Is the Dysport "trickle" feeling normal? (photo)

Hi all - I received Dysport injections 3 hours ago and everything feels fine - injection swelling subsided, expression lines already gone, and only mild sore throat. However, I have had an odd "trickle" sensation throughout my forehead and lower parts of my face - it almost feels like a solution trickling down my nose, outside my eyes, and cheeks. It's an odd sensation, and it has happened after previous Dysport injections. Is this normal? Is it just the saline used in the injections?

Doctor Answers 4

Odd sensations?

Hi, it is normal to have some odd sensations, but they should go away soon. Dysport and Botox are safe and effective. Always follow up with your injector at 2 weeks. Best, Dr. ALDO


Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Is the Dysport "trickle" feeling normal?

Thank you for your question.  Occasionally, you may have an odd sensation for a few hours after injection.  This typically resolves.  If this symptom persists, be sure to bring this to the attention of your injector.

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Not normal but described.

It is not just Dysport, it is also described for all botulinum toxin treatment.  Generally these feelings settle down once the medication takes full effect.  Please understand while the vast majority of individual who get these treatments really have no side effects, a tiny number of individuals have various idiosyncratic reactions to these treatments.  When that occurs, one needs to weight if the side effects are sufficiently outweighed by the benefits of having the service.  For many, the answer is yes but for some it is not worth the side effects.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Sensations after Dysport injections

Altered sensations can occur for the first couple hours after Dysport injections, which resolve with time. This may occur with any injection. As always, one should speak with their injector regarding any specific issues.

Best,
Dr. Chaboki

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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