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Neurotoxins

Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Xeomin®

Neurotoxins are injectables that temporarily weakens the facial muscles that cause stubborn frown lines and crow’s feet. In this simple, non-surgical procedure, small amounts of Neurotoxin are administered via tiny injections which cause minimal, if any discomfort. The effect lasts approximately 3-4 months.

What is the Difference between Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®?

Now you know that each of these products contain the same active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A, and are designed to address the same types of wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns. So how are they different? The main distinction lies in their formulation, which influences the dosage used, how much the product spreads, and how quickly a patient might see the results. For example, Botox® Cosmetic is formulated with an accompanying protein. Dysport® contains a smaller version of a similar protein, while Xeomin® doesn’t contain an accompanying protein at all. All three products are FDA approved and have been used safely and effectively for years. Which of these products is best for you will depend on your unique anatomy, your goals, and your cosmetic injector’s recommendations.