Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA)

Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA)

Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA)


Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are most effective in decreasing the wrinkles in the forehead area that are located between the eyes.   These wrinkles are caused by the corrugator and procerus muscles.  These muscles are mainly used for frowning or scowling.  When they are prominent, they give the patient an angry look even when they are not angry.   Because these muscles are essentially not useful and very small, they can be completely relaxed without adverse effects.    The crow’s feet around the eyes and  forehead wrinkles are also excellent areas to inject.

Regular Injections of Botox ,Dysport, and Xeomin can be used to prevent wrinkles as well as treat them.   Therefore many experts recommend that patients start treatment in their early twenties even before wrinkles appear.


Are they safe?

These toxins are very safe when administered by well-trained specialists.  It is not safe when given by untrained or poorly trained individuals.  Because they seem so easy to administer, many people are trying to do it.   Some of them poorly trained or even untrained.  There have even been instances where non-medical Botox has been used resulting in serious consequences and prolonged hospitalizations. This is why it is important to receive your neurotoxin injections by highly trained medical providers specializing in aesthetic medicine.