What is Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Daxxify?
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Daxxify are all brand names for cosmetic neurotoxins designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles. These injectables are all FDA-cleared for use, and they each boast high rates of patient satisfaction. In fact, it is estimated that more than three million injections occur around the world in any given year, and that number continues to rise thanks to these injectables’ safety and efficacy.
Dr. Elizabeth Escudero has years of experience in utilizing these injectables to help her patients achieve smoother and younger-looking skin. From the initial consultation to your appointment, Dr. Elizabeth is focused on providing her patients with safe and effective care.
Botox is the most well-known neurotoxin injectable. It was introduced in 1989 and continues to be one of the most requested cosmetic treatments in the world. It uses botulinum toxin type A as its active ingredient, and it is extremely versatile, so it can be used to treat a variety of wrinkles in different areas of the face.
Dysport shares the same active ingredient as Botox, but it is primarily indicated for the treatment of glabellar lines, which are also known as frown lines or “elevens” that appear between the eyebrows. Those who wish to treat more severe glabellar lines may opt for Dysport injections, as they tend to produce better results than Botox for this purpose.
In some cases, Botox administered over many years can lead to a phenomenon known as antibody resistance that occurs due to accessory proteins in the Botox preparation. Xeomin is different because it does not contain additional proteins, which makes it ideal for long-term treatment with injectable cosmetic neurotoxins.
Daxxify is a relative newcomer to the lineup of Botox-like injectables. It contains daxibutulinumtoxina, which is very closely related to botulinum toxin type A but produces longer-lasting results thanks to a proprietary stabilizing peptide. Daxxify creates stronger bonds between the neurons and the neurotoxin, so results last anywhere from six to nine months as opposed to three or four months.
What is Botulinum Toxin Type A?
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a neurotoxin that is found in brand-name injectables like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. It is FDA approved, and it works by blocking nerve signals between the brain and facial muscles, which can reduce the dynamic facial movements that cause wrinkles.
Dr. Elizabeth has administered thousands of botulinum toxin type A injections. With her experience, she can provide each of her patients with the exact amount of product required to achieve the desired results without inhibiting facial expressions.