Recently, Dr. Bryan McIntosh, a plastic surgeon serving the greater Seattle area, compared the effects of Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. Dr. McIntosh explains the merits, drawbacks, and long-term effects of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.
For instance, the original intent of Dysport was to have less of a protein load than Botox, resulting in less foreign substances the body would be inclined to attack. The thought was that this might lengthen the effects of the injection. However, the duration rate of Dysport hasn’t seen a recognizable improvement over Botox, and some clinical trials have maintained that Botox actually lasts longer than Dysport.
Xeomin excludes the proteins found in both Botox and Dysport and claims to contain a more purified form of botulinum toxin, the active component in all three types of cosmetic treatment. However, some scientists and doctors claim that the proteins aid the effectiveness of the medication, which would explain why the duration of Xeomin has been said to last several weeks less than Botox or Dysport.
In conclusion, Dr. Bryan McIntosh says, “Here at my office, I prefer to continue to use Botox injections over the others. Botox has been in use for over 15 years, and has proved predictable, safe and effective again and again.” In the face of conflicting options, trust an experienced cosmetic surgeon to make the best choice. According to Dr. Bryan McIntosh, that choice is Botox.