Botox, Dysport, Xeomin
The word Botox has become synonymous with wrinkle reduction. It’s responsible for smoothing out millions of frown lines, crow’s feet and “elevens” (the two lines between the eyes) every year. But there are a couple of relative new kids on the block — Dysport and Xeomin. So in the battle of Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin, what’s the difference? Here’s more:
History of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin
Allergan, the makers of Botox, received FDA approval for Botox in 2002 to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles and lines. After that, Dysport (marketed by Medicis, the makers of Restylane) was approved by the FDA in 2009 and, finally, Xeomin (by Merz Aesthetics) in 2010.
Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin: Simiarities
The mechanism of action of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all the same. They all contain botulinum toxin, which works to block nerve impulses to the muscles and reduce the look of expression lines on the face. All three brands are highly safe and efficacious for the majority of patients. They all work to temporarily reduce wrinkles for 3-6 months. Then, additional injections may be warranted to maintain results. You can consider them like the Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper of the injectable world!
Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin: Differences
The issue of difference between the brands is hotly debated. Some studies have shown that Dysport has a 2-5 day onset vs. 4-7 days for Botox. Some studies have shown that Dysport diffuses more quickly than Botox, which has different repercussions for different areas of the face. Some studies have shown that the quantity of Dysport needed is higher than Botox. Somes studies have shown that Xeomin offers less chance of long-term resistance to its product. To reiterate, no studies have conclusively shown a difference between the three brands of injectables. It’s best to speak with a physician to find out which product is right for you.
Why the Botox Injector is as Important as the Botox Injectable
So you’re here reading this post. Your doing your homework about which injectable is right for you. At Smooth Synergy, we applaud an educated customer! But there’s another component to achieving smooth skin that’s equally important to finding the right product — that’s the doctor administering the injectable. While the frozen faced look that’s long been associated with Botox is becoming a thing of the past, it’s still a possibility when in the hands of an inexperienced physician who doesn’t have experience using a cosmetic injectables. You want to find a doctor with a proven track record of using botulinum toxin on many patients. Firstly, searching for patient testimonials for doctors in your area is a great place to start. Further, you can also search the Botox website to find a botox doctor near you.
Botox at Smooth Synergy, NYC
Smooth Synergy’s Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, has over 15 years experience administering injectables. He’s not only a trusted medical physician, but has a keen eye for aesthetics. Because he has a knack for understanding the face, he knows exactly where to place product to make you look your best. In fact, we’re really proud that we have a platinum account with Allergan, which shows the large volume of injecting Dr. Liakeas does per year. Call Smooth Synergy at 212-397-0111 to find out more about cosmetic injectables including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, as well as our comprehensive menu of skincare and beauty treatments.