Botox is a powerful solution that has been used in the U.S. for many years, both medically and cosmetically. We frequently use Botox to treat areas of concern on the upper part of the face, but also offer treatment with Xeomin and Dysport. Treatment is chosen based on the particular needs of each patient.
Each solution varies only slightly, and it is designed to accomplish the same goal, to limit the movement of facial muscles in order to restore a more vibrant, youthful appearance. These medications, called neuromodulators, are injected into the facial muscles on the forehead and around the eyes that are typically used in facial expression. Because the same muscles get used with amazing frequency, they build up over years. As a result of muscle contraction, overlying skin can develop fine lines and wrinkles. By injecting Botox or another suitable neuromodulator into the muscle, the signals that command it to contract become blocked and, over the course of about a week, the muscle relaxes, allowing overlying skin to smooth out.
Treatment with Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport is safe and effective, typically producing minimal side effects, if any. In some instances, minor bruising or swelling may occur near injections sites. Though very rare, some patients may experience weakness in a nearby muscle, drooping of the eye, or headache. As the medication breaks down in the body, any side effects disappear.
These treatments are sometimes referred to as “lunchtime” treatments because they take only a few minutes from start to finish. Administered with great precision by your board certified dermatologist, Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport can smooth subtle to severe lines on the forehead and around the eyes, and may lift the brows for a naturally rejuvenated appearance. A commonly treated area includes furrows between the brows, or frown lines. The results of this type of anti-aging treatment last several months.
To maintain the results achieved with treatment, many Botox patients receive touch ups two to three times a year. What is nice about treating contracted muscles is that, with consecutive treatments, the return to a contracted state takes longer and longer to occur.
Dr. Kenneth Neal, your dermatologist in Stafford, has years of experience using Botox and other anti-aging solutions. His training and hands on experience allow for the highest degree of precision in treatment, limiting side effects and achieving a naturally beautiful result, one that is never “frozen.”
You can take back control over your aging process. Contact our office at 571-431-6175 to see how we can help.