If you’re searching for a way to look naturally more refreshed, consider simple Xeomin or Botox injections performed in the Dallas Vitality 360 office. Both of these FDA-approved products help to soften facial expression lines around the forehead, eyes, and mouth without surgical intervention or unnecessary downtime.
Botox and Xeomin are made using a purified toxin that is naturally produced by the bacteria clostridium botulinum. The neurotoxins work by temporarily interfering with the signals nerves send to the small muscles responsible for facial expressions such as squinting and frowning. The weakened muscles relax, which softens or eliminates wrinkles. These types of medications have been used by ophthalmologists and neurologists since 1980 to treat lazy eye, eye spasms, and certain other neurologic disorders.
Botox or Xeomin injections are ideal for men and women who want to treat dynamic wrinkles, including:
Because the results of these treatments are temporary, injections need to be repeated on average every 3 to 4 months. However, the effect may last longer with each repeat injection.
Botox has been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions, and it is FDA approved for the treatment of forehead wrinkles. Although side effects can occur, Botox has been proven safe when properly administered by a trained, experienced provider.
Discomfort is brief and minimal for most patients, and treatment usually lasts only about 10 minutes. For greater comfort, the treatment area can be numbed with a topical anesthetic. After the injections, you may experience localized tenderness or pain, but this should be temporary.
Individual results may vary. However, most people experience a visible reduction in their frown lines within 3 to 5 days. The lines will continue to decrease, with final results sometimes taking up to 2 weeks. In some rare instances, a person’s body may build up an immunity to the formula used in Botox, in which case the treatment will not have any effect.
Noticeable results have lasted as long as 4 months, but results can vary. With strategic follow-up treatments, you can continue to enjoy a more youthful look. Some studies have shown that results can last longer with repeated treatments. If you are interested in an ongoing treatment plan Crystal Ward NP can discuss the options with you.