Neurotoxins are known by several names. The oldest and most popular is Botox. They are used for fine lines and wrinkles that move. They are a simple and virtually painless procedure that starts to work in about a week. To see which type is best for you, call us today or request an appointment online at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center.
What are neurotoxins such as Botox/Dysport/Xeomin/Jeuveau?
Neurotoxins are a class of medications used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Several companies produce them and have given them the brand names of Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. They all have slightly different properties with their own unique advantages.
These medications are derived from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botox and other neurotoxins work by blocking the ability of the muscles that cause wrinkles to move. Once those muscles are stabilized, the wrinkles go away in about 1 to 2 weeks. This lasts about 3-4 months, upon which another treatment is needed. A series of regular injections further results in smoother and clearer skin.
What can Botox/Dysport/Xeomin/Jeuveau treat?
The amount of units injected varies depending on the site and which medicine is used. However, all of them start to see results in about 1 week.
What’s treatment with Botox like?
Botox and other neurotoxin treatments are incredibly simple, quick, and easy procedures. They can be performed in a 10 minute office appointment. The smallest possible needle is used to perform a series of injections in the desired area. Many patients find this completely painless.
Once the injections are complete, you may return to your normal activities immediately. There is no downtime and the only common complication is the occasional bruising from the needle that resolves in a few days.
How long does Botox and other neurotoxin last?
In most people, Botox and other neurotoxins last about 3 to 4 months. It starts to work around 1-2 weeks after injection.
What's the difference between Botox/Dysport/Xeomin/Jeuveau?
The names Botox/Dysport/Xeomin/Jeuveau are brand names much like Coca-Cola and Pepsi. They are all neurotoxins and all derived from the same organism, Clostridium botulinum. Each one begins to work in about 24 hours with full onset in about 1 to 2 weeks. They all last about 3-4 months.
They are all similar but have subtle differences. Botox is the oldest product with the longest studied safety profile. Dysport is probably better at treating larger areas.
Xeomin is a “naked injectable” meaning it has no additives. For those concerned about preservatives in formulations such as vaccines, Xeomin is a good option. Jeuveau is the newest neurotoxin on the market. Some patients feel they develop tolerance after using the same neurotoxin for years and it starts to lose effect. For those patients, Jeuveau is probably the best option.
How quickly will I see results?
You may begin to notice some results from Botox and other neurotoxins in 24 hours. However, it may take up to one or two weeks to see the full effect.
Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
No, not in our clinic. We don’t believe in the “fake” look. Our patients can trust us to use Botox and other neurotoxins to deliver subtle results that improve confidence and result in a refreshed look. We do not treat our patients to extreme measures and unnatural appearances.
You’ll look like yourself, only with less noticeable lines and wrinkles and more confidence. Our goal is to provide a refreshed well rested look that is hard for someone to exactly pinpoint what was done.
Do men receive Botox?
The number of men choosing to receive Botox and other neurotoxins is rising extremely fast. About 1 million Botox treatments are performed on men every year.
How common is our Botox and other neurotoxin injections?
Over 7 million men and women get botox and other neurotoxin injections every year. That number continues to grow. The fast growing segments of people getting Botox and other neurotoxins are men and those in their 30’s.
Why should I get Botox at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer and Vein Center?
If you want to look like yourself but younger, we are for you. If you want to increase your confidence and not be in a high pressure, aggressive sales environment, we are for you. We firmly believe in treating the individual to look refreshed & natural. You’ll look like yourself, just maybe 10 years younger.
If you want to look naturally healthy and refreshed with great skin, you can have confidence in us. Call us today or request an appointment online for Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center.