Botox

BOTOX

Botulinum Toxin Procedures - Botox, Dysport, Xeomin

Wrinkles and lines are common signs of aging, especially around the eyes and lips, along with loss of volume, skin elasticity and skin color changes.   Botox and other related products offer a non-surgical, no downtime and very effective option to soften wrinkles and lines.

BOTOX PROCEDURE:

  • Is an in-office procedure
  • It takes 15-20 minutes
  • It does not require anesthesia
  • A very small needle is used to inject to the treatment area
  • Most will return to work or social engagements on the same day

Botox (Allergan), Xeomin (Merz) and Dysport (Medicis) are all injectable neuromodulators.  They are used to temporarily soften wrinkles and lines by temporarily reduce muscle contraction in the treatment areas due to inhibition of acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction.

They are all from the same substance, bacterium Clostridium Bolulinum, or Botulinum Toxin A, with a slightly different formulation between each brand.

THE MOST COMMON TARGET TREATMENT AREAS:

  • The horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown line or the “eleven”
  • Crow’s feet

ADVANCED TREATMENT AREAS:

  • Eyebrow lift
  • Bunny lines
  • Smoker’s or lipstick lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Gummy smile
  • Chin dimples
  • Neck lines-Platysma bands
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Migraine headache

how does it work

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    Small, diluted amounts of Clostridium botulinum are injected into specific muscles causing controlled weakening of the muscles.

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    Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort.

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    Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften.

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    The effects from Botox will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE?

  • they are all safe for all skin types and skin colors

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE?

  • Any neuromuscular medical condition- Myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome- requires attention and monitoring.
  • Pregnancy, breast feeding or planed pregnancy.
  • Serious preexisting disease: DM1, uncontrolled DM2, CHF, severe CAD, RA/SLE etc.
  • Prior allergy: lactose/albumin/eggs or prior sensitivity to Botulinum Toxin A
  • Marked facial asymmetry
  • History of facial nerve palsy
  • Infections or skin problem at the injection site
  • Cow’s milk allergy - Dysport

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • 15-20 minutes

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST?

  • $350-$600 per area

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

  • 3-6 MONTHS
  • Up to 4 months for Dysport and Xeomin

HOW FAST DOES IT START WORKING?

  • 3-7 days
  • 2-3 days after Dysport and Xeomin
  • Full result in 2-4 weeks
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, polymicin)
  • DRUG THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH NEUROMUSCULAR FUNCTION- MUSCLE RELAXANT AND others - may potentiate potency
  • Aminoquinlones - counteract effect of toxin
  • Cyclosporine- neuromuscular blockade
  • D-penicillamide - Ach receptor antibodies in immunologically predisposed
  • Bleeding and swelling at the injection site
  • Skin irritation
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache

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