BOTOX® & Dysport®

BOTOX® & Dysport® Quick Facts
15 minutes (depending on treatment area)
Not generally required, but topical is available
Side Effects:
Bruising, headache, nausea
Droopy eyelids, incomplete improvement
Immediately back to work
Duration of Results:
Up to 3 months

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel can temporarily smooth away some of your most frustrating wrinkles with simple BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport injections at his Dallas and Frisco practices. These FDA-approved products use a purified form of an active ingredient called botulinum toxin type A to temporarily reduce the muscle movement that causes some wrinkles on the upper face and around the mouth. BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are popular with women and men from Denton, McKinney, Arlington, and other nearby cities who want to look refreshed, revitalized, and younger without downtime.

I had Vollure and Botox facial injections, the results are amazing, the look is natural and refreshed. Women compliment me daily. Dr Kenkel is a gifted plastic surgeon. He is committed to providing his patients with the best care possible. With his extraordinary skills, the latest products on the market, and the newest techniques available he delivers results that are truly stunning. We are so blessed to have him here in North Texas!

– Real patient review

 Before & After Photos

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Before & After Injectables Case 191 View #1 View in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Celina, Denton, Anna, TX
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Injectable Fillers Case #191

This patient is shown after treatment with Botox 25 u of glabella and lateral orbit/ Crow's feet and Restylane injected in the tear trough.  
Before & After Injectables Case 190 View #1 View in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Celina, Denton, Anna, TX
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Injectables Case #190

This patient has a history of facial asymmetry. We treated her with 100 units of Dysport in her lateral orbit/crow's feet and forehead area.  
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Injectables Case #77

This patient was injected with 50 units of Botox in between the brows, forehead and lateral orbits as well as the depressor muscles of the corner of the mouth.  We also injected Radiesse at the corners of the mouth and along the jawline to conceal the jowl.  Read More
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Injectables Case #75

This patient was treated with 25 units of Botox that was injected into the glabella and lateral orbits.  Also, Juvederm Ultra Plus was injected along the nasolabial folds to soften their appearance. 
Before & After Injectables Case 206 View #1 View in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Celina, Denton, Anna, TX
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Injectible Case #206

This 56 year old female desired a youthful, natural look. Dr. Kenkel used Botox and Injectable Fillers in Dallas Texas with pleasing results shown 6 months after recieving injections.
Before & After Skin Care Case 203 View #1 View in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Celina, Denton, Anna, TX
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Injectible Fillers Case #203

This 48 yo female desired improvment in her appearance.  She is otherwise in good health.  We started her on a skin care program which included a good moisturizer, sunblock, antioxidant, retinol and bleaching agent.  She is shown here after six months of skin care and botulinum toxin to the forehead, glabella, and lateral orbit... Read More
Before & After Injectables Case 195 View #1 View in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Celina, Denton, Anna, TX
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Injectable Case #195

This patient is shown here after injecting her nasolabial folds with Restylane Silk. 
Before & After Injectables Case 193 View #1 View in Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Celina, Denton, Anna, TX
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Case #193

This patient with facial asymmetry is shown 3 weeks following injection of 25 units of Botox. 

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who is a good candidate for treatments like BOTOX?

There are very few restrictions regarding injectable botulinum toxin. Patients who are pregnant or who have certain neurological conditions should not be treated. If you are healthy and have no underlying health problems, you may be a good candidate.

What are neurotoxins like BOTOX commonly used to treat?

BOTOX is used to soften dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated contractions of facial muscles, which commonly include:

  • Frown lines between the brows (11s)
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet (smile lines) around the eyes
  • Bunny lines (diagonal creases on the nose)
  • Vertical lip lines around the mouth
  • Bands on the neck

Keep in mind that this type of injectable doesn’t reduce wrinkles caused by sun damage and skin laxity because these types of wrinkles are not caused by muscle contractions. Injectables cannot significantly reduce sagging skin or replace a brow liftfacelift, and other types of surgical interventions. Although botulinum toxin injectables can create impressive results, it’s important to understand their limitations. Having reasonable expectations helps to make you a good candidate. Dr. Kenkel will help you learn more during your consultation.

BOTOX vs. Dermal Fillers

BOTOX and dermal fillers are injectables that provide temporary, natural-looking facial rejuvenation. These products work in different ways and provide benefits that are often complementary.

