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Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are three similar cosmetic products that are easy to confuse. But, what differentiates the three? What exactly do they have in common? And, what does this mean for you?

The Similarities


The Maker

Xeomin is manufactured by Merz Aesthetics. Dysport is produced by Galderma. Botox is the property of Allergan Co.

The Source

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are derived from botulinum toxin. The toxin is a protein that blocks neurotransmission, thus, causing flaccid paralysis. 

The Differences


Compared to its competitors, Xeomin is purer and doesn’t have any additives. Thus, it’s less likely to cause adverse effects, and the body is less likely to become resistant to it.

While Dysport, by design, is primarily for medical procedures. The official Dysport website references spasticity and dystonia. Additionally, Dysport has aesthetic uses. But, its formula includes additives to dilute the product.

Be it, man or woman, wrinkles be gone! Botulinum is at your side!

Lastly, the oldest of the three is Botox. The range of therapies and procedures for this product is quite vast, including spasticity, migraines, overactive bladder, spasms, dystonia, strabismus, hyperhidrosis, wrinkles, fine lines, and muscle stiffness. For a full list of side effects and uses of Botox, visit their official website.

What This Means For The Consumer

As a cosmetic client, you can ask your injector for more information. That includes asking for a full list of side effects, and cost-efficient alternatives. In this case, the benefits of variety in the menu at your disposal include pricing and results.

More Information

Do you want more information? If you have any questions about Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, ask a doctor. They’ll be able to advise you according to your needs.



The information provided herein has been reviewed for accuracy, but cannot be guaranteed to be free of infallalacy. The information herein does not qualify as a diagnosis nor does it substitute a consultation with a licensed physician.

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Post Author: Dr. Mirza

With over 15 years of experiences as a licensed physician, Dr. Muhammad Mirza is very knowledgeable in cosmetics. Having specialized in neurology, our doctor knows exactly how to contour cosmetic products to your needs perfectly. Dr. Mirza takes his knowledge and shares it on his website, in his offices, and across various other platforms.