New toxins, better than Botox for forehead wrinkles?
I'm contemplating having botulinum toxin injected into my forehead for some minor wrinkles I have. I noticed there are several toxins on the market (Xeomin, Dysport and Botox). Is one of these toxins better than the others? I've heard of Botox for years, and I'm wondering if Xeomin and Dysport are newer, more advanced toxins?
Hello CarlyRox and thanks for asking. There are a number of toxins or neuromodulators that are used for wrinkles and you've names the three major ones. They each tout the same mechanism of action by blocking transmission of the signal to the injected muscle. In my experience Botox lasts about a month longer than Xeomin (4 months vs. 3 months respectively). Botox is the most expensive for the physician to purchase and these costs are passed on to the consumer in most instances.