If you have begun to see signs of aging, you might be wondering what you can do to turn back the clock. Most people have heard of Botox and its ability to erase lines and wrinkles on the forehead, brows, and eyes, but there are two other treatments available, Dysport and Xeomin, which should also be considered.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all work in much the same way. All three of these treatments use a neurotoxin called botulinum-A. This active ingredient relaxes the facial muscles that make repetitive folds of the skin, which in turn causes lines and wrinkles. By relaxing these muscles, the lines and wrinkles have an opportunity to heal themselves and become much less noticeable. The results of all three products are about the same, lasting about six months.
Botox is the most well-known of these similar treatments, and for good reason. Botox has been around the longest, and most celebrities that get such treatments swear by the Botox name. Botox is usually a few dollars more per unit, and it has a proven track record of effective results.
The biggest difference between Dysport and Botox is that Dysport is made up of smaller molecules. This means that more Dysport is necessary to achieve the same results as Botox. One of its appeals is that Dysport is less expensive than Botox. Dysport is also great for achieving results with milder cases of lines and wrinkles. You will also see your results two to three days faster with Dysport.
Xeomin is the newest of the neurotoxins and is a great choice especially for those who have a rare immunity to Botox. In addition to the active ingredient, Botox contains added proteins that preserve it. Xeomin doesn’t have these proteins. And because of that, you are much less likely to become resistant to the effects over time.
If you have been thinking about trying one of these treatments for yourself, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.