BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe and effective solution for those who want to reduce moderate-to-severe wrinkles on their face. It's used by many, from the young at heart looking to maintain youthful looks or hide minor imperfections all the way up to senior citizens with deeper lines that have become permanent fixtures of aging skin.
Can't stand those pesky, deepening frown lines between your brows? Dysport is a great alternative to Botox that can help you see these deep marks fade away. An appointment takes just 15-25 minutes and involves several easy injections in the glabella region of the face. There's no downtime required after treatment, as results typically last for five months or more!
Jeuveau® is a prescription drug that can be injected into the muscles of adults to temporarily freeze the nerves and improve one's look. These neurotoxins are successful at paralyzing muscle tissue, which smooths out wrinkles for an improved appearance.
Xeomin is the perfect non-surgical solution to get rid of your frown lines, crow's feet, and sagging eyebrows. With Xeomin offering high concentrations of active ingredients for long-term effectiveness with no unwanted proteins, it's a surefire way to knock out those wrinkles in minutes!
Do you want to look younger and more refreshed?
Botox and neurotoxins are simple, quick procedures that can help reduce or eliminate wrinkles. These FDA-approved injectable treatments temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. And it's not just for your face—it also works on other areas of your body where muscles are active enough to create folds in the skin, such as your arms, chest, hands, and legs. You don't have to be unhappy with how you look anymore! With our expert team of clinical providers who specialize in neurotoxin injections, we can help give you back some of what time has taken away from you. We will work with you every step of the way so that when we're finished with your treatments, nothing is standing between you and looking great again. Let us show you how easy it is to love yourself again!
What do botulinum toxin injections treat?
People don't like it when their faces show signs of aging. They might always look tired or melancholy, which can make people think they're grumpy. With Botox-type injectables, you can improve your appearance to be more youthful looking without having to change anything about yourself! The most commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features, such as:
Glabellar lines (a.k.a. "elevens" or frown lines)
Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow's feet
Corners of the mouth
A "cobblestoned" appearance to the chin
Areas Botox & Neurotoxins Treats?
Botox-type injectables can help adult patients of any age improve their appearance. The most commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features, such as the following:
glabellar lines (a.k.a. "elevens" or frown lines)
wrinkles around the eyes (such as crow's feet)
corners of the mouth
"cobblestoned" appearance to the chin
Botox-type injectables temporarily paralyze the muscles in the treated area, which smoothers out the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In addition to imparting a more youthful look, Botox-type injectables can help alleviate an overly concerned look, making you appear more refreshed or pleasant. If you are interested in improving your appearance with Botox-type injectables, consult a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see if this treatment is proper for you.
Botox & Neurotoxin FAQ’s
How long do neurotoxin injections last?
There are several factors that influence longevity. The neurotoxin dosage, the duration of time since you started receiving regular treatments, and an individual person's response to treatment all play a role in how long it lasts for someone. Although muscles atrophy after just four months, the effects last longer on some people as they require more frequent treatments than others at 3-4 month intervals.
What brands are injectable neurotoxins?
There are many different brands of botulinum toxin injections to treat various conditions. Not every product treats the same issues, and our clinical providers can discuss which option will be best for you, depending on what you hope to achieve with treatment. Possible options include:
Even though botulinum toxin can create a lethal illness (botulism) when consumed accidentally, the purified doses used in cosmetic injections are meticulously calculated and administered by professionals. Because of this, no matter how small it is injected into your body during procedures like these, there would be minimal danger to you because scientific studies have shown that any traces of toxins will not make its way through your bloodstream after treatment.
What is the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau?
The main difference between the various products lies in their formulations, which influence the dosage used, the spread of the product, and how quickly patients see results. For example:
Botox Cosmetic is formulated with an accompanying protein that can help increase the effectiveness
Dysport and Xeomin contains a similar protein but doesn’t offer the same benefits to patient health as its counterpart does
All four products are FDA-approved, however, different people have different body types and goals. This is why we recommend that you schedule a consultation with one of our injection specialists to explore what option is best for you and decide which product to use.
What to Expect During Treatment
Botulinum toxin injections are non-surgical and typically completed during an office visit. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation, where you'll meet with your cosmetic specialist to discuss concerns and goals.
Just before treatment, you may receive a topical anesthetic to numb your skin prior to injecting, though many patients report it as unnecessary, as most describe feeling minor pinches from needle insertion without much pain associated afterward. Our clinical provider will reconstitute the toxin into a solution and then inject this solution carefully into targeted muscles at strategic points.
What to Expect After Treatment
You will be able to return to your normal activities right after treatment, but you may need to take the day off from exercise and keep your head upright for a few days. The most common side effects include mild redness, swelling at injection sites, and bruising.
Treatment takes time, so don't worry if you do not see results immediately. Depending on the product used and the area treated, final results typically reach 3 to 7 days after initial treatments. If this is your first botulinum toxin treatment, our injection specialist may initially inject a more conservative amount before proceeding with follow-up appointments until desired effects have been achieved without over-treating an area for risk of adverse side effects or reactions in otherwise healthy individuals.
What should I do before my Botox and Neurotoxin treatment?
To help prevent the risk of excessive bruising following Botox and Neurotoxin injections, please avoid the following at least 3-5 days before treatment: Avoid NSAIDs, blood thinning vitamins, and alcohol can prevent hematomas or contusions as well as speed healing time. However, if you are taking anticoagulant therapy prescribed by your MD for any medical conditions, please continue. FYI- Many medications and vitamins are considered blood thinning.
What should I do after my Botox and Neurotoxin treatment?
After you receive your Botox and Neurotoxin treatment, these guidelines may help you recover quickly:
Bruising: This may last a couple of days to weeks. Arnika Forte contains bromelain, which helps decrease the duration of bruising time and severity.
Do not lie down for 3-4 hours following treatment.
Keep your head in a neutral position for the rest of the day without bending the head forward or down. By following these precautionary measures, you will minimize the occurrence of ptosis (droopy eyelids), and less-than-optimal outcomes.
Facial exercises (squint/frown/smile) are recommended in the treated area for one hour after injection.
Avoid manipulation of the treated area for the rest of the day, such as the use of a Clarisonic brush, scrubbing, rubbing, or pressing of the treated areas.
No exercise for 24-48 hours following treatment. Anything that causes heat or increases blood pressure will likely metabolize the product faster, i.e., hot yoga, pilates, saunas, steam rooms, infrared sauna, high-impact exercise, hyperhidrosis, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, stress, etc.
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