Botulinum Toxins

Injectables made to reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles

Often referred to as "Botox," botulinum toxin is a popular injectable, derived from bacteria, used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin injections block the nerve signals to the muscle targeted, lessening the strength of contraction. This effect reduces muscle movements responsible for unwanted wrinkles and lines.

 

 The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes. Several other areas have been treated such as thick bands in the neck, thick jaw muscles, lip lines and gummy smiles. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau.

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BOTOX

  • Great for targeting all areas, especially small ones

  • Onset can take 9 - 14 days

  • Results can last 3 - 4 months

  • Longevity depends on one's metabolism, muscle strength, and area treated

  • Has other medical uses, including treating migraines, certain eye disorders, excessive sweating

XEOMIN

  • Pure botulinum toxin A, has no additives

  • Onset can take 7 - 9 days

  • Results can last 3 - 4 months

  • Less likely to cause allergic reactions

  • Longevity similar to that of Botox

Jeuveau

  • Newest to market

  • Minor differences in manufacturing and purification process to Botox

  • FDA approved to treat glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows)

  • Onset can take 9 - 14 days

  • Results can last 3 - 4 months

  • Longevity similar to that of Botox

Dysport

  • Ideal for treating larger areas (i.e. the forehead)

  • Onset can take 3 - 5 days

  • Results can last 3 - 4 months

  • Not suitable for patient's with allergies to lactose or cow's milk protein