Neurotoxin Showdown in Dallas: Botox Vs. Dysport, Jeuveau, & Xeomin


Get ready to rumble! It’s time to battle it out, neurotoxins. With so many different brands of injectables, who knows the differences and benefits of each!? Well.. me, Jen Pillote, one of Dallas’ top Aesthetic Injectors at Lemon Avenue Plastic Surgery ??‍♀️. But by the end of this post, you will too!

The top four neurotoxins you’ll find in Dallas (and all of the U.S. for that matter) are Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®. So, we’re going to dive into those leading contenders. Ding, ding! Let’s go. ?

First, what are neurotoxins?

According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, neurotoxins are the single most popular cosmetic procedure in the country. Neurotoxins are injectables used to treat wrinkles and smooth the skin by blocking nerve impulses and helping muscles relax. ??‍♀️ Neurotoxins don’t sound sexy on paper, so they’re better known under their brand names. Enter Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin.

What do these four neurotoxins have in common?

All of these leading brands are essentially used for the same thing: rejuvenation and temporary wrinkle elimination. ✨ Using the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, all four are under the same injectable umbrella showing effective results. They are most commonly used to treat 11’s (frown lines), crow’s feet, and smile lines, but some have other medical marvels like treating migraines and excess sweating. Most importantly, all are FDA approved and proven to be safe when administered by a licensed, experienced professional.

Big differences of Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau & Xeomin neurotoxins

As similar as they are, they do have noticeable differences. First off, they are all produced by different manufacturers, therefore their secret sauces, aka formulas, vary. This affects dosage, application strategy, overall cost, the time frame of results, and more.

Here are all four, broken down so you can understand the differences, benefits, upsides, and downsides of each…

The ‘OG’, Botox

Botox is to neurotoxins what Sharpie® is to permanent markers. Botox holds an 80% market share of the injectable industry. All hail the queen ?! Crowned by the FDA in 2002, Botox became the first anti-wrinkle injectable on the market, thus becoming the household name for injectables. Botox is formulated using a protein casing, and although its results are undeniable, this can cause rare immune reactions. That’s why other brands entered the market.

The ‘Lightweight’, Dysport

The second to enter the game was Dysport when it earned FDA certification in 2009. It has a lighter molecular weight than Botox containing a smaller version of a similar protein. Slightly less potent than its predecessor, Dysport diffuses (spreads) easier aka it’s great for treating larger areas. However, more product is needed to get optimal results. The average patient uses about 20 units of Botox versus 40 units of Dysport – BUT HOLD THE PHONE. ☎️  This lightweight shows results in just 24 hours ⏱, compared to the 72 hours needed by Botox. (Heads up… our next injectable takes 4 days!)

The ‘Naked One’, Xeomin

Entering the game in 2011, less is more with Xeomin since it contains only one ingredient: botulinum toxin type A. Known as the “naked injectable,” ?? Xeomin doesn’t contain any additives and is the purest form on the market. It’s also proven to be the most resistant injectable to the body since some patients form antibodies against Botox and Dysport. The downside? Xeomin has the slowest turnaround, taking 4 days to show full results.

The ‘New Kid’ (hey girl, hey??‍♀️), Jeuveau

Meet the newest kid on the block, Jeauveau! Approved exclusively for cosmetic use in 2019, the debutant, Jeuveau is similar to our veteran, Botox (making a serious splash at its launch party in Cancun). It has the same molecular weight and is derived from different strains of the same toxin. It’s dubbed #Newtox. Why? It has nearly the same results and side effects. What’s the catch? It’s so new that there is limited clinical data and trails on the product. Regardless, it’s making waves because analysts think this new addition to the market will reduce injection costs 20 – 30% overall. That’s good news for everyone. ?

Which neurotoxin is best?

I’ll cut to the chase, I currently treat my patients with Botox®, Xeomin®, and Dysport. The best neurotoxin for you depends on, well, YOU. Your goals, unique facial anatomy, bodily reactions, and budget play a part, but rest assured. An experienced injector will make the best recommendation for you.

That’s where I come in – Jen Pilotte! ?? I’m one of Dallas’ top Botox and Filler injectors for men and women at Lemon Avenue Plastic Surgery and I offer all types of neurotoxin injections. I’m fully confident using Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin and trust I can make the perfect choice for you producing amazing results – like these. Reach out to book a consultation now!

-xoxo, Jen