Deciding which wrinkle treatment injection is best for you can be a difficult decision. All three of these products, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, are used to treat wrinkles. They all work in a similar way by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. So, how do you decide which one is right for you? In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport so that you can make an informed decision about which product is best for you!
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen production decreases. These changes cause the formation of wrinkles, especially on the face. There are several ways to deal with wrinkles. Some people opt for surgery, others use creams or other topical treatments, while many more are turning to botox and botox alternatives.
Probably the most well known, Botox is a popular cosmetic treatment injection that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. But how does it work? Botox is made from a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria produces a toxin that can cause muscle paralysis. When injected into the skin, Botox blocks the nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. This relaxes the muscles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The effects of Botox usually last for three to six months, after which time the muscles will gradually return to their normal state. While there are some potential side effects associated with Botox, such as bruising and swelling at the injection site, these are typically mild and temporary. When administered by a skilled practitioner, Botox can provide safe and effective wrinkle reduction.
Xeomin, like botox, is a c0smetic injection that is used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and lines on the forehead. It works the same as botox by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles, which reduces muscle activity and temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Treatment with Xeomin typically lasts for three to six months, after which time the effects will gradually dissipate and wrinkles will begin to reappear. A touch-up injection can be administered as needed to maintain the desired effect. Botox and Xeomin are dosed similarly (i.e. 20 units of Botox equals the strength of 20 units of Xeomin).
What Makes Xeomin Different from Botox?
Xeomin is made using a proprietary manufacturing process that isolates the active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, from other proteins that may cause allergic reactions. Xeomin contains only a single ingredient (botulinum toxin A), while the formulation of Botox includes various protective proteins clustered around the active molecule. This unique manufacturing process also makes Xeomin safe for use in people with botulinum toxin sensitivities. The benefit of Xeomin’s pure-form means users have a lower chance of developing resistance (antibodies) that can limit its desired effects.
Dysport works in the same way as botox and xeomin by blocking nerve signals that tell muscles to contract. This injection relaxes and smoothes the appearance of lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Dysport was approved by the FDA in 2009 and has been used safely and effectively for over 25 years. Dysport lasts between 3 to 4 months needing additional injection treatments to keep the amazing results.
How is Dysport Different From Botox?
Dysport is much more diluted and spreads quickly compared to Botox. This makes it a great injection option for larger surface areas like the forehead. Botox is much more potent, making it amazing for small areas and pesky wrinkles like Crow’s feet.
Dysport is more diluted than Botox, with an almost 3 to 1 split. Based on the location of the injectable, your doctor may need more product to fill one area than another. Finally, some people find that Dysport works more quickly than Botox, although the effects of both treatments typically become visible within a week.
Which One Should You Choose?
Ultimately, the best way to choose between botox, xeomin, and dysport is to consult with a licensed professional who can assess your individual needs. A skilled provider will analyze your current facial characteristics and health history to determine the best course of treatment given your desired end result. If you are interested in botulinum toxins, please visit our website for more information or call us to schedule your appointment or consultation today!