Botox, Dysport, Xeomin & Jeuveau
BOTOX® is THE household word for treating facial wrinkles. This safe and effective procedure delivers such amazing results that a quick office visit for a treatment can now replace the need for cosmetic surgery.
BOTOX® and its main competitors, Dysport® and Jeuveau®, are equally successful in softening or eliminating facial lines and wrinkles for adults of any age. They are most commonly used for frown lines, crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes), laugh lines, and forehead lines. Dr. Enzer also has years of experience using BOTOX® and Dysport® to treat fine upper lip lines, chin creases, unsightly neck bands, and even the outer corners of the mouth to turn a frown into a smile.
Dr. Enzer is a leading authority in treating facial wrinkles with BOTOX® and Dysport® and has over 25 years of experience in their medical and cosmetic uses. Dr. Enzer has also lectured extensively on the cosmetic uses of these medications, and has taught hundreds of physicians his techniques on performing the procedure.
What Is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a prescribed minimally invasive non-surgical injectable treatment that can temporarily help improve the look of fine age lines. This rejuvenating injectable is great for patients of all ages, especially under the age of 65.
How Does Dysport® Help Smooth Away Age Lines?
With just one injection of Dysport® into a targeted facial wrinkle, we can help to block the signal from nerves to the muscles. This reduces facial muscular activity and allows the creased skin to relax and lie flat.
When administered correctly, Dysport® does not cause a frozen look, so you can still smile and laugh with ease. Dysport® can be even more effective when regular maintenance treatments are performed.
What Is the Dysport® Treatment Process Like?
The consultation: This is the stage where you discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns with Dr. Enzer. You will tell Dr. Enzer about any allergies to medications and any existing medical conditions.
The treatment session: This procedure is fast and shouldn’t take more than twenty minutes to finish. Most of the process is determining the exact injection locations that would best benefit your aesthetic needs. Once Dysport® injection locations are marked, they are delivered with precision.
Post-treatment expectations: There is no downtime required after a Dysport® treatment. There may be some bruising and swelling, but this is normal for any type of injection. Most patients tend to see their results two or three days after treatment, but this varies from person to person.
Maintenance: The results aren’t permanent, so you should get follow-up treatments if you want to maintain your results. Results tend to last about 3-4 months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dysport®?
The best candidates for this injectable product are those who feel like their wrinkles are causing them to appear tired and older than they really are. Patients should get a Dysport® consultation to determine the best option for their needs.
What is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® is an injectable treatment used to smooth away fine age lines. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, and even the healthiest and most active of people are likely to notice new wrinkles as they age. Though most people do not know it, many of these wrinkles are caused by contracted facial muscles. The face produces hundreds upon thousands of muscular contractions during a person’s life, and over time, the facial muscles find it harder to relax back to their original positions. This leaves the overlying skin bunched and wrinkled.
Xeomin® is an FDA-approved muscle relaxer, and like the well-recognized Botox®, it is formulated using botulinum toxin. It can be injected into the facial muscles to improve the appearance of a number of age lines, including frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, lipstick lines, chin wrinkles, and vertical neck bands.
Wrinkles can negatively impact your image. If you’re looking for a solution, Xeomin® may be right for you.
How Xeomin® Can Help
Xeomin® offers the following benefits:
• It can treat many types of facial wrinkles.
• It offers fast and effective results.
• It is a quick treatment that can be performed in-office.
• It produces hardly any discomfort or pain.
• No recovery time or downtime is required.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You are a good candidate for Xeomin® if you want to decrease the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles due to muscle contractions. You are also an ideal candidate if you dislike the idea of going under the knife for rejuvenation and do not want to deal with post-surgical scars.
What Happens During the Treatment?
The procedure is like other cosmetic injectables and is very standard. The skin can be prepped with a numbing agent to ensure comfort during the treatment; however, a topical agent isn’t typically required. We then use a fine needle to administer the Xeomin® to the treatment regions.
There may be slight redness or swelling in the treatment area, but that is completely normal. Ice packs can be applied if requested to address any swelling or bruising.
There is no recovery or downtime needed after your visit to our office, so you can return to your daily activities. In fact, it is so quick that some people can get it during a lunch break and go right back to work with no complications.
How Long Does It Take to Undergo the Treatment?
The Xeomin® treatment shouldn’t take more than twenty minutes to complete. If you have other treatments performed at the same time, the process may take longer.
When Will I See Results?
The results of Xeomin® are visible within a few days in the form of smooth and wrinkle-free skin. Every patient is different, so results can vary.
Xeomin® was added to the United States market in 2010. The benefit of Xeomin® is that there is less risk of developing a tolerance to the product because it has fewer proteins built up around the molecule. Although not as commonly used as BOTOX® or Dysport®, we offer this product as an option for our patients as well.
What Is Jeuveau®?
The most recent addition in February 2019 to the United States market is Jeuveau®. The FDA greenlit Jeuveau®, the first new neurotoxin approved for aesthetic usage in nearly a decade. Jeuveau® is used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, technically called the glabellar lines, but often referred to as the “11s.” (Off-label, wrinkle relaxers are also used to treat other areas, like crow’s feet around the eyes, and smile lines.) The most novel thing about Jeuveau® is its unique marketing strategy, targeting younger millennials in a fresher way, with emojis, an app, diverse models, and lots of pink. This product targets the age bracket for “baby botulinum” and preventative measