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Which Neurotoxin is Right for Me?

Updated: Feb 12

When it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, neurotoxins have become a go-to solution for many. Among the popular choices are Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau. These FDA-approved treatments, primarily based on the active ingredient Botulinum toxin type A, offer different benefits, catering to various needs and preferences.

Botox: The Household Name in Neurotoxin Injections

Botox Cosmetic, a product of Allergan, stands as a preeminent name in the neurotoxin market. Widely recognized for its effectiveness in cosmetic procedures, it's primarily used to address signs of aging like frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Botox has also garnered attention for its off-label uses, including treatments for migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and cervical dystonia.

Botox operates by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, thus reducing muscle activity. This reduction in muscle contractions is crucial in smoothing out facial wrinkles and lines, offering a rejuvenated appearance. The treatment is non-surgical, quick, and requires minimal downtime, making it a popular choice for those seeking aesthetic improvements with busy lifestyles. Botox treatments are usually priced per unit, with the cost per unit ranging between $10 and $20.

Dosage and Application

The dosage of Botox required varies depending on the treatment area:

  • Frown Lines (Glabellar Lines): Typically, treating the area between the eyebrows requires about 15-25 units.

  • Crow’s Feet: The area around the eyes usually needs 10-15 units per eye.

  • Forehead Lines: For treating horizontal forehead wrinkles, around 10-20 units are generally sufficient.

Ideal for:

  • Treating common signs of aging like frown lines and crow’s feet

  • Patients looking for a well-established and widely used neurotoxin

  • Those with concerns beyond cosmetic use, such as migraines or hyperhidrosis

Xeomin: The Purified Choice

Xeomin is often celebrated for its 'naked' formula. It doesn't contain any additives, which means it's purely botulinum toxin type A. This purity reduces the risk of developing antibodies against the treatment, making it a great choice for long-term use. Xeomin typically starts to show results within a week and can last for about three to four months. Xeomin is often priced per unit, similar to Botox. The cost per unit can range from $9 to $18.

Dosage and Application

The dosage for Xeomin is comparable to that of Botox:

  • Frown Lines: Generally, about 15-25 units are required to treat the glabellar lines.

  • Crow’s Feet: Around 10-15 units per eye are typically used for the lines around the eyes.

  • Forehead Lines: The horizontal lines on the forehead might need about 10-20 units.

Ideal for:

  • Those with a history of developing resistance to other neurotoxins

  • Individuals looking for a more 'natural' formulation

  • People who prefer a gradual onset of effects

Dysport: Quick and Widespread

Dysport is known for its rapid onset and wider spread. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on the area being treated. Its diffusion means that it can cover larger areas with fewer injections, but it also requires a skilled practitioner to ensure precision. Results from Dysport can be seen in as little as 2-3 days, with effects lasting around four months. The pricing of Dysport is often more attractive per unit compared to Botox or Xeomin, but it's important to remember that more units are usually required. Prices can vary, but on average, Dysport may cost around $4 to $8 per unit.

Dosage and Treatment Areas

  • Forehead Lines: Dysport's diffusion properties make it ideal for treating larger areas like the forehead. The required dosage can be less in terms of the number of injection sites, but more in total units due to its lower potency per unit.

  • Other Facial Areas: Dysport can also be used for areas like crow’s feet and frown lines, but it requires careful application due to its spreading characteristics.

Ideal for:

  • Treating larger areas like the forehead with fewer injection sites

  • Patients needing quick results for upcoming events

  • Those under the care of experienced injectors or plastic surgeons for precise application

Jeuveau: The Modern-Made Neurotoxin

Jeuveau, sometimes referred to as "Newtox," is the newest player in the neurotoxin market. It's marketed specifically for aesthetic use and boasts a modern manufacturing process. Jeuveau has a similar onset time and duration to Botox, typically showing results in 2-10 days and lasting about three to four months. The pricing of Jeuveau can range from $8 to $16 per unit.

Dosage and Application

The dosage of Jeuveau is similar to Botox, as they are both derived from Botulinum toxin type A:

  • Frown Lines: The treatment of glabellar lines usually requires around 15-25 units.

  • Forehead Lines: For forehead wrinkles, about 10-20 units are generally sufficient.

  • Crow’s Feet: The area around the eyes might need approximately 10-15 units per eye.

Ideal for:

  • Individuals interested in the latest advancements in cosmetic neurotoxins

  • Those focusing primarily on cosmetic improvements, especially for frown lines and forehead wrinkles

  • Patients seeking a product with a modern approach to formulation and manufacturing

Ready to Choose your Neurotoxin? 

Whether it's for smoothing out fine lines, managing conditions like excessive sweating or migraines, or simply for cosmetic enhancement, choosing the right neurotoxin requires careful consideration. 

Modwella offers premier cosmetic injections-at-home so you can refresh and rejuvenate your skin in the comfort of your home. Your healthcare professional can guide you in selecting the right product, whether it's Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or Jeuveau, to achieve your anti-aging goals with minimal downtime. View our locations today to book your appointment!

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