What is The Difference Between The Various Types of Botox

April 19, 2023

What is The Difference Between The Various Types of Botox

April 19, 2023

You’ve probably heard about Botox — it’s the most well-known and popular injectable and has been around for decades. It is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. However, there are various types of Botox available, and they all have different purposes and results. This article explores the differences between the different types of Botox to help you make an informed decision about which type is right for you.

What To Know About Botox?

For many years, Botox has been used to address wrinkles and fine lines. Injections of botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) are now well known by the name. The first Botulinum toxin type A to be sold commercially in the United States was Botox, which is produced by the company Allergan. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given it the go-ahead for the momentary relief of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.  There are other BoNTA injections besides Botox. In this group of cosmetic neurotoxins, there are a few more names to become familiar with. If you’re not familiar with this, we advise you to ask your injector what product they use because it’s important to know. In a nutshell, Botox is just Botox. Botox can only be Botox. Do we claim that it is the ideal product for you? No. In reality, we administer Botox and Dysport in our clinics, but we do want to make sure you understand the nature of the neurotoxic therapy you will receive.

Your most common choices when it comes to neurotoxins are:

  • Botox 
  • Dysport 
  • Xeomin 
  • Jeuveau
What is The Difference Between The Various Types of Botox

What Are The Different Types Of Botox?


In April 2002, Botox received FDA approval for use as a temporary aesthetic procedure to reduce the appearance of frown lines (glabellar lines), a development that occurred 18 years earlier. Since then, it has also been authorized to treat crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.

Important Botox characteristics to be aware of include:

It’s temporary, reliable, and safe. After treatment, results usually take approximately 7 days to become apparent, and they may take up to 2 weeks to become fully apparent. Most patients experience for three to four months. The way your body metabolizes Botox affects how long the treatment lasts.


In April 2009, the FDA authorized Dysport for the treatment of frown lines. Additionally, several therapeutic uses have been authorized for it. Dysport’s composition differs somewhat from Botox’s, so the treatment’s outcome may vary slightly. For larger places like your forehead, it works better because it spreads further. Due to the way Dysport is made, you might require more of it than Botox. 

Important Dysport characteristics to be aware of include:

Acts a little bit faster than Botox, however it might not last as long. Although the total cost per unit is lower than Botox, the cost is almost the same because you require more units. Similar to Botox, results can continue for up to four months.  Because it contains lactose and cow’s milk protein, it is inappropriate for people who have dairy allergies. 


Xeomin also contains Type A botulinum toxin, but it is a “naked” formulation, meaning it does not contain any additional proteins like Botox and Dysport do. Some people may have less of an immune response to Xeomin as a result. Since Xeomin doesn’t include any additives, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and may be stored at room temperature, making injections a little more bearable. Some individuals who develop resistance to Botox and Dysport may find success with this treatment since BoNT-A is used in its pure form. The effects of Xeomin can take five to seven days to manifest, and they persist about as long as those of Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau. 


The FDA just approved Jeuveau (Newtox), the newest injectable neurotoxic, for cosmetic use in 2019.  Jeaveau functions similarly to other botulinum toxin products by obstructing the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract, which temporarily lessens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Jeaveau is created through a secret manufacturing technique, which is said to provide a substance with a high degree of potency and purity. Jeaveau should only be delivered by a qualified medical expert who is trained in its usage, as with any medications containing botulinum toxin. Bruising, swelling, headaches, and transient lowering of the eyelid or eyebrow are possible Jeaveau side effects.

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