Neurotoxins, also known as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are injectable solutions that temporarily block nerve receptors in the muscle, preventing lines and wrinkles from forming. They can be used to treat muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, excessive sweating, and overactive bladder.
What is the difference between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
Each brand has a slightly different formulation of a bacterium: Clostridium Botulinum or Botulinum Toxin A. They all work in the same way – block the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle movements that cause wrinkles.
What does it do?
Neurotoxins target underlying causes of fine lines on the face, such as, repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting. Your dermatologist will inject the muscles with the neurotoxins to essentially pause muscle activity. The temporary absence of contracting facial muscles will reduce fines lines as the skin naturally renews itself.