Las Vegas, NV | Neurotoxin Types - Myint Minute | Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Myint: Candace from Miami asks, "I've been getting Botox treatments for years now, and it doesn't last as long as it used to. I've tried different injectors. What's going on?" Great question, Candace.
Dr. Myint: There are three different FDA-approved versions on the market today, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, from three different competing companies. Now, here's something you probably didn't know. Botox and Dysport have a protein, Xeomin doesn't. Now, what does that mean to you? Well, we develop antibodies to certain proteins, and by doing that, it can break down the product much faster. It could be, Candace, that you've developed antibodies to the botulinum. So you may want to switch to Xeomin, which doesn't have a protein, something I've done in my practice that has worked very well. It's not that common and I suggest that you have a discussion with your plastic surgeon or your dermatologist to see if that is the case.
Dr. Myint: Good luck to you. See you next time on Myint Minute. Cheers.