Although most people are familiar with the name BOTOX® Cosmetic at our Miami (Coral Gables) center, some are surprised to learn that there are other neuromodulator wrinkle treatments available. Dysport® and XEOMIN® are very closely related to BOTOX®, and they treat the same conditions. There are subtle differences, however, and the board-certified dermatologists at our Miami practice have extensive experience with all three products. They can guide you in choosing the best treatment for your needs.
Dysport® A New Wrinkle in Wrinkle Treatments
While BOTOX® has been FDA approved for cosmetic use since 2002, Dysport® obtained approval in 2009 and XEOMIN® in 2011. In the past 10 years, BOTOX® has gained an enormous following that these newer products hope to share.
At our dermatology offices in Miami, BOTOX®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are all offered for the treatment of:
- Vertical frown lines between the brows
- Forehead furrows
- Crow’s feet
- Neck bands
Similarities and Differences
The most notable difference between Dysport® and BOTOX® is that Dysport® seems to diffuse a bit more. For this reason, injectors must be highly trained when injecting areas such as the brow, as the effects of the product may spread. This quality makes Dysport® an excellent option for broader areas of wrinkling such as forehead furrows. Dysport® dosage is also different from BOTOX®, and for some individuals, the results emerge more quickly and last longer.
XEOMIN® is often referred to as “naked BOTOX®,” as it has none of the additives found in BOTOX® or Dysport®. This means that patients are less likely to develop antibodies to the product. XEOMIN® results are very similar to BOTOX®, emerging over the course of a week and lasting an average of 3 or 4 months.
After discussing all of your wrinkle treatment options, you and your dermatologist will decide which product is best for you. Our board-certified dermatologists perform all injections, so you are guaranteed a quick, comfortable, and effective treatment. We use a tiny needle and inject only the amount of product you need to look your best. The three wrinkle relaxers cannot be used interchangeably, so that amount will vary depending on whether you choose BOTOX®, Dysport® or XEOMIN®.
You may have slight redness and swelling at the injection sites, but this fades quickly and will not interfere with your daily activities. Dysport® results may emerge in 2 to 3 days, whereas XEOMIN® typically takes 5 to 7 days. Results typically last 3 to 4 months.
To find out which of these safe, remarkable products will benefit you the most, consult with our experienced and knowledgeable dermatologists, who have researched all of them extensively.