Adults are living longer than ever before. We feel vital, we’re active and we want our bodies to mirror youthful minds and hearts. Enter botulinum toxin, better known as botox, one of the most important substances to hit the field of facial rejuvenation. Short of a surgical facelift, this substance is the most popular way to reduce facial wrinkles. Botox can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:
- Frown lines
- Crows feet
- Forehead furrows
- Skin bands on the neck
Botox can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, facial fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
This injectable treatment for wrinkles is made from the same neurotoxin as Botox. Dysport received the approval of the FDA for use as a wrinkle treatment in the spring of 2009, but it has been smoothing out facial folds and lines in Europe and elsewhere for several years. Dysport is injected directly into the muscles that cause facial wrinkles, temporarily immobilizing them.
Xeomin is the latest cosmetic injectable approved by the FDA to treat facial lines and wrinkles. Xeomin is a product very similar to Botox and Dysport which are commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles include the forehead lines, fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), and the furrows between the eyebrows (glabella or 11 lines).
Xeomin works by targeting the wrinkle causing facial muscles in order to eliminate these dynamic lines. When used properly by an experienced injector, Xeomin can provide a very natural appearing and dramatic improvement in your appearance. Just as patients have become accustomed to with Botox and Dysport, treatment is quick and relatively painless. Effects can be seen in a few days after injection and last for months.