Botox and Dysport
What are my options?
At Cooper Family Dentistry, we offer three different type of botulinum toxin’s to relax those wrinkles: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. The differences between the three neuromodulators are minimal and the results are indistinct from one another. All three are a great options and proven to work!
What Botox, Dysport and Xeomin Treat
Wrinkle relaxers can be used to treat very specific and targeted areas of aging on the face. It is a localized treatment that works to minimize lines and wrinkles in the area where it is injected.
Some of the most common areas of the face that we treat with Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are:
- Vertical lines/frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead or worry lines
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Smoker’s lines (vertical lines around the lips)
- Around the eyebrows to provide a gentle lift
- Gummy Smile
- Dimpling of the chin (“peach pit” chin or peu D’Orange chin)
- Vertical neck bands (“Nefertiti Neck Lift”)
How Botox, Dysport and Xeomin Works
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are purified proteins that comes from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. When it is injected into a muscle, it stops the nerve impulse from reaching the muscle, thus preventing it from contracting as strongly. This causes the muscle to weaken and relax, allowing the overlying skin to soften and causing wrinkles in the area to disappear. Botox has been in use for many years and is approved by the FDA for the treatment of areas such as the glabellar wrinkles (frown lines) and crow’s feet. Dysport is newer and is approved by the FDA for treatment for the glabellar wrinkles. Xeomin is also FDA approved for treatment of frown-line wrinkles.
What to Expect During a Botox Treatment Session
Before injecting Botox, your provider will give you the option of having a topical anesthetic if you wish. Many people, however, do not find this initial step necessary, as they are able to tolerate the injection discomfort quite well. Your provider will then use a tiny fine needle to inject small amounts of wrinkle relaxer into your skin and/or muscles. The number of injections she administers will depend upon the size of the area being treated and the exact complaint being addressed. It usually takes about 10 minutes to administer Botox or Dysport injections. These are quick and you can be in and out of your appointment.
After the procedure, you can resume normal activities immediately. You should avoid rubbing the treated area as this may cause the product to move into another part of the face. Some patients experience minor redness or bruising at the injection site, which can be covered with makeup with minimal problems.
The results of Botox and Xeomin are typically seen within 5 to 7 days. The results of Dysport are typically seen within 3-5 days. You can expect the results to be maintained for about 3 to 4 months before you need a touch up. Some patients who have been receiving Botox, Dysport or Xeomin for several years report that the results last longer and find they are able to extend the interval between injections up to 5 months at times.
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections are one of the safest cosmetic treatments available today. Contrary to popular belief, the protein itself is not a poison as it has been modified extensively into a pure form with a very dilute concentration. When injected properly into the muscle, it does not enter other areas of the body. Your practitioner, who has been extensively trained in these injections will discuss the risks and benefits with you before proceeding.
If you’re ready to learn more about how Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can rejuvenate your appearance, we encourage you to contact us today to set up an initial consultation. During this consultation, the provider will answer any questions you may have. She will also assess your face and help you determine whether Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can provide the results you desire.
What Areas are Typically Treated with Dermal Fillers?
Smile/Laugh lines – these are lines around the nose also know as the nasolabial folds. As we grow, we lose fat, crucial connective tissue components such as collagen/elastin and hyaluronic acid in this area which results in these deep folds and a more aged appearance. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane effectively reduce the appearance of these folds and give you a more natural appearance.
Marionette Lines – hollowness in the angles of the mouth and these lines are corrected along with the above nasolabial folds. This can be achieved with a number of different fillers such as Defyne or Refyne or Juvederm Vollure.
Lips – Dermal fillers are used to give lips more definition and plumpness. We will help you select the appropriate filler for the lip goal you are trying to achieve.
Minor Lip Enhancement – Should you find yourself seeking a minor enhancement to your lips, Volbella is an excellent option. The finer molecules provide a silkiness that works best for a natural appearing lip enhancement.
Cheek Enhancement and Contour – As we age, our cheeks begin to sag due to loss of fat, collagen/elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Voluma or Lyft is a wonderful way to restore those youthful full cheeks and give you those high cheek bones.
Under-eye Hollowness or Sunken eyes – to restore the youthful appearance under the eyes and can also help with dark circles caused by the shadows created due to the hollowness itself. Restylane or Volbella will help fill in those under eye hollowness that makes you look tired.
Superficial wrinkles – If you have mild to moderate facial wrinkles (e.g. between the eyebrows/frown lines, forehead, midface, or chin) then Juvéderm® Ultra or Volbella is the option as it has a thinner consistency for rapid correction of these superficial issues. For fine lines around the mouth, our latest filler, Volbella the ideal choice.
Scar Correction – The thinner consistency of Juvéderm® Ultra is equipped at correcting the appearance of scars.
Loss of Facial Shape/Volume – Restylane Lyft or Voluma is injected into the deeper layers of the skin, which is ideal for facial shaping. Eg. providing a more defined jawline and reduced jowling for men and women.
Nasal asymmetry or misalignment – Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC or Restylane can be used to achieve a 5-minute nose job for individuals looking to stay away from invasive facial plastic surgery.
During your consultation at Noydeen Beauty, our treatment provier will help you decide which type of dermal filler is best suited for your treatment. We will talk through the entire procedural overview, including the areas of injection and steps we take to ensure you are comfortable and safe.
Many of our patients choose dermal fillers with Allergan (Voluma, Juvéderm®, Vollure, Volbella) or Galderma (Restylane®, Lyft, Silk, Defyne, Refyne) treatment because they offer an immediate improvement with minimal downtime required post-treatment. These filler treatments take just minutes to administer and is custom tailored to fit your own personal needs, with more or less of the product added to achieve the aesthetic goals of the patient. The treatment is compatible with all skin types to restore the natural Hyaluronic Acid which has been lost. Both products are biosynthetic and of non-animal origin.
Existing patients are pleased to report that dermal fillers with Allergan (Voluma, Juvéderm®, Vollure, Volbella) or Galderma (Restylane®, Lyft, Silk, Defyne, Refyne) produce immediate and youthful results. An instant result in the targeted treatment areas will be visible post-procedure, which complete results visible after 1-2 days. As with most dermal filler injections, minimal bruising and swelling may occur at the site of the injection. This is harmless and dissipates naturally within a few days.
Find yourself seeking total facial rejuvenation, but do not want the risks associated with surgery? We offer optimal dermal filler treatments with Allergan (Voluma, Juvéderm®, Vollure, Volbella) or Galderma (Restylane®, Lyft, Silk, Defyne, Refyne) for prospective patients over the age of 21 in Conway, Arkansas who would like to treat minimal to severe nasolabial folds, marionette lines, thinning lips and facial volume loss.
Patients with severe allergies to hyaluronic based fillers or lidocaine mixed in the filler, a history of anaphylaxis, an active infection near the site of injection and women who are currently pregnant and/or breastfeeding should not receive dermal filler injections. Noydeen Beauty’s medical provider will review your medical history to determine if the treatment will be suitable for you.
Dermal Fillers Consultation
If you’re ready to learn more about how fillers can freshen your appearance, we encourage you to contact us today to set up an initial consultation. During this consultation, the provider will answer any questions you may have. She will also assess your face and help you determine whether dermal fillers can provide the results you desire.