Botox / Dysport / Xeomin

What are Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport®? or more broadly, what are cosmetic neuromodulators?

Each of the four US FDA-approved cosmetic neurotoxins inhibits the action of nerves that stimulate the muscle; effectively turning off the nerves’ signal for muscle contraction. While muscles typically move bones (i.e. the legs, arms & jaw) in the face there are many muscles that function to move soft tissue such as the forehead, lips, and eyes. With time the force applied to these tissues will cause rhytids (wrinkles). Cosmetic Neurotoxins can (1) dramatically reduce rhytids, (2) can be used to elevate the eyebrows, improve smiles & smooth the neck, and (3) be effective for the management of functional medical problems.
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Forehead Lines

Forehead wrinkles are a common concern of many, especially with age. Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® can do wonders to soften these lines by restoring your natural smoothness and youthfulness! We often achieve a more natural result by injecting Botox or Dysport to scowl lines with the forehead. By doing so we’re preventing any new wrinkles from forming or even smoothing out the existing ones.
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Scowl Lines

Keep those “11” lines a thing of the past. Botox and Dysport injections are an effective non-surgical and easy solution to smooth out those furrowed brows. The two FDA-approved treatments for lines or wrinkles can help create a more youthful appearance, a quick treatment can help you look rested and revitalized. Schedule an appointment with one of our qualified providers who can help you find the best treatment for your needs.
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Bunny Lines

Lines from scrunching your nose are also referred to as bunny lines. With a quick treatment, you’ll say goodbye to these lines and be left with soft and smooth skin.
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Brow Lift

Tired eyes? With the use of Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau® or Dysport® you can lift your eyebrows and create a more alert youthful appearance. Let us define and emphasize your beautiful eyes.
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Crows Feet

Crows feet are the lines that form on the outer corners of your eyes. Botox or Dysport can help fade those lines to keep you looking fresh & energized.
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Lip Lines / Lip Flip

Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® are amazing for getting rid of those annoying fine lines surrounding your smile. Another option we also offer is a Lip Flip. A Lip Flip is when we inject Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, or Dysport® into the lip line to plump them up and create added volume. This service is often used to combat an overly “Gummy Smile”.
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Dimpled Chin

Using Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® we can smooth out any unwanted dimples you may have on your chin. Botox or Dysport are perfect for smoothing out the skin and creating a more vibrant and youthful aesthetic.
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Platysma
(Vertical Neck Cords)

The platysma muscles are visible cords that run down the length of your neck, oftentimes more visible when clenching the jaw. Sometimes referred to as “Turkey Neck,” the platysma muscles can be made less distinct by using Botox or Dysport to create a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

Excessive sweating is not fun and can be a real hindrance to your daily routine. If you suffer from excessive sweating in areas like your palms, soles of the feet, and underarms we have a solution that may be perfect for you. Botox is FDA-approved and has been shown to help with excessive perspiration in these areas.
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Masseter (TMJ) / Face slimming

If you grind your teeth and clench your jaw or suffer from symptoms of TMJ we have a solution that may be right for you. Larger doses of Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport®can be used to calm down the masseter muscle which can lead to overall improvements for TMJ symptoms as well provide some facial slimming.
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Headache/ Migraine Relief

Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport®can be injected to help relieve muscular tension for areas of the face, scalp, and neck which can result in a substantial decline of headaches and migraines.
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Other

Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport® are extremely versatile as far as treatments go. If you have something else on your mind regarding treatment with these Neuromodulators, let us know! We are happy to discuss any options that will be the right fit for you.

FAQ

Rhytid Treatments
Forehead wrinkles (frontalis muscle)
Frown/Scowl lines (Procerus & Corrugator muscles)
Crows Feet (Obicularis oculi)
Smokers Lines (Obicularis oris)
Dimpled chin (Mentalis)
Bunny lines (Nasalis)
Marionette Lines (Depressor Anguli Oris muscle)

Reshaping:
Eyebrow lift (Obicularis oculi)
Down-turned smile (Depressor Anguli Oris muscle)
Gummy smile (Levator Labii Superioris Alaeque Nasi muscle)
Platysma Bands (Platysma muscle)

Functional Treatments:
Bruxism (masseter muscle)
Migraine headaches (Frontalis, Corrugator, Procerus, Temporalis, Occipitalis, Trapezius, Cervical paraspinal muscles)

Actually, they are all very similar. They all treat and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and deep facial furrows. Each works to reduce the muscle activity responsible for creating wrinkles and fine lines. Xeomin is the smallest molecule and therefore, is considered the purist neurotoxin; it is felt that the smaller molecular size may reduce the incidence of antibody-deactivation.

Results can be seen within 24-48 hours; the full effect may take 10 days.

The neurotoxins are often charged by the unit and prices can vary from ~$12-15/unit. Typically an injection site will require 2-4 units for effect, and the area being treated may require injection at 2 - 10 sites.

Neurotoxins typically last for three to four months. To maintain a wrinkle-free appearance and prevent wrinkles from developing it is best to have regular touch-up treatments.

Typically this is a perfect 'lunchtime treatment'. Sometimes bruising can result so you may want to plan your treatments two weeks ahead of any important events for bruising to resolve and full effect to be achieved. Additionally, for several days, you should avoid touching the treated area and reduce exercise — as increased circulation may expel the neurotoxin from the treated area.

You can not be pregnant or breastfeeding. It is best to avoid anti-inflammatories (including aspirin) taken on an as-needed basis; however, do not discontinue medically prescribed treatments!