skincare regimen customized to your skin's unique needs. If you don't currently have a solid routine, don't worry. Our staff can help recommend products that will benefit your skin type and condition.

Immediately after your Botox® or Dysport® treatment, you may have slightly raised red bumps at the injection sites. These should subside in less than an hour. It is important to avoid rubbing or massaging any area injected for the first 24 hours after treatment. Avoid laying down, exercising, and all rigorous activity for the first four hours after your appointment.