What are botulinum toxin injectables? An injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. The injections can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.
Who should/should not get botulinum toxin injectables? Botulinum toxin injectables are for people with wrinkles caused by movement of the face. The treatment is quick and there is no down time so it can even be done on a lunch break. Fine wrinkles are easier to treat than those that are deep set, so prevention is key. In older patients with deep set wrinkles the injections can be used to soften deep wrinkles, while the addition of other procedures may be needed to get an optimal effect. This involves a series of small injections made with very small needles but if you are terribly afraid of needles you may want to rethink. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding Botox/Xeomin are not recommended.
When will I see results? Initial results can typically be seen after four to five days. Results can improve over two weeks, so it’s important to wait until then before evaluating your results. It's at this point that we can look to see if additional injection is necessary to achieve desired effect.
How long will my results last? While botulinum toxin injectables temporarily smooth your fine lines and wrinkles, to maintain results most people will need another treatment within three to six months.
What are the risks or side effects? Complications are very rare and never permanent. If medication unintentionally spreads to another area it may cause a drooping eyelid, which can usually be treated with medication. In cases of unevenness at follow up appointment, further injections can be made to balance your appearance. No case of systemic complications has ever been confirmed while using botulinum toxin cosmetics in aesthetic doses. Read your consent thoroughly for a full list of possible side effects.
Are Botox, Xeomin, and Jeuveau the same thing?Botox is produced by the drug company Allergan, Xeomin is produced by Merz, and Jeuveau is produced by Evolus. These products are slightly different variations of the same molecule all produced from Botulinum type A. They work the same way on the body and achieve similar results.