Botox and Xeomin
Real, noticeable results!
When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead.
These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired.
Botox and Xeomin are injectable neuromodulators that inhibit muscle activity that leads to moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Injectable neuromodulators eliminate facial lines and wrinkles for up to 3-6 months with no downtime or surgery and little to no discomfort.
Botox and Xeomin Frequently Asked Questions:
What are Botox and Xeomin?
Botox and Xeomin are injectable neuromodulators made of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin derived from the bacterium Clostidium botulinum. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses to muscles and sweat glands.
Who may benefit from injectable neuromodulators?
How soon will I see a result?
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How can I achieve the best results?
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Who should not receive Botox or Xeomin?
Are there side effects?
There will be a slight discomfort when the needle enters the skin, and a small chance of a bruise at the site of the injection, especially if patients are on aspirin, ibuprofen, or other medications that increase bleeding.
Approximately 2-3% of patients may develop a ptosis (slight lowering) of one eyelid. This side effect is temporary, may not even be noticeable, but may be improved with a medicated eye drop.
Pre-/Post-Instructions for Injectable Neuromodulator Treatment
1. Avoid the following 2 weeks prior to your treatment as they can cause thinning of your blood and increase your chances of bruising:
- NSAIDS/Pain Relievers (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc), Prednisone, Aspirin, Coumadin or any other blood thinners
- Supplements such as fish oil, vitamin E, garlic, ginko, glucosamine and St. John’s Wort
However, if these medications were prescribed by a doctor, DO NOT stop your medication without permission from that health care provider.
2. Avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to your appointment because it can thin your blood and possibly make bruising worse.
3. Please tell your physician if you have :
• Any neuromuscular diseases (such as myasthenia gravis)
• Been taking any antibiotics
• Become pregnant or if you are breastfeeding
• An allergy to albumin (eggs)
Day of Procedure
• Headaches are the “sine qua non” of injectable neuromodulator therapy, indicating that the toxin is working. After the procedure, it is not uncommon to experience a “headache” sensation, which usually subsides a few hours after the procedure.
• Keep your head elevated for 6 hours after the procedure to prevent the toxin from migrating.
• You should try to “exercise” the areas that were injected by frowning and smiling for 2 hours after the procedure.
• You should see the effects of the injections within 1-2 weeks.
• Do not massage the area injected.
*Call the office if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Pre-/Post-Care Instructions listed above.