Dysport and Xeomin, similar to Botox are neuromodulators that smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Learn the difference between the three cosmetic injections.
Dysport vs. Xeomin vs. Botox: Similarities & Differences
Botox, the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure has reigned as the premier anti-aging treatment for decades. However, when Botox’s exclusive patent expired, similar injections, mainly Dysport and Xeomin, entered the market. All three cosmetic injections are neurotoxins that perform the same function and yield similar results. However, there are some subtle differences between the three, which may help you choose between Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
Dysport vs. Xeomin vs. Botox: The similarities
Most master injectors consider Dysport, Xeomin, and Botox to be nearly identical products. All three injections utilize the Botulinum Toxin to temporarily relax the muscles that form expression lines, such as crow’s feet, brow lines, and forehead wrinkles. All three products are cleared by the FDA, are scientifically proven, and when administered by a skilled practitioner, such as Dr. Fawad Ghafoori of Santé Medical Aesthetics, result in a dramatically younger, more energized appearance. Learn more about how Botox works here.
Dysport vs. Xeomin vs. Botox: The Differences
Botox reigns supreme among the three neuromodulator. It has more medical studies performed on its safety and efficacy than any other medical treatment. It also has a plethora of diverse uses, from improving migraines and depression to curbing excessive sweating.
Xeomin is considered a “naked injectable.” It has one ingredient: Botulinum Toxin A. It is not suspended in complex proteins, such as Botox or Dysport; therefore, it does not contain additives. Lacking additives, Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated like Botox or Dysport, which may decrease its price a little. In addition, by lacking additives, patients who receive Xeomin are less likely to develop allergic reactions or antibodies to the additives. However, these are uncommon side effects of Botox and Dysport. Therefore, the risk of allergic reaction or developing antibodies is not commonly considered when choosing between the three injections.
Dysport is thought to diffuse (spread out) more easily than Botox or Xeomin. While this slightly increases the risk of the substance migrating to another area, it also provides some advantages over the other two neuromodulators. For example, Dysport spreads out more evenly for a more natural look. Better diffusion also means fewer injections per treatment site. Some master injectors also prefer Dysport for correcting many small lines in a small area, such as crow’s feet.