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What are different types of Botox?

Currently there are three different brands that are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved in the US --  Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These all have the same active ingredient but different formulations. Since they are biologics, each one has subtle differences and cannot be directly compared by unit. Each has its own strengths and many people prefer a specific brand name. 
Susie Whitworth
Nursing
Botox for cosmetic use and botox for cervical dystonia have the same active ingredients and the same formulation. They have different uses and may have different modes of administration, but they have potentially the same side effects.
Dermatologist Dr. Heidi Waldorf describes the various brand names for Botox. Watch Dr. Waldorf's video for tips and information on cosmetic dermatology and skin health.


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