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Botox & Xeomin

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BOTOX® and Xeomin® for Dynamic Wrinkles

BOTOX Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe glabellar frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.  It can also be used to smooth fine vertical lip lines and platysmal neck bands.  Both Botox and Xeomin are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

BOTOX wrinkle reduction

Xeomin is a “naked” molecule, meaning that there are no additional proteins on it, just botulinum toxin type A. This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects.The full effects of Xeomin xeomin logooccur within one week, and the results last from three to six months, making it comparable to Botox in terms of both onset and duration of action.

One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

BOTOX Cosmetic and Xeomin are both a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. Tiny amounts are injected into a specific facial muscle so only the targeted impulse of that muscle will be blocked, causing a localized relaxation. Since the muscle can no longer make the offending facial expression, the lines gradually smooth out from disuse and creases are prevented from deepening. Other muscles that are not treated are not affected to maintain a natural look and expressions. The overall result is a refreshed, more open and less serious appearance.

Almost 3.5 million procedures are performed yearly with neuromodulators like Botox and Xeomin.

  • In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in theappearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results vary.
  • Results can last for up to 4 months, and may vary.
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked BOTOX Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and nonsurgical combined).

Before the procedure. You’ll probably be seated in a reclining chair, much like you find in a dentist’s office. No anesthesia is required.

The procedure. Your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.

After the procedure. There’s no recovery time needed. You’re ready to get on with your day! The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Seeing results. Within days, you may notice an improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows that can last up to 3.5-4 months.You can receive injections every 3 months to help you maintain the results.

If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines gradually will look like they did before treatment.

BOTOX for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

Hyperhidrosis is a troublesome problem that results in awkward social situations for those that are affected. For example, salesmen with sweaty palms are at a distinct disadvantage. Unfortunately, topical and oral medications, iontophoresis, and surgery have not proven to be efficacious in the majority of patients. In fact surgery can result in compensatory hyperhidrosis in other parts of the body.

Because the eccrine glands are innervated by sympathetic nerves that use acetylcholine as the neurotransmitter, Botox is effective in temporarily reducing or abolishing sweat production in treated areas.