The Differences Between Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin
As injectable treatments become more popular, new products are introduced. This makes it possible to treat a wider variety of patients, but it also becomes more difficult to decide which product you’re most interested in. While Botox® was once the only cosmetic neuromodulator injectable available, patients can now choose from Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin® as well.
What are Neuromodulator Injectables?
Neuromodulators are a type of injectable treatment that work by temporarily limiting muscle movement. This helps to soften and reduce wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial expressions. Generally, neuromodulator injectables are made using a diluted form of botulinum toxin type A. While they may use similar ingredients, each brand or type of injectable has a unique formula making it better suited to individual patients.
Botox® was the first neuromodulator to be introduced and approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Because it has been on the market for so long, it is the most popular neuromodulator overall, and millions of people have enjoyed the effects of Botox® treatment for more than a decade. Most patients use Botox® as the mainstay of comparison of the 4 products. Botox® is commonly used for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (such as crow’s feet), between the eyebrows, or throughout the forehead.
Dysport® works similarly to Botox, but the dilution of Dysport® is different than Botox® so the “units” are not equivalent. Dr. Jennifer Janiga and Darci Page, NP-C use Dysport® for patients when they want to try it, or if they are having some difficulty or dissatisfaction with the neuromodulator they are currently using. Some patients may find that Dysport’s results appear more natural for them compared to other products. Some patients feel that it works better for them or is stronger in them. Dysport® is used to treat frown lines, or lines between the eyebrows, and wrinkles or fine lines through the forehead.
Like Dysport®, Jeuveau® is primarily intended to soften lines between the eyebrows, around the eyes or on the forehead. Jeuveau® is unique because, unlike Botox, it was developed and approved for cosmetic use only. Some patients find that Jeuveau® results are seen faster than those of other neuromodulators and some feel that it is a more natural look for them. The product is also currently available at a lower price point than Botox®, because it is new to the US market, making it preferable by patients with stricter budgets.
Xeomin® is unique because it does not require refrigeration before opening, as the formula does not include stabilizing proteins. Like Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Botox®, it is botulism toxin A. Many patients find that the results from Xeomin® are comparable to the other three competitors and it becomes a choice of personal preference after trying the newer products and deciding which type A molecule works best for you as an individual.
How to Choose Between Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin
Choosing between Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin® depends on factors including the area you wish to treat, results you have had in the past with neuromodulators, your unique anatomy, your budget, and the personal preference of both yourself and your provider. Choosing the correct product for you can be done after a thorough consultation, so that your goals and situation can be assessed.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about neuromodulators and find out which product is correct for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or Darci Page, NP-C. Call (775) 364-0224 or request your appointment online to get started.