BOTOX Benefits

  • Smoothing away dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and chin dimples
  • Lifting sagging brows (nonsurgical brow lift)
  • Correcting a gummy smile
  • Slimming the jawline
  • Enhancing the upper lip (BOTOX lip flip)

Dermal Filler Benefits

  • Smoothing static wrinkles (not caused by muscle contractions) such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth
  • Restoring volume to the cheeks, temples, tear troughs, and under-eye hollows
  • Enhancing facial features in procedures such as nose reshaping (a nonsurgical nose job), chin augmentation, and jawline contouring
  • Volumizing and shaping the lips (lip augmentation)

Many people benefit from a combination of BOTOX and fillers for a subtle nonsurgical facelift.

BOTOX vs. Dysport

BOTOX and Dysport are both injectable neuromodulators that work similarly to temporarily block muscle movement and smooth wrinkled skin. However, Dysport may work more quickly than BOTOX, with results visible as soon as 48 hours after treatment.

Which lasts longer?

Every patient varies. However, BOTOX typically lasts 3 to 4 months, while Dysport lasts slightly longer with a duration of 4 to 6 months.

Which looks more natural?

Our experienced injectors always ensure your BOTOX and Dysport results look natural. After either treatment, you appear rested and refreshed instead of looking like you’ve had a cosmetic procedure.

Which kicks in faster?

Dysport typically works a little more quickly than BOTOX, showing results a day or two sooner.

Which is more expensive?

Dysport generally costs less per unit than BOTOX. However, more units of Dysport are usually required to achieve your desired results.

How much does BOTOX cost in Dallas & Frisco?

The cost of individual treatments can vary based on the number of areas treated and the amount of product used. We require payment for BOTOX or Dysport treatments on the day of your appointment. We accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards. Please call us at (214) 645-3112 to learn more about our fee schedule for these popular products.

How is a BOTOX treatment performed?

Using a very tiny needle, Dr. Kenkel injects a small amount of BOTOX or another neuromodulator product into several pre-determined areas of your face. Because the needle is quite fine and only a small amount of the product is used, most patients find the procedure quite comfortable. There is usually an initial, minor sting with each injection but little, if any, lingering discomfort. There is no sedation or anesthetic required, so you can resume your normal activities immediately after your appointment.

How long after BOTOX can you see results?

The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic and other similar products take approximately 2 to 7 days to emerge, and they can last anywhere from 3 to 4 months.

A Passion for Facial Plastic Surgery

Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS

At the apex of an accomplished career, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel is enthusiastic about turning his focus exclusively to facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Known for creating understated yet remarkable results, Dr. Kenkel ranks among the best plastic surgeons in the greater Dallas area.

  • Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern
  • D Magazine, Best Doctors in Dallas 10+ years
  • Past president, The Aesthetic Society
  • Past president of Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons
Meet Dr. Kenkel

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Q: Is it painful to get BOTOX?

A: BOTOX injections are quick and feel like a quick pinch or bug bite. If patients are concerned about discomfort, Dr. Kenkel applies a topical anesthetic to the skin. Once it takes effect, he cleanses the skin and then applies ice to numb the area more. The ice also reduces the risk of bruising by constricting the blood vessels. 

Q: What’s the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?

A: Both products are neuromodulators made from purified botulinum toxin. Dysport is more diluted and contains less protein than BOTOX. It spreads farther from the injection site, making it useful for larger areas like the forehead. Dysport results typically develop more quickly than with BOTOX.

Q: Is BOTOX better than dermal fillers?

A: While both BOTOX and dermal fillers are injectables, they have different uses and work in different ways. BOTOX is best for addressing concerns related to muscle contractions such as concentrating and squinting. Dermal fillers add volume under the surface of the skin, making them best for smoothing out smile lines around the mouth, restoring cheek volume, and plumping the lips. Dr. Kenkel often uses both treatments to rejuvenate the entire face.

Q: Can BOTOX slim the jawline?

A: Yes. When injected into the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw, BOTOX can provide jawline slimming and change the lower facial contour from square to more of an oval.

Request a Consultation

Our patients who get BOTOX injections travel from cities surrounding Dallas and Frisco because they know it’s worth having a board-certified plastic surgeon perform their injections. If you want to discuss your goals with Dr. Kenkel, request a consultation online or call our office at (214) 645-3112 to schedule an appointment.