Over the years, Botox by Allergan has been challenged by similar products produced by other companies. If you heard about the brands Dysport, Xeomin, and Newtox or Jeuveau, this article can clear things up and help you choose the best injection for wrinkles. Dr. Rokhsar is an expert injector who personally treats each patient. He artistically injects just the right amount of material to achieve natural-looking results.
Botox – the gold standard
Botox is the most common cosmetic procedure, with over 6 million Botox treatments performed every year in over 75 countries. Found naturally in our environment, botulinum is purified to create an extremely potent neurotoxin. This neurotoxin is diluted into a widely effective and FDA-approved saline solution known as Botox.
By injecting a minuscule amount of Botox directly into facial tissue at our New York City practice, the nerves that communicate with the muscles are “turned off” temporarily. The result is a significant reduction and softening of the noticeable lines and wrinkles on your face, giving you a naturally smooth, youthful appearance. There is practically no downtime or pain associated with any botulinum injectable. Along with its cosmetic benefits, Botox is an effective treatment for migraines and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) due to its nerve and pain-blocking abilities.
Dysport provides similar results to Botox since it is also derived from botulinum. By injecting Dysport in precise locations above and around the eyebrows, for example, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Rokhsar and his New York City-based team are able to significantly reduce wrinkling and sagging of the skin. Although the differences between Botox and Dysport are a topic of continued debate, Dr. Rokhsar believes they behave in a similar manner. The visible differences in the results of the procedures are minimal if any at all. Dysport may have a slightly quicker onset of effect (roughly 1-3 days) when compared to Botox (2-4days), However, these differences are negligible.
Xeomin is another botulinum preparation. Merz Aesthetics claims Xeomin has a higher level of “purity”, which reduces the possibility of potentially harmful side effects and allergic reactions associated with these types of dermal injectables. In reality, this claim is unsubstantiated as the incidence of allergic reactions to Botox and Dysport are virtually nonexistent.
Jeuveau (promoted on social media as “Newtox”)
Also known as Newtox, Jeuveau is the latest botulinum injectable to hit the market. As with the other injectables mentioned above, Newtox is a safe and effective way to break the ties between nerves and muscles, temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkling. The most significant distinction between Newtox and other injectables discussed above is that it is the newest kid on the block.
So Which is the Best Anti-Wrinkle Injectable
While all of the anti-wrinkle injectables mentioned above provide effective, natural results, it is best to consult with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist to determine whether one of these injections can address your cosmetic concerns. It is best to choose a dermatologist who injects every day, like Dr. Rokhsar and has an eye for creating facial harmony and maintaining natural expressions. Dr. Rokhsar has recently been voted to New York Magazine’s Top Doctors list – click here to schedule an appointment online with Dr. Rokhsar.