Whether you want to smooth wrinkles, prevent wrinkles from becoming deep or just reverse signs of aging, there are multiple neuromodulator injections to consider. But what are the differences? One of the most popular injectable treatments available is Botox.
If you keep up with the latest and greatest in the cosmetic industry, then you may have heard the word Dysport or Newtox (Jeuveau) being used. So what is the difference between Botox versus Jeuveau and Dysport?
What is Jeuveau?
The official name for Newtox is Jeuveau. You may have received this treatment from your cosmetic provider already as “Jeuveau” and didn’t quite connect it to the “Newtox” term that everyone is tweeting about. Just like Botox, Jeuveau is a neurotoxin that is very similar in its effectiveness.
Jeuveau by Evolus is now FDA approved for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) in adults. Jeuveau works by relaxing the muscles that create wrinkles and lasts for approximately 3-4 months.
What is Dysport?
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A) is manufactured by Galderma, which also produces well-known dermal fillers including Restylane and Sculptra. This specific brand was approved by the FDA in 2009. Dysport is an injection used to reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Dysport temporarily relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles.
By minimizing the depth of the wrinkles, the face looks more youthful and refreshed in appearance. Dysport tends to disperse more, which results in a larger area of effect. Also, Dysport may activate a day quicker than Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) is manufactured by Allergan, who also produces popular cosmetic products such as Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella and Latisse. It was first FDA approved for medical use in 1989. Botox was initially used for medical conditions around the eyes. While treating these patients, the cosmetic benefits were discovered. Botox is the first and only treatment that is FDA-approved to reduce moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead wrinkles.
A few medical uses for Botox include depression, strabismus, eyelid muscle spasms, chronic migraine, overactive bladder, excessive underarm sweating and sweaty palms. Botox is quickly becoming the drug that treats everything!
Similarities of Jeuveau, Dysport and Botox
Jeuveau, Dysport and Botox are comparable products in reference to results in longevity, potency, onset, and frequency of injections. The industry gold standard for treating wrinkles and fine lines has long been held by Botox. Patients and providers have come to know Jeuveau and Dysport because it provides similar gold standard results.
Neuromodulators are administered through a series of injections that should only be performed by a licensed Nurse or Physician. Your provider injects a small amount to relax the muscles in that targeted area. The restricted muscle movement can help reduce and in some cases reverse fine lines and wrinkles.
Aging makes us all susceptible to deep wrinkles, which can cause a person to appear older than they might be. Injectable procedures offer the ability to help decrease signs of aging, without the need to undergo invasive surgery and with significantly less, to no downtime. By minimizing the depth of the wrinkles, the face looks more youthful, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Which Product is Right for Me?
There really is no right or wrong choice. However, what works for your friend may not give you the same results. The best way to find out which product will create optimal results is to discuss neuromodulators with your provider and determine the best treatment option for you.
Your results may vary with different providers. So find a trusted provider and develop a long term injection relationship. As far as cost goes, Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau are usually priced comparably, since the results are equal. Therefore, there is no difference when it comes to choosing one or the other based on price.
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!