While BOTOX®is just a brand name, there are many FDA-approved neurotoxins containing botulinum toxin type A. They work by relaxing the muscle responsible for the lines around the eyes, eyebrows, lips.
Who should consider neurotoxins?
While mostly used for the upper face they became very popular for lip flip, enhancing the lips volume. They are most commonly used for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles around eyes “Crow’s feet”, forehead, or angry lines called 11s. Other treatment areas are gummy smiles, smoker lines, neck platysmal bands or underarms for excessive perspiration.
Results typically last 3-6 months and ALL products are comparable in efficacy, with studies suggesting that Jeuveau® possibly lasting longer.
Xeomin® has the advantage of lacking the protein triggering antibodies linked to “Botox resistance” and Dysport® has a faster time of onset although has a higher risk of diffusion.
What product is best for you will be determined during your visit. Jeuveau and Xeomin are our favorite products.