How Many Units of Dysport Do You Need for Wrinkle Reduction?

We hope you enjoy reading these secrets from our expert. Most people need about 40 units of Botox or 100 units of Dysport to reduce wrinkles and inhibit movement enough that the lines disappear, but not so much that it appears frozen. When used around the eyes, glabella, and forehead, the amount of Dysport I use in the glabella ranges from 30 units to 60 units, with the starting dose usually 45 units. Since Dysport is more diluted than Botox, it spreads faster and can be a good choice when treating larger areas.

The goal of injecting Botox or Dysport is to smooth wrinkles on the upper white lip by weakening a small portion of the muscle with very small amounts of Botox (4 units) or Dysport (10 units). Patients who see upper white lip wrinkles when pursing their lips are candidates for a very small dose of Botox or Dysport. It's best to seek the attention of someone who is an expert in treating skin conditions. The goal of a Botox or Dysport injection is to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and not look “Frozen”.

Even though Botox and Dysport are derived from the same source, they are used for different purposes. The dose of Botox used on crow's feet is usually 12 units per side, and the dose of Dysport used on crow's feet is usually 30 units per side. However, Botox works best between the eyebrows (the glabella) because it doesn't extend as far as Dysport. Let's take a look at the cost comparison between Botox and Dysport when it comes to treating expression lines.

To achieve this goal, Botox and Dysport placement requires vision, foresight, and an ingenious appreciation of a person's face. Therefore, you need approximately three units of Dysport to get the same results as one unit of Botox. Botox or Dysport injections in crow's feet don't affect your smile and no one will notice that you don't have crow's feet when you smile or squint. Your doctor should recommend an amount of Botox or Dysport that reduces movement enough to eliminate lines without freezing your muscles completely.

These patients rely heavily on their forehead muscles to keep their eyebrows raised, and if you use even the slightest amount of Botox or Dysport, they will feel heavy and may not be able to raise their eyebrows.

Forrest Mattingly
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