Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau - What’s the difference?


Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox contains botulinum toxin, which works as a muscle relaxer and blocks the signals that cause the muscles to contract. With the precision and care that Dr. Day uses during the injection process, patients are left with a more youthful, refreshed, and appropriate look.


Dysport is another neuromodulator, which uses a form of onabotulinum toxin type A, which works to block the nerve signals telling muscles to contract, allowing for a desired smoothing effect. Different from Botox or Xeomin, Dysport’s unique properties allow it to spread over a larger radius. Additionally, Dysport is frequently used to treat dynamic wrinkles in patients. These dynamic wrinkles are formed because of repetitive muscle movements and can quickly be smoothed by Dysport. The dynamic wrinkles and expression lines, such as crow’s feet and frown lines can be smoothed by Dysport with minimal side effects and downtime.


Why Xeomin? Xeomin is a neuromodulator similar to Botox and Dysport; however, Xeomin is without additives and includes the pure form of botulinum toxin type A. During processing, certain proteins are removed. With no additives and no additional proteins, Xeomin reduces the chance that the product will produce an allergic reaction (although already extremely rare) and decrease the likelihood of your body developing antibodies and rejecting the product. Additionally, Xeomin can be used for patients who want a softer look and will appreciate the facial muscle freedom that Xeomin allows, while still reducing fine lines and wrinkles.


Jeuveau is the newest neurotoxin available, receiving the FDA stamp of approval in February 2019. Jeuveau is a 900kDa purified botulinum toxin formula type A and can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Jeuveau is the only neurotoxin available for aesthetic use only and can provide temporary improvement for frown lines. It is a precise product and is wonderful for targeting a specific area.