Botox, simply put, is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a variety of injectables, including Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Dysport®(abobotulinumtoxinA). Our nurse injector, Beth, was hand-selected by Dr. Maningas and is expertly trained to listen to your concerns, evaluate your aesthetic needs, and recommend a custom treatment plan that is unique to you because we do not believe that one botox treatment plan or product fits all. We partner with many injectable companies to bring the best results to you. Trust in their experience, skill, and pursuit of the latest cosmetic advances to achieve your natural beauty.
Botox-type injections can help an adult patient of any age improve his or her appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look, but also alleviating an overly concerned look, helping you look better refreshed or even more pleasant. The most commonly treated areas are those where muscle activity influences facial features, such as the following: • Glabellar lines (a.k.a. “elevens” or frown lines) • Wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow’s feet • Forehead creases • Corners of the mouth • A “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin
There are many other “off-label” areas that Botox is used. If you suffer from any of the following, Botox may be a treatment option to consider: Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) in the armpits, hands or feet • Migraines • TMJ • Grinding or Clenching Teeth
Now you know that each of these products contain the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, and are designed to address the same types of wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns. So how are they different? The main distinction lies in their formulation, which influences the dosage used, how much the product spreads, and how quickly a patient might see the results. For example, Botox Cosmetic is formulated with an accompanying protein. Dysport contains a smaller version of a similar protein, while Xeomin doesn’t contain an accompanying protein at all. All three products are FDA approved and have been used safely and effectively for years. Which of these products is best for you will depend on your unique anatomy, your goals, and your cosmetic surgeon’s or nurse injector’s recommendations.
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Most patients do not require any topical anesthetic for Botox injections, as the needles used to inject botulinum toxins are very thin and the injections are not very deep.The botulinum toxin is reconstituted into a solution, and injected into the muscle at strategic points. Most patients describe a pinching feeling during the injection, though not much pain.
Following treatment, you will not see results immediately. This is expected, so do not worry that treatment hasn’t worked. Depending on the patient, product used, and area treated, final results are typically reached approximately 7-10 days after your treatment and can last up to 4 months.
Yes, the effects of Botox or Dysport gradually wear off as it is metabolized by the body. Movement, wrinkles and folds will become noticeable again over time. Treatments will need to be repeated every 3-4 months to maintain results.
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