BOTOX® & Dysport® in Denver

BOTOX® / Dysport®

If you’re in search of high-quality BOTOX® and Dysport® near you, consider a visit to Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetic Center. Patients in the Denver area rely on us to deliver the anti-aging results they’ve been searching for with our effective injectable neuromodulator treatments.

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What Are BOTOX® and Dysport®? How Do They Work?

BOTOX® and Dysport® are purified neurotoxins that temporarily reduce or eliminate wrinkles on the face. Neurotoxins work by preventing facial muscles from contracting in problematic areas. Their goal is to diminish fine lines by smoothing and reducing them and preventing their occurrence as we age.

BOTOX® and Dysport® both temporarily inhibit certain nerve cells that signal muscle contractions. The result is smoother and younger-looking skin since it relaxes the facial movements that cause fine lines and wrinkles.



BOTOX® is an injectable prescription medicine that temporarily improves forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults by temporarily decreasing the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles in the face.



By injecting Dysport® into five different points above and between your eyebrows, you can temporarily stop the muscle contractions that cause frown lines, so the rest of your face can move normally.

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What Is the Difference Between BOTOX® and Dysport®?

BOTOX® and Dysport® are products that have a number of similarities. They’re both cosmetic injectable neuromodulator treatments used to smooth away shallow facial age lines like crow’s feet and glabellar lines.

They’re both minimally invasive and non-surgical, both are FDA approved for treatment of age lines, and both create effective results that last for around three to four months. Both of these treatments require the same number of injections.

There are not many differences between these injectable products, and the main differences are quite subtle. For example, BOTOX® and Dysport® are slightly different derivations of botulinum toxin type A—Dysport® is abobotulinumtoxinA, while BOTOX® is onabotulinumtoxinA. Additionally, each product may work better for different patients depending on a variety of individualized factors.

Each of these cosmetic products is manufactured differently and has its own nontoxin protein composition. BOTOX® Cosmetic is manufactured by a company called Allergan. Allergan is the trusted manufacturer of the Juvederm family of dermal filler products.

Dysport® is a Galderma product. Galderma is a company that also manufactures popular soft-tissue dermal filler products like Restylane and Sculptra, along with over-the-counter brands like Cetaphil.

What Is the Difference Between BOTOX®/Dysport® and Dermal Fillers?

Neuromodulators like BOTOX® and Dysport® are very different from soft-tissue dermal fillers like Juvederm. Though both dermal fillers and neuromodulators are injectable products used to soften facial wrinkles, they do so utilizing unique mechanisms of action.

Neuromodulators allow contracted muscles to relax, thus smoothing out shallow wrinkles. Dermal fillers instead create new volume to “fill” moderate and deep facial folds.

At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, We Commonly Use BOTOX® And Dysport® To Treat:

  • Forehead Lines
  • Scowl Lines
  • Bunny Lines
  • Brow Lift
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Lip Lines / Lip Flip
  • Dimpled Chin
  • Platysma (Vertical Neck Cords)
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
  • Masseter (TMJ) / Face slimming
  • Headache/ Migraine Relief
  • Sagging Eyebrows (Liquid Browlift)

How Do Fine Wrinkles Form?

Fine facial wrinkles form due to a number of factors. These include the aging process, a natural decline in collagen production in the skin tissues (leading to increased skin laxity), and skin damage caused by frequent sun exposure.

One major cause of shallow facial wrinkles is repeated muscle overuse. Over the course of a person’s lifetime, they tend to form the same facial expressions over and over again, expressions like smiling and frowning. People also tend to repeat the same facial movements, such as chewing and laughing.

These repeated movements and expressions train the muscles to become more comfortable in these positions. Muscles also naturally become stiffer with age. As a result of these factors, it becomes harder for the muscles to return to their at-rest positions after facial movements and expressions.

Muscles that are overcontracted like this bunch up the overlying facial skin, resulting in wrinkles and folds like crow’s feet, glabellar age lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. When the muscles relax back to their at-rest position, the overlying skin can also relax back to its at-rest position.

To allow overworked facial muscles to relax, we can deliver injections of BOTOX® or Dysport®. This fights these signs of aging, restoring smooth skin.

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Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX®/Dysport®?

Most people are excellent candidates for Dysport® or BOTOX® in Denver, since the procedure is only minimally invasive and completely non-surgical.

Good candidates have persistent and frustrating fine lines and facial wrinkles. If you have moderate or harsh facial age lines, you will likely be better served with Sculptra or one of our other injectable dermal fillers. These fillers create volume to smooth away deeper lines in the midface region, including the nasolabial folds, parentheses lines, and marionette lines.

Ideal BOTOX® and Dysport® patients are not pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is best to postpone your neuromodulator treatment session. Patients must also be at least 18 years old.

Patients with milk allergies should avoid Dysport® and instead choose BOTOX® Cosmetic. Realistic expectations for one’s treatment results are vital, since these treatments provide subtler anti-aging results.

Why Choose Smith Cosmetic Surgery for BOTOX®/Dysport®?

At Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetic Center, all of our Denver BOTOX® and Dysport® treatments are performed by Dr. Cory D. Bovenzi. Dr. Bovenzi is an experienced fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon who has performed over 5,000 facial surgeries, making him the perfect injector for these neuromodulator treatments.

His knowledge of intricate facial anatomy helps him easily avoid underlying blood vessels and nerves, optimizing patient safety. This minimizes the occurrence of unexpected side-effects.

Many patients are concerned about their results potentially looking “frozen” or “overdone.” Dr. Bovenzi is able to easily avoid this issue thanks to his vast degree of skill and experience. He administers BOTOX® and Dysport® using precision and care, improving facial wrinkles without creating that “frozen” appearance.

Dr. Bovenzi’s deep understanding of facial aesthetics aids him in creating bespoke and tailored BOTOX® and Dysport® results based on each unique patient’s facial anatomy. He ensures high-quality neuromodulator results that achieve patients’ specific goals, avoiding “one-size-fits-all” treatments.

At Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetic Center, Dr. Bovenzi avoids dilution of Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic. This makes it so all products utilized have the strength and power needed to smooth away those facial wrinkles without requiring injection of excessive product.

To maximize patient comfort throughout their treatment session, Dr. Bovenzi uses the smallest-possible needle when injecting these neuromodulator products. He also administers numbing cream to the treatment area beforehand and utilizes state-of-the-art nerve-distracting methods.

Patients of Dr. Bovenzi enjoy consistent results from visit to visit thanks to the doctor’s incredibly detailed note-taking skills and injection-mapping records. Dosages remain the same or vary as needed based on the needs of the patient.

Additionally, if a touch-up is required following a BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® treatment session, patients can expect a free touch-up session. This ensures ideal results for all patients.

While some med spas perform treatments using counterfeit neuromodulator products that are diluted, dangerous, and much less effective, Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetic Center avoids these poor imitations. We guarantee high-quality authentic BOTOX® and Dysport® sent directly from the manufacturers.

BOTOX®/Dysport® Cost

The price of Dysport® and BOTOX® in Denver is based on a number of factors, and cost often varies from patient to patient. The number of units of BOTOX® or Dysport® injected can affect the overall cost, as can the patient’s specific aesthetic goals. The number of wrinkles being addressed can also play a role in determining the total price.

Your BOTOX®/Dysport® Consultation

A personalized BOTOX® or Dysport® consultation with a cosmetic expert is the ideal way to learn more about the details of these injectable treatments. During your consultation, you’ll meet with one of our aesthetic professionals, who will ask you more about your beauty goals.

Our expert will examine your skin to determine skin quality and evaluate wrinkle depth. They will ask you questions about your medical history, touching on subjects like current medications and supplements, allergies, past treatments, and pre-existing medical conditions.

Next, they will go over the details of the BOTOX®/Dysport® treatment process. They will walk you through the treatment from start to finish, answering any questions you may have, and will also discuss preparation and aftercare steps. Additionally, they will help you set expectations regarding the results you can achieve with these treatment options.

Preparing for a BOTOX®/Dysport® Treatment Session

Unlike cosmetic surgery, a BOTOX® Cosmetic/Dysport® treatment session in Denver does not require a great deal of preparation. This is because it is only a minimally invasive needle-based treatment.

It is important to do research about your chosen neuromodulator product beforehand in order to ensure that you are as well informed as possible. Additionally, we highly recommend coming for a consultation and preparing a detailed list of questions beforehand.

In the days leading up to your BOTOX® or Dysport® treatment session, you will need to avoid taking any NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Certain supplements such as fish oil must also be avoided. These can thin the blood, thus increasing the risk of exacerbated post-treatment bruising.

Additionally, it is recommended that you avoid alcohol before the date of your injectable treatment session. Smoking should also be avoided. These activities may increase the likelihood of exacerbated bruising.

Because there is a small chance of minor bruising and swelling, make sure that any major events are scheduled for at least two weeks after the treatment session. You may use Arnica Montana and/or Bromelain before your session if you are prone to developing bruises.

On the day of the Dysport® or BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session, avoid applying products like makeup or lotion to your face, since they will only be washed off before the injections are delivered.

The BOTOX®/Dysport® Treatment Session

Treatment with BOTOX® and Dysport® in Denver is quite simple and very convenient. Usually, a neuromodulator treatment session will only take around 15 minutes to perform, depending on the number of wrinkles being addressed.

At the start of a session, the areas to be treated are cleaned. A topical anesthetic is available for use- most patients receiving filler use the topical numbing medication but if you are sensitive to needles you may also have this numbing cream used before Botox injections.

Once the numbing is complete, the injector will deliver injections of BOTOX® or Dysport® to the targeted sites. The selected product will be injected through the skin directly into the muscle. After this, the treatment process will be finished.

BOTOX®/Dysport® Aftercare

After a patient’s BOTOX® or Dysport® treatment is done, they can immediately go back to their daily schedule. There’s no need for recovery time of any kind, and downtime is not necessary. Patients often get treatments during a lunch break and go right back to work, causing many people to call BOTOX® and Dysport® “lunchtime treatments”.

Patients sometimes experience minor bruising, redness, soreness, and/or swelling in the injected areas, similar to what they would experience after any type of injection. These issues will fade shortly and can be helped along with ice packs or cold compresses as recommended.

For three hours after getting BOTOX® or Dysport®, patients must not lie down; this ensures that the product does not migrate. Rubbing the area can also cause migration, so patients must not rub their face or get facial massages for at least 24 hours. Migration of the product can lead to unintended side effects.

Hot tubs, saunas, and tanning beds should be avoided, which will minimize post-treatment bruising. Certain herbal supplements, along with alcohol and blood thinners, can also increase the chance of bruising and must be avoided. Heavy prolonged sun exposure should also be avoided.

For 24 hours after a neuromodulator treatment session, it’s best to avoid exercise and extreme physical exertion. It’s also important to not undergo cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion, facials, and chemical peels for a short period after your treatment.

BOTOX®/Dysport® Results

The results of BOTOX® take around seven days to appear, while those of Dysport® often start to appear in around 72 hours. Results appear in the form of smooth, youthful, and wrinkle-free skin.

Patients can expect their results to last for around three to four months from the date of their treatment session. The exact duration will depend on the number of units of product injected.

After three to four months have passed, patients typically return for follow-up treatments. These ensure proper maintenance of the chosen neuromodulator treatment’s results. Follow-up treatments have also been seen to have a cumulative effect, making wrinkles less severe over time.

Arrange Your Consultation

If you’re searching for the best Dysport® or BOTOX® in Denver, contact Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetic Center. Dr. Bovenzi will be available to meet with you for a personalized consultation and help you achieve your cosmetic goals, so take the first step and get in touch today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox is very safe. It has been around for a long time and has had multiple clinical trials by the FDA ensuring its safety and efficacy. As with any medical treatment, there are some risks associated with it. The most common side effects are bruising and a mild headache.

As with any medical treatment, there are some risks associated with Botox injections. The most common side effects are bruising and a mild headache. In rare cases, botox can cause temporary weakness of the eyelid muscle and cause a droopy eyelid. This is one reason it is important to follow your provider’s instructions to prevent this rare issue. For a full list of side effects, please discuss with your doctor.

Botox lasts between 3 and 4 months. It is important that you keep your Botox appointments consistent to prevent wrinkles from forming and have a repeat treatment before your previous dose is fully worn off.

There are no long-term side effects typically seen after having Botox. If you stop having botox treatments you will see those wrinkles start to form again. But they would still be less prominent compared to if you never had any Botox treatments before.

There is no requirement to continue Botox after starting. Many people choose to continue Botox treatments once they see the great effects in wrinkle reduction and smoothness of their skin but Botox can be safely stopped at any time.

It is rare for insurance to cover Botox treatments, but when they are covered it is due to the use in the eye muscles for vision issues and occasionally for specific headache disorders. Insurance does not cover cosmetic Botox treatments.

No, you should not get Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.