BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®
Are you looking for a treatment that can smooth away signs of age, stress, and exhaustion without the need for surgery? BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® offer an advanced solution that has proven effective for many patients time and time again. These treatments are some of the most popular here at Afterglow, and they can be excellent options for both women and men who want to quickly improve mild to moderate signs of age with results that look natural. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Dr. Christopher Pavlou are extensively experienced with BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® procedures. They design each treatment with the goal of providing the best possible results while avoiding a “frozen” look.
For more information on our BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® treatments, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics today!
What Are the Differences Between BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®?
There are not many significant differences between BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin® – in fact, they have very similar purposes. They are all composed of a diluted form of botulinum toxin type A, and they can be used to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and other signs of facial aging. BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are injectable solutions directed at specific areas of the face. They work by temporarily preventing muscles in the targeted areas from contracting. It is this very muscle contraction that often causes wrinkles to form along the skin. When the muscles can no longer contract, the skin becomes smoother and more vibrant.
What are the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®
Here are just a few of the advantages associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® treatment:
- Smoothes Out Wrinkles, Fine Lines, and Other Signs of Age and Stress
- Typically results in a more refreshed and youthful appearance
- No surgery is required
- There is typically no recovery period or downtime necessary after the procedure
- The treatment is designed for results that look natural without a “frozen” look
- A topical anesthetic can be administered to minimize discomfort during treatment
- The treatment is often very quick – you can have it performed over your lunch hour!
BOTOX® injections can also be very beneficial for patients who have a condition known as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) under the arms. You can learn more about BOTOX® for hyperhidrosis treatment here.
What Are the Most Commonly Treated Areas?
BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin® can also serve as effective treatments to enhance areas under the eyes, above the lips, around the corners of the mouth, and even in the jawline regions of the face. Dr. Ebrahim or Dr. Pavlou will discuss all of the potential benefits these injectable solutions can provide during your initial consultation.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
One of the many advantages of treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, or Xeomin® is that the procedure is typically simple and quick. The solution is injected into the areas targeted for treatment with a very fine needle. The targeted areas can be numbed before the injections to alleviate discomfort. The entire procedure usually lasts between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of the treatment areas.
Does it Hurt?
With local anesthetic applied to the targeted areas, any discomfort during treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, or Xeomin® should be greatly minimized.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
The results of these treatments are typically most noticeable about four or five days after the initial procedure. During this time, you may experience some mild bruising and swelling around the injection sites; however, these effects should fade rather quickly. Most patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately following the procedure.
How Long Will The Last?
The results usually last about four months, and even six months or longer in some cases. The effects can be maintained for much longer periods with occasional follow-up treatments.
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In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, Afterglow offers a full array of injectable options and non-surgical skin care treatments, including JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Ultherapy®, and many others. These treatments can serve as an alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, or as a complement to one of those effective procedures for a more comprehensive aesthetic makeover.