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Understanding the Differences Between Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport: Why Expertise Matters

Original 100units Botox at AOKLINIK Penang
Original 100units Botox at AOKLINIK Penang


In the world of aesthetic treatments, neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are popular choices for reducing wrinkles and achieving a youthful appearance. While they might seem similar at first glance, each has unique characteristics that can influence their suitability for different patients. At AOKLINIK, our doctors leverage their extensive expertise to guide you to the best choice. In this post, we’ll explore the key differences between these three treatments and why the experience and skill of your practitioner are crucial in delivering outstanding results.

What Are Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport?

Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all types of botulinum toxin type A, used to temporarily relax muscles and smooth wrinkles. Here's a closer look at each:


  • Developed by: Allergan

  • Onset: Typically within 3-7 days

  • Duration: Around 3-4 months

  • Formula: Contains accessory proteins along with the active ingredient

  • Use Cases: Widely used for crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles


  • Developed by: Merz Pharmaceuticals

  • Onset: Usually within 4-7 days

  • Duration: About 3-4 months

  • Formula: "Naked" form, containing only the active botulinum toxin without accessory proteins

  • Use Cases: Effective for frown lines and areas where patients might develop resistance to other neuromodulators


  • Developed by: Ipsen

  • Onset: Faster, typically within 2-5 days

  • Duration: Lasts around 3-4 months, similar to Botox

  • Formula: Has a slightly different formulation that can spread more easily

  • Use Cases: Suitable for larger treatment areas like the forehead, as it diffuses more widely

Choosing the Right Treatment: AOKLINIK’s Approach

Selecting between Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport depends on several factors, including the specific area being treated, patient preferences, and individual responses to these products. Here’s how our doctors at AOKLINIK approach this decision:

Dr. Kamen Ng conducted a comprehensive assessment of her skin condition, discussed her aesthetic goals, and evaluated her medical history.
Personalised consultation session between Dr. Kamen Ng and a patient from Surabaya, Indonesia. This patient sought expert advice on her aesthetic concerns and chose AOKLINIK for its renowned expertise and personalized care.

1. Personalized Consultation

Each patient at AOKLINIK undergoes a thorough consultation to discuss their aesthetic goals, medical history, and previous experiences with neuromodulators. This holistic approach ensures we understand your unique needs and preferences.

2. Understanding the Subtleties

  • Botox is often preferred for precise applications due to its well-established profile and slightly slower diffusion.

  • Xeomin is an excellent option for patients who have developed antibodies to Botox or Dysport due to its purer formulation.

  • Dysport is favored for treating larger areas or when a quicker onset of action is desired.

3. Skillful Application

The efficacy and safety of neuromodulator treatments are highly dependent on the technique and expertise of the practitioner. Our doctors at AOKLINIK are trained to deliver these treatments with precision, ensuring natural-looking results without the “frozen” appearance.

4. Monitoring and Adjusting

After the initial treatment, we closely monitor your results and make any necessary adjustments. This follow-up is crucial to achieving and maintaining optimal outcomes.

Beyond Cosmetic Concerns: Versatile Applications at AOKLINIK

While Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are widely recognized for their cosmetic benefits, they also offer effective solutions for various medical conditions. Many patients at AOKLINIK opt for these treatments to address concerns beyond aesthetics, including:

1. Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

  • Botox can be highly effective in treating hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerve signals responsible for sweating. This treatment is commonly used for areas such as the underarms, palms, and soles, providing significant relief and improving quality of life for patients.

2. Calf Muscle Reduction

  • Dysport and Botox are sometimes used for non-surgical calf muscle reduction. This treatment can achieve a slimmer calf appearance by relaxing the muscles and reducing their size over time, offering a less invasive alternative to surgery for patients seeking a more contoured leg shape.

Original Botox available at AOKLINIK Penang since 2013
Botox Botulinum Toxin at AOKLINIK Penang

Why Choose AOKLINIK?

1. Expert Knowledge and Experience

Our doctors have extensive experience with neuromodulators, having treated a diverse range of patients with varying needs. This depth of knowledge allows us to select the most suitable product and technique for each individual, ensuring the best possible results.

2. Ethical Practices

AOKLINIK adheres to a no commission/sales consultant policy, focusing solely on what’s best for our patients. We do not upsell unnecessary treatments, and all products used are evidence-based and registered.

3. Comprehensive Care

Beyond the initial treatment, AOKLINIK provides comprehensive follow-up care to ensure your satisfaction and address any concerns. Our personalized approach extends to every aspect of your treatment journey.

4. International Recognition and Trust

Since our humble beginnings in 2013, AOKLINIK has earned a reputation as a top aesthetic clinic among foreign patients, including those from holiday cruises and international travelers. Our commitment to high-quality care and exceptional results has made us a preferred destination for those seeking aesthetic treatments while on vacation or during a cruise stopover. Our welcoming environment, coupled with our expert team, ensures that every patient receives the best possible care, regardless of where they come from.

5. Cutting-Edge Techniques

We stay at the forefront of aesthetic advancements, offering the latest and most effective techniques in neuromodulator application. Our commitment to innovation means you receive the most current and effective treatments available.


Choosing between Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport requires an understanding of their unique characteristics and how they align with your aesthetic goals. At AOKLINIK, our experienced doctors are dedicated to providing personalized, ethical, and expert care, ensuring you achieve the natural and rejuvenated look you desire. Whether you are seeking cosmetic enhancements or solutions for conditions like hyperhidrosis and calf muscle reduction, our team is here to provide the best possible care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover why AOKLINIK has become the top choice for aesthetic treatments among international travelers and foreign patients.

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