Anti-Wrinkle Injectables work to prevent the formation of static wrinkles by stopping the signal between the nerve and muscle.
The decreased movement in the muscle places less stress on the skin helping you maintain a fresh and youthful appearance.
This treatment is most effective when used as a preventative measure.
Anti-Wrinkle Injectables are made from a purified protein that temporarily causes facial muscles to relax, softening lines and wrinkles and reducing the severity of visible wrinkles.
There are 3 Types Anti-Wrinkle Injections
They work in essentially the same way: they block the nerve impulses of the injected muscles to temporarily paralyze muscle contractions that cause wrinkles.
BOTOX was approved by the FDA in 2002 and is one of the most sought out cosmetic treatments for patients looking to prevent or reverse the signs of aging on their face.
Treatment time: While the treatment time depends on the size and location of the injection site, a typical BOTOX procedure will take 15 minutes.
How long do the results last? The results from a BOTOX treatment are long lasting but not permanent and repeat treatments are required every 3-4 months.
Benefits of BOTOX: As the oldest and most popular anti-wrinkle treatment options, BOTOX provides numerous advantages including:
Short, non-invasive procedure
Minimal side effects
Results can be seen within 3-5 days
Dysport was approved by the FDA in 2009 and is a safe and effective method of eliminating unwanted frown lines and forehead wrinkles.
Treatment time: As with Botox, the time for a Dysport procedure will vary according to the location and size of the treatment area but typically lasts no longer than 15 minutes.
How long do the results last? To maintain the results of a Dysport procedure, most patients require repeat treatments every 4 months. However, in some cases, the results from this treatment can last up to 6-12 months.
Benefits of Dysport: Dysport provides many unique benefits to our patients including:
Pain-free, quick treatment
Few side effects
No recovery time
Softer and more natural feel than other anti-wrinkle injections
Results can be seen within 1-2 days
One of the newest anti-wrinkle treatments available, Xeomin was approved by the FDA in 2011 and doesn’t contain any protein additives like Botox or Dysport. As such, it is a more effective option for patients who have developed resistance to other neurotoxins.
Treatment time: Xeomin treatments are quick and minimally invasive and typically last between 10-15 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
How long do the results last? While the longevity of Xeomin will vary from patient to patient, typically it produces results that last 2-3 months.
Benefits of Xeomin: Xeomin has been used for over 20 years in Europe and as such, is a safe and effective treatment that offers our patients many benefits including:
A more natural result compared to other anti-wrinkle treatments due to the lack of protein additives
Minimally invasive procedure
Results can be seen within 5-10 days