BOTOX® injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure in America used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® relaxes wrinkles and gives the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX® has outstanding efficacy and a very high safety profile.
It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the upper face and eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow’s feet, frown and worry lines and lines on the neck. BOTOX® is also used effectively for treatment of increased sweating of the palms, soles and underarms. BOTOX® requires no downtime except for a small possibility of bruising. Results generally last an average of 3 months.
Does the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles make you look older than you actually are? Botox® could be the solution that will reduce the unflattering appearance of unwanted wrinkles. Botox® is a treatment that will temporarily decrease muscle function between your eyebrows, which results in the disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
By reducing specific muscle activity in five points, Dysport is effective in treating moderate to severe frown lines found between the eyebrows. With 25 years of clinical experience worldwide and approval in 69 different countries, Dysport provides a natural-looking and long-lasting injection that helps prevent frown lines. In as little as 2 to 3 days, results typically appear and can last up to 5 months!
Xeomin is the latest contender in a growing list of botulinum toxin type A injectables. Similar to Botox®, Xeomin was FDA approved in July, 2011, for the treatment of frown lines, the glabella (the 11’s) between the eyes, and lines in the forehead.
The Mayo Clinic deems BOTOX® injections as a “relatively safe treatment when performed by an experienced provider.” Like other treatments, there is always the risk of side effects or complications, but our trained providers take extra care when treating patients.
During your treatment, patients feel minimal discomfort from the tiny injection needles used. Providers can also apply topical numbing or ice if the patient prefers.
The lasting effects of BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin are dependent on many factors. The dosage amount and even the patients’ metabolism can play a major role in the lasting effects. For most patients, we see results last between 3 to 5 months. Patients will slowly return to the treated areas.
Preparation can begin the week before your treatment. If you currently take any medications or supplements that can thin your blood, it is suggested to stop taking these the week before. This is to minimize the bruising from injection areas. Some Medications to avoid include:
We also highly suggest not drinking alcohol (wine, beer, liquor, or that happy hour margarita) one to two days prior to your appointment. Avoiding alcohol prior to injections can minimize bruising and prove your recovery speed!
BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin are usually injected in the upper areas of the face. Patient’s may also get injections in other areas of the face, underarms (for excessive sweating), and neck areas (neck and jawline rejuvenation).
To increase effectiveness and minimize downtime please be sure to avoid:
If you have any questions or concerns prior to or after your treatment, please be sure to call our office!