What are Botox & Xeomin?
Both Botox & Xeomin are non-surgical treatments for mild to moderate wrinkles caused by muscle contraction using highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin is injected in the muscle to relax contractions, preventing wrinkles from forming and reducing existing wrinkles.
Are Botox & Xeomin Safe?
Botox Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. Studies show Xeomin lasts on average approximately 7 days more than Botox, and the cost is slightly less. Research studies on botulinum toxin provide evidence that providers know and trust.
BOTOX® treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects of facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting botox into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to treatment. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after treatment.
The BOTOX® Procedure
BOTOX® injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience as dramatic of results. Botox is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the operation patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. BOTOX® is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.
Areas Botox & Xeomin treat:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Gummy smile
- Smoke and lip lines
- Neck lift
- Jawline reduction
- Bunny lines
- Lower face contouring
- Chin relaxation
Treatment can be a lunchtime procedure and requires minimal downtime. Results last 4 to 6 months. Full results are achieved 1-2 weeks after injection. To schedule a touch-up after 2 weeks, call or email us. 72 hours prior to Botox/Xeomin and filler procedures, do not take blood thinning medications or herbals.
Contact our office for more information on Botox & Xeomin, or to make an appointment for a consultation.