Botox, Dysport, Xeomin Treatments - Brandon, FL
Three Types of Wrinkle Relaxers
There are three wrinkle relaxers on the market in the United States. They are all Botulinum Toxin type A and work on nerve ending in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting and by limiting lines and wrinkles are temporarily reduced.
What Do Neuromodulators Do for You?
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all relax the lines created by moving muscles on the face.
What Conditions do Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Treat?
- Frown Lines (Lines in between eyebrows)
- Crows Feet (Wrinkles around the eyes)
- Strong Horizontal Wrinkles in the Forehead
- Wrinkles Around the Mouth
- Muscular Bands in the Front of the Neck
- Lines on the Neck and Chest
- Down Turned Mouth
- Dimpled Chin
What is the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
Botox (OnabotulinumToxinA), Dysport(AbobotulinumtoxinA), Xeomin(IncobotulinumtoxinA) are all neuromodulators that contain the same active ingredient which botulinum toxin type A. There have been studies done assess the properties and one study of 180 patients found that the duration of action of all 3 brands were very similar. (Onset and duration of incobotulinumtoxinA, onabotulinumtoxinA, and abobotulinumtoxinA in the treatment of glabellar frown lines: a randomized, double blind study. Thomas Rappl, et al. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2013).
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox, Dysport, & Xeomin
How long do Botox, Dysport, Xeomin last?
On average about 3-4 months but longevity depends on does used, the area treated and the persons metabolism.
How long does the treatment take and can I return to work or home after the treatment?
The procedure is quick. Once your individual plan is developed the actual injection portion takes only 10-15 minutes. Many people get treatment during their lunch break and return to work or home without obvious signs of treatment.
When will you see results?
Usually it takes 1-5 days to start seeing the lines treated improving but typically takes 2 weeks to reach the peal of activity.
Do the treatments hurt?
Most of my patients describe the procedure a painless one but there can be a little pinch. Most patients on the pain scale of zero being no pain and 10 being the worst pain you have ever had will put this at 1-3 So completely tolerable however if you are needle phobic let us know and special accommodations can be made.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Carolyn prefers to not erase your individual expressions. The goal is to keep you looking more rested and youthful but still being able to show feelings and emotions.
Do Botox, Dysport, Xeomin do the same thing as fillers – Restylane, Juvaderm or other fillers?
No. Fillers work by adding volume in areas where volume is lost while Botox, Dysport and Xeomin stop the muscle treated from making the movement that causes the wrinkles.
Will I bruise?
We use the smallest needle on the market to help lessen the chance of bruising. It is a needle going through skin, so you may bruise. Some things you can do to lessen your chance of bruising – avoid taking any homeopathic supplements (like fish oil, vitamins, biotin, echinacea, St. Johns Wart, etc.). Medications like aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, and other NSAID medications and blood thinners are common to make people bruise more easily however Do not skip doses of medications prescribed to you. Eating fresh pineapple and taking Arnica Montana can lessen your bruising!
Are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin safe for everyone?
It is one of the most studied drugs by the FDA and has a long record to be a safe treatment choice however it is not recommended for people who are pregnant or nursing. It is also contraindicated people with certain neurological disorders like Myasthenia Gravis, ALS, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome.
Is there a cream or topical version on the market?
There are many products that claim to work like these neuromodulators but to date there is no FDA approved product currently available.