Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin vs. Jeuveau
Are you interested in receiving neurotoxin treatments, but aren’t sure which type to choose? There are many different types of neurotoxins to choose from, and some distinct differences between them to know about. Here is a comparison of the top neuromodulators to know about: Botox vs Dysport vs Xeomin vs Jeuveau
What are the differences between the different types of injectable neurotoxins?
BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin are all FDA-approved neurotoxins and all address the same types of aesthetic issues. All of them contain botulinum toxin type A as their active ingredient. However, due to differences in formulation, they differ slightly when it comes to:
- The speed with which they deliver outcomes
- The dosage
- The extent to which they spread after being injected
Though the differences are minor, those who receive neurotoxin treatments will want to be aware of them. The dosage, the extent to which it spreads once injected, and the speed with which it produces results are all influenced by how each individual neurotoxin is formulated.
How long do neurotoxin treatments last for?
Botulinum toxin effects may persist anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Their lifespan is determined by a number of factors, including how your body metabolizes the product and the treatment area(s).
- The effects of BOTOX take about 5 to 7 days to show and last about 3 to 4 months.
- The effects of Dysport take 2 to 4 days to show and last for about 4 months.
- The effects of Jeuveau take 3 to 5 days to show and last 3 to 4 months.
- The effects of Xeomin take about 5 to 7 days to show and last about 3 to 4 months.
Is it true that all neurotoxins are injected in the same way?
Different botulinum toxin injectables can be utilized to augment different regions of the face depending on the anatomy and aims of each patient. Don’t worry though–a trained injector will know which neuromodulators are best for your skin, how much you’ll need, and which regions of your face to treat in order to achieve the look you want.
Typically, estheticians will use:
- BOTOX to treat small areas such as crow’s feet and glabellar lines, as well as to create a subtle brow arch.
- Dysport to treat wider portions of the face, such as horizontal forehead lines.
Is it possible for people to be resistant to Botox treatments?
The simple answer is: yes. Over time, a tiny percentage of individuals may acquire antibody resistance to the complex proteins that BOTOX is made with, reducing its efficacy. Patients who have received regular BOTOX treatments for a decade or longer are more likely to develop a tolerance to it.
If you think you’ve acquired a BOTOX resistance, Xeomin might be worth trying. Patients who have shown evidence of resistance to BOTOX and Dysport may get better outcomes with Xeomin because it isn’t manufactured with any complex proteins.