Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are all different brands of a similar protein that prevents or reduces a muscle’s ability to contract. While there are small nuances between each brand, excellent results can be achieved by all of them. At Grossman Dermatology in NYC and Santa Monica, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are used often and the injections are quick and relatively painless.
An Injectable Fountain of Youth
Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® at Santa Monica's Grossman Dermatology are cosmetic injectables used to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and may also prevent the development of new ones. They are each a form of botulinum toxin type A and work by blocking the signal that goes from the nerve to the muscle (which means the muscle cannot make a wrinkle), but they have slight differences. Dr. Grossman and her team use a conservative approach to neuromodulators that results in a more youthful appearance that looks natural — never stiff or frozen.
Dr. Grossman has been injecting neuromodulators for over 25 years, and has a unique perspective on her technique. While she is able to “freeze” the face, that is not her preference. Dr. Grossman was one of the pioneers in treating the entire face as opposed to focusing only on the upper face, as many other practitioners do. Her focus is on balance and creating a long-term solution to prevent aging. When patients are over-injected with Botox on the upper face for years, it creates increased aging in the lower face and creates an unbalanced look with a shiny, atrophied forehead and super-lined lower face.
Santa Monica's Botox Expert
Dr. Grossman has been a pioneer in Baby Botox (the use of a lower amount of the product) for over 20 years. Developed in response to celebrities’ need to be able to move their face and the fear of the everyday woman of taking on a frozen look, Dr. Grossman’s unique light touch has earned her a loyal following of patients. When Allergan, the company that makes Botox, looked at the retention rate of their top Botox users, the average percentage of patients that returned to these elite doctors was 53%. Dr. Grossman’s retention rate was 97%. Needless to say, when you're looking for Botox in Santa Monica or NYC, Grossman Dermatology is by far the best option.
What can Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Do?
- Reduce the appearance of the “11” lines between the eyebrows
- Soften the horizontal lines of the forehead
- Give the brows a slight lift (the “Brow Lift in a Bottle”)
- Improve the appearance of crow’s feet at the eyes
- Decrease fine lines under the eyes
- Reduce chin dimpling
- Improve the appearance of lipstick lines at the mouth
- Reduce vertical bands of the neck
- Soften nasolabial folds (in select patients)
- Lessen the downward-turning corners of the mouth (in select patients)
- Re-shape the jawline (in select patients)
What are the Differences Between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
Botox is the original protein used. FDA-approved for cosmetic use in 2002, it has a long track record and has become a household name. Botox is excellent for treating all areas of the face, especially smaller ones. In addition to aesthetic uses, Botox is also commonly used to treat excessive sweating, teeth grinding, migraines, and muscle spasms. Botox results are typically visible within 10-14 days following treatment, and last approximately 3-6 months.
Dysport works very similarly to Botox but has different proteins attached to the active molecules. It is a thinner formula which spreads more easily and therefore achieves results more quickly. Dysport is also particularly good for creases in the forehead. Results are visible within 2-3 days and can last 4-6 months.
Xeomin is the most eco-friendly neuromodulator product. It doesn’t require refrigeration, which eliminates the Styrofoam waste. It also has the least amount of extraneous proteins attached. Because of this, there’s less of a chance of building up a tolerance to it. Xeomin is a good option for those who haven’t found Botox or Dysport to be effective because of the purified state of BoNT-A. Results are noticeable within about 10 days and can last up to six months.
Why Choose Grossman Dermatology?
Since 1995, Grossman Dermatology has upheld a standard of quality, excellence, and a high level of customer care. Our long-established, high-end boutique cosmetic practice delivers results that help people look their best, but still keep them looking like themselves — never fake or overdone. We offer privacy and confidentiality, with a patient-centric focus. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Karyn Grossman is well-known and widely respected for her dedicated attention and artistic, natural-looking results, as well as her thoroughness with each patient. Botox is one of our main services at Grossman Dermatology, so if you’re in Santa Monica, Dysport, Botox and Xeomin are available and we invite you to reach out to us to set up your consultation.