I Have Mild Worry Lines and No Crows Feet, but I Have Deep Nasolabial Lines. Is Dysport Right Fr Me?

can you use Dysport for naolabial lines. They are vertical like worry lines between the borws?

Doctor Answers 9

Dysport for nasolabial folds is not the answer


Your question is a good one and very common.  Dysport is not an option for the nasolabial folds.  Dysport is a great option for the vertical frown lines and crows feet. Dysport does not fill lines in, it prevents muscles from moving in certain ways that cause unwanted wrinkles and creases.  We don't want to keep the muscles in the lower face that accenuate the nasolabial folds/parenthesis/smile lines from forming because then you wouldn't be able to smile.  Best to think about fillers like Radiesse, Perlane, Restylane or Juvederm for the nasolabial folds.

Good luck~

Dr. Grant Stevens

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Nasolabial Folds wtih Dysport

   Dysport is a great treatment for vertical lines between the brow (Glabella), forehead lines, and crow's feet. Dysport is not the best treatment for nasolabial folds. There are several alternatives to treat nasolabial folds, these include the Youngvolumizer, or fillers such as Restylane, or Perlane. Fillers and the Youngvolumizer are used to actually fill that space in the folds of the face, lips, indentations, and add a more youthful appearance.

 Dysport works by relaxing the muscles themselves, which in turn takes away and lessens the wrinkles that appear because of the movement. Dysport is not used to fill areas of the face.

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 84 reviews

Fillers for Nasolabial Folds

Dysport is best used to treat fine lines caused by facial expressions, like crow’s feet, frown lines, worry lines, 11 lines, etc.  Filler injections are a much better treatment for your nasolabial lines. A filler like Juvederm is great for softening deep folds and adding volume back to your face for a more youthful appearance. 

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fillers Work Best For Smile Lines

Happily, nowadays, we can tailor a person's treatments to their individual needs. Dysport, which, like Botox and Xeomin, works to reduce  the activity of the muscles of facial expression, would be best for treating crow's feet, frown lines, worry lines and vertical neck lines. Fillers and volumizing agents, like Juvederm and Radiesse respectively, are best for dealing with wrinkles and crinkles and recontouring and reshaping the cheeks, smile lines, and jawline. If nasolabial smile lines are the problem, a filler would be the appropriate treatment option.

Nelson Lee Novick, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Dysport and BOTOX are great for the lines around the eyes.

However, these agents will not help the nasolabial folds.  Instead what is need for this line is filler.  Generally Perlane or Restylane are the preferred filler for this area.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Radiesse is Best for Nasolabial Folds

I believe Radiesse to be the best filler in the United States for nasolabial folds. Neurotoxins like Botox or Dysport are not appropriate as treatment for this area. Radiesse is injected deeper, beneath the skin and will generate more volume to create a much better lifting effect. It works by stimulating your skin to produce more collagen, which is why it is so effective, and gives longer-lasting results too. Since every face is different, the experience and technique of your physician injector is the most critical part to your achieving a beautiful, natural result.


Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Dysport, Fillers, and nasolabial folds

Dysport works great for dynamic lines created by muscle movement between the eyebrows, the forehead, and the crow's feet.  It does not work for the nasolabial folds.  To soften those, you need a filler such as Radiesse, Juvederm, or Restylane. 

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Nasolabial fold

Neuro toxin will not affect your nasolabial fold.

For nasolabial fold what is  available is fillers, fat transfer, or a face lift

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Dysport for nlf

The answer really depends on what you look like, and what excactly you want to address. Dysport is a neurotoxin that is used to stop the motion of the muscles that it is injected into. It can me used to smooth the small lines around the lips that are accentuated when you pucker your lips. If you are concerned with the deepening of the nasolabial fold lines (the smile lines on the sides of your mouth) then fillers are a better option. Consultation with a physician injector would allow you to address and fix what you are concerned about.

Purvisha Patel, MD
Germantown Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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