What’s the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?. Are you looking into getting Botox to help smooth out your skin? When doing your research, I’m sure you may have come across the 3 different types of neuromodulators, these are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These are essentially a form of botulinum toxin Type A, approved for medical and cosmetic services. These three products all act in similar ways, temporarily freezing the nerve impulses targeting individual facial muscles and paralysing them. The overall outcome can prevent deeper lines forming in the future, acting as an anti-aging strategy giving you an all-round younger facial aesthetic. 

Botox Injections

Appearance is a huge factor which can affect your self-esteem, everybody has their own insecurities. Don’t you wish you could get a magic wand and erase all of your imperfections? Whether you’re insecure about the wrinkles on your face, a small bump on your nose or want to find a way to control your excessive sweating. Botox injections can temporarily solve these self-confidence issues for you.

As previously established, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are all extremely similar substances used to relax the underlying muscles beneath the skin. The needle instantly injects the substance straight to the specific muscle only for a few seconds. You’re more than likely to experience minor discomfort when having this procedure. But rest assured it’s only a small pin prick for a few seconds. From here, it will take up to 2 days to start seeing the results, and about 2 weeks until you see the maximum end result.

Frown Lines

Botox was the initial element which was made for all cosmetic procedures back in 2002. Originally used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, Glabella, (the frown lines between your eyebrows and your nose). These are strongly pronounced when you frown. It is also used to smooth out the Lateral Canthi (also known as crows feet), these are the wrinkles found beside your eyes.

Later on, in 2009 Dysport made its debut as a slightly altered formula to Botox. The outcomes of each product are nearly identical but are measured in different measurements. Each brand has slightly different formulas for each substance, all of which work in the same way.    


Xemomin is the newest neuromodulator, introduced in 2011. This was created to iron out fine lines and wrinkles giving you smoother skin. What makes this product unique is the fact there are no added proteines gathering around the active molecule. It is a different variation to the previous formulations of Botulinum toxin, called incobotulinumtoxin A. Xeomin has a similar dosing calculation as Botox, with a unit conversion ratio of 1:1. 

There is very little difference between the products. When considering having a cosmetic procedure, make sure you do all of the necessary research. We’ve found that there are undeniably patients and injectors who are loyal to Team Botox, Team Dysport or Team Xeomin. So how do you decide what neuromodulator is right for you? Come on down to Harley Street Clinic, London to find out more today!  Feel free to contact our highly qualified team who will offer you their specialist knowledge and advice for your Botox treatment, London.