Neurotoxins Available At New Medical-Spa

Are you looking to turn back the hands of time? Neurotoxins are the best surgery-free options to smooth your face and remove those fine lines and wrinkles. But which should you choose? There are five FDA-approved cosmetic neurotoxins. We’re here to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

What Are Neurotoxins?

Neurotoxins are prescription injections that relax facial muscles responsible for contractions. It’s these muscular contractions that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Without the contractions, your smooth youthful facial appearance returns.

Your Choices With Neurotoxins

All the neurotoxins we use in our Short Pump, VA medical spa work in the same basic way. But there are slight differences in each that determine which is best for each person. Here, we’ll cover some pros and cons of Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Daxxify®. After reading this, you should have a good idea which is best for you.


Botox® was the first neurotoxin approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Botox in 2002. With its 20-year proven safety record, Botox is often the go-to anti-aging facial treatment. For this reason, Botox is the standard other neurotoxins strive to meet.

OnaBotulinumtoxin-A is the active ingredient in Botox. Other ingredients in Botox are proteins that aid absorption, including proteins from cow’s milk. Some users have reported allergic reactions from these proteins.

With Botox, you’ll see results within two to four days. But it takes about two weeks to see the full results. You’ll need repeat Botox injections every three to four months.


The FDA approved Dysport® in 2009. Dysport is also a type A botulinum toxin. The main difference with Botox is in the proteins used. Yet, both drugs use proteins from milk, so if you’re allergic to Botox, Dysport probably is not a good option.

Dysport spreads wider than Botox. This is good for covering larger areas. The downside is that it’s easier for Dysport to spread into unwanted areas. While clinicians often use Dysport on other areas of the face, it’s primarily for forehead lines.

Dysport results start to show in two to three days and last up to five months.


In 2010, the FDA approved Xeomin®. Unlike Botox and Dysport, Xeomin contains no proteins. That means it may be a good option if you’re allergic to the proteins in Botox and Dysport.

You’ll see some results three to four days after the injections. Full results occur in about 30 days. Xeomin lasts for approximately three months.


The FDA approved Jeuveau in 2019. It’s sometimes called “New Tox” because of its similarity to Botox. It’s slightly less expensive than Botox. And there have been reports that for patients where Botox stopped working, Jeuveau continues to work.


Daxxify® is the new kid on the block. The FDA approved it in September 2022. Its advantage over earlier neurotoxins is that it last longer. Whereas Botox wears off after three months, Daxxify lasts for six to nine months.

Come to Our Location in Short Pump, VA for the Latest Neurotoxin Therapies

Schedule your appointment today through our online booking system. Or call us at (804) 424-4981. We look forward to restoring the youthful appearance you deserve.