BOTOX®, short for botulinum toxin, is an organic treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic usage. It tackles the myriad earmarks of age, from frown lines to crow’s feet to forehead wrinkles. It is also used for migraines, on the cords of the neck to prevent visible banding, and can also be used to prevent excess sweating on the hands and feet. Since its debut in 2002, it has become the most popular treatment of its kind; upwards of 10 million procedures have since been conducted. For those who wish to look and feel younger, this medication provides an affordable, expedient alternative to surgery.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
The treatment is swift, simple, and minimally invasive: a trained specialist injects the medication into an indicated region of the face. It targets the corresponding muscles, stemming nerve signals that cause contraction. This decreased muscular activity effects a marked diminishment of local wrinkles. The process takes no more than 20 minutes, requiring neither anesthesia nor downtime. Results appear in seven days or fewer and last from four to six months; for optimum upkeep, we recommend two to three sessions per year.
Is BOTOX® Right for Me?
BOTOX® is best used to treat minor furrows by the eyes, on the forehead, and of the glabella (between the brows). It is not prescribed for wrinkles caused by solar damage and does not combat the overall loss of skin elasticity, which progresses naturally over the aging process. This medication is recommended for people ages 18 to 65, and pregnant or nursing individuals should avoid altogether. Sometimes, the procedure yields only subtle results and alternative treatment may be necessary. Potential side effects comprise headaches, bruising, bleeding, and swelling; these are all typical of any injection and should wane within hours to days.
Dysport® is an organic medication prescribed for aesthetic use. This form of botulinum toxin has been FDA-approved as a neuromodulator since 2009, though it has been sanctioned and highly esteemed for this purpose in nearly 60 countries for almost 30 years. It has helped restore youthful looks for millions of patients, 97% of whom say they would use it again. The medication has been shown to effect a smoother, more rested face with fewer ‘hard’ lines. It has been used to treat neck creases, crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead folds, and more.
How does Dysport® work?
Each session is virtually painless and less than 20 minutes. An experienced professional injects the medication into the specified area, where it blocks the chemical acetylcholine in the corresponding muscles. This invites the muscles to relax, lessening the prominence of wrinkles and resulting in a younger-looking appearance. The process necessitates no anesthesia, and little to no recuperation time is involved – patients can quickly return to their routines. Results manifest fully within 3-7 days, and once they do, they last for three to six months. Because of this temporary effect, we recommend two or three treatments per year.
Is Dysport® Right for me?
This medicine is ideal for those who wish to diminish facial lines without the inconvenience and risk of extensive procedures. Individuals who are pregnant and nursing, as well as those allergic to botulinum toxin and cow’s milk, may require additional evaluation. Persons who have swelling, weakness, or infection in the area of focus should also avoid this treatment. Some potential side effects of Dysport® include itching, headaches, and bleeding. These symptoms can accompany various types of injection and should recede within days if not hours.
Nearly 100% of patients to use Dysport® have sung its praises, which makes it a grade-A solution for cosmetic imperfections.
XEOMIN® is an organic medicine approved for cosmetic implementation. It was authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for aesthetic application as recently as 2011, which makes it one of the newest neuromodulators in existence. It has been used in over 1 million treatments in the United States and is available in 20 countries around the globe. Unique among other treatments, XEOMIN® is 100% botulinum toxin – it contains no additives of any kind. This purity of composition decreases the likelihood of patients to develop antibodies or reactions to the medication.
How Does XEOMIN® Work?
A session is fast and simple. An experienced professional injects the prescription into the indicated region, where it stops nerve signals from stimulating the corresponding muscles. This gives rise to decreased muscular activity, relaxation of the area, and reduction of local wrinkles. The procedure takes zero anesthesia, minimal recovery time, and just a few minutes – patients can immediately resume their normal activities. The results commence within a few days and consummate within two weeks. The effect is temporary, lasting anywhere from three to four months at a time; as such, two to three sessions per year is recommended for optimum upkeep.
Is XEOMIN® Right for Me?
This medication targets wrinkles in the upper half of the face such as:
It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing individuals, those with allergic reactions to botulinum toxin, or anyone with swelling, weakness, or infection in the region of concern. Potential side effects of Xeomin® include neck pain, dry eyes, headaches, and bruising; these symptoms are commonplace for any sort of injection and abate within a few hours or days.