Dysport Cosmetic is a next generation FDA- approved wrinkle treatment introduced after Botox. This product was first developed in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, and has been used in more than 60 countries for treatment of various conditions and disorders. Like Botox, Dysport Cosmetic is derived from botulinum toxin and is used to treat so-called “dynamic” wrinkles, which occur as a result of facial movement, such as frowning or squinting. Treatment with Dysport Cosmetic takes only 10 to 20 minutes; involving injections of tiny amounts of the special solution beneath your skin, directly into the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to form. In most individuals, 3 to 5 injections of the product are required in each area to achieve satisfactory results. Like any injection, there may be some slight discomfort with Dysport Cosmetic treatment. Your provider can apply a topical numbing cream or ice to make you more comfortable during the procedure. The initial results of Dysport Cosmetic are visible very soon after treatment with optimal results visible in a matter of days. Some studies have reported that Dysport lasts 1 to 2 months longer than Botox; however, each patient's result varies. One can expect the Dysport cosmetic to last an average of 4 months. Repeated courses of treatment prolong the results. Dysport Cosmetic is very well-tolerated and side effects are minimal. In some patients, there may be slight bruising or swelling in the injection site, as well as some minor, temporary discomfort. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and aleve should be avoided one week prior to the procedure to minimize bruising. You can ensure the best results possible by discussing your goals and expectations with your provider prior to treatment with Dysport Cosmetic.