Patients interested in softening fine lines around their eyes, mouth, and forehead without the need for an invasive or time-consuming treatment may want to consider BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN. These three injectables provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking results that can last up to four months.
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WHAT ARE NEUROMODULATORS?
While it’s true that wrinkles have a broad range of environmental and bodily causes, one particular culprit is often overlooked: muscle contraction. The muscles in the face contract whenever a person is speaking, eating, or making any facial expression. While these activities are a normal and healthy part of life, they can lead to wrinkles that cannot be corrected with topical medication or dermal fillers alone.
BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN® are all injectable treatments that work to correct wrinkles caused by these muscle contractions. All three of these products are formulated with slightly different variations of botulinum toxin. When small amounts of this substance are injected into specific facial muscles, the muscles temporarily relax, allowing the wrinkles above them to smooth and soften. Because botulinum toxin is flushed from the body about four months after treatment, regular neuromodulator injections are required to sustain any visible improvements in wrinkles.
BOTOX® is one of the most extensively studied and widely known aesthetic treatments available today. It has been approved for use in 78 countries, with 10.9 million of vials sold in the U.S. alone since 2002. This injectable can be used to treat a wide variety of facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet, forehead lines, vertical lip lines, and chin dimpling.
The BOTOX® injection process usually takes 10 minutes and involves virtually no downtime. The appearance of patients’ wrinkles usually begins to soften 1-2 days after treatment, with their results lasting through four months.
Amongst neuromodulators, Dysport® has received a particularly high rate of success and patient satisfaction: Ninety-seven percent of patients who received Dysport® injections said that they’d undergo them again. This injectable has been used in 57 countries for the past 25 years. It is particularly well-suited to combat frown lines between the eyebrows.
Each Dysport® treatment session lasts between 10-20 minutes. Visible improvements begin to appear 2-3 days after treatment, with results that usually last up to four months.
XEOMIN® has enjoyed a small dedicated following since it was FDA-approved for aesthetic use in 2011. It has been used to soften the appearance of forehead creases and crow’s feet in over one million patients in the United States and is used in 20 countries worldwide.
Unlike BOTOX® or Dysport®, XEOMIN® is chemically pure. This means that it is formulated solely with botulinum toxin, and includes no additives or preservatives. This purity makes it particularly well-suited to patients that have had allergic reactions to injectable additives in the past.
Each XEOMIN® treatment takes 5-15 minutes to administer, with results becoming visible within five days of injections. The results of these injections typically last for three months.