Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport are among the most frequently used cosmetic procedure in the U.S. to smooth wrinkles that form due to facial expression and movement. Frowning, squinting, smiling, and other facial movements cause the development of static lines and wrinkles.
Many people ask, “when is the best time to start Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin?” Many people wait to schedule their first neurotoxin appointment after expression lines appear. The longer you wait the more difficult if will be to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Prevention is the best option and will benefit you in the long run. Get ahead of the expression lines before they develop or worsen.
Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport all contain the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin. They are injected into specific muscles that cause expression lines. Some of the most common placed injection are in the glabella (between the eyes) that cause the “11” lines, the forehead to prevent and soften horizontal lines, and by the eye to help with “crow’s feet”.
Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport are neurotoxins that are FDA approved and have been used safely for years. They work to temporarily inhibit signals in the muscles that cause them to contract preventing worsening of expression lines. This will assist to visually decrease “11” lines, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin all contain the same active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A. The main difference between the three products are in the formulation. Currently in the United States there are only four botulinum neurotoxins licensed for use. The three products ProgressMD uses are onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox Cosmetic), incobotulinumtonxin A (Xeomin), and abobotulinumtoxin A (Dysport). These designated names were developed to emphasize that each of the individual products vary in potency and that they are not interchangeable. This influences the dose and units that you receive depending on the product you select. All work toward the same goals of achieving cosmetic improvement of fine lines and wrinkles (rhytids).
Differences in the formulation include protective proteins attached to the molecules of the product. Botox Cosmetic has larger proteins and causing this to be a heavy molecule and takes a little longer to see results. Dysport has small proteins causing it to be light decrease the onset of results. Xeomin is a more purified version of the botulinum toxin A and does have have any proteins attached. This decreased the incidence of developing a resistance to the product.
With the previously noted difference between Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport, they all work with the same mechanism of action. All three neurotoxins prevent acetylcholine (ACh) release from the presynaptic membrane, causing temporary calming of the muscle contractions by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses.
With this temporary effect, the decrease muscle movement helps smooth fine lines, and further prevent wrinkles (rhytids) from becoming deeper.
Medical clearance by MD or NP
Skin evaluation for product amount
Product of your choice:
Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A)
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin A)
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A)
Alcohol Prep Pad (70% Isopropyl Alcohol)
1ml Luer Lock Tip Syringe
32 gauge 1/2 inch hypodermic needle
2x2 woven gauze sponge
Injections performed by license medical staff (MD or NP)
Onset of neurotoxins results range from 3 to 14 days. Duration of results vary by patient with an average duration of 3 to 5 months.
None to Mild
Topical Anesthetic Available
New Patient: 30 minutes
Returning Patient: 20 minutes
Check-Up Suggested: 15 to 20 minutes
Recovery is minimal with Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, and Dysport with only light restrictions for 24 hours.
Restrictions include no lying down or leaning for for 3 hours. No vigorous activity to cause sweating, hot tubs, saunas, or steam rooms for 24 hours.
Bruising is a risk of neurotoxin injection and typically heal in a few days to 2 weeks.
This treatments is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or lactating, those who have had a previous allergy to neurotoxin, infection at the treatment sight, unreasonable expectations, previous adverse outcome, and those who have a neuromuscular diagnosis.
Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin, Dysport, Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Rhytids
Botox | $10.50 per unit
Xeomin | $10.00 per unit
Dysport | $4.75 per unit
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