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Is it a lie if you say " I dont use Botox" when you really use Xeomin, Dysport or Nucieva?

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

They are all toxins. Do the same thing. Only minor differences with a main difference: names of brands !!

TRUTH or LIE... must read to the end.

If you"re someone who regularly gets wrinkle minimizing and prevention treatments commonly known as Botox, you may have noticed that neuromodulator (aka Botox) world has expanded as we are always asking clients about brand use and explaining the differences.

There's been a lot of talk lately about the differences between all the neuromodulators on the market, so let's break them down for those who are curious.

Botox is a neuromodulator- Its an injectable substance that works below the skin's surface to target the underlying muscle activity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles ( also have some other clinical indications-will discuss some other time). Botox is one of the several brands but because it was first on the market and most commonly known, its the most referenced. But there are others and for the sake of explaining- let's mention the Health of Canada approved neuromodulators Nucieva, Xeomin, and Dysport are all other "brand names" with slight differences in their chemical structures, or clinical indications( for some) but for the most part, work the same.

And really, sometimes it just doesn't matter and we could close our eyes and get the same results with all of them. But not close my eyes wile injecting!!

Botox is lingo for "wrinkle relaxer". But really the whole point of this is that when someone says"I don't get botox", it might be a white lie, a half truth, or real truth depending on how you look at it!! They might in fact get Xeomin, Nucieva or Dysport!

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