Facial Examination - Doctor's Perspective

What is Dysport™?

Dysport™, an alternative to BOTOX®, is a cosmetic injectable used to soften the frown lines between your eyebrows by reducing the muscle activity. Dysport gives a natural-looking and fast acting result. Dysport™ has been used outside the US since 1991 and was first approved for aesthetic use in 2001. The FDA approved it for aesthetic use in the United States in 2009, as a temporary treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles between the brows.

How Long Will Dysport™ Last?

In more than 80 clinical study sites, it has been shown that Dysport™ will typically last up to three months. It is also said that the treatment “kicks in” after only a few days, whereas Botox® can take up to 5-7 days to take effect. So Dysport™ might be your ideal treatment when results are needed sooner than later. Dysport™ is available in our Bethesda office.

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What is the Difference Between Wrinkle Reducers and Dermal Fillers?

While wrinkle reducers and fillers are commonly used together, they work differently and are used to treatment different lines. Wrinkles reducers are proteins derived from botulinum toxin and work by temporarily relaxing the muscle. The most common dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid and designed to add volume to the face. Neurotoxins are used to treat the forehead and around the eyes where as fillers are injected in the cheeks and around the mouth.

Longer-Lasting Results

Pairing your Dysport injections with great skin care can help the results last longer! At our practice, Dr. Porter recommends the Sente Dermal Repair Cream (link to skin care product page) to use at home in between treatments. It is clinically shown to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, while improving skin tone and texture.

Soften Wrinkles Without Injections

If injections are not for you, we recommend the next best thing: Microneedling (add link to page). This minimal downtime skin care treatment can help improve fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production for a smoother look and more even toned skin. Combine Dysport with microneedling and Sente Dermal Repair Cream and you will have more natural and youthful appearance.

How to Save on Your Next Treatment

Aspire Galderma Rewards is a loyalty program for Dysport, Restylane and Sculptra treatments. Sign up for Aspire and instantly start saving on your treatments!


New for our patients, or soon to be patients, are our Tox2GO hours. Click here for more information on this new convenience we are offering to our Botox® and Dysport™ devotees.

Contact our office in the Washington, D. C. area to schedule your Dysport™ consultation with Dr. Porter at (301) 200-4153.