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Botox - 2Botox first hit the U.S. market in 2002. Now on the scene are Dysport, manufactured by Medicis and Xeomin manufactured by Merz. They are all injectable neuromodulators that temporarily alter the nerve impulse of targeted muscles to eliminate or reduce wrinkles.

Each are a form of Clostridium Botulinum or Botulinum Toxin A, but have slightly different formulations. The most common use is to reduce horizontal lines on the forehead or in the glabella region between the brows.

Xeomin is considered a “naked” neuromodulator because it contains no additives. It does not need refrigeration prior to being administered and makes it easier to be shipped to physicians and easy to store. The cost is lower for the physician and, hopefully, they can pass that savings on to their patients.

Dysport is thought to kick in quicker than Botox (taking effect in three days versus five for Botox). Dysport may also last longer than Botox, six months to a year.

Seek out qualified physicians before having any treatment of this kind and ask for referrals.

To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

Charlotte. (2015). Charlotte’s Book, “Botox, Dysport or Xeomin – What’s the difference?” Retrieved June 12, 2015, from: http://www.charlottesbook.com/charlottes-pages/botox-vs-dysport

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