More Youthful Appearance and Less Wrinkles
Botox (and other wrinkle relaxers) can be used to treat various signs of aging:
- Neck wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Upper lip wrinkles
- Lines around the lips
- Laugh lines
- Frown lines
- Forehead creases
Botox Relaxes Muscles and Reduces Wrinkles
Frown lines on your forehead, smile crinkles around your eyes, laugh lines around your mouth — Botox® Cosmetic may be the answer to banishing them all. Botox is a neurotoxin (form of botulinum toxin type A) that is approved by the FDA for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic smooths wrinkled skin by relaxing the underlying muscle. Botox is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that last for months and only requires the occasional follow-up injection. The injection procedure is quick, involves minimal risk, and results are noticeable within a short amount of time.
How Dysport Differs from Botox
Like Botox, Dysport is a wrinkle relaxer used and administered at Be Medispa in Lexington, KY. Dysport is similarly made from the botulinum toxin and used as a muscle relaxant. Like Botox, it helps smooth wrinkles created by contracting muscles. This treatment is especially effective around the eyes, corners of the mouth, and anywhere on the face that has wrinkles associated with continuous muscle movement. Dysport is diluted differently than Botox and the Dysport formula contains smaller molecules. The main difference between the two may come down to the preference of the injector and the specific needs of the patient.
How Xeomin Differs from Botox
While Xeomin uses the same naturally occurring protein produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum as Botox, Xeomin has no additives. Xeomin is considered the “pure-form injectable” since botulinum toxin type A is the only ingredient. Since it contains no additives, Xeomin is the first injectable that does not need to be refrigerated. A benefit of Xeomin not containing any additives means that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other available neurotoxins like Botox.