BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin®
Even people who are conscientious about skin care can’t avoid wrinkles. Nourishing your skin with moisturizers and diligently applying sunscreen helps. But for smoother skin as we age, many of us turn to injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Residents living in and around the Triangle area visit The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology in Chapel Hill and Central Dermatology Center in Cary and Sanford to reduce frown lines and crow’s feet without undergoing surgery.
The board-certified physicians at Central Dermatology Center oversee the cosmetic services at The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology. Request an appointment to discover how we can help you retain a youthful appearance. Or call (919) 493-3194 to schedule an appointment.
Why Use BOTOX?
With targeted injections of small doses, BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin relax specific muscles that are responsible for forehead creases and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Injections help treat:
- Vertical lines between the eyes and slightly above the bridge of the nose
- Lines at the corners of the eyes caused by squinting, known as crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Vertical lines along the neck
- Lower facial muscles, wrinkles around the mouth, and turning down at the corners of the mouth
Plus, our patients treated with BOTOX can earn rewards through the Allē program that will help them save on future treatments.
Before & After Photos
Photos Courtesy of BOTOX® Cosmetic
We also use BOTOX and Dysport to enhance and maintain the improvements from dermal fillers. Learn more about combining injectable treatments.
How Do BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin are effective at reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial movement such as expressions. To do this they all rely on the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A. When administered by an experienced medical professional with an acute understanding of facial anatomy, these products safely and temporarily block nerve signals from the brain, preventing the muscle movement that causes wrinkles.
What Is the Difference Between BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin?
Because they use the same active ingredient, there is not a major difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin from a practical standpoint. BOTOX has a long standing and proven safety and efficacy profile and is the most widely used neuromodulator in the world. Dysport has been observed to be better suited to larger treatment areas than BOTOX in some cases. During your consultation, our skin care experts make a sound treatment recommendation based on your needs.
Before & After Photos
Photos Courtesy of Dysport®
What Happens During a Procedure?
A treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, or Xeomin is quick and easy. First, the injector cleanses the area to be treated. He or she may also mark the injection site to ensure accuracy. He or she then makes the injections, which last for only a few moments each and are relatively painless. Many people compare the sensation to a pinprick or insect bite.
BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin patients are generally able to resume their normal activities immediately following a treatment with few restrictions.
When Will I See Results?
You may begin noticing a difference after 2 to 7 days. However, it may be 2 weeks before optimal results are seen. There is a minimal risk of bruising associated with the treatment, however this side effect is rare and temporary.
Results typically last 3 or 4 months, but with regularly scheduled injections, benefits may become prolonged.