Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin – Which is My Best Choice?
Are you frustrated by those little lines between your brows or those furrows on your forehead? Facial injectables are a safe and cost effective way to minimize those lines and take years off your face. At Laser-Clinique, we offer all three FDA-approved products: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Which one is right for you?
Botox is the oldest facial injectable on the market, being approved for cosmetic use in 2002. It’s used most often to treat crow’s feet, forehead wrinkling, and vertical lines between the brows. Like other neurotoxins, Botox works by relaxing the treated muscles, preventing the actions that cause wrinkles. You’ll begin to see results in 7-10 days, and
the full effect is seen after about two weeks. Results last three or four months.
Dysport entered the market in 2009, and while it uses the same active ingredient as Botox, it is administered a bit differently. Dysport has a different diffusion ratio than Botox and Xeomin, which means that the agent travels faster and farther after injection. This makes Dysport especially useful in treating forehead wrinkles. You’ll also see results a few days sooner than with Botox and Xeomin, although the duration, three or four months, remains the same.
Xeomin, the newest entry in facial injectables, is often called “naked Botox,” because it doesn’t contain the additives in Botox and Dysport. Very rarely (one in 10,000), patients develop antibodies to the additives, which mean they no longer work to relax muscles. People who are resistant to Botox, or are concerned about additives, can be safely
treated with Xeomin, and can expect the same long-lasting results.
Each of these products is safe and effective, although there may be some instances where treatment with one agent is preferable to the other. P. Alexander Ataii M.D. has performed over 15,000 treatments with facial injectables, and he will discuss which product is right for you to help you achieve the best results.
So what’s stopping you from putting your best face forward this year? Schedule a consultation at Laser-Clinique and let P. Alexander Ataii M.D. give you an amazing new look.