BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin are safe, simple, and non-surgical physician-administered treatments that can temporarily reverse the signs of aging by softening or eliminating deep unwanted lines and wrinkles in various areas of the face. Although the formulations differ, all of these FDA-approved products are effective and employ the use of a purified neuro-protein known as botulinum toxin, which is administered in very small amounts in targeted areas of the face to reduce the contractions of various wrinkle-producing muscles. Once the targeted muscles relax, the corresponding areas of the skin become softer, smoother and more relaxed in appearance. Common areas that are treated are the glabellar or frown lines (set of vertical lines between the eyebrows that make one look angry, tired or sad), forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet (lines radiating out from the outer corners of the eyes). Many other facial areas can be treated as well. The results can be spectacular with a more youthful and attractive looking face.
If you have signs of mild to moderate facial aging and prefer to avoid invasive plastic surgery, then call us today for an appointment. Complimentary consultations are offered at Revitalize Skin Care & Aesthetics and our physician will evaluate your skin and medical history to determine if BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin are right for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin?
Although treatments using these products are generally safe, simple and effective, not all individuals are a candidate for treatment. An experienced physician should perform a detailed review of your medical conditions, medications, allergies, and other aspects of your medical history and determine if there are any limitations or contraindications to using these products in your particular case.
There are several circumstances and known medical conditions in which the use of these products may not only be ineffective, but could also result in harm.
What does the treatment involve?
An initial consultation is scheduled with a physician to determine your cosmetic goals, review your medical history, perform a customized evaluation of your skin, and set realistic goals and expectations from the planned treatment.
After you and your physician discuss your cosmetic objectives, select the appropriate product to use (BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, or Xeomin), and review and obtain procedural consent, your physician will identify the appropriate areas to inject and determine the number of units of product that will be required.
A topical numbing medication can be applied to the skin, if desired, to lessen any discomfort associated with the injections. Afterwards, the skin is cleansed with an antiseptic agent and injection sites are marked.
Using an ultra-fine needle, the selected product will be carefully injected into the appropriate areas by the physician. Pain and discomfort are generally mild and brief in duration. The skin is then cleansed once again.
The number of injections needed, the dosing of the product, and the placement of the product can vary considerably from person to person, so treatments are customized to each client’s unique features and dosed to achieve the desired cosmetic effects.
I don’t want a “frozen-face.”
Typically a “frozen” appearance to the face results from over-injection of product into the facial muscles thereby preventing any expressions from taking place. Whereas some individuals prefer to have this look, the goals of aesthetic medicine using BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin pursued by most reputed practitioners and Aesthetic institutions are to achieve a more natural, softer and fresher looking appearance of the face by eliminating wrinkles and creases while still preserving the ability to make expressions and show emotion through facial movements.
At Revitalize Skin Care & Aesthetics, we share this philosophy and spend time understanding the cosmetic goals and objectives of each client on an individualized basis and the best means of achieving their goals at the time of initial consultation.
How long does the treatment take?
After the initial client-physician consultation and consent process, the treatment time typically ranges between 10 to 25 minutes and varies depending on the number of injection sites required.
Are there any complications from the procedure?
Generally, the administration of BOTOX cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin are all safe and well-tolerated with a minimal risk of complications in experienced hands. However, minor bleeding and bruising can result from the injections. Headaches have been reported in 1 out of 5 patients although they are typically transient. Other infrequent side effects have been reported, which your physician will review with you prior to treatment.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
Most patients experience little to no downtime after the procedure. Occasionally, slight redness and swelling of the injected sites can be apparent afterwards, but these typically resolve within 1-2 hours. Makeup can be applied immediately following treatment as long as a light touch is used. Most patients feel fine and return to their usual daily activities after leaving the clinic although certain post-treatment care instructions and precautions are recommended to be followed by the client to minimize risk of complications.
When will I see the results and how long will they last?
Following treatment, most patients start to see the effects of BOTOX cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin within 3-7 days with peak effect taking place at 30 days. The majority of patients continue to see good results for 3 months or longer although that can vary from patient to patient based on individual metabolic and immune factors, the dilution of the product used, the number of units injected, and the freshness of the product used.
What is the cost of treatment?
The cost of the treatment is dependent on the areas injected and the number of units of product required to achieve the desired cosmetic effects. This can vary greatly from patient to patient and will be determined by your physician at the time of your consultation.