Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, Which one is the best?
What you need to know about Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all botulinum neurotoxin, collectively known as BTX- A (botulinum neurotoxin type A). These products have minor differences in their chemical forms.
Botox (onabotulinumtoxin type-A), distributed by Allergan based in Ireland.
Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin type-A), distributed by Galderma based in Switzerland.
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin type-A), distributed by Merz based in Frankfurt, Germany (where Dr. Shafa earned her medical degree!)
Our experience with Botox vs Dysport
Dr. Parvin Shafa in Irvine, Orange CA is an experienced dermatologist that has been injecting botox since 1996. Since mid-2009, she has been simultaneously injecting Dysport.
Here is Dr. Shafa’s testimony on the differences and similarities between Botox and Dysport.
“I do not pay attention to what the marketing world is claiming and spreading. The most valuable information about these products comes not from these marketing companies, but from my own personal experience gained from injecting these products, from close follow-ups and feedback from my own patients, and from my scientific studies and research of these products. My extensive experience with both products has shown that both can be used interchangeably for the same result with patient’s informed consent about the type of product received.”
Which one do we prefer to use?
Botox and Dysport slightly differ in the type of protein used, but the risks and effects of both products are similar. In fact, they are so similar that we, at OC MedDerm, have one single consent form for Botox and Dysport since all information is the same with minor differences. As with any product, we desire an affordable and effective product that poses minimal to no risks. Since the risks and effects of both products are similar, we will support whoever supports the wellbeing of our patients and offers incentives such as rebates, price cuts, or anything else that increases our patients’ happiness and satisfaction.