For the past 15 years, Anti Wrinkle has obtained the control of the “muscle relaxing” injectable arena. But two Anti Wrinkle alternatives have entered the market, Dysport and Xeomin.
Both are approved for use in Canada, following FDA approval in the United States. Although newcomers in the industry, Dysport and Xeomin were used in Europe for years to treat neuromuscular conditions before arriving in the North American market.
ABOUT Anti Wrinkle ALTERNATIVE
There are many similarities with the three non-surgical cosmetic treatments:
- Anti Wrinkle, Dysport, and Xeomin contains the same type of protein ingredient derived from botulinum toxin type A which are used to relax the muscles when injected.
- All 3 have a duration period of 3 to 6 months and takes a few days to take effect (gradual onset).
- All three products are excellent and effective for the treatment of frown lines across the forehead and the two lines that form between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, masseter reduction, and treating neck banding.
- Minor and temporary side effects may be experienced by any one of them after receiving the treatment.
Anti Wrinkle, DYSPORT AND XEOMIN
Anti Wrinkle, Dysport, and Xeomin all have exceptional credit. You can compare them similar to Coke and Pepsi. Some may want Dysport because its faster onset while others who are quite satisfied with the results of Anti Wrinkle Injections and will not to the other alternative. It is important to note that these three products should not be used interchangeably and all of them should only be injected by a certified cosmetic doctor.
- Onset Period
Dysport – 1 to 2 days and needs to be refrigerated
Anti Wrinkle – 3-4 days and needs to be refrigerated
Xeomin – takes a week for the full effect and doesn’t require refrigeration
2. Unit Size and Price
Dysport – has smaller molecules and 10% cheaper than the 2. 50 units of Dysport is equivalent to 20 units of Anti Wrinkle.
Anti Wrinkle – same sized molecules and similar price with Xeomin
Xeomin – same sized molecules and similar price with Xeomin
3. Pain Level and Stability
Dysport – less stingy when injected than Anti Wrinkle
Anti Wrinkle – stable around the injection site
Xeomin – no additives and lesser risk of antibody formation. However, protein amount is less and can cause unwanted spread beyond the injection area.