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The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin often referred to by the product names Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® is a popular injectable treatment. This purified toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to give the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies have also suggested that these toxins are effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes. You can learn more about the various cosmetic injectables offered by Sasson Plastic Surgery by giving us a call and scheduling your consultation with Dr. Homayoun Sasson! Dial 516-487-5017 today to reach our Great Neck office!
Botox Injectable can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
- Frown lines
- Crows feet
- Forehead furrows
- Skin bands on the neck
Smiling, frowning, squinting, and even chewing – basically, any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels and dermal fillers to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
Who Should Consider Botox Injections?
Botulinum toxin is indicated for the temporary correction of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines) associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in patients 18 to 65 years of age. If you exhibit lines on the smooth part of your forehead above and between the brows (the glabella), you should consider treatment with botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin is contraindicated if the patient exhibits an infection at the proposed injection site(s) and/or has a known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation. Do not undergo treatment if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you have experienced an allergic reaction to another product containing botulinum toxin. Ask Dr. Sasson about the possible side effects.
Botulinum toxins won’t fix all types of skin problems. For example, while it can diminish under-eye wrinkles, it can’t repair the damage caused by the sun. Your skin thickness, type, and degree of wrinkling all play a role in determining the effectiveness of botulinum toxin. A qualified plastic surgeon is the best person to evaluate the appropriateness of this treatment for you personally.
Injectable Considerations, Risks, and Recovery
You may resume normal activities immediately. One note of caution: Don’t rub or massage the treated areas after the wrinkle treatment because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.
Although generally safe, Botox side effects and complications can include:
- Bruising and pain at the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms
- Temporary facial weakness or drooping
Very rarely, the toxin can spread beyond the treatment area, which can cause botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems, trouble swallowing, muscle weakness, and slurred speech.
The first peptide powered toxin that allows a longer internalization of toxin into the cell membrane and therefore providing a delayed return to baseline. With a quicker onset of benefits within two days, greater skin glow and overall feel for patients at the same cost as other toxins.
Meet Jeuveau™ – #NEWTOX! Jeuveau™
Meet Jeuveau™ (prabotulinumtoxinA-xv)—aka the #NEWTOX! Jeuveau™ is a modern-made neurotoxin approved by the FDA to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines.1 Jeuveau™ is the first and only product of its kind dedicated exclusively to aesthetics! As the fourth neurotoxin to hit the market (and the only new option in almost a decade), Jeuveau™ is made using a state-of-the-art manufacturing process called Hi-Pure™ technology.2 Jeuveau™ is the first product from Evolus, and part of its mission to bring fresh experience and perspective to the aesthetics industry. It’s about time!
Jeuveau™ is an FDA-approved prescription medicine used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Ask your doctor to tell you all about Jeuveau™. The effects of Jeuveau™ may spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. Alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems or muscle weakness can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. Side effects may include allergic reactions, injection-site pain, eyelid drooping, and swelling. Jeuveau™ is available by prescription only.
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 is Dysport® used for?
Prescription Dysport® injectable is a FDA-approved treatment for temporarily lessening or eliminating moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport injectable is placed directly into the muscle underneath a furrow, weakening the muscle to the point where it cannot contract.
Is Dysport different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Dysport and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. However, the dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used. Learn more about Dysport.
Call Dr. Sasson For Cosmetic Injectables in Long Island!
If you’re interested in learning more about our cosmetic injectables please contact us for a consultation at 516-487-5017 or fill out our contact us form. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.