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BOTOX® and Xeomin®

BOTOX® is the most asked for service in aesthetics today. It is often times the initial treatment that begins our journey towards more youthful and beautiful skin. BOTOX® is also referred to as a neurotoxin or BTX-A. There are 3 different brands of BTX-A currently available in the United States. These include BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Dysport®.

HOW IT WORKS:

BTX-A is an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent indicated in adult patients for the temporary improvement in the appearance of wrinkles caused by facial expression. In simpler terms, when BOTOX® is injected into the muscle, it relaxes the muscle so that it cannot make the movement that causes the wrinkle. This results in a smoother appearance of the skin. During your appointment, your provider will discuss with you the different products and will chose the right one for you.

MOST COMMON TREATMENT AREAS

  • Forehead lines- the horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet- the lines around your eyes
  • “11’s” — the lines between your eyebrows
  • Bunny lines- the lines caused from elevation of the nasal muscle
  • Smoker’s lines- the fine lines around the mouth
  • DAOs- the downturn of the corners of your mouth
  • Gummy smile- lowers the upper lip to improve the amount of upper gum that shows
  • Platysmal bands- prominent vertical neck bands
  • Chin- improves the orange peel appearance and the wrinkle across the chin

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Expect to be our office for about 15-30 minutes. The injections feel like a very mild bee sting. You will have small bumps at the injection sites that will resolve in less than 10 mins so there is virtually no downtime. There may be some bruising around the injection sites, but most people can return to their daily activities immediately. Neurotoxins typically take effect in 3-14 days following treatment. The typical duration of effect is 3 months. Some patients notice that the effect lasts longer than 3 months and some patients notice that it doesn’t last 3 months. After your initial neurotoxin treatment at our office, a 2 week follow up is scheduled just make sure you are happy with your results!