Differences Between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin

FullSizeRenderWelcome to Urban Retreat’s blog! We are so happy that you’ve stopped by! We wanted to jump into our first post with a very common question in the med spa industry. What is the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin? If this question has ever popped into your into your head, you’re definitely not alone!

To understand the differences of the products, we first need to know what the products are. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all purified injectable neurotoxins. The purified neurotoxins work to temporally relax the targeted muscle movements that cause wrinkles. Since those muscle are in a relaxed state, the targeted areas will have a softened, more youthful appearance. Seems pretty straight forward, right?

Now that we know what Botox, Dysport and Xeomin do, we can talk about their differences. Each brand has a slightly different formulation in their production that uses different chemical forms of a neurotoxin. Once we hit the chemical breakdown of the products and their molecules, it can get complicated, so I’ll get right to the point. Basically, since Botox, Dysport and Xeomin have these differing components, they diffuse differently when injected. Dysport, for example, may take less time to see the results than Botox. Usually, you can starting see a fresher looking you by 1-3 days. Whereas Botox may take 3-7 days.

It’s important to note that even though there are differences, each product all work the same way. It’s always a good idea to talk with your injector (preferably Suzanne, because she’s the best) about what will be best for you!

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