Dysport 5 days ago; strange creases above eyebrows and line on forehead a strange shape? (Photo)

I am very worried I had dysport injected 5 days ago I now have strange lines above eyebrows and lines on my forehead have gone a funny shape is this normal as it starts to work? And will it correct itself and smooth out within the suggested 2 weeks it takes to have the full effect before I go for follow up appointment? I'm very worried! And at the moment it looks dreadful. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 7

Gradual onset...

Thanks for this question. Dysport begins to work gradually on different parts of the frontalis muscle and you can get some wavy lines. These will usually dramatically improve with full effect which is typically in two weeks. Make sure you see your injector 2 weeks after the procedure for appropriate follow up! Best, Dr. ALDO

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

Time for full effect after Dysport

No need to worry, as it is common for Dysport to have a gradual onset, with full effect present at around 10 days.  At 5 days it may look as if you need a touchup,  but after 10 days you may notice you no longer have these lines and funny shape. It's too early to tell, so you just have to give it time. You can always schedule a followup appointment with your doctor for 2 weeks from the injection date, and if you do need a touchup, one can be done. 

Anita Patel, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

A little more time

Good afternoon,

I would recommend giving it a little more time for everything to settle and improve. Wait the full two weeks and see how everything looks and feels then.

Norman M. Rowe, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Dysport result

Hello, and thanks for your question and photo. Your lines will likely continue to improve, but if by 2 weeks the result is not to your liking, I recommend following up with your physician. It should be easy to do a small touch-up to optimize your result. In order to determine the best treatment plan for you, I recommend an in-person consultation with an expert. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.    

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Its normal

these lines could either be that the injector hasn't gone high enough into your hairline or that the dysport hasn't fully worked yet. Dysport diffuses further than botox so could easily get up there in time. Do not ask for a top up until the 2-3 weeks has passed as you would be in danger of having more where you didn't need it and overdoing it and looking plastic/frozen.

Hope that helps. 

Adam Goodwin

Dysport side effect

If this persists it can absolutely be fixed! Your injector should see you at 7-10 days after injection and treat any funny lines or odd movement. It can happen to anyone, and is not necessarily the fault of injector, but it can and should be fixed very easily.

Jenny Weyler, MD
Worcester Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Dysport forehead results not satisfactory

You need to wait until the 10 days have passed. Sometimes the "kicking it" of Dysport is uneven. If I had to guess, the forehead will still not be to your satisfaction at 10 days. Hopefully the provider is skilled enough to make things look better.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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