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Dysport®, Botox® Cosmetic, and Xeomin®

Dysport, Botox® Cosmetic, and Xeomin for Patients in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose and Palo Alto

Over the past 10 years Botox® Cosmetic treatment has become the most commonly utilized cosmetic procedure in the USA for a reason – it works. It appeals to so many women and men because it is a quick and easy treatment that can have such a positive impact on your appearance. In 2009, a competitor, Dysport® was approved for the same use.

Both Dysport® and Botox® Cosmetic can be found in many locations outside of a facial plastic surgeon’s office. We are always surprised by how many different types of doctors, nurses and technicians are selling treatments. While much of the time discounted treatment by less experienced practitioners may not harm patients, occasionally disastrous results can occur due to inadequate training or practice.

We have dedicated our career exclusively to the enhancement of the face, and have undergone extensive training in all aspects of facial rejuvenation, including all forms of injectable treatment. Even something as simple as Dysport® can be overdone and look unnatural. With any of the muscle-relaxant therapies such as Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin®, the intent should always be to produce a youthful and natural result by preserving facial expressions while reducing wrinkles to soften and enhance your appearance. Our goal is to accentuate each patient's attractive features right in the comfort of the office with minimal downtime.

How does Dysport® work?

Both Dysport® and Botox® Cosmetic are derived from a natural nerve blocker, botulinum toxin type A. Synthesized in a safe and highly regulated environment, this agent can be placed into selected muscles of facial expression to temporarily inhibit their movement.

When injected correctly, Dysport®, Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin can relax certain muscles and reduce facial wrinkles and folds that contribute to an aged appearance. Only a highly trained professional can accomplish this while preserving facial expressions and keeping the overall result subtle, powerful, and enhancing.

What areas are treated with Dysport®?

Commonly treated areas include the following:

  • Frowning wrinkles: the wrinkles and creases between the eyebrows (glabella) are often referred to as frown lines and may make a person look "angry"; treatment makes a big impact and softens the appearance
  • Forehead lines and wrinkles: if injected correctly, Dysport® treatment can soften horizontal lines and wrinkles in the forehead and even lift the sides of the eyebrows, ("Botox® Brow Lift") rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes; softly arched brows make the eyes look larger and more beautiful
  • Eyes: injections can soften "Crow's feet"- the fine lines around the eyes and can open the eyes making them look larger and more youthful
  • Mouth: lines and wrinkling around the mouth due to muscle activity from smiling or smoking can be softened with appropriate Dysport® injections; many people may also require dermal filler injections (such as Juvederm® or Restylane®) to restore volume in this area
  • Platysmal cords or bands in the neck area
  • Facial slimming: Dysport® can be injected into the chewing muscles to slim a wide/square face
  • Sweaty palms or excessive underarm perspiration
  • Migraine headaches

Dysport®, Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® Injections by Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parikh

Achieving excellent results from your Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin® injections requires unique skills and qualifications. The partnership between Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parikh provides unparalleled service to each and every patient. Collaboration affords them the opportunity to act as a sounding board for one another when determining the best possible treatment plan for each patient. You benefit from their combined skills as board certified and fellowship trained surgeons specializing exclusively in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Why choose Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery?

  • Specialized Training
  • Education & Research
  • Humanitarian Outreach
  • Outstanding Service & Results

What should I expect from a Dysport® treatment session?

Once you decide to proceed with treatment, we will carefully analyze your face and devise a comprehensive treatment plan that takes on a global approach. We will suggest very specific refinements to enhance your beauty without the worry of surgery or downtime. Using a very small needle, Dysport® is injected into targeted areas. There is rarely much discomfort. Redness at the injection sites should subside within an hour. Bruising is infrequent but when present can last for a few days. This can be camouflaged with makeup. Patients can return to work immediately after treatment. The treatment takes effect between 3 and 7 days after injection and can last up to 6 months.

What are the differences between Dysport® and Botox® Cosmetic?

Dysport® is an alternative to the popular Botox® Cosmetic and is used in a similar way to treat wrinkles in the face. They both contain the same active ingredient – botulinum toxin type A. The notable differences are:

  • Dysport® was shown in studies to take effect in 1-2 days versus the 3 to 7 days for Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dysport® can last longer in some patients
  • Dysport® can spread farther from the injection site than Botox® Cosmetic which can reduce the number of injection points but also may reduce the accuracy of placement

Combining Dermal Fillers and Toxins For the Face ("Liquid Facelift")

During your consultation you may wish to discuss the benefits of dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane. We will examine your face in detail and use pictures to formulate a personalized treatment plan. Combining an artistic eye with our knowledge of facial anatomy helps us toward our goal of achieving exceptional results with each of our patients.

Dysport® and fillers are often combined to make powerful yet subtle enhancements to your face and have been referred to as a "facelift." Dysport® can improve wrinkles caused by movement of the facial muscles while dermal fillers can enhance a wider variety of areas of the face by increasing volume and thereby eradicating wrinkles, shadows, creases and depressions of the face. Dermal fillers are also helpful for minimizing nasolabial folds, smile lines and lip lines, and they can add volume to the cheek, lips and under the eyes.

Dysport® Injections by Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists

We have dedicated our entire practice to rejuvenation of the face and neck. Our focus is only on the face which gives us a unique advantage and understanding that helps us achieve exceptional results. Dysport® treatment is a safe, easy and effective way to reduce facial wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance. An experienced professional you trust should perform the treatment. If you are concerned about Dysport® cost, we have several payment options. In addition, we offer our patients financing through CareCredit, the nation’s leading payment program for aesthetic services.

Our core objective is to provide a safe, comfortable surgical experience that aspires to restore your appearance and aims to produce natural results. We have provided Dysport® and Botox® Cosmetic before and after photos of our patients to help you visualize the possibilities.