There are choices when it comes to using Botox or another brand. It helps to know if there are any differences between Xeomin vs. Botox vs. Dysport.
Botox is a neuromodulator, meaning it can temporarily alter the nerve pulses of targeted muscles, reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles. Botox is made by Allergan, and is the most widely recognized brand.
Xoemin is a similar neuromodulator. It is manufactured by Merz. Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated, unlike the other two so it may be slightly less expensive.
Dysport is a third neuromodulator, made by Medicis.
While each brand may have a slightly different formluas, they all contain the same substance, bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, or Botulinum Toxin A. All three brands work the same way, as they block the nerve pulses that cause the wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscle movements.
Similarities: Xeomin vs. Botox vs. Dysport
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can be used to help with:
- Crow’s feet
- Nasal squint lines
- Lines around the neck
- Eyebrow lifting
- Profuse sweating for underarms
All three neuromodulators, Botox vs. Xeomin vs. Dysport, can be used safely for all skin colors and skin types. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any neurological diseases, you should check with your doctor before using.
What is the Treatment Like?
Since a very fine needle is used during the treatment there may be minor discomfort as the substance is injected into each specific muscle. A topical anesthetic cream or ice can be applied before the treatment if you are ultra-sensitive.
What can I anticipate for results?
Two to three days after the injection, you should notice smoother, more wrinkle-free skin. However the full effects won’t appear for about 2 weeks. In men, where there are stronger muscles present, it make take as long as a month for the full effects.
Your skin should feel smoothed and lifted and you should see a more youthful appearance once it’s reached full effect. In most cases, these results last 4 to 6 months, after which the muscle movement gradually returns to normal.
Many doctors recommend you stay upright for at least 2 to 4 hours after the injection to maintain placement of the doctor’s injectable. It is also best to refrain from activities like yoga that involve being upside down.
Advice for First-Timers
Take baby steps to see how these injectables react with you. Since you don’t want a frozen expressionless face, go easy and listen to your doctor’s recommendation. You can always add more, but remember it takes up to a month to see the full effect. At Abloom Med Spa, we are happy to give a consultation prior to treatment to discuss the best injectables given your beauty goals and budget.
How Can I Maintain Optimal Results?
If you schedule touch-ups every 4 to 6 months, depending on how your muscles/skin respond to the treatment. Over time, intervals between treatments may widen because your muscles will become more relaxed and require less maintenance, which is great news.
Call Abloom Med Spa at (623) 691-8319 to schedule your appointment.