Botox Injection Elmhurst, IL
Botox® and Dysport™
Botox and Dysport are cosmetic injectables derived from Botulinum. They can effectively decrease wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily reducing muscle activity. Botox and Dysport are most commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, and the lines between the eyebrows. In addition, they can be used to treat severe cases of migraines and underarm sweating.
Botox® and Dysport™ for Wrinkles
Botox and Dysport can safely and effectively fade wrinkles. These FDA approved prescribed medicines are injected into facial muscles to dramatically improve the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles, and also to keep wrinkles from forming. Treatment results typically last 3 to 6 months.
*Botox is a product of Allergan. *Dysport is a product of Medicis Aesthetics (the makers of Restylane).
Xeomin® made by Merz Aesthetics (makers of Radiesse)
Xeomin is the most recent neuromodulator approved by the FDA. It temporarily reduces moderate to severe frown lines. Xeomin was developed in Germany in 2005, and is a highly purified form of the same active molecule found in Botox and Dysport. It was approved in Europe for cosmetic use in 2009, and received FDA approval in 2011. Currently, Xeomin has been approved for cosmetic use in the United States and 14 countries in Europe.
How does Xeomin differ from Botox and Dysport?
Due to its molecular purity, Xeomin is not likely to cause an immune response that can reduce treatment results and duration. Compared to Botox and Dysport, Xeomin does not spread as easily from the injection site, making treatment of the facial muscles more accurate.
*Xeomin is a product of Merz Aesthetics (makers of Radiesse)
Botox, Dysport or Xeomin — Which one is best for me?
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin contain the same active molecule. Clinical studies have indicated that they all treat dynamic wrinkles effectively. Still, each one is unique. In some cases, one may yield a better result than the others. Actually, one, two or all products may be used to treat different areas of the face during a single session. Your clinician will speak with you about your goals for treatment, and identify the unique characteristics of your face to decide the best option for you.