What is Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau?
Botulinum toxin injections, often referred to by the names, Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau are a purified protein derived from Botulinum that is transformed into a therapeutic agent. Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure with millions of patients being treated safely each year throughout the United States. Botox was originally used decades ago for the treatment of neurological muscle disorders. Cosmetically, Botox and Dysport are most commonly used for the temporary treatment of frown lines (glabella furrows), forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. In addition Botox and Dysport can be used for eyebrow shaping – elevation as well as elevation of the corners of the mouth.
Who is a candidate?
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau should not be used for patients who have a neuromuscular disease, during pregnancy or breast-feeding.