If you’ve ever pondered the art of aging gracefully, BOTOX® has probably crossed your mind. But what about newer options like Dysport® and DAXXIFY®? To help you weigh up your options, we’ve put together this guide to BOTOX and BOTOX alternatives.
How Do Neuromodulators Work?
If you’re bothered by dynamic wrinkles, neuromodulators could be your answer. These specialized proteins temporarily block signals from the nerves to the muscles in the treated area. The result? The muscles that cause these expression-based wrinkles begin to relax, creating a smooth, rejuvenated appearance.
These treatments are not one-size-fits-all, which is why they are FDA-approved for specific uses. Whether you’re dealing with forehead lines, crow’s feet, or frown lines, neuromodulators can offer a tailored approach to meet your aesthetic goals. They’ve been thoroughly studied and are considered safe when administered by qualified professionals.
The Leading Neuromodulator Brands
The household name among neuromodulators, BOTOX has been leading the market for more than 2 decades. Trusted for its consistent results, it’s been the go-to option for tackling crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines, among other uses. After treatment, patients typically start to see results within 3 to 5 days, although it can take up to 2 weeks for the full effect to become apparent.
Dysport has a thinner consistency than BOTOX, so its effects spread farther from where they are injected, making it ideal for treating larger areas (e.g., the forehead) and getting quicker time to results.
XEOMIN® has been called a “naked” neuromodulator because it lacks the additional proteins that are part of other formulations. This can be attractive to those who want a more “pure” form of the active ingredient. For people who may have had allergic reactions to other neuromodulators, XEOMIN could be a suitable alternative due to its simpler formula.
The newcomer on the neuromodulator scene, DAXXIFY stands out for its unique attributes. It’s the only neuromodulator to offer a “vegan” formulation, stabilized with a peptide instead of human albumin or any animal-based proteins. Plus, you can expect a faster onset of results and a longer-lasting effect—typically between 6 to 9 months.
Learn more about DAXXIFY in this related blog post.
How To Compare Brands
Now that we’ve introduced you to the key players in the world of neuromodulators, let’s look at the factors you should consider when choosing between these brands.
- Efficacy and Longevity: BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN last between 3 to 6 months, while DAXXIFY can last between 6 to 9 months.
- Onset: DAXXIFY results can develop in as few as 1 to 2 days. Dysport is also known for a quicker onset, sometimes showing results in 2 to 3 days.
- Versatility: Although off-label uses are common, BOTOX has been FDA-approved to treat a broader range of concerns than other products.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Whether you’re intrigued by the possibility of longer-lasting results with DAXXIFY or are a long-time BOTOX fan, the most crucial step is making an informed decision. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to explore the best options for your aesthetic goals. Call our office at (404) 233-3937 or request aconsultation.