When you think of cosmetic injections, you likely think of the gold-standard, Botox Cosmetic. Botox Cosmetic has long been the most popular non surgical cosmetic treatment in the world due to its excellent safety record and results. Getting Botox in Beverly Hills is so commonplace that it's easy to forget that there are other phenomenal wrinkle relaxers that work similarly to Botox in many ways. Beverly Hills, California, meet Dysport and Xeomin, your Botox alternatives.
Botox Cosmetic isn't the only way to reduce forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, and other signs of facial aging. Compare these three anti-aging injectables to get an overview of how they work and which one might be best for you.
The #1 wrinkle relaxing injectable in the world, Botox is derived from botulinum toxin A and helps temporarily relax the muscles responsible for forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, and other signs of aging. This is what smooths away the fine lines and wrinkles that develop over time. Botox is a precise, focused treatment that remains in the treatment area where it is injected, giving the exact muscle causing the wrinkle what it needs to relax, smooth, and look younger. Botox is FDA-approved to smooth lines in the upper face as well as for numerous medical uses, including migraines, chronic eye twitching (blepharospasms), and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
While Botox Cosmetic may be more widely recognized, Dysport has gained a lot of notice in the last few years. Like Botox, Dysport is also derived from the botulinum toxin. However, the two differ slightly in their formulas, and this is where you may see differences in treatment. In general, Dysport is able to be absorbed more quickly than Botox, and the results tend to last a bit longer. Dysport is also useful over a larger area, as the product spreads out a little bit more than Botox Cosmetic. Like Botox, Dysport is FDA-approved for cosmetic facial anti-aging as well as some medical applications.
Xeomin is one of the newest additions to the lineup of injectable wrinkle relaxers. It is made from botulinum toxin A, but it is filtered differently so that it is free of any other additives. There are plenty of similarities among the three wrinkle relaxers, but Xeomin is specifically labeled for treatment of severe frown lines between the eyebrows. In addition, Xeomin Aesthetic stands out because it is pure botulinum toxin. This means that you will be less likely to develop antibodies against it, which allows you to experience the benefits of repeated injections. It is also often preferred by patients who have sensitivities to some other ingredients found in Botox or Dysport. Of course, Xeomin Aesthetic is also FDA-approved.
It is true that these three wrinkle relaxers seem almost identical on the surface, and in some respects, they do offer nearly indistinguishable results. However, there are subtle differences among the three that often make it easy for aesthetic injectors to recommend the best one for your needs.
Because all three treatments rely on botulinum toxin A, they all give similar results. They also generally last about the same length of time. Below are the averages for how long each treatment will last.
There are also a few minor differences you should take into consideration. In terms of results, both Xeomin and Botox offer nearly identical outcomes. In double-blind trials, neither the patients nor the doctors could tell the difference between Botox and Xeomin treatment sites. A few patients noted that the Xeomin injection sites felt slightly more mobile than the Botox sites, but the overall aesthetic effects were the same. Finally, because Xeomin has none of the additives of Botox and Dysport, it can typically be used on anyone who has developed antibodies from repeated Botox or Dysport injections.
The above information can help you evaluate and distinguish between Xeomin vs Botox vs Dysport, allowing you to ask questions of your aesthetic injector. However, based on your needs, goals, and thorough medical history, one of our aesthetic injectors will make a professional recommendation as to which of these wrinkle relaxers is right for you.
Typically, FDA approval will be given for extremely strict treatment guidelines based on comprehensive clinical trials. This is done to protect you and to clearly outline which tests a particular treatment has undergone. The following list shows which cosmetic treatment areas are FDA-approved for each injectable.
Note that there are also medical applications for these injectables as well. For example, Botox is also approved for eye spasms (blepharospasm), urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and cervical dystonia.
Once a substance is FDA-approved, it can also be used for what is referred to as "off-label" treatment. This doesn't mean it's untested or unsafe; it simply means that a drug has been found to be helpful for issues other than the ones it was originally approved for. Off-label uses for botulinum toxin injectables include teeth grinding (bruxism), facial feminization (jawline reshaping), bunny lines, neck tightening, and more.
Patient satisfaction is nearly identical with Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin Aesthetic, at a rate of 96-98% according to RealSelf.com user reviews. The bottom line is that patients prefer the injectable treatment that works best for their needs and goals. When you receive treatment from an experienced aesthetic injector, your results will look natural and youthful with a low risk of serious side effects, no matter the treatment.
It’s important to note the importance of seeing an experienced injector in a reputable aesthetic medical practice. In Beverly Hills, there is no shortage of medical spas to choose from, and expanding into all of Los Angeles, and you have a lot of choices. Selecting the right location for your aesthetic injections, one that is reputable and hires experienced physician assistants and nurse practitioners, is more important than deciding which product is best for you.
With the guidance of the right aesthetic medical professionals, and in the hands of an experienced aesthetic injector, you will love your results, no matter which wrinkle relaxer is used.
All three of these wrinkle-relaxing treatments have a well-earned place in any high-quality Beverly Hills aesthetics practice. Ultimately, it's best to book a personalized consultation with a professional aesthetic injector to assess wrinkle severity and discuss cosmetic goals so that they can recommend the best cosmetic treatments and products for you.
At Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills, CA, our team of experienced providers look forward to helping you navigate the complexities of aesthetic medicine. We help you choose the right treatments and products for your needs. So whether it’s Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or another treatment altogether, our team is here for you. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best. Contact us today to get started.
Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills is co-owned by renowned dermatologist Dr. Mark Rubin. In addition to his work seeing patients in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Rubin conducts clinical trials for numerous medical and cosmetic treatments. He also lectures and contributes to medical and aesthetic journals related to dermatology and dermatologic surgery. This is just one of many reasons to choose Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills, CA, for your non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, body treatments, and aesthetic care.
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The choice is clear; book a comprehensive consultation at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center with one of our aesthetic providers today and find out what treatment options we offer to help you achieve the look you desire.
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