People turn to Botox for many reasons: to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, to improve their overall complexion, or simply to look and feel younger. But with so many brands on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your body.
In this blog post, we will teach you about the different types of Botox available and help you choose the healthiest option for your needs.
The Best Botox Brands
Over 30 years ago, Botox was introduced to the market and medical aesthetics were never the same. Since that time, three other brands have become readily available for wrinkle reduction but they are not all created equal.
Here is the best botox brand for face and your health.
Created in 1984, Botox is the original botulinum toxin type A injectable. It is a purified protein that is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the treated area. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by preventing the skin from creasing.
This is the first treatment in the United States that was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
This is easily the most popular botox treatment available and there have been many studies and testimonials to its effectiveness.
After Botox, Dysport is the second most popular injectable on the market.
Dysport, like Botox, is a botulinum toxin type A injectable that works to temporarily paralyze the muscles in the treated area.
It was first approved for use in Europe in 2009 and then later in the United States in 2010.
Dysport has a smaller molecular structure than Botox, which allows it to spread out more easily over the treated area.
This can sometimes be an advantage, as it may provide a more natural look.
However, it also means that Dysport does not last as long as Botox and you may need to return for treatments more often. Although, many reports state Dysport has a faster onset of only 1-2 days.
Although Xeomin contains the same active ingredient as Botox and Dysport, it is a more purified form of the protein and was specifically designed to target between the brows.
Xeomin was first approved for use in Europe in 2005 and then later in the United States in 2010.
The advantage of Xeomin over other injectables is that because it is more purified, there is less risk of developing antibodies to the protein.
This can sometimes happen with Botox and Dysport, which may cause the treatments to be less effective over time.
Keep in mind that Xeomin is only allowed to be treated in one spot, compared to multiple spots from other botox brands.
The newest botox on the block is Jeuveau, which got its start in South Korea in 2014.
Jeuveau is also a botulinum toxin type A injectable that is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
It is very similar to Botox and Dysport, but it is said to be more cost-effective. Jeaveau hasn't released a set timeframe on how long the treatment lasts so it's not easy to compare to other brands.
This botox was also developed to treat the burrowed lines between the brow known as the glabellar lines.
The Best Botox Results
Even though all the different types of botox from above have the same active ingredient the formulas differ slightly and they produce slightly different results.
In clinical trials between all four brands, Dysport had the fastest onset at two days post-treatment. This was followed by Botox, then Xeomin, then Jeaveau. Although users reported Xeomin having a more gradual onset than the other brands.
The way botox is measured is in units and studies have shown that Botox, Jeaveau, and Xeomin all share similar numbers of units with a conversation ratio of 1:1. Dysport is measured differently and the ratio compared to Botox and Xeomin is equivalent to 2.5-3 units.
Leading in Diffusion
The diffusion of botox is an important characteristic in treatment because it determines the number of injection points in a patient. Spreading botox around the face can also lead to severe side effects like ptosis of the eye. There is no major difference in the diffusion between all four brands.
The consensus is that all four brands have a similar long-term duration of 3-6 months but there is no conclusive evidence that any of the brands last longer than the others.
Can Cosmetologist Do Botox?
No, in order for someone to administer botox they must have gone through specific training and received a certification for botox injections.
Can Dermatologists Do Botox?
Yes, dermatologists are licensed for botox injections and are the primary choice for many who are opting to get botox injections.
Can You Put on Makeup After Botox?
You should wait anywhere from 1-3 days before putting makeup on after receiving botox injections. You need to give time for the toxin to work on your skin and cancel the nerve signals.
Can You Shower After Botox?
After receiving the treatment your body will be vulnerable to bruising if it gets too hot so you'll want to avoid taking a shower for up to 24 hours.
Can You Smoke After Botox?
Although smoking shouldn't have any immediate effects on your botox treatments, it will have an adverse effect over time and shorten your results.