What is Botox / Dysport / Jeuveau/ Xeomin?
Botox / Dysport/ Jeuveau / Xeomin injections are used to temporarily prevent muscles from moving giving a smooth and dewing look to the treated area. Botox / Dysport / Jeuveau / Xeomin injections block certain chemical signals from nerves, mostly signals that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of these injections is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.
Does it hurt?
Many people of needle adverse, so this is a very common question. Botox / Dysport / Jeuveau / Xeomin injections are virtually painless and do not require any type of numbing prior to treatment.
How long does it take to work?
The desired results can take 2-14 days to take full effect.
How long does it last?
It is recommended to retreat anywhere from 3-6 months.
What is the difference between the different products?
Botox was the first drug to use botulinum toxin. Other products now include abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport), and incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin). Each is a little different, particularly when it comes to dosage units. Together with our licensed and experienced medical professionals, we can determine the correct product and dosage for each client.
Is it safe?
Botox has had a long history that stretches all the way to the 1820s when a German scientist discovered the first strains of the toxin.
Seventy years later, another doctor expanded on these findings, discovering seven strains of botulinum toxin.
In the 1950s researchers discovered that injecting small amounts of one of the strains (Botulinum toxin type A) into hyperactive muscles relaxed them. Fast-forward to the 80s, the toxin was approved as a treatment for everything from facial spasms and eyelid twitching, to cerebral palsy.
It’s also around this time that it got its more user-friendly name: Botox. However, the real breakthrough for the injectable as a cosmetic was made in 1987 by two married Canadian doctors, who accidentally discovered the wrinkle-fighting properties of the toxin after noticing that patients who were receiving injections for facial spasms were also losing their frown lines.