BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly purified protein injected into the skin to relax the muscles that cause some kinds of wrinkles. While BOTOX® can treat certain medical conditions, such as excessive sweating, it is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, primarily to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck.
BOTOX® injections are relatively painless, as the needle is significantly smaller than those used for other injectable fillers.
Am I a candidate for Botox?
The best candidates for BOTOX® are men and women seeking an enhanced appearance with fewer wrinkles. In addition, it is important that those seeking treatment are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder. People seeking BOTOX® injections should have realistic expectations regarding this procedure’s abilities and should discuss their desired goals with their doctor beforehand.
BOTOX® injections are administered by a qualified physician using a very fine needle. The procedure only takes a few minutes and requires no anesthetic. Patients can resume day-to-day activities immediately afterwards. Wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days.
Botox Side Effects
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. By choosing a qualified and experienced physician, you can reduce any risk of complication.
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What is Dysport?
Dysport is an FDA-approved injection that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles in the forehead. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, we inject Dysport directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. These injections are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same protein in Botox injections.
Ideal Candidates for Dysport
Dysport injections are ideal for nearly anyone wishing to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and restore a younger, more refreshed appearance.
We administer the injections directly into the facial muscles that cause frown lines and other wrinkles. These injections are generally painless, with no need for anesthesia. Treatment sessions typically take less 15 minutes, and are administered at six-week intervals. Three to five injections are usually necessary to achieve desired results.
Is Dysport Safe?
Dysport injections are generally safe, although there are certain risks with any procedure. These risks include soreness and bruising for several hours after treatment, an allergic reaction or ptosis (droopiness of the eyelid). By choosing a qualified physician for your procedure, you can reduce the risk of complications.
Xeomin® is a form of botulinum toxin type A injection for the muscles just beneath the skin to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. Particularly effective in treating deep frown lines between the eyebrows, Xeomin has received FDA approval.
Like other types of botulinum treatments, Xeomin® prevents muscles from contracting. However, Xeomin® is different from its predecessors in that it contains no additives, which may decrease a patient’s antibody reaction. If the immune system is not creating antibodies to fight it, the treatment will be much more successful.
Results of Xeomin® treatment are typically evident in one week and last between three and six months.
Jeuveau is an FDA-approved prescription medicine used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
Is Jeuveau Safe?
Generally speaking, Jeuveau is another form of Botulinum Toxin, and typically should not be used if you are allergic to any of the toxin products including rimabotulinumtoxinB (MYOBLOC®), onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®/BOTOX® Cosmetic), abobotulinumtoxinA (DYSPORT®), or incobotulinumtoxinA (XEOMIN®). The side effects include Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles.
Results from Jeuveau injections can start to feel and be seen after 2-3 days.