As we age, the negative effects of gravity, the environment and sun damage all take a toll on the complexion, and a cosmetic intervention may be the best way to restore a more youthful appearance to the facial skin. Botulinum toxin is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works at the motor nerve endings (nerves that lead to the muscles) to help smooth facial lines without surgery.
The most effective injectables offered that contain botulinum toxin are BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin. At LV Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, you will always be injected by our physician assistant or our nurse. They will help you to determine which injectable will help you achieve the results you are wanting.
BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are used to smooth lines and creases such as crow’s feet, forehead worry lines and frown lines between the brows. While BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are not cure-alls, they are very effective in creating a more youthful, relaxed and rejuvenated facial appearance.
BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are administered with a very fine surgical needle into the facial muscles creating the lines or wrinkles. This treatment is performed in office and requires only a few minutes to perform, after which you can go about your day as usual.
You will not need any recovery time after BOTOX, Dysport or Xeomin treatments, and might only feel minor temporary discomfort or a slight redness at the injection site. You can expect to see results within five to seven days, which last for about three months. For additional information on recovery, please visit our patient forms under resources or click the link below.
BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are novel therapeutic agents derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. Also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, the brands BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are produced in controlled laboratory conditions and given in extremely small therapeutic doses. Xeomin typically has a lower occurrence of allergic reaction.
Normally your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles so that they can contract and move. The electrical message is transmitted to the muscle by a substance called acetylcholine. BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin work to block the release of acetylcholine and, as a result, the muscles don’t receive the messages to contract. This means that the muscle spasms stop or are greatly reduced after using BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin, providing predictable and reliable relief from symptoms.
BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are not considered “cures”. For many patients, however, their effects have been dramatic – symptoms usually begin to dissipate within a few days and the effects can last for approximately three months.
Treatment with BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin can typically be repeated indefinitely. BOTOX has been used for over 10 years worldwide. Acceptable safety in long-term treatment has been well established.
BOTOX has been used for over 10 years in thousands of patients worldwide. The American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the National Institute of Health have recognized BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin as valuable treatments.
Ask us if BOTOX, Dysport or Xeomin is the right treatment for you. These injectables should not be used during pregnancy, if you are nursing, or if you are taking certain medications. Only your physician can determine the best course of therapy.
The effects of BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin may be increased with the use of certain antibiotics or other drugs that interfere with neuromuscular transmission. Ensure that your injector is aware of any current medications you are taking. If you have any questions regarding the use of anti-aging injectables, please contact us.
All medications have some side effects. With BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin, side effects are usually transient and mild to moderate in nature. Some people notice temporary weakness of muscles or discomfort at the injection site.
Based on a recent study of BOTOX in the treatment of blepharospasm (n=98), drooping of the eyelid occurred in 20.8% of patients. Other side effects may include eye irritation/dry eye/tearing/light sensitivity (10%), and superficial punctate keratitis.
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