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What is Botox?

Botox is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular cosmetic injections. Most people understand that a few Botox injections can smoothen away your expression lines, such as the forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Botox temporarily relaxes the facial muscles responsible for your facial wrinkles, thus softening the associated expression lines. The results appear within a few days and last for 3 to 4 months.

While Botox is the most name-recognized brand of wrinkle relaxers, it’s not the only (or even the best) wrinkle relaxer available. Dysport and Xeomin, the ideal alternatives to Botox, are also made of the same active ingredient — botulinum toxin type A. When injected into targeted areas on the face, they can also smoothen away the unwanted facial wrinkles and take years off your face, making you look more youthful.

Botox Corrects the Following:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines around the bridge of the nose
  • Perioral lines around the mouth
  • Creases on the chin (cleft chin)
  • Other expression lines on the face

How Botox Works

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin belong to a category of cosmetic injections known as neuromodulators. They’re made of botulinum toxin, a specialized neurotoxin protein that temporarily blocks communications between nerve endings and targeted muscles. When injected into targeted regions on the face, they temporarily relax the facial muscles responsible for your dynamic wrinkles, thus making your skin look smooth and youthful. The results appear gradually over several days and last for months.

Benefits of Botox:

  • Injectable treatment for wrinkles
  • Addresses the root cause of dynamic wrinkles
  • Reverses the signs of aging on the face
  • Improves overall facial appearance
  • Causes no pain or discomfort
  • Concludes within 15 minutes
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime — resume daily activities immediately
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The ideal Alternatives to Botox

The term “Botox” is often used synonymously with wrinkle relaxers, mostly because Botox was the first brand to market neuromodulators for wrinkle correction. But over the past couple of decades, numerous other brands have entered the market. Botox isn’t the only or even the best wrinkle relaxer on the market — Dysport and Xeomin are just as effective. Below, we discuss the differences between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Dysport

Dysport has the same active ingredient as Botox, but it has minor differences in the trace proteins used. In terms of effectiveness and efficiency, both Botox and Dysport are the same. You can expect your wrinkles to gradually dissipate within a few days, and the results last for 3 to 4 months. Some patients say Dysport works faster than Botox, but that claim is mostly based on anecdotal evidence.

Xeomin

Xeomin is also made of botulinum toxin type A, but it has one major difference — there are no trace proteins. Botox and Dysport contain trace proteins that enhance the durability of the products. But Xeomin doesn’t have any additional proteins, so your body doesn’t develop a tolerance to the neurotoxin used. While Botox and Dysport may stop working effectively after a few years of continued use, Xeomin always retains its effectiveness.

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Meet Francienne

Francienne is the leading owner and aesthetic injector at FG Aesthetics & Medicine. She uses the latest and safest cosmetic injections to address the root cause of your signs of aging, helping you look effortlessly youthful and beautiful. She curates personalized treatment plans for you, ensuring the results match your anatomy and goals. Please schedule an appointment with Francienne to explore your wrinkle relaxer options in Montana.

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