Neuromodulators are all composed of botulinum toxin. There are three FDA approved neuromodulators available to patients: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. All neuromodulators are designed to relax muscle tissue. Over time, hyperactive muscles can create deep lines, wrinkles, and laxity in the skin of the face that create an aged appearance. Neuromodulators are injected with tiny needles just under the skin and in less than a week, the lines and wrinkles are relaxed and smooth.* The most popular areas of injection are the forehead, the “11” lines between the eyebrows and the area around the eyes known as the “crow’s feet”. Neuromodulators can also be used to treat lines in the upper lip “smoker’s lines”, downturned smile, the jaw line, the bands in the neck known as platysmal bands, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).*
Whenever you make a facial expression, the muscles in your face are put to use. As we age and inevitably use these muscles, we develop the appearance of facial wrinkles. The more we relax these muscles, the longer we can keep these wrinkles at bay.* This brings us to the process of Botox. Made of the purified protein onabotulinumtoxinA, botox will actually relax the facial muscles. The effects can last for about 3 months, so repeated injections may be necessary.
Dysport also contains abobotulinumtoxinA proteins and aids in muscle relaxation for about 3 months. This treatment is particularly effective in the upper third of the face.* Dysport can give you a youthful look, while having smoothing effects that won’t affect your face’s expressions.*
Xeomin is comparable to Botox and Dysport because it also relaxes the facial muscles and its effects can last about 3 months. It also has the same proteins (the scientific name is incobotulinumtoxinA) as the other fillers, giving your face a nice, youthful look.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.