What is Botox® and Xeomin®

Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are FDA-approved to reduce severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines temporarily in adults. The great part about Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® is that the treatment requires minimal downtime. Patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately following their treatment. Results may be noticed anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after your treatment. Full results will take up to two weeks for moderate to severe lines.

Botox® & Xeomin®

There are many factors that play a role in what can cause facial lines. These factors are not just limited to cellular changes overtime, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. What can also cause facial lines are repeated muscle contractions from either frowning, squinting, or raising the eyebrows. These repeated muscle contractions cause the skin to dent and fold, gradually causing the formation of static facial lines. Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® both are able to get underneath the skin to temporarily freeze the muscle activity that causes these moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Making your skin look visibly smoother!
  • Non-invasive
  • No downtime
  • Natural-looking results
  • STOP taking Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve or other anti-inflammatory medications; including, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, Fish Oil, Green Tea, St John’s Wort (1-2) weeks prior to the procedure. The same is true for Aspirin, but if recommended by your physician for medical reasons (e.g. heart attack or stroke prevention) first check with them prior to stopping it. All of the above are well documented to increase the risk of bruising. For mild discomfort or headaches, Tylenol is recommended.
  • DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment.
  • Expect that you may have some bruising and swelling after the procedure. Over the counter Arnica cream and tablets have been shown to decrease bruising. To receive the benefits from Arnica tablets please start taking (3) days prior to your treatment.
  • Inform us if you have a history of medication allergies, history of anaphylaxis and any other medical conditions.
  • Make sure to schedule your treatment at least (2) weeks prior to an important event, to ensure you are fully recovered.
  • It is normal to feel a “firmness” in your treated area(s) for the first few days after treatment. This may depend upon the area(s) treated and product(s) used. Over time, the area(s) will soften and “settle”, leaving you with a soft, natural looking result.
  • Apply a cool compress to the areas treated (avoid pressure) as this helps reduce swelling and the potential for bruising.
  • Expect treated areas to be red, slightly swollen, and bruised, for the first (2-5) days.
  • You may take acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort.
  • Massage the treatment areas only if instructed to do so. For example, for Sculptra, follow the 5-5-5 rule: Massage 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activity for the remainder of the treatment day. You may resume other normal activities and routines immediately.
  • Avoid hot showers or saunas for (6) hours after treatment as they can worsen bruising.
  • You may continue taking Arnica supplements or apply topical Arnica gel as these may help alleviate bruising.
  • Bruising may be covered with make-up.
  • Avoid the previously mentioned herbs and supplements for (1) week as they may increase your potential to bruise. The same is true for Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve if agreed upon by your prescribing doctor of these medications.
  • Wait a minimum of (2) weeks before receiving any facial or massage treatments.

What should i expect?

If you are wondering what a Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin® treatment might feel like, most patients have reported that it feels like a tiny prick or pinch. Your appointment usually will take no longer than 30 minutes and you may begin to notice your skin getting visibility smoother in the areas treated within 24 to 48 hours. Full results will take up to two weeks to form. It is important to note that Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are not permanent treatments and if treatment is discontinued then the static facial lines will gradually return with time.

Neurotoxins Treatment Result

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Neurotoxins Frequently Asked Questions

Results usually appear within 24 to 48 hours of treatment.

Results vary, but most patients see improvements lasting for three to six months.

You will see improvements after a single treatment. As the effects of the injectable wear off, your skin will return to its pre-treatment appearance. We see many patients that return every three to six months for repeat treatment to maintain the effects.

No, Botox treatment is not painful. Some patients compare the injections to a tiny prick or pinch.

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