Can Dysport be used as a filler?

can i use dysport for fine lines around the mouth and plump my lips or should i just stick with the juvederm? sorry . i dont know how to post pictures...

Doctor Answers 17

Dysport relaxes muscles it is not a filler

Dysport is like Botox and Xeomin.  It is a muscle relaxer the helps with lines caused by expression.  Sometimes we use it for lines around the mouth (very light treatment) if the problem is primarily lines that only occur with puckering.   Dysport will not make your lips fuller.

Juvederm is the most popular filler.  It is injected and adds fullness to an area, like the lips.

Hope this helps. 

Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Thank you for this question. Many times, people use the wrong terms when describing lip augmentation or cheek augmentation. To clarify: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are used to reduce wrinkles on the forehead,  crows feet and glabella by relaxing the muscles. Juvederm, Belotero, Revanesse and other hyaluronic acid products are used to restore volume in areas like the cheeks, lips, chin etc. Be sure whatever you decide, you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Best of Luck !

Omar Fouda Neel, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
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Can Dysport be used as a filler?

Thank you for your question. Dysport is used to temporarily paralyze muscles and it is most commonly used to treat facial wrinkles. Dysport is not to be used as a filler. I recommend you follow up with your board certified plastic surgeon to discuss treatment options for fuller lips. 


Thank you for your question. Dysport is not a "filler" and will not give you a volumizing effect or plump your lips. It is best to see an experienced injector in person who can provide you an in depth discussion of the areas you seek correction and/or improvement.

Benjamin J. Cousins MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Benjamin J. Cousins, MD
Miami Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport is not a filler.  It works by reducing muscle activity that creates the look of wrinkles.  It has been used to treat fine lines around the lips, but this is an off label use and should be done only by an experienced injector.  It is not used to make the lips plumper.  There are several fillers available to choose from that can enhance the lips.

Camille Cash, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Use Fillers for Lip Augmentation

No, Dysport is not like a filler. Rather, it is similar to BOTOX Cosmetic and is used to minimize the "dynamic wrinkles" caused by repetitive movement of facial muscles when our expressions change throughout the day. These wrinkles form in the forehead, at the corners of the eyes (crow's feet), and between the brows (worry lines), in addition to other places. I would stick with JUVÉDERM to treat fine lines around the mouth and to give you fuller lips. Restylane and Restylane Silk are also good filler options for this area. Always make sure the person doing these injectable treatments is supervised by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Thanks for your question.

Theresa M. Jarmuz, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question.

Dysport is a neuromodulater, not a dermal filler.  It is used to relax muscles as opposed to filling areas of volume loss.

Hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport is not a filler; it improves wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkles

Dysport is used around the mouth for smoker's lines, but not as a filler. Relaxation of the pucker will smooth out many of the smoker's lines. Combining this with a filler can maximize the results.

Theda C. Kontis, MD
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fine Lines Around The Mouth

Dysport is a neuromodulator like Botox and Xeomin. These products work by causing muscle weakness, thus diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. I commonly inject Dysport to the forehead, glabella, and crow's feet.  Fine lines around the mouth are best filled with Restylane Silk or Juvederm.  A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your concerns and develop a customized treatment plan is what I suggest.

Steven J. Rottman, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Dysport vs Filler

Dysport is a muscle relaxer that stops you from forming lines where it is injected.  It can help reduce the lines around the mouth that are caused by movement.  It you are experiencing lines at rest you may need to consider Belotero or Silk to fill in the lines.  Skin resurfacing is another option to treat lip lines.  If you are looking to augment your red lip, then filler is necessary.  The type of filler used is dependent on the look you are trying to achieve. 

Hannah Vargas, MD
Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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