Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®

This popular non-surgical treatment can temporarily smooth lines and wrinkles on the face and neck by relaxing facial muscles. One of the above neuromodulators is injected into specific regions of the face and neck where overactive muscles cause lines and wrinkles and works by blocking the communication between nerve endings and their corresponding muscles. Administered by your physician only, this treatment is quick and minimally invasive. Results are noticeable within a few days and usually last for about 3-5 months. However, with repeated treatments, the results may last longer. Since its FDA approval in 2002, Botox® has been used safely on millions of patients.

Uses include:

  • Glabella lines (lines in between eyebrows)
  • Bunny lines on the sides of the nose
  • Forehead creases
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Crows feet (crinkles near the eyes when smiling)
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Orange peel like or pebbled chin
  • Prominent vertical neck folds
  • Excessive sweating in axilla or hands/feet

Will I look expressionless or frozen?

Not unless you want to! Our goal is to soften your expression by smoothing out fine lines. You should be able to smile and move your eyes normally. You will look well rested and less angry while still maintaining your facial expression.

How long does Botox® work?

You should start seeing improvement in your lines within 2-7 days and full results by 14 days. We recommend you come in for a touchup 2 weeks after your treatment to make sure you are happy with your result. This touchup is included in your treatment!

Why do I need a touchup?

Everyone is different and some patients may need more Botox® for additional smoothing.  No one is symmetrical and sometimes you may notice this asymmetry more when the Botox® kicks in. For example, one side of your face may have more lines that the other or one eyebrow may be slightly higher than the other when trying to raise them.  We can fix this asymmetry at your touchup. It’s easier to put more Botox® in then take it away if you are not pleased. We strive to make you feel and look beautiful and recommend you followup to make sure you have the best result for your face.

What are the side effects of Botox® Cosmetic?

Side effects are uncommon with correct placement by one of our well trained experienced physicians. The majority of side effects are temporary and injection-related, such as localized swelling, pain, or bruising at the site of injection. Uncommon but more serious side effects include headache, tiredness, double vision, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids. Complete safety information can be obtained by asking your doctor for the Botox® Cosmetic patient information pamphlet or package insert.

Is treatment with Botox® Cosmetic painful?

Treatment with Botox® is virtually painless! The tiniest needle available is used. There is also “no downtime.”

What is the difference between Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®?

Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are similar products, simply made by different manufacturers. Just like there are different brands of shampoo, there are now different brands of “Botox.”

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?

The effect of Botox® may vary from one person to another.  It typically lasts 3-5 months. Botox used in highly active muscle groups such as crow’s feet around the eyes or in the glabella may wear off faster than in areas with less active or dynamic muscles like the neck bands. Some patients have thicker, stronger or more active muscles than other patients and their results may not last as long. Botox used for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) of the underarm can sometimes last 6 months to a year.

What should I do after BOTOX® COSMETIC treatment?

You don’t have to do anything except stay upright for the 4 hours following Botox® injection.