What Are the Different Types of Injectables Available? 

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Injectable treatments are one of the easiest ways to experience a cosmetic enhancement without considering surgical options. Some of the most popular injectables are neurotoxin treatments such as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau, which stand out for their ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Each of these products has unique characteristics, but they all function by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles, leading to smoother skin. 

What Are Neurotoxin Injectables?

Neurotoxins are widely used in cosmetic treatments to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. These substances work by disrupting the communication between nerve cells and muscles, leading to a temporary relaxation of facial muscles. This relaxation smooths out the skin, diminishing the appearance of lines that form from repeated facial expressions.

Products like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau are all neurotoxins. They share a common goal: to reduce muscle activity in targeted areas, without affecting overall facial mobility. This precision is what makes them a preferred choice for non-surgical cosmetic enhancement.

However, the effects of these injectables are temporary. The body breaks them down over time, and muscle activity gradually returns. You may need to consider repeated treatments to maintain the effects. 

Types of Neurotoxin Injectables

Four major neurotoxin injectable treatments dominate the market: Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau. Each has distinct characteristics, though they all share the same goal of reducing indications of aging. 

  1. Botox is perhaps the most well-known. It’s been used for years and has a proven track record. Botox is versatile and practical for various areas of the face, and its results typically last about 3-6 months. It’s often the go-to choice for first-time users due to its familiarity and extensive safety data.
  2. Xeomin is unique because it’s a “naked” neurotoxin, meaning it lacks the protein additives found in Botox and Dysport. This purity can be beneficial for patients who have developed resistance to other neurotoxins. Xeomin’s effects are similar to Botox, but some users report a more natural feel in their facial expressions post-treatment.
  3. Dysport is known for its quicker onset of action and a slightly different formulation that may spread a bit more, making it suitable for larger areas. Its diffusion can be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on the treatment area. Dysport is often chosen for treating broader areas like the forehead.
  4. Jeuveau is the newest on the scene. It’s similar to Botox in its formulation but is often marketed as a more cost-effective alternative. It’s gaining popularity, especially among younger users looking for preventative treatments.

Choosing the Right Neurotoxin Injectable

You’ll need to consider several factors to know which of the four neurotoxin injectables you must consider. Start by asking yourself which specific area you want to address. Different neurotoxins have varying effects on different facial areas. For example, Dysport might be more suitable for broader areas like the forehead due to its spreading quality, while Botox or Xeomin might be better for targeted areas like crow’s feet or frown lines.

Your desired aesthetic looks are another factor to think about. Some people prefer a more natural look, where slight movements are still possible, which might steer them towards Xeomin. Others might opt for Botox or Dysport for a more pronounced smoothing effect.

Likewise, consider your medical history and previous experiences with neurotoxins. If you’ve developed resistance to one type, like Botox, Xeomin could be a better choice due to its pure form. Or, if you’re new to neurotoxins, starting with the well-established Botox might feel more comfortable.

Procedure Experience: What To Expect

Getting a neurotoxin injectable treatment is a reasonably straightforward process, but it’s natural to have questions about what to expect. The experience typically begins with a consultation. Here, you’ll discuss your goals and concerns with a healthcare professional who will evaluate your facial structure and recommend the best product and treatment plan.

The treated area is cleansed before the procedure. A topical anesthetic is spread avoid discomfort. The injections themselves are quick and are done using a fine needle. Most people describe the sensation as a small pinch or sting, which is quite manageable.

The number of injections depends on the area being treated and the desired outcome. For instance, treating forehead lines might require several small injections across the forehead. The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes.


After treatment, you can anticipate some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. The good news is that they are typically mild and will go away on their own within a few days. In the meantime, avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas for a few hours after the procedure to prevent spreading the neurotoxin to unintended muscles.

Results don’t appear immediately. Give it some time; full results should be visible after about two weeks. The effects last about 3-6 months, depending on the product used and your individual response to the treatment.

You need to have realistic expectations. Neurotoxin injectables are highly effective at smoothing wrinkles and fine lines, but results may vary based on individual factors like skin type, age, and the severity of wrinkles.

Filler Add-On

While neurotoxins are excellent for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements, they don’t address issues like volume loss or deep static wrinkles. This is where fillers come into play.

Fillers, usually composed of substances like hyaluronic acid, are injected to restore lost volume, smooth out deep set lines, and enhance facial contours. They are especially effective in areas like the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds, adding volume and creating a youthful impression.

The combination of neurotoxins and fillers can provide a more comprehensive anti-aging treatment. Neurotoxins work on the upper part of the face to relax forehead lines and crow’s feet, while fillers can be used on the mid to lower face for volume and definition. This dual approach ensures a balanced, natural-looking result.

The process of getting fillers is similar to that of neurotoxins. It’s a quick, in-office procedure with immediate visible results. Some swelling or bruising might occur, but it typically subsides within a few days. The filler results can last six months to over a year, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s response.


Whether you’re interested in exploring the benefits of neurotoxin injectables like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau, or looking to complement these treatments with fillers for a more comprehensive approach, our team will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contact Empowered Medspa today to commence your assessment and discover the perfect treatment plan tailored just for you. Take charge of your beauty and confidence with Empowered Medspa, where your transformation awaits!

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