In the realm of cosmetic treatments, botulinum toxin injections have become essentials for reducing wrinkles and fine lines and at Jeluja medspa, we utilize it with other modalities such as morpheus8 to have better results.
I am here at JeLuJa Medspa in ridgewood and clifton to discuss the differences between the different types of “Botox”. In the realm of cosmetic treatments, botulinum toxin injections have become essentials for reducing wrinkles and fine lines and at Jeluja medspa, we utilize it with other modalities such as morpheus8 to have better results. Among the various options available, Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Daxify are the brands we know. While they all belong to the same class of injectables, each has its own unique characteristics and composition. This article aims to shed light on the differences between these types of botulinum toxin and help you make an informed decision about which one may be right for you.
Botox, also known as onabotulinumtoxinA, is the most well-known and widely used brand of botulinum toxin. It has been approved by the FDA for both cosmetic and medical purposes. Botox works by blocking nerve signals that cause muscle contractions, leading to a temporary relaxation of the targeted muscles. It is commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, such as forehead lines and crow's feet. Our technique for injecting Botox at JeLuJa Medspa results typically last around 4-6 months.
Xeomin, or incobotulinumtoxinA, is another FDA-approved botulinum toxin type A. What sets Xeomin apart is its "naked" formulation, meaning it does not contain complexing proteins like Botox. This distinction may be relevant for individuals who have developed antibodies against the complexing proteins in other botulinum toxin formulations. The effects of Xeomin are similar to Botox, with results lasting approximately 3-4 months.
Dysport, or abobotulinumtoxinA, is an alternative botulinum toxin product that has gained popularity in recent years. It has a slightly different formulation and diffusion pattern compared to Botox. Dysport is known for its ability to provide a broader spread, making it suitable for treating larger areas or areas that require more diffusion. This property can be advantageous when targeting areas like the forehead or treating certain medical conditions. Dysport results tend to last around 3-4 months.
Daxify, or prabotulinumtoxinA, is a newer addition to the family of botulinum toxin injectables. It offers a unique formulation that is said to have a faster onset of action and potentially longer-lasting effects. Daxify has been developed with the goal of providing extended duration of results, potentially up to 6 months, while maintaining a similar safety profile to other botulinum toxin options. However, as a newer product, it may not be as widely available or familiar to practitioners as other well-established brands.
Choosing the Right Option:
When deciding among Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Daxify, it is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can assess your specific needs and recommend the most suitable option. Factors such as individual preferences, treatment goals, previous experiences, and medical considerations can influence the choice. At JeLuja Medspa in ridgewood and Clifton we have the ability to discern your needs for continued satisfaction and success. Remember, a skilled practitioner's expertise and individual assessment play a significant role in ensuring a safe and satisfactory treatment outcome.
Maged Boutros MD