The main difference between DAXI and Botox (Dysport and Xeomin) is how long it lasts. Some doctors, such as Manish Shah, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Shah Aesthetic Surgery in Denver, have moved away from Botox due to its shorter duration of four months. However, Dysport claims that its results can last up to five months in some patients. Unfortunately, no matter which injectable wrinkle reducer you choose, the effects of the neurotoxin will eventually wear off and the nerves will be able to send signals to the muscles again.
In general, Botox lasts 3 to 4 months. As we age, our facial skin begins to show signs of aging due to a decrease in collagen production. Cosmetic injectables are a safe and effective way for many people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s to reduce signs of skin aging and soften their overall appearance. Anti-wrinkle relaxants such as BOTOX or Dysport are made with botulinum toxin (type A) and injected into specific areas of the face to paralyze or relax certain muscles.
Typical areas include the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. While Botox works well anywhere it is approved for use, some people with low eyebrows may see their eyebrows fall lower if the horizontal lines of the forehead are treated with any neurotoxin. In addition, because men have greater muscle mass, they need higher doses of Botox to effectively reduce wrinkles, often double the effective dose used for women. With a qualified and experienced injector, both Dysport and BOTOX are highly effective regardless of skin type or age.
However, when it comes to lasting results, Dysport may be the better option as it has been known to last up to five months in some patients.