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All About “Tox”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now, you’ve probably heard about Botox®. Afterall, it is that *magic* injection that improves wrinkles, skin tone, and results in HAPPINESS (it’s true….Botox® has been shown to improve depressed mood)!

While most of us refer to all “Tox” brands as “Botox” this class of medications are formally referred to as neuromodulator agents and there are several brands available for use here in the USA. Those include Jeuveau®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and good ‘ol Botox®. In fact, all of these medications contain the same active ingredient – Botulinium Type A. Tox products work by temporarily making it harder for you to make certain facial expressions, such as frowning, thus reducing lines created by the actions of these muscles. Side effects are minimal and include the potential for bruising and mild swelling at the injection sites and treatment effects are typically seen within a few days of injection.

For more information, including a comparison chart of the various brands, click here: Membership Benefits

At Tox & Tonic we specialize in Tox injections! Our Nurse Injectors have received extensive training in the use of Tox for both on-label and off-label (commonly treated but non-FDA approved) areas with ALL of the FDA-approved Tox products currently available. We understand the differences in effect between the various brands, as well as the effect of dosing changes, precise placement, and even specialty Tox treatments such as treatments for excessive sweating, MicroTox Tightening and HydraTox Gold Needling.

Nervous about getting Tox injections?! Don’t be! Our Nurse Injectors take your safety very seriously. All potential effects – both good and bad – will be discussed with you, in detail, prior to your treatment. We will make sure you feel comfortable with your treatment plan and that all of your questions are answered. We even offer a FREE VIRTUAL CONSULTATION so you can determine which treatment areas may be right for you!

We look forward to helping you ROCK YOUR TOX!

What’s The Difference Between The Various ‘Tox’ Brands?

While the active ingredient is the same throughout all of the products, the ‘recipe’ and manufacturing process varies amongst them. This variation can create subtle differences in duration, effect, and potency as shown in the chart, below.

Comparison Of Currently Available “TOX” Brands

Distributor Evolus Allergan Galderma Merz
Scientific Name PrabotulinumtoxinA OnabotulinumtoxinA AbobotulinumtoxinA IncobotulinumtoxinA
Year FDA Approved 2019 2002 2009 2011
T&T Price/Unit $10/unit $12/unit $11/3 units $11/unit
Member Price $6.99/unit $10.50/unit $9.99/3 units $9.99/unit
Protective Proteins YES YES YES NO
Molecular Weight 900 kDa 900 kDa Varies 350-750 kDa 150 kDa
Dosing Increments 1 unit 1 unit 3 units 1 unit
Diffusion* Minimal Minimal Moderate Mild to Moderate
Duration of Effect* 3-4 months 3-4 months 3-4 months 3-4 months
Onset of Action 72-120 hrs 72 - 120 hrs 48-72 hrs 72-168 hrs
Approved Indications Glabellar Frown Lines Glabellar Frown Lines Forehead Lines Crows Feet Migraine Headaches Excessive Sweating Muscle Spasticity Glabellar Frown Lines Muscle Spasticity Glabellar Frown Lines Muscle Spasticity Excessive Drooling
Pros/Cons Generous Rewards Program Newest Technology – “Hi-Pure” Precise Product Less Spread Proven Safety Resistance can develop Natural looking results Fastest Onset Avoid in Cows Milk Allergy Longer Onset Consider use if resistance develops Lacks accessory proteins
Tox & Tonic Membership Available at all Tox & Tonic Locations Available at all Tox & Tonic Locations May not be available at all Tox & Tonic Locations May not be available at all Tox & Tonic Locations
Manufacture Savings Evolus Alle’ Aspire Xperience+
Manufacturer Rewards $40 OFF/Treatment $20/Treatment $20/Treatment $20/Treatment
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*Diffusion and Duration are influenced by the amount of saline used to reconstitute each product prior to injection – this amount varies amongst providers.

*Receive per unit as part of your membership

Determining Your Treatment Areas

Not too sure what areas need to treated with Tox? Click the links below to see a quick before and after example, along with average dosing for each area.

[*Typical dose ranges shown are for Botox/Xeomin/Jeuveau – Dysport dosing is multiplied by 3]

Other Tox Treatment Options

Migraine Therapy: Typical dose 155 units. 

Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis): Typical dose 100 units. 

Sweaty Heady (for scalp sweating): Typical dose 50 units. 

Micro-Tox (for skin rejuvenation): Typical Dose 60 units.

*Please note that results may vary from patient-to-patient and cannot be guaranteed. Pricing varies based upon choice of Tox and associated dosing.

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