Botox, Dysport or Xeomin: Which Wrinkle Relaxer is Right For Me?
You take great care of your skin, see your dermatologist regularly, and even get facials four times each year. However, you looked in the mirror recently and noticed something was different: fine lines. Fine lines in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, to be exact. Horrified, you Googled “Botox,” and learned that it’s not the only solution for fine lines in the upper face. There are several wrinkle relaxer injectable treatments comprised of the active ingredient found in Botox known as botulinum toxin.
How do you know which wrinkle relaxer to choose? Meticulously studied FDA approved options include BOTOX, (the first and most well-known) Dysport, and XEOMIN. To know which one is right for you, it’s best to have a consultation with Indianapolis dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. However, until you can come in for an appointment, here’s a quick primer on these effective wrinkle relaxer treatments so you can get an overview of your options.
How Does Botulinum Toxin Work as a Wrinkle Relaxer?
Fine lines form because the underlying facial muscles endure years of repetitive movements. Combined with reduced skin elasticity and decreased cellular regeneration, these movements begin to leave permanent lines in the skin. Botulinum toxin decreases the look of facial lines by blocking the body’s release of acetylcholine, a chemical-based messenger in your body that directs your muscles to contract, at the neuromuscular intersection. In layman’s terms: Botulinum toxin works as a localized muscle relaxer that will temporarily decrease muscle activity in the upper face, smoothing out the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
Most Popular FDA Approved Wrinkle Relaxer Injectables
BOTOX: The Reigning Champion of Botulinum Toxin
BOTOX earned its reputation as the reigning champion of botulinum toxin due to its longevity in the market. The name is familiar, which will undoubtedly make you feel more comfortable using it. BOTOX has long treated the facial lines that form because of repeated muscle movement. Not only does BOTOX diminish the appearance of these lines, it also slows the formation of new ones and helps prevent existing ones from becoming more pronounced.
Dermatologic surgeons usually inject a wrinkle relaxer between your eyebrows, into the forehead and into the outer section of the eyes where crow’s feet form. Less common uses for Botox include around the mouth, in the neck area, and in the underarms to prevent excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis.
Dysport: The #1 BOTOX Alternative Treatment
FDA approved and formulated to treat fine facial lines, Dysport is the number one alternative treatment to BOTOX. Dysport is a botulinum toxin that hinders sweating and relaxes your facial muscles. The maker of Dysport modified the substance to feature fewer antibodies than BOTOX. This means that the product is designed to last longer than other botulinum toxin wrinkle relaxer injectables.
Dysport spreads out more when injected. As a result, you may require fewer injections. Additionally, the protein in the Dysport is somewhat smaller than in BOTOX. This may make it work more quickly.
XEOMIN: The Underestimated Wrinkle Relaxer
Like BOTOX and Dysport, XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin that temporarily diminishes moderate to severe frown lines that have developed between your eyebrows.
XEOMIN doesn’t receive the fanfare that BOTOX does, but it would seem that people are just unfamiliar with this product due to its more recent appearance on the market. Many people who have used it noted positive results. It’s also proven effective in clinical studies, some of which were conducted right here by Dr. Hanke at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana!
Why Choose the LASSI for Botulinum Toxin Treatments in Indianapolis?
By choosing the LASSI cosmetic treatment facility in Indianapolis, you are entrusting your health, safety, and aesthetic results to a first-class dermatologic treatment center. Dr. C. William Hanke, MD, FACP also participated in the clinical trials for BOTOX and XEOMIN wrinkle relaxer injectables in our accredited facility. Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, even asked Dr. Hanke and the experienced LASSI team to oversee clinical trials prior to its FDA approval. It’s safe to say that Dr. Hanke and our team at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana are among the most qualified in the state to provide you with facial rejuvenation treatments like BOTOX and other injectables.
Ready to Get Started With Wrinkle Relaxer Injectables?
Wrinkle relaxer injectables made from botulinum toxin have been used for years to help people look younger. The FDA has investigated these products thoroughly to ensure their safety and effectiveness, so you can feel comfortable embracing modern-day cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hanke and our Indianapolis dermatology team will give you the information that you need to decide between BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN. If you’re ready to reclaim your youthful appearance by getting started with wrinkle relaxing injectables, contact us today for an appointment.