BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals.
When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. When you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
Your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. Prescription Dysport temporarily improves the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions. Now your eyes will tell your story, instead of distracting from it by revealing the lines between them.
With just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
XEOMIN® can be used to combat frown lines and wrinkles around the brows. It helps to block muscle contractions in these areas, preventing wrinkles from forming. XEOMIN® is a neurotoxin. It is similar to Botox®, however, they differ in the fact that XEOMIN® contains less proteins than Botox® does. Because there are fewer proteins present, your body is less likely to develop antibodies to XEOMIN®. This means that you will not grow immune to this product or become a non-responder as some patients do with Botox® over time.