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Botox vs. Dysport vs. Xeomin–What Are the Differences?

Reducing the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles is something many people wish to achieve to increase their self-confidence. However, with so many different wrinkle reducing products on the market, it can be difficult to know which one may be right for you. Here’s a comparison of the top three wrinkle reducers and how you can get the smoother looking skin you want.



Botox was one of the first wrinkle reducing injections available and as such it’s become a household name. Botox is created from the botulin toxin, which is relatively safe when injected superficially. It works to relax the muscles in the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to decrease the development of new wrinkles.

It’s important to have an experienced doctor or physician assistant administer Botox, because it’s easy to get an “overdone” look if the procedure isn’t done correctly. Very little Botox is necessary to achieve a patient’s desired results.


Dysport is similar to Botox in chemical makeup, and was approved for use in April 2009 by the FDA. Dysport can be less expensive than Botox and the dosage is different. However, these differences are unlikely to be major considerations for the patient when deciding which type of treatment to use.

All neurotoxin products are derived from botulinum toxin. The biggest difference between them is the type of carrier protein that the toxin is bound with. The onset and duration of the effects of both can be adjusted by how much is injected. The more injected of either product, the faster the onset and the longer the duration will be.


Like Dysport and Botox, Xeomin is derived from the botulin toxin and works to temporarily relax facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and the formation of new wrinkles. Xeomin does not need to be refrigerated like Botox and Dysport. There’s evidence suggesting that patients using Xeomin may less likely produce a tolerance to the effects because of a smaller protein carrier. However, the evidence is anecdotal at best and it’s not known whether Xeomin is a truly a “purer” product than Botox or Dysport.

Which Is Right for You?

While the real differences between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin may be miniscule, the best way to know which is right for you is to have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Roche or her Physician Assistant to discuss the results you wish to achieve and to guide you through the treatment process. At the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa, we can help you realize your appearance goals and improve your self-confidence. Contact us today at 201-505-1020.