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Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all injectable nueromodulaters, meaning they effectively block nerve impulses to treated muscles, causing them to relax. They are mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we make day after day.  The most frequently targeted areas are horizontal lines across the forehead, perpendicular frown lines between the brows, crow's feet, nasal squint lines, lines around the neck, and even profuse sweating, and migraines.  By reducing the intensity and frequency of dynamic wrinkles, these treatments also prevent the formation of deeper lines, in the long run, making them extremely useful as part of an anti-aging strategy.

Each of these products contain the same active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A, and are designed to address the same concerns.  So, how are they different?  The main distinction lies in their formulation, which influences the dosage used, area treated, and how quickly a patient might see results.  All these products are FDA approved and have been used safely and effectively for years, however, the nuances of each brand can make a difference to a patient.  Which is best for you will depend on your needs, goals, and the recommendation of your highly-skilled Lecada injector.


Since Botox was approved as a treatment for facial lines and wrinkles in 2002, it remains as one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world.  In addition to relaxing wrinkles in the brow, forehead and eye area, Botox injections have proven effective in raising the eyebrows or corners of the mouth, for treatment of "smoker's lines" around the mouth, wrinkles in chin and neck, as well as for excessive sweating, and migraines.  Patients attain a more youthful, refreshed appearance in a simple procedure that takes minutes. Results are typically visible within 5-7 days. Check out Brooke's Botox story below:


Subtle and effective facial rejuvenation can be achieved with Dysport; approved by the FDA in 2009; it offers many of the same benefits as Botox. The most notable difference between the two is that Dysport seems to diffuse a bit more, making it an excellent choice for larger areas, such as the brow. Dysport is injected at a different dosage than Botox and for some patients, the results emerge more quickly, and some report results last longer.  Dysport results are typically visible within 2-3 days.


Xeomin, the newest neurotoxin on the market, is often referred to as "naked Botox" because it has none of the additives found in Botox or Dysport. In theory, this lessens any risk of rejection, while also allowing the product to migrate further and faster. Xeomin, similarly to Botox and Dysport, blocks the muscle movements that cause wrinkles, enhancing a rejuvenated facial appearance.  Results are typically visible within 5-7 days.


A refreshed, younger appearance is typically apparent 3-10 days after any wrinkle relaxer treatments. Injections are typically given every 4-6 months since the effects diminish over time. The duration of its benefits are often extended with each successive treatment, therefore the second lasts longer than the first and so on. One of the most important benefits of repeated treatment is prevention of wrinkle formation.

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all effective at:

  • eliminating horizontal forehead lines
  • eliminating vertical lines between eyebrows
  • eliminating crow's feet around eyes
  • eliminating frown lines and smokers' lines
  • lifting corners of mouth
  • lifting brows
  • smoothing lines on neck

You can read more about Botox Vs Dysport Vs Xeomin here. Ultimately, however, your injector's training, knowledge, and skill are the most important factors in using a neurotoxin. Call Lecada at 813.874.2332 and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our trusted and experienced medical professionals.