There is a reason why neuro toxin injections are the most commonly used cosmetic treatment in the U.S. – they work! The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that 7.2 million botulinum toxin type A treatments were used in 2017, with no other cosmetic treatment coming close in numbers. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all brand-names of neuro toxin treatments offering similar results, but how do you know how to pick the right product for you?
How Neuro Toxin Treatment Works
The three main neuro toxin treatments – Botox, Dysport and Xeomin – all use injections of botulinum toxin A to target neurotransmitters to specific muscles. The neuro toxin blocks signals for muscle contraction, relaxing the muscle. For deep lines and wrinkles like the frown lines between the brows, this can smooth the skin and reduce lines for 3-6 months.
Choosing a Neuro Toxin Treatment
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all FDA-approved neuro toxin injections for treating frown lines and other some other wrinkles. While similar, they each are slightly different. Like other cosmetic injections, one person may have better results or prefer one over another, depending on their specific needs. Both Botox and Dysport contain protective proteins which slow diffusion, but also require them to be refrigerated. Xeomin is a “naked” neuro toxin treatment, which means it only contains botulinum toxin A.
So, what does this mean to you when choosing a neuro toxin treatment? Botox has the longest reign, being the first injectable of its kind with a long history of success. Dysport is the most similar to Botox but has a less-dense protein base and offers quicker results. Since Xeomin does not have any additives, the body is less likely to become resistant to the effects, but it can migrate or drift easier requiring precision with use.
Your Neuro Toxin Treatment Expert in Phoenix
The best way to find the right neuro toxin treatment for you is to meet with an expert. Sarah Quinn at Arcadia Wellness Center in Phoenix has many years of experience working with neuro toxins and other cosmetic injectables, offering customized consultations to find the best treatments for your needs. Contact our clinic to schedule a consultation to begin exploring the best treatments for reducing lines and wrinkles while improving the overall health and beauty of your skin.