Botox / Dysport / Xeomin
Botox / Dysport / Xeomin, also referred to as Botulinum Toxins, Neuromuscular Blockers or Neurotoxins
Botox, the most widely known neurotoxin, was the first to hit the market but is similar to newer products such as Dysport and Xeomin. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin all work to decrease or eliminate wrinkles and fine lines due to muscles in motion, such as raising the forehead, frowning, and even smiling. Botox can even be used around the mouth for “smokers lips,” sometimes called “water bottle lines.” All neurotoxins work by being injected into the muscles that cause these lines and slightly immobilizing the muscles resulting in a smooth, relaxed and refreshed look!!!
Are Botox, Dysport or Xeomin safe?
Absolutely!!! All neurotoxins are purified proteins. They are then injected by a skilled medical professional only in the areas of desired reduction of lines and wrinkles.
Are Botox / Dysport / Xeominright for you?
At what age are they appropriate? For younger patients, neurotoxins can be a preventative treatment, treating only minor lines and wrinkles and stopping them in their tracks. Neurotoxins are approved for patients over the age of 18.
Treatment Areas with Botulinum Toxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin):
- Crows Feet
- Gummy Smile / Asymmetric smile
- Lips (smoker’s lines)
- Nasalis, bunny lines
- Lower face/neck rejuvenation
- Brow lift
- Dimpled Chin
- Platysmal Bands
What to Expect from Botox / Xeomin/ Dysport
Real, Noticeable Results
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 36 hours for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines. Results may vary and can take up to 14 full days. The best outcomes stem from maintenance treatments approximately every 3 to 4 months.
Is The Treatment Painful?
Some patients report that being injected with Botox / Dysport / Xeomin feels like a pinch.
If you are concerned about discomfort, a topical numbing cream can be applied before administering your treatment.
How Long Does It Take?
The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
How Will I Look?
You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily decreasing muscle activity.
Botox / Dysport / Xeomin are technique-sensitive treatments. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained and a medical expert in facial anatomy–like the medical professionals at Harmony Aesthetics.
Do I Have to Hide for the Day?
You can return to your daily routine. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.
You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave the office.
Will It Break the Bank?
Your cost not only includes the price of the treatment, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of our medical professionals who are administering your treatment.
Botox / Dysport / Xeomin is a technique-sensitive treatment so regardless of where you go you want to look for a provider who is licensed and trained with experience treating patients with neurotoxins.
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” Botox–if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Neurotoxins vs. Fillers
What is the difference between Botox / Dysport / Xeomin(neurotoxins) and fillers such as Juvederm / Restylane / Radiesse, etc. Fillers are fantastic products that work well alongside neurotoxins. As we age, we start to lose the fat pad (volume) in our face. This fat pad holds the structure of the face in place. The loss of this fat pad and sun exposure lead to deflation, dissention and deterioration. Fillers work by adding the natural volume back to the face in the cheeks , lips and marionette lines as well as many other areas.
As we age, we start to lose the fat pad (volume) in our face. This fat pad holds the structure of the face in place. The loss of this fat pad and sun exposure lead to deflation, dissention and deterioration. Dermal fillers such as RESTYLANE / JUVEDERM / RADIESSE work by adding the natural volume back to the face in the cheeks, lips and marionette lines as well as many other areas.
Common Treatment Areas with Dermal Fillers (Restylane / Juvederm / Radiesse):
- Nasolabial Folds
- Jaw line
- Lip Augmentation
- Oral Commissures
- Marionette Lines
- Pre-Jowl Sulcus
- Recessed acne scars
Harmony Aesthetics uses state of the art techniques for the administration of dermal fillers. Blunt tip cannulas are used instead of sharp needles which provide many advantages:
Accuracy: the filler can be placed with great precision at any facial area.
Safety: the blunt tip of cannula prevents intra-arterial injection, the cause of most serious complications using needles, reduces trauma to the tissue and decreases the risk for blood vessel rupture, intravenous and/or arterial embolisms (reference).
Comfort: patients undergoing cannula injection experience much less discomfort than during needle injections. The entire lip, nasolabial fold, mandibular sulcus, cheek, or temple area can be augmented through a single puncture site. Only 2-4 entry points are needed for full face injections.
Speed: procedures with micro-cannulas are less time-consuming, because of the techniques used and decreased need for anesthesia (numbing cream or injections).
Recovery: the social downtime associated with traditional technique is practically eliminated with less edema and swelling and minor bruising and/or vessel laceration.
Value: fillers can be administered with greater precision so the results are more natural and less product is needed to treat most areas.
Flexibility: cannulas allow access to virtually any area of the facial anatomy for improvement with fillers. Previously hard to treat areas such as the delicate area under the eyes, hollow cheeks and the vertical cheek wrinkles are easily corrected using this technique.
New Collagen: research suggests that moving the micro cannula back-and-forth in the dermis, stimulates the fibroblasts to produce new collagen, even without the addition of fillers. As a results the skin begins to tighten by initiating growth factors.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
How Kybella Works:
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
What to Expect with Kybella:
Before starting treatment, your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella is right for you. Then, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
How Kybella is Administered:
Treatment can only be administered by a Kybella-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
Recovery Time with Kybella:
After Kybella treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.
Kybella May be Right for You if:
- You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
- You don’t want to have surgery
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away