Updated: Mar 31
Botulinum toxin is a popular injectable treatment used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. At SOHO Wellness Med Spa, we offer three types of botulinum toxin: Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits and differences between these three products, as well as safety considerations and how to choose the right product for your needs.
What is botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by temporarily relaxing muscles, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Botulinum toxin has been used for many years to treat medical conditions such as chronic migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating. In recent years, it has also become a popular cosmetic treatment for facial wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Botox is the most well-known brand of botulinum toxin and has been used for cosmetic purposes since the early 2000s. It works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions. This results in a temporary relaxation of the targeted muscles, which can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox is commonly used to treat wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. The procedure usually takes around 15-20 minutes, and patients can see results within a few days. Results typically last for 3-4 months.
Dysport is another brand of botulinum toxin that works similarly to Botox but has a slightly different formula. Dysport molecules are smaller than Botox molecules, which allows them to spread more evenly throughout the targeted area. This can result in a more natural-looking result and may also require fewer injections.
Dysport is commonly used to treat wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. The procedure is similar to Botox and usually takes around 15-20 minutes. Results can be seen within a few days and typically last for 3-4 months.
Jeuveau is the newest brand of botulinum toxin and works similarly to Botox and Dysport. It is sometimes referred to as "Newtox" due to its recent introduction to the market. Jeuveau is designed to specifically target the muscles responsible for frown lines, which can result in a more targeted and effective treatment.
Jeuveau may work more quickly than Botox, with some patients seeing results within 2-3 days. Results typically last for 3-4 months, similar to Botox and Dysport.
Safety and side effects
Botulinum toxin injections are generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced provider. At SOHO Wellness Med Spa, we take patient safety very seriously and follow strict protocols to minimize the risk of complications. Common side effects of botulinum toxin injections include mild pain, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few days.
Choosing the right product
Choosing the right botulinum toxin product depends on several factors, including treatment goals, desired results, and personal preferences. Our experienced providers can help guide you through this decision-making process and recommend the best product for your individual needs.
Transform Your Look With Botulinum Toxin Treatments at SOHO
Botulinum toxin injections are a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. At SOHO Wellness Med Spa, we offer three types of botulinum toxin: Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau. Our experienced providers can help you determine which product is right for you and provide personalized treatment to help you achieve your desired results. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!