The Difference Between Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®

Although Botox® is one of the most well-known filler procedures, it isn’t the only cosmetic solution. Dysport® and Xeomin® are similar products that are readily available and frequently used by the nation’s top facial plastic surgeons. But, which of these fillers is right for you? Below we discuss each of these options:

Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are all neuromodulators that temporarily relax or alter muscle nerves. By halting the natural nerve impulses of the muscle, they essentially freeze your muscle and keep it from creating wrinkles or sagging. Not only are these treatments corrective, but they are preventive as well, tightening the muscles and preventing deeper frown lines. When applied correctly, the effects are limited to the specific treatment area, giving desirable results.

The use of Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® varies, but they can be used to treat a variety of issues including:
·     Horizontal forehead lines
·     Frown lines around the brows (the “Elevens”)
·     Crow’s feet
·     Nasal squint lines
·     Neck lines
·     Sagging eyebrows
·     Excessive sweating
·     Migraines

The Difference Between Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®
The difference between these three dermal fillers lies within their makeup. Although they all contain Botulinum Toxin A or bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, Xeomin® features a far different and cleaner formula. Released as an alternative to Botox® and Dysport®, it is the newest product and contains no additives, consisting only of the single ingredient Botulinum Toxin A.

Botox®

Botox® is one of the most sought-after beauty treatments. This injected botulinum toxin temporarily freezes the muscles that create wrinkles and fine lines. The injection is a simple, quick, and relatively pain-free procedure that will give you a fresh, more youthful appearance. The treatment only takes a few minutes to perform, and there is no downtime. The effects of the injections generally last anywhere from three to six months.

Dysport®

Dysport® is a neuromodulator that relaxes muscles in the face that cause age-related indentations in the skin. Some wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and lines on the forehead, develop when your facial expressions pinch the skin. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity. Dysport® works to correct these signs of aging. Results from Dysport® injections may last four to six months.

Xeomin®

Xeomin® works to prevent the body from forming resistant antibodies. That means it keeps working over time. Xeomin® is preferable for those currently receiving treatment for neuromuscular conditions because while Botox® and Dysport® can interfere and change due to certain medications and procedures, Xeomin® does not. Similar to Botox® and Dysport®, Xeomin® typically lasts anywhere from three to four months.

If you are interested in learning more about these fillers, give us a call today at (850) 312-5168. Our team at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics can provide a custom consultation and treatment plan to help give you the results you desire.

 

Get Ready for Your Holiday Party with Injectables!

The holidays are coming up fast and you’re going to want to look your absolute best for Christmas parties, festive events and of course, the new year! If you are looking for a quick way to look younger and feel your best this holiday season, injectables may be a great treatment option for you.

Why are injectables perfect for the holidays?

One of the biggest benefits of injectables and dermal fillers is that they have a quick recovery time. Unlike other facial procedures, which can require several days or weeks of downtime for effective recovery, you can go about your daily routine after getting injectables. Although the full results may not be evident for 7-10 days, you will not waste any precious holiday time recovering from these procedures.

What are the benefits of injectables?

Injectables can be an effective way to reversing signs of aging in your face. Your wrinkles, crows feet, and additional unwanted lines can be diminished with injectables. Botox®, Dysport®, Restalyne®, Juvéderm®, and Bellafill® will have you looking years younger instantly and can help prevent future wrinkles from developing.

What are the different types of injectables?

Botox®: Botox® is one of the most popular beauty treatments. It helps to temporarily freeze the muscles in your face that are responsible for wrinkles. Botox® helps with frown lines, crows feet, lines in the nasal area, and more. It usually lasts from three to six months.

Dysport®: Dysport® also helps to relax the muscles in the face to fight wrinkles, crows feet, and frown lines. Dysport® works to help restore the elasticity in your skin that naturally deteriorates over time and can last from four to six months.

Restalyne®: Restalyne® is another dermal filler that helps with lines and wrinkles, such as the creases that develop from the outer tips of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. It uses hyaluronic acid, a natural substance produced by the body, to help stop the signs of aging. Restalyne® can last from six to nine months and show immediate improvement.

Juvéderm®: Juvéderm® is another anti-aging filler that helps to smooth lines and wrinkles in the face. It also contains hyaluronic acid which helps to maintain the elasticity in the skin. Juvéderm® can last up to a year depending on where it is injected.

Bellafill®: Bellafill® is the only FDA-approved dermal filler that stimulates collagen growth to maintain a youthful appearance for up to five years. It is used to correct nasolabial folds, which are also referred to as smile lines. Because Bellafill® is non-resorbable, it does not require reinjection

like

other dermal fillers do.

If you are looking for a quick and effective way to look your very best for the holiday festivities this season, injectables may be for you. They offer quick results, little to no downtime and can have your skin looking and feeling more youthful. If you want to learn more about injectables, schedule a consultation with us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics. We can help you decide which injectable is right for you this holiday season!