Wrinkles are a problem many people put great deal of effort into preventing. While wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, and taking other measures can preserve smooth skin for years, muscle motion has a way of causing at least some lines to form in the more active areas of the face, such as the forehead, the sides of the eyes (crows feet), and between the eyebrows (11s). The most effective way of counteracting these unwanted creases and wrinkles depends on a range of factors, but those small lines that show up in facial expressions on the upper third of the face tend to respond well a specific type of injectable: neuromodulators. There are several options to choose from, and since they are all very similar, it may seem difficult to differentiate between the popular brands of botulinum toxin type A injectables. But if you do want to compare the merits of BOTOX® vs Dysport®, our Nashville-based injectors would be happy to guide you on the similarities and differences. Continue reading for a brief outline of three popular options we offer at Maxwell Aesthetics: BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™ (Newtox).
All of these wrinkle-smoothing treatments have a few basic things in common: They are all administered by injection and contain very small, purified doses of a protein called botulinum toxin. This is the active ingredient that temporarily relaxes muscles by inhibiting their movement. You’re still able to move your face after a treatment session, but skin in the targeted area will appear smoother, refreshed, and less bunched up.
All of these injectables are intended for dynamic wrinkles, which is a term to describe wrinkles that result from muscle movement. Some brands are also indicated for medical concerns, such as muscle spasm disorders, migraines, and excessive sweating.
BOTOX® is the first, original neuromodulator of its kind and remains the most popular. As opposed to other neuromodulators like Dysport®, BOTOX® is FDA-approved for several types of wrinkles: crow’s feet, frown lines, and horizontal forehead lines. Dysport® and Jeuveau™ are approved solely for moderate to severe glabellar lines. That being said, all three injectables have off-label uses on other parts of the face.
Dysport® diffuses more readily than its counterparts, making it especially suited for certain wrinkle types. It also tends to have a quicker onset.
Jeuveau™ is the newest available neuromodulator. It works the same way as others, but is the first such injectable to be FDA approved for purely aesthetic purposes from the start.
The best choice may come down to individual preference, as well as patient-specific factors, such as facial anatomy, severity of wrinkles, and previous treatments. So the answer to which is better for smoother, more youthful skin—Jueveau™ vs. BOTOX® vs. Dysport®—is best determined by a consultation. Find the ideal wrinkle-reducing treatment for you with help from our team of providers at Nashville’s Maxwell Aesthetics. Request a consultation today by phoning us at 615.932.7700 or write to us to talk about your goals.