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 Henderson RN, BSN, was hand-selected by Dr. Maningas. She 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.
Botox injections are a great fit for adult patients of any age that want to improve their appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look, but also alleviating an overly concerned look, helping you look better refreshed or even more pleasant. If you’ve been wanting to address fine lines or wrinkles, talk with our nurse injector at our office in Joplin, MO to learn more about which of these services is best for you and your skin.
Botox is commonly used to treat areas where muscle activity influences facial features, such as: glabellar lines (a.k.a. “elevens” or frown lines), wrinkles around the eyes (such as crow’s feet), forehead creases, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth, or a “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin.
There are also many other “off-label” areas where Botox can be 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, or grinding or clenching teeth.
Botox is a safe and effective way to treat wrinkles. As a neurotoxin, Botox works by targeting the facial muscles responsible for causing the lines and wrinkles visible when your face is at rest. It safely and temporarily paralyzes these muscles, greatly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. By working with a qualified cosmetic injector, like ours, to create a treatment plan, over time you can see continued improvement of wrinkles.
Each of these products contains 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 these neurotoxins 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 or nurse injector’s recommendations.
Learn more about the difference between the top neuromodulator brands on the market in our blog here.
We know that women aren’t the only ones who desire to revitalize their face as they age. Botox is a common treatment used by men to improve wrinkles, smooth the neck and reduce excessive wrinkles.
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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.
You will not see results immediately following your Botox treatment. 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.
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.
Botox is priced per unit ($13/unit) or injection. Our experienced nurse injector will help you determine the number of injections you need to help you get the best results.
At Maningas Cosmetic Surgery, our aesthetic Nurse Injector, Beth Henderson RN, BSN, performs Botox and Dysport injections for our Joplin-area patients. We also offer a full range of med spa treatments and procedures, such as facial fillers, laser hair removal, hormone therapy, and custom facials, including the popular HydraFacial. Schedule your consultation online or call (417) 487-4608 today!
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