Choosing your Neurotoxin


Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are all neuromodulators that work by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. While they are similar in many ways, there are some differences between them that patients should be aware of.

Botox is the most well-known of the three and has been used in aesthetic medicine for over two decades. It is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and is FDA-approved for the treatment of frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles. Dysportis made from a slightly different strain of the same bacterium and is FDA-approved for the treatment of frown lines. Daxxify is made from the same bacterium as Botox and Dysportbut is delivered using a different carrier protein known as a peptide, resulting in the only neurotoxin that is “vegan” and is approved for frown lines up to 6-9 months. 

While all three products work in a similar way, there are some differences in their onset of action, duration of results, and dosing. For example, Dysporttends to have a faster onset of action than Botox, while Daxxify may last longer. The choice between these products often comes down to the preferences of the patient and the experience of the injector. It is important to work with a skilled practitioner who can help determine which product is best suited for each patient's unique needs. 

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