First there was Botox, then came Dysport, and now there is Xeomin. The names of these products represent a group of therapeutic treatments called “neuro-modulators”. This word describes the way in which they all diminish the appearance of wrinkles. By blocking a chemical between the nerve and muscle, these “neuro-modulators” prevent the contraction of that given muscle, thereby preventing the skin from folding and wrinkles from forming.
Xeomin, Dysport, and Botox have a lot in common. They are all approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for cosmetic use and share a similar mechanism of action. But they also have subtle differences. Dysport seems to “kick in” faster, becoming effective in 24-48 hours. Xeomin is more like Botox in this respect, taking about a week to fully become effective. Another difference is that Xeomin is “naked”, meaning there are no additives and may lessen a patient’s ability to become resistant to the treatment. One benefit of Xeomin is that a treatment is less expensive then Botox, so you should be able to enjoy the same cosmetic improvements with less out of pocket.
This is a simple non-surgical procedure that can virtually eliminate lines around the eyes (Crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (frown lines) and forehead. It provides a natural, rejuvenated and refreshed look. BOTOX, DYSPORT, and XEOMIN injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. Small amounts of BOTOX, DYSPORT, or XEOMIN are injected directly into the muscles and in just a few days the muscles relax and the wrinkles disappear. There is no surgery or downtime.
The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment's effect. BOTOX, DYSPORT, and XEOMIN are only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging. BOTOX, DYSPORT, and XEOMIN are extremely safe in the doses used for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. They have been used by millions of people for several decades in the United States and virtually every country around the world. Originally, Botox® was used to treat eye twitches. It is also used to treat vocal cords, gallbladder spasm, excessive palm or armpit sweating, and headaches.
After the treatment, patients may experience slight bruising around the area that was treated. This normally fades quickly. Normal activities can be performed immediately. BOTOX® Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. Dr. Balshi will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.