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While we can review all the injectables listed to reduce lines and wrinkles, keep in mind that certain products are better for treating crow’s feet or laugh lines while other products are better suited for treating those lines that make you look angry, such as frown lines. Two of these products are Dysport and Xeomin.

How Dysport is Used

Not all lines are produced by age. Sometimes, repeated facial movements, such as squinting or frowning can have an impact too. Therefore, you can be relatively young and look like you are angry with the world. Frown lines develop, over time, from the repeated tightening and contraction of the muscles between the brows. Injectables, such as Dysport, block this activity so frown lines won’t develop. The product is therefore used to reduce the look of frown lines that are moderate to severe.

A Review of Xeomin

Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines, also known as glabellar lines. The medicine contains botulinum toxin type A. This ingredient is a protein that is purified from Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. The medicine is sometimes called icobotulinumtoxinA. (Just reading this paragraph probably has you caused you to frown and contemplate.)

Xeomin is used to treat glabellar lines by acting on nerve endings in muscles to stop the muscle fibers from contracting. Like Dysport, the injectable keeps you from producing frown lines or frowning. However, it takes about two weeks to see noticeable results.


The popular injectable, Botox, is also used with this same concept in mind. The medicine is the leading non-surgical treatment used for reducing lines and wrinkles or preventing the signs of age. Botox is preferred as it only takes 10 minutes per appointment for the injection. Plus, there is no reported downtime involved. In fact, all the injectables that are used do not take a great deal of time to apply nor require downtime. You can obtain a Botox treatment during you lunch hour and head right back to work.

HA Fillers

Products, such as Restylane, Perlane, Belotero and Juvederm, are known as facial fillers. All these injectables make use of hyaluronic acid or HA. HA is a safe and non-allergenic agent that easily binds to water molecules in the dermis, thereby plumping up the skin’s underlying foundation. These injectables are recommended for the following –

  • Nasolabial folds (lines that span between the nose and corners of the mouth)
  • Marionette lines (lines formed at the corners of the mouth)
  • Lip enhancement purposes
  • Adding volume to the cheeks

The above injectables are recommended for almost all types of skin, are non-invasive and cause little discomfort.


While the above fillers contain HA, Radiesse will also plump up the skin but offers another type of ingredient. The calcium-based ingredient in the product is naturally found in the bones and teeth. Radiesse offers immediate results without the need for surgery. Radiesse’s Volumizing Filler is ideal for filling in any of those unwanted wrinkles and folds.


Sculptra is a product that works at replacing the lost collagen in the skin and requires a series of treatments. Usually, three injections are required over several months. The number of sessions varies from one person to the next. The therapy can provide visible results for as long as two years. Sculptra Aesthetic is helpful for anyone who displays –

  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Marionette lines (lines that frame the lips)
  • Wrinkles on the chin

Subtle results from the therapy are seen over time.

As you can see, you have a number of injectables that are available to you. All of the above products will keep you looking youthful and fresh even during those times your skin needs a rest.