Types of Botox Treatments on the Market Today

Woman touching her face

Woman touching her faceMen and women who are looking to turn back the hands of time now turn to cosmetic procedures to keep looking their best. They consider these treatments as their saviors and ultimate solutions to their problems.

In Salt Lake City, for example, people turn to Botox treatments from facilities, such as the Utah Dermatologic & Medical Procedures Clinic. It’s important to find a professional you can trust because you’ll be putting your face and other parts of your body on the line.

Your Botox Treatment Options

Unlike facelifts or facial reconstruction surgery, Botox treatments are relatively less-invasive. They only require injecting the target sites with Botox, and the lines, furrows, and creases will become less visible and pronounced. There are three types of Botox treatments on the market today.

The first type is the original Botulinum toxin (onabotulinumtoxinA), which was approved by the FDA and released in 2002. It was initially used to address problems with lazy eye and manage blepharospasm, a condition where the eyelids are not able to move in certain eyes. It was also used to relax frown lines.

Since then, there have been an estimated 11 million patients who have benefitted from the use of Botox. Over time, Botox was approved for more uses, such as treating headaches and excessive sweating.

In 2009, Dysport, (abobotulinumtoxinA) was approved and used primarily to address severe spasms in the muscles of the neck, muscle stiffness, and spasm in the upper limbs, ankles, and toes, It also helps reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.

New Player in the Market

The newest type, Xeomin, was approved in 2012. It is said to work faster than Botox and is quickly becoming a top choice in the market.

It is important to note, though, that while there may be slight variations in cost, the rate of effectiveness, and the treatment period, these three deliver the same effects. If you’re determined to get a Botox treatment, consult your doctor to know which one suits your needs and budget.

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