Neurotoxins: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin

Botox

Botox injections in Largo are used not only for therapeutic purposes, but for cosmetic ones too. Unlike other fillers, which are superficially injected just beneath the skin, Botox is injected directly into the muscle. Because Botox is made of a neurotoxin, it blocks signals between the muscle and the brain, ultimately preventing muscle contraction in a localized area. When the muscle relaxes, wrinkles smooth out and soften. Performed correctly, these injections only affect targeted muscles while still allowing for facial expression. Botox can be used for any type of wrinkle that has not been caused by sun damage or stretching of the skin due to gravity. Results are usually best on expression lines, such as those around the eyes and forehead.

Did you know…

that 11 million women have undergone Botox? In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that it is the most common cosmetic treatment requested in America, with numbers at an all-time high. More than a million treatments are performed every year, and it isn’t just the rich and famous indulging in the liquid facelift. People of all economic backgrounds get Botox because of its affordability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for Largo Botox treatments?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, consult with your dermatologist to find out if Botox is right for you. The best candidates for cosmetic Botox treatments are usually men and women bothered by facial lines and wrinkles – particularly those along the forehead and between the eyes. You should not get Botox injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you suffer from any type of neurological disease.

What should I expect when getting Botox in Largo?

Botox injections are in-office procedures performed in just a few minutes. In fact, you can schedule a Botox injection for your lunch hour or on your way home from work. Injections use a very fine needle, which is inserted into the facial muscles. There is very little discomfort during the injection, and anesthesia is not necessary.

Are there any special instructions I will need to follow after getting Botox?

There is a minimal recovery period of approximately 48 hours after getting Botox. During this time, you may experience bruising or headaches. Avoid rubbing your face in areas treated with Botox, and do not lie down for the first few hours after the injections. Keep in mind that results from Botox – though significant – usually begin to fade within 4 to 6 months. You’ll need to return for retreatment periodically.

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Xeomin

Xeomin is an injectable botulinum toxin used to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the face. This non-invasive treatment is administered in small amounts, where it helps to relax the facial muscles responsible for brow furrows, smile lines and other deep-set wrinkles. Many people in Largo request Xeomin injections because they wish to regain a youthful appearance and soften facial contours that may have been altered due to the aging process, too much UV exposure or lifestyle factors like smoking. Xeomin is often referred to as the “naked” botulinum toxin because it lacks additives. In fact, it is this lack of additives that reduces the likelihood of the body rejecting treatments and developing an adverse reaction.

Did you know…

that Xeomin has been proven effective for the treatment of glabellar lines by two different double-blind clinical trials? More than 540 random patients were evaluated at several different treatment centers. One group was given a placebo and the other Xeomin. After 30 days, the control group showed zero improvement as opposed to a 60 percent and 48 percent aesthetic improvement in those who received 20 units of Xeomin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for Xeomin in Largo?

You may be a candidate for Xeomin treatments if you wish to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin using non-invasive techniques. Generally, patients must be adults under age 65 without certain pre-existing conditions, such as pregnancy.

What should I expect during a Xeomin treatment?

Xeomin treatments are very simple and fast, usually requiring only 10 minutes to administer. Because the treatments given from the convenience of a medi-spa office, you may opt to come in for treatment during a lunch break or after work. It is normal to experience some redness or swelling at the injection site, though it usually subsides within an hour.

How often will I need Xeomin injections?

It takes approximately a week to 10 days before you experience the full results of your Xeomin treatment. Results vary from person to person. Most people enjoy the benefits of Largo Xeomin treatments for 3 to 4 months, though results may last for up to 6 months or more. Schedule an appointment with our office to find out more about Xeomin injections and how often you may need them.

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