Botox® or Xeomin (Botulinum Toxin -A) is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles. It is injected directly into the muscles and works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form.
It is usually used on the forehead, around the eyes and frown lines. It can also be used in the cheek muscles for patients who grind and clench their teeth due to muscle overactivity. The procedure only takes a few minutes and does not require any anesthesia. Once applied, it can take up to a week to take full effect and will last four to six months. With repeated treatment, Botox®, Xeomin will train your muscles to relax so that any facial lines will appear smoother.
What is Botox® Cosmetic and how does it work?
It is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves your face appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines. It is injected directly into the muscles and works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form.
Botox® Cosmetic is not just for women
If you are a man and think it’s time to do something about those wrinkles on your face, talk to our doctor about whether Botox Cosmetic is right for you.
We offer Juviderm® as an option to decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles. It uses smooth Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers, optimally formulated in contouring wrinkles and folds. It is used on facial tissues where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth. Treatment takes about 15 minutes and can last from three to six months. It is a quick, in-office procedure with immediate results and no downtime.