Dysport vs. Xeomin: Choosing the Right Option

When it comes to cosmetic treatments targeting wrinkles and fine lines, it can be difficult to choose between products like Dysport and Xeomin. Both products are neurotoxins derived from botulinum toxin, offering a way to effectively reduce the appearance of aging signs. 

Dysport and Xeomin are both widely used, popular neurotoxins, so deciding which one is right for you can be difficult. Let’s discuss the nuances between these injectables so you can make an informed decision about which option is suitable for you. Here is our guide on the differences between these two injectable treatments.

What's the Difference Between Xeomin and Dysport?

Xeomin and Dysport are similar but have a few key differences in composition that can affect treatment efficacy.

Understanding the Composition of Xeomin and Dysport

Xeomin and Dysport are both neurotoxins used in cosmetic treatments to relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. One notable difference between them lies in their composition. Xeomin contains pure botulinum toxin type A without any additives, while Dysport includes complex proteins in addition to botulinum toxin. This distinction can affect the efficacy of treatment.

Comparing the Efficacy of Xeomin and Dysport in Treating Wrinkles

When it comes to efficacy in wrinkle reduction, both Xeomin and Dysport have shown positive results in clinical trials. However, because Xeomin doesn’t have additional proteins in it, it may not last as long. The complex protein in the Dysport formula is used for preservation purposes, ensuring that your results will last as long as possible. It’s possible that you may need more frequent treatments when you use Xeomin.

Which Neurotoxin is More Effective for Cosmetic Injections?

Xeomin is known for providing a natural and youthful look by targeting specific facial muscles without excessively affecting surrounding areas. This precision can be particularly beneficial for treating fine lines and forehead wrinkles while maintaining facial expressiveness.

On the other hand, Dysport is a fast-acting injectable often selected by people seeking quicker results. Both can be suitable for those looking to address moderate to severe wrinkles effectively. When you’re deciding between these neuromodulator treatments, discuss factors like:

  • Which neurotoxins are fast-acting
  • Which neurotoxins last longer
  • Individual treatment needs
  • Personal preferences

Discuss your desires with a qualified aesthetic provider to get the results you’re seeking.

How Do Xeomin and Dysport Differ in Terms of Units Required?

Both require differing unit amounts based on the area being treated and the number of treatment areas being addressed in one sitting. Xeomin is known to be less concentrated per unit. This isn’t due to how it’s made but to the product’s tendency to stick to the cap of the vial during reconstitution. This may lead to reduced treatment efficacy or to your provider wanting to use a few more units of Xeomin than they would Dysport.

What are the Potential Side Effects of Dysport and Xeomin?

Common side effects of Dysport injections are bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. More severe reactions like allergic responses or muscle weakness may occur in rare cases.

Similarly, Xeomin injections can cause potential side effects such as swelling, bruising, and headaches, although these are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Xeomin spreads more easily than other toxins, increasing the risks of potential complications. This is something to keep in mind when choosing your neurotoxin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key differences between Xeomin and Dysport?

Anyone considering neurotoxins should know that Dysport may be longer-lasting, more effective, and fast-acting. Xeomin also has a slightly increased risk of causing more serious side effects. These differences are due to a difference in composition.

What does maintenance look like for Xeomin or Dysport?

Both require regular touch-up treatments. The results of Xeomin or Dysport will wear off in three to four months. Talk to your aesthetic provider about creating a regular maintenance schedule.

Can I get other treatments with Xeomin or Dysport?

Yes! It’s very common for people to get dermal fillers, RF microneedling, or laser facials to complement their neurotoxin treatments.

Now You Can Experience a More Youthful Look with Beyond Skin Aesthetics

Both Xeomin and Dysport are neurotoxins designed to treat deep lines and wrinkles on the face and hands. Each offers unique benefits and drawbacks that can help you decide which treatment is right for you. Neurotoxins are a minimally-invasive, quick way to feel like yourself again. If you’re interested in exploring neurotoxin treatment, schedule a consultation with Beyond Skin Aesthetics in Columbus, Ohio, today.