How Many Units Dysport for Crow Feet? I Don't Want to Have Regrets Please

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Dysport units

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The amount of units can vary per patient.  Dysport is working on the muscle that surrounds the eye.  By weakening the side of the muscle, you will make less lines with various facial movements and smooth the area.  The effects of Dysport or Botox, usually last between 3-4 months. Typically, I will use between 20-30 units of Dysport on each side to effectively treat the the crow's feet lines.  There is minimal risk in this area and most patients are very happy with the improvement they see.  Best of Luck!

Dysport for Crow's Feet

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Dysport is an excellent choice of neuromodulator for smoothing the crow's feet lines. At least one study showed (and my anecdotal personal experience confirms) that there is a slightly faster onset of action of Dysport over Botox in this area, with equivalent effectiveness.

The amount you will need can best be determined by an experienced physician injector, as it does vary somewhat from one patient to the next. As a general guideline, I find that about 20 units per side works well for the majority of people. I also charge by the area treated, not by the unit, so that both the patient and I will not feel a financial pressure to possibly undertreat.

There are very few possible side effects from treating this area with Dysport, aside from minor temporary bruising at the injection site, so don't fear the regrets and go for it!

James Bartels, MD
Manchester Facial Plastic Surgeon

How Much Dysport (Botox) for Crow's Feet?

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Hi Mosa.  Most of our patient will do between 30-60 units of Dysport in the crow's feet.  It's hard to have regrets about this area as if additional product is injected, you will normally just have a longer duration. 

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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How Many Units Dysport for Crow Feet?

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Periorbital wrinkles, known as crow’s feet, are caused by the hyperactivity of the muscle surrounding the eye, the orbicularis oculi. I typically use either thee or four injection points lateral to the orbital rim. Each injection is typically 5 units of Dysport, making a total of 15 to 20 units per eye.

How many units of Dysport for crow's feet?

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Most injectors will have a relatively standard dosing regimen that they will start patients on for a given product and injection area.

I typically recommend approximately 30 Dysport units for each crow's feet area (60 units total for both sides), but this may vary from one individual to another based on their anatomy or desired results. Make sure to see an expert physician injector.

All the best,

Crow's Feet - Love Dysport

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I love Dysport for this area, I find that it is a bit softer and more natural than Botox.  In terms of volume, that is very patient specific.  I like to start with about 18 units per side, so 36 units total.  This is a good volume for a patient with noticeable crow's feet who is going for a moderate to significant improvement.  It is difficult to "over treat" this area, like Dr. Kaplan said.  The treatment will just last a bit longer.  My only recommendation is find an experienced injector or a board-certified dermatologist to do your evaluation.  Good luck!

Tracy Evans, MD, FAAD
San Francisco Dermatologic Surgeon

How Many Units of Dysport for Crow's Feet?

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The number of units will ultimately vary from patient to patient.  If you are concerned about "regrets" I suggest you share your concerns with your injector and consider starting with a conservative treatment.  You can always have more injected at your follow up appointment.  Make sure your expectations and desires are clearly communicated so that your injector can deliver results that are certain to please.

Dysport For Crows Feet

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The amount of Dysport used at the crows feet can vary depending on the person and the muscle movement at the crows feet. Some patients may need as little as 15 units per side (conservative treatment) or as much as 40 units per side. Men usually require more units because their muscles are stronger. It is best to have a consultation with an experienced injector to determine how many units would be required to achieve your desired result.

Dysport

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Typically, 20-30 units of Dysport are used along each side for crows feet.  The effects of Dysport or Botox usually last 3-4 months.  

Appropriate Dysport treatment dosage for Crow's feet

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In my practice a typical initial treatment dosage is 25 units per side, divided over 5 injections per side.  With an experienced injector, he/she will be able to titrate your dose with subsequent treatments based on your response to identify the optimal dosage for you.

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