You have probably heard of Botox® before, the magical treatment that relaxes the lines to give you a natural refreshed look, but this is just one of the few options currently available.
The three most common botulinum toxins for aesthetic purposes are Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. The three products although formulated by varying companies all provide the same result, which is the temporary correction of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows. Experienced injectors of these products may also be able to provide off label treatment options. The results are obtained by blocking nerve signals when injected into a muscle, thus preventing muscle contractions.
One of the differences between these brands is the additives or lack thereof. While Dysport® and Botox® both contain additives, Xeomin® contains only the therapeutic component and no accessory proteins. Xeomin® and its lack of additives means your body is less likely to become resistant to it or build antibodies. This is great for those patients who have been doing Botox® or Dysport® for many years and feel like it is not working like it used to. However, in general, this is a rare occurrence.
Each aesthetic company gives patients the opportunity to earn discounts off future treatments. Brilliant Distinctions is a great program for Botox® users while Asipre Rewards is for patients who prefer Dysport®. The Xperience program is for patients who prefer Xeomin®. Many times patients choose their injectable based on the program they are enrolled in so they can continue to obtain the wonderful savings offered.
Now that we have discussed the differences, lets get to the similarities. All product onset is anywhere between 24 hours to 4 days with complete result in 2 weeks. The results last anywhere from 3-5 months. The longevity of the result really depends on the individual patient with some metabolizing the products quicker than others. Last but not least, all products are approved by the FDA, safe and effective, and give patients a refreshed youthful appearance. The best way to determine which product is right for you is to meet with one of our providers for a complimentary consultation where they can come up with an individual treatment plan that works best for you.