BOTOX® / Dysport® / Xeomin®
They’re usually the first signs of aging that we notice—those small vertical lines between the brows, the fine crinkles that appear around the eyes. They’re expression lines, and they appear thanks to decades of facial movement and repetition. While they might seem unavoidable, it is possible for you to target them with a simple and incredibly safe treatment—you can turn back time and look as young and lively as you feel. Neuromodulators are the key to looking younger and more refreshed with no downtime, no long recovery, and complete peace of mind.
Reboot your look and attitude! You can achieve a fresher, more vibrant appearance without surgical intervention. With BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® you can target those expression lines with incredible precision and long-lasting results. BOTOX® and other neuromodulators are considered some of the safest, most reliable cosmetic treatments available. BOTOX® and its counterparts continue, year after year, to make the top of the list of non-surgical aesthetic procedures with nearly 7 million injections performed in the United States in 2015 alone. The three main Botulinum toxins are: BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, and Renew MediSpa is proud to offer all three.
With BOTOX® and our other neuromodulators, your friends and family will notice a younger, more vibrant you—but they won’t be able to pinpoint why. At Renew MediSpa, you can rest assured that you are getting the best treatment because our injectors have vast experience with both basic and advanced injection techniques. At Renew MediSpa there’s no frozen, overly-corrected look—just natural rejuvenation that looks right for you.
What Can Neuromodulators Treat
As your skin ages, loss of collagen and elastin results in two kinds of wrinkles–dynamic and static. There are effective treatments for both.
Dynamic wrinkles develop because of years of muscle movement and facial expressions. These types of wrinkles can be improved safely with the use of the botulinum toxins. With the proper dosage and a skilled injector, you’ll get results and still retain a very natural look.
Static wrinkles do not improve much with botulinum toxins and generally require other approaches such as microneedling, laser resurfacing and/or dermal filler.
Your Neuromodulator Procedure
BOTOX® is a relatively painless procedure, and topical numbing agents are generally not required. BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® take a few minutes to administer, and the recovery period is quick and easy. Our patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after their BOTOX® treatment. We do suggest to patients to avoid exercise, bending over, lying flat, and rubbing area that was injected for 4 hours. That’s it!
What’s the Difference Between BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®?
Renew MediSpa offers three main neuromodulators: BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. BOTOX® Cosmetic® is the brand that was first available in the United States. Dysport® was approved for cosmetic use in Europe in 2001, and in the U.S in 2009. Xeomin® by Merz was approved for use in Europe in 2005 and in the U.S. in 2011. While all three treatments have a botulinum toxin formula, there are some slight differences between them. Dysport® has a more rapid onset of action and in our experience, may last somewhat longer than the other two, but they are all equally safe.
In the end, what matters more than choosing between different brands is choosing the right medical professional to perform your procedure. Your face has dozens of muscles, and it takes skill and experience to deliver a treatment that’s customized to your anatomy. A skilled BOTOX® injector can give you a more comfortable treatment, longer lasting results, and results that look as natural as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®
Unlike soft tissue fillers that add volume, BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Dysport® are purified proteins that temporarily block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which is needed to trigger muscle contraction. The result is relaxation of the muscles responsible for creating expression lines. Once the muscles have been relaxed, the corresponding expression lines soften in appearance. BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Dysport® results are usually visible within one week after treatment and remain for about 3-4 months. If the effect wears off sooner, the dose might be adjusted to improve duration of effect.
Not if you work with a Master Injector! Dosage and placement will affect the quality of your results. An expert injector knows how to smooth your look so that you look natural rather than plastic or frozen.
The doses used for cosmetic concerns are incredibly small. Most clients receive anywhere from 20 to 80 units depending on the number of areas being treated. As per the BOTOX® Safety Data Sheet, it would take 28 full vials of the toxin (2,800 units!) injected to produce a 50% chance of death. The “cosmetic doses” we use (generally 100 units or less) have not been associated with serious adverse events.
In 2016, 7 million BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and Dysport® injections were performed according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is likely an underestimate because it does not include data from all injectors.
More information on their safety can be found at the product websites, botox.com, dysport.com, and xeomin.com
Your most important consideration should be the experience of your injector. Poorly placed botulinum toxin can result in a more painful treatment and results that look too artificial, or relaxation that affects muscles you did not want to have relaxed, such as the eyelid.
Some patients may experience bruising, mild swelling, or soreness after their treatment, but these side effects are usually minor and temporary.
Cosmetic doses of botulinum toxins are relatively small and not generally associated with side effects at other body sites-that would be extremely rare.
The cost for your BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® treatment will depend on a number of factors:
- The anatomic size of the area
- The number of areas being targeted
- Past history of dosage, brand, and response when available
- The strength of the muscle in the treatment area
- The desired degree of relaxation (personal preference)
- Brand selection
At Renew MediSpa we discuss these treatment variables regarding BOTOX® and the other neuromodulators before your injection to customize the treatment to your goals.