Dysport in Houston, TX

FDA approved since 2009, Dysport is most well-known for being able to lessen horizontal lines in the forehead because it diffuses in a way that works very effectively on larger areas. However, it is also often used for crow’s feet and the vertical “frown lines” that appear between the brows. Dysport has a faster onset time than most neuromodulators, which means that you see results more quickly. This makes it an ideal treatment to have before a big event.

How Dysport works

Dysport blocks communication from the nerve to the muscle that makes the lines appear. When the muscle can’t contract, the overlying skin smooths out. When administered by a certified, experienced professional, Dysport in Houston will decrease wrinkles while still allowing you to make your familiar facial expressions. It’s all about balance — one of our favorite things at Dr. Mentz’s practice.


Is Dysport safe?

Yes. Dysport has gone through 25 years of rigorous clinical testing, and has been FDA approved since 2009. When administered by a certified medical professional who is well trained, skilled, and experienced, it is very safe.

Candidates for Dysport

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Want to improve facial lines and wrinkles  
  • Are in overall good health
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not have any type of neurological disorder
  • Have a realistic understanding of what Dysport can accomplish

What happens during a Dysport treatment?

Before treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and if you prefer, a numbing agent will be applied. Dysport is packaged as a 300-unit vial for one single, sterile use. A small needle will administer the Dysport into 5 different facial muscles, with about 50 units in each muscle. Injections take about 10 to 20 minutes.

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Recovery and results

There is very minimal downtime from Dysport injections, and most patients will be able to resume their regular day after treatment. Alcohol should be avoided for the rest of the day, and patients should not recline or lie down for six hours after treatment. Common side effects include irritation at the injection site, headache, swelling, inflammation, and nausea. 

Patients should contact our office immediately if there is concern about any side effects after their treatment. Most patients begin to see improvement in their wrinkles about 2 to 3 days. Results usually last for about 4 months in most facial areas and 2 to 3 months around the mouth. We recommend scheduling touch-up treatments about 3 to 4 months apart to maintain their results.

Dysport, Botox, or Daxi?

Not only do we offer Dysport at Dr. Mentz’s Houston medical spa; we also offer Botox® and Daxi®, which are two other options for neuromodulator treatments. These treatments are all made from botulinum toxin type A and work by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles, but there are some key differences between them.


  • Advantages: Great for last-minute treatments because of quick onset time; ideal for treating larger areas
  • Onset: 24 hours to 3 days
  • Results Longevity: 4 to 6 months
  • Possible side effects: Bruising; swelling or pain at the injection site; flu-like symptoms; muscle weakness; headache; nausea; redness; temporary facial drooping; muscle pain or stiffness; neck or back pain


  • Advantage: Great for treating all areas, especially small ones
  • Onset: 10 to 14 days
  • Results Longevity: 3 to 6 months
  • Possible side effects: Bruising; swelling or pain at the injection site; flu-like symptoms; headache; nausea; redness; temporary facial drooping


  • Advantage: Excellent for glabellar lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows)
  • Onset: 5 to 7 days
  • Results Longevity: 24 weeks
  • Possible side effects: Minor redness, tenderness, and bruising at the injection sites

Who should not get Dysport?

If you’re in the Houston area and you’re interested in Dysport, it may be exactly right for you. During your consultation, we will determine if it’s the right neuromodulator for your needs. Those who should not have Dysport injections are those who:

  • Are pregnant 
  • Have an allergy to cow’s milk 
  • Have an allergy to any of the ingredients in Dysport
  • Take certain medications for muscle spasms

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