At Foyé MD and Spa we use Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injectables to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are commonly used in conjunction with a dermal filler to allow for optimal results. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our office today to discuss which neurotoxin injectable is best for achieving your cosmetic goals.
BOTOX Cosmetic is the most well-known brand with millions of treatments performed annually. Many satisfied patients continue to get regularly scheduled treatments long-term. It is the only FDA-approved cosmetic treatment for adults used to temporarily improve the appearance of shallow to deep frown lines and crow’s feet.
Botulinum toxin blocks the neuromuscular transmitters that cause movement (expression) in facial muscles. Every time you smile, frown, appear surprised or grimace, tiny muscles in the face crease. When Botox or other anti-aging treatments are injected into those facial muscles that cause wrinkles, the skin is smoothed out for a more youthful appearance.
Dysport is injected into five specific points between and above the eyebrows to temporarily prevent muscle contractions that cause frown lines; the rest of your face is left to move naturally. Of all of the neurotoxin brands, Dysport works quickest. The results are sometimes felt in 1–2 days and the treatments peak earlier. The cosmetic improvement may last from 3–6 months.
Xeomin is a highly-purified neurotoxin that blocks the release of chemicals that cause muscle contractions and the subsequent frown lines. It is made through a state-of-the-art manufacturing process that removes accessory proteins that don’t play an active role in treatment.
Patients report only minor discomfort. While anesthesia is typically not used with injectables, numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area if needed.
In severe cases, patient may opt to take an anxiety pill prior to their procedure. Our physicians use a small special needle so that the injections are not uncomfortable. Several injectables are premixed with local anesthetic to minimize the discomfort.
Neurotoxin injections can treat a wide range of wrinkles; however, depending on the type of injectable, the neurotoxin may only be limited to treating dynamic lines that are created by expressions and movements, such as frown lines between the eyebrows.
The three neurotoxins work similarly to one another and have the same end goal, however, they all have their slight differences. For example, Dysport works faster compared to the other neurotoxins. The results from each neurotoxin may differ as well.
Every person and case is different; however, amount (in units) or dose of injectable you will need entirely depends on the size of the muscles receiving the injection and your cosmetic goals.