Botox, Dysport, Xeomin & Jeuveau
If your brow and forehead have lines at rest and you are concerned you may look like you are frowning even when you are not, you may be giving the wrong impression to others around you.
What is Botox?
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are currently the four neurorelaxers available to treat and prevent dynamic wrinkles (the wrinkles we make by frowning, raising our brows, or the crow’s feet area when we smile). The one we choose depends on the person or preference, but they all take approximately 3-7 days to take effect and generally last 3-4 months.
Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau™ are neuromodulators. These purified proteins are produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. They work by blocking transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles in the targeted treatment areas. The effects are typically localized to the injection sites and do not travel throughout the body.. The treatment is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the dynamic facial wrinkles formed by excessive movement over time. They have been aggressively tested and approved by the FDA. The injections have little or no downtime and patients are able to receive treatment and usually return immediately to their everyday lives.
Easy, Quick, and Convenient
Botox® is administered in our office and the actual procedure takes about 10 minutes. We use a cold pack to numb the area. Tiny injections are administered directly into the muscles. There is no downtime. Some patients may experience redness, swelling, bleeding or bruising with the injections. Although these are not common, they can take place. We recommend avoiding aspirin or aspirin-containing products a week or two before your appointment.
Typical areas for treatment include:
Forehead creases (frontalis area)
Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar area)
Crow’s feet near the eyes (orbicularis oculi muscles)
Bands or cords in the neck (Platysmal bands)
Around the mouth (“smoker’s lines”)
While similar in terms of effect, each of these four available neuromodulators in the US have unique properties that sometimes make one a better choice than the others. Anthony Loren has extensive experience with the subtleties of each one, and will help you choose the best one after taking your history and performing a comprehensive examination.
Check out our before and After gallery for more dramatic results!