We offer two different types of botulinum toxins also known as neuromodulators. The trade name of these anti-wrinkle injections are Botox and Xeomin. They have the same bacteria but Botox is formulated with proteins, whereas Xeomin doesn't contain any accessory proteins. Each produce a similar result, diminishing lines and wrinkles that are created by muscle contraction. Some patients may have a preference based on previous treatments and we can use either interchangeably to achieve desired results.
Why botox cosmetic? Look like you, with less noticeable facial lines. Botox cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA approved to temporarily make moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines. It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the Sun and the environment. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to Furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. Botox cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults– to help them look visibly smoother.
- Brow lift, bunny lines, masseters, chin dimpling, gummy smile, lip flip, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
What to expect during your treatment?
Some patients receiving botox cosmetic report the injections feel like a pinch. You may begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead Lines within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months. Botox cosmetic is not a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment the moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines will gradually return.
How much time does treatment take? Will it hurt?
The actual injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. We will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Some patients report that being injected feels like a pinch. There is a slight chance of bruising or bleeding at the site and mild redness will occur and subside shortly after injections.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
Treatment requires minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine immediately after your treatment. We will go through post-treatment instructions and things to avoid for the remainder of the day after your treatment.
How many injections will I receive?
Treatment with botox cosmetic is customized to your goals and needs when we do our virtual consultation we will determine the appropriate treatment for any areas you wish to address, including moderate-to-severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
Is botox cosmetic only for women?
Not at all! Many men make botox cosmetic part of what they do to care for their appearance. The number of men choosing treatments like botox cosmetic has risen fast – in the in the past three years alone men have received over 1 million botulinum toxin treatments. When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would use to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) stops excessive sweating in under arms, feet and palms of hands.
- Frown lines – relaxes the muscles between your brows and in your forehead
- Forehead lines - relaxes the muscles across your forehead
- Crow’s feet – relaxes the muscles that frame the side of your eye
Botox $11 per unit
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How does Xeomin work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botulinum toxin type A - the active ingredient in Xeomin - acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, Xeomin can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
What can I expect during treatment?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
When can I expect to see results?
You may being to see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
Xeomin $10 per unit