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Botox, Daxibot, Dysport, Jeuveau, & Xeomin

Botox, Daxi, Dysport, Jeuveau & Xeomin

Although Botox has been the world leader in injectable neuromodulator formulas for decades, there’s always specific cases in which someone may not respond well to that specific formula, which is why Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett stocks all the latest FDA-approved formulas to help relax the wrinkles you’re concerned about throughout your face.

What Are Botox, Daxi, Dysport, Jeuveau & Xeomin?

All these formulas are collectively known as neuromodulators. They contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin, a compound that interferes slightly with the nerve signals sent to your facial muscles. Some wrinkles, like those on the forehead and around the eyes, are caused by the contraction of tiny facial muscles. These are called “dynamic wrinkles” and they can be practically erased with proper injection of one of these neuromodulator formulas.

A certified healthcare provider can inject directly into these wrinkle areas to prevent muscle contractions, which causes the wrinkles to soften. Botox and other formulas are most commonly used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and mouth, and between the eyebrows.

Who is a Good Candidate for Botox and Neuromodulators?

People who have noticeable frown lines, forehead lines, or other facial wrinkles are prime candidates for this injectable treatment.

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botox, Dysport, Daxi, and Xeomin are likely not indicated for people whose wrinkles are always present on their expression, since they’re meant to stop muscles from moving, not fill in areas of lost elasticity.

Adults over the age of 22 are eligible for any of these formulas, and we recommended you come in for a consultation to find out exactly which formula is right for your skin type and concern.

What Areas Can Neuromodulators Treat?

Botox and its alternatives can be used for many common wrinkles people begin to see forming in their 30s and beyond. These include:

  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Forehead lines and wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet (at the corners of the eyes)
  • Many more off-label uses

What to Expect During Injectable Procedures

A Botox, Daxi, Dysport, Jeuveau, or Xeomin treatment only takes a few minutes and the results can be seen in just a few days. The treatment itself, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, uses a fine needle to inject your recommended formula into specific facial muscles. The procedure requires no anesthesia and can take place right in your physician’s office. However, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.

The results from a single treatment will generally last four to six months. The use of Botox, Daxi, Dysport, Jeuveau & Xeomin on a regular basis every 4 months, typically at minimum 5-6 times, may lead to more permanent weakness of the muscle, which can provide long-term wrinkle reduction without the need for continued injections, or at least at a reduced frequency.

Recovery from Botox

Some patients observed visible smoothing of their concerns as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect typically occurs at 30 days. The typical duration of skin rejuvenation with neuromodulators is up to 3 months but may last significantly longer or shorter in some patients.

After your treatment, you should avoid lying down for three to four hours and you shouldn’t rub the area for at least 12 hours after treatment. This can help prevent side effects, including eyelid drooping. You may experience some temporary bruising or a headache after a Botox treatment, but these side effects generally resolve after a few days.

Examples of Botox, Daxibot, Dysport, Jeuveau® & Xeomin Results:

Before and After of Xeomin

Before and After of Xeomin

Before and After of Botox

Before and After of Botox

Frequently Asked Questions

What should you not do after Botox?

After your Botox injections, you should avoid rubbing or applying pressure to your face, strenuous activity or exercise, drinking alcohol, taking blood thinners, or sun exposure.

How can I make Botox last longer?

Following your injectors instructions after the procedure, including avoiding pressure on the face or sun exposure, can help extend your Botox results. Choosing an experienced and skilled injector will also give you longer-lasting results.

How long does Botox last?

On average, Botox results last about four months. Your results may vary depending on several factors, including the injection site.

How long does it take for Dysport to settle?

Dysport begins working immediately after injections, and your final results should be noticeable between 2-14 days after your treatment.

Can Dysport lift the eyebrows?

Dysport can be used to lift the eyebrows as well as reduce lines and wrinkles, relax jaw muscles, or reduce dimpling in the chin.

How many units of Dysport are used on average?

The number of units required for your Dysport treatment will vary depending on the treatment area. An average of 50 units of Dysport are used to treat crows feet, for example.

Does Xeomin cause headaches?

Headaches are a relatively common but temporary side effect of Xeomin injections. A majority of patients will not experience headaches after Xeomin.

Is Xeomin as good as Botox?

Xeomin and Botox are comparable in their effectiveness and results. Some patients may prefer one product over the other for a variety of reasons. Many find that Xeomin works sooner after injection and lasts longer.

Is Xeomin good for crows feet?

Xeomin is primarily intended for glabellar lines, or the vertical lines between the eyebrows. However, it can be effective in treating other lines and wrinkles in the eye area, including crows feet.

What is the difference between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are each considered neuromodulators. All three products work using botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the muscles where they are injected. While formulas vary somewhat, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are similar overall.

Can Botox lift the eyebrows?

Botox brow lifts are not physical brow lifts, but rather a way to make them look more angled and contoured by injecting Botox toward the inside of the brows, subtly enhancing the height of the outer brow.

How quickly does Dysport work?

Dysport injections begin working within 24 hours, although residual swelling and distributing of the formula often make the full results take about a week to see.

Can you use Xeomin for laugh lines?

Yes, Xeomin can be used to reduce the look of laugh lines around the mouth.

Is Dysport a filler?

No, Dysport is a type of neuromodulator used to dampen the muscle movements of certain facial muscles to prevent skin from creasing and forming wrinkles when making expressions.

What are the side effects of Daxibot?

The most common side effects of Daxibot are pinpoint bleeding, bruising, swelling, and redness, all of which usually subside within a week or less.

How long after Daxibot can I wash my face?

You can wash your face almost immediately after your treatment, however, avoid pressing firmly on the injected areas to prevent the formula from spreading unnaturally.

What's the difference between Botox and Xeomin?

Xeomin uses a smaller molecular formula of botulinum toxin with fewer protein attachments to allow it to have specific effects in the skin that Botox cannot. Which one is right for you is dependent on many factors, including the location of your wrinkle concerns.

Can you reverse the effects of Jeuveau?

Yes, neuromodulators like Jeuveau can be reversed if you are not happy with the way it looks or if you experience serious negative side effects.

How often should I get Jeuveau?

You can get new injections of Jeuveau and other neuromodulators as often as every 3 to four months, depending on how quickly their effect wears off.

To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Alameda and Brentwood, CA.

Our Clinics

Alameda Clinic

2070 Clinton Ave
Fourth Floor
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone  (510) 864-1800

Brentwood Clinic

1280 Central Blvd
Suite J-5
Brentwood, CA 94513

Phone  (925) 240-8775



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Alameda Location

2070 Clinton Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 379-7919

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(925) 350-8752