Botox, Dysport & Xeomin Injections
Sheepshead Bay Laser Center is pleased to offer neurotoxins injections/treatment (BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin) for the reduction and elimination of facial creases, lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes.
Botox, Dysport & Xeomin Injections
Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. Get to know more about Dysport, including how it works and what to understand before you start treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
WHAT ARE Neurotoxins? Botox , Dysport and Xeomin are made from bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Although it’s the chemical that causes botulism, in very dilute quantities it has been used medically for over decades to provide relief from muscle spasms by causing a temporary paralysis of the muscles into which it is injected. There is no reported risk of botulism using very diluted concentration of the chemical.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? The muscles of facial expression are connected to the skin overlying them. After years of use, the muscles create visible lines and creases. By paralyzing the superficial muscles attached to the skin, wrinkles “relax” and soften. When the muscles are paralyzed, the creation of more wrinkles is prevented. The overall effect is a smoother, more serene, more youthful appearance. It is like having a “brow lift” without invasive surgery.
IS IT SAFE? Neurotoxin injections have been widely used for cosmetic purposes for decades, and have been enthusiastically endorsed by those who have used them. It is impossible to get botulism poisoning from BOTOX ,Dysport and Xeomin injections.
WHAT WRINKLES CAN BE TREATED? The most commonly treated areas are the forehead, around the eyes and between the eyebrows. With Neurotoxin injections, Crow’s feet can be softened; the furrow between the brows can be diminished and forehead wrinkles can be lessened.
CAN I STILL MOVE MY FACE? Yes, but not as much. Extreme movements of the forehead and eyebrows, which create the wrinkles, will be prevented, but other muscles in the face will not be affected.
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT TAKE? A very small amount of the diluted drug is injected directly into the muscle in the desired treatment area. The procedure is very quick. It is important to remain in an upright position for two to three hours after the treatment so the Medicine will remain in place in the treated area.
Do the INJECTIONS HURT? Individuals vary in their response. Some people experience stinging while Medicine is being injected, but there is rarely any pain following treatment. The application of ice packs to the area before treatment will decrease the discomfort associated with the injections.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS FROM THE INJECTIONS LAST? Again, duration of results vary. However, for most people the results last 3 to 6 months. Facial muscles that are larger or which are used a lot by facially “expressive” individualsmay require treatments more frequently. Often the facial muscles become trained to not move as much so that, over time, less are needed to keep the facial lines reduced.
WHAT ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS? Since the effects of Neurotoxin injections are not permanent, significant side effects are rare. Bruising or redness at the injection sites can occur, and headaches are not uncommon. If the Neurotoxin migrates too close to the eyelid, a temporary drooping of the upper lid can occur, but this is extremely rare.
TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS – Avoid aspirin, aspirin-contained products and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents for 10 days prior to treatment. Avoid alcohol for one week prior to treatment.
POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS – Remain in an upright position for 2 to 3 hours after the treatment; avoid alcohol, aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents for at least 2 days. Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours. Tylenol can be used for any lingering discomfort.
XEOMIN (zee-oh-min) is a treatment option for adults with upper limb spasticity, cervical dystonia, and blepharospasm.
The active ingredient in XEOMIN is a type of botulinum toxin called incobotulinumtoxinA. Merz, the maker of XEOMIN, uses a proprietary purification process to remove accessory proteins from botulinum toxin A to make XEOMIN.1 The clinical significance of a lack of accessory proteins, including any impact on safety or efficacy, has not been established.
Every person’s treatment needs are different, and the therapy you and your doctor choose should reflect that. If you have been previously treated for adult upper limb spasticity, cervical dystonia, or blepharospasm, your doctor will take that into consideration when determining your initial dose of XEOMIN.
XEOMIN is delivered by a doctor as an intramuscular injection or series of injections. Your doctor will decide how many muscles need to be injected and the dose per muscle, and he or she may adjust that dose over time so that it is right for you. In general, XEOMIN can be used no more frequently than every 12 weeks.