Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles with an injectable like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin is one of the most commonly requested and performed cosmetic treatments – and for good reason, too. These products have a very high satisfaction rating among patients for their ability to smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all neuromodulators that contain botulinum toxin type A, which is a purified neurotoxic protein taken from Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin relax wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle contraction. Reduced muscle contraction inhibits the facial movements that are responsible for unwanted lines and folds, giving men and women the smooth and youthful look they seek.
What Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Treat
Most commonly, these types of injectables are used to handle fine lines and wrinkles. For more and more people, these products can also be used to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from developing as they prevent the facial expressions that contribute to these lines forming.
The most popular areas that neurotoxins are used to treat a number of concerns are:
- Forehead lines, also known as “the elevens”
- Crows feet
- Dimples in the chin
- Downturned smile
- Gummy smile
- Neck lines
- Drooping eyebrows
- Softened jawline
Botox and Xeomin can also be used to address medical concerns such as migraines, strabismus (crossed eyes), hyperhidrosis, and abnormal muscle spasms in the face and neck.
Who Should Get Botox or Xeomin?
People with certain neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis or ALS, are not good candidates because the botulinum toxin type A in these injectables can cause issues with breathing and swallowing in these populations. Similarly, those with any allergies to ingredients in Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin should not get this treatment. Instead of using these products, Dr. Ip will work with you to find a safe anti-aging treatment alternative for you.
What to Expect from a Botox or Xeomin Treatment
It’s important to discuss your goals and medical history with your dermatologist. Once you come in for your appointment, you can expect a quick and comfortable experience. Depending on the number of areas being treated, most Botox procedures typically last only 10 to 25 minutes.
When you work with a board-certified dermatologist, you can expect your results to look natural since the injections will be placed correctly according to your facial anatomy and goals.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections are a virtually painless procedure since very thin needles are used to inject the product into your skin. This allows Dr. Ip to place injections in areas that make many people squeamish without seeing so much as a flinch from the patient!
All About Recovery Times and Results
It’s essential to avoid blood thinning medication and products two weeks before and 24 hours after treatment to minimize bruising.
Following the injections, patients should avoid: lying down for four hours, rubbing their face for 12 hours, and hot showers for 24 hours. Other home care options like icing your injection sites and sleeping on your back can help speed up the recovery process.
Though this varies from patient to patient, most people can expect the gorgeous results from their injections to last between 3 to 4 months. Many people come in for “touch ups” in order to enhance the longevity of their treatments.
Why Dr. Ip Recommends Botox and Xeomin
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin have a very high satisfaction rating among patients for its ability to smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. Since these products can act both as a prevention and treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, they are a fan-favorite that Dr. Ip often recommends.
Best of all, these treatments can also be effectively combined with other treatments like dermal fillers, light peels, or facials. These treatment combinations are often done to achieve results that are even more enhanced by improving several factors at once.
Leave your skincare to the experts. To learn more about how Botox and Xeomin could work for you, make sure you work with a board-certified dermatologist. If you would like to experience premier dermatological care to achieve beautiful and healthy skin, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Ip today.