Dysport was approved by FDA in May. It proved to be save and effective in a study of over 2,900 patients in 80 clinical study sites through out the country. Dysport has been used since 1991 safely and effectively across Europe and in the UK.
Dysport in clinical studies is said to behave much like botox, though recent reports indicate it
- May work faster
- Last longer
- Potentially has more ‘spread’
Botulinum Toxin type A was discovered in 1895 and isolated in purified form in the 1920s. Botulinum toxin type A has been used in medicine for several decades. Initially used in surgical specialities, lower doses of Botox have been used in cosmetic industry to treat moderate to severe frown lines since before FDA approval in 2002. When injected in very low doses into the overactive muscles it blocks the transmission of a chemical that triggers muscle contractions. Over time, the activity of the connection between muscles returns to full activity. For cosmetic use we recommend injections every 3-4 months depending on individual preference.
Tired of excessive sweating?
Injections of Botox into any area of hyperhydrosis (i.e. excessive sweating) renders the glands nonfunctional and the effect may last up to ONE YEAR!!! Please reserve at least one hour for the procedure as a sweat test is performed before each procedure.
Botox is contraindicated in patients with neurological disorders such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Myasthenia Gravis or Eaton-Lambert syndrome, in patients with allergic reaction to any part of the formula and in patients with active infection at the injection site. Coadministration with aminoglycosides or other agents that can interfere with neuromuscular transmission should be performed with caution. It is not advisable to administer Botox to pregnant women.
- Xeomin® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) in adults.
- Xeomin® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
- Xeomin® is also sometimes referred to as incobotulinumtoxinA.
- Xeomin® in Aesthetics: How Does it Work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A is the active ingredient in Xeomin® and is used in facial aesthetic treatment to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, Xeomin® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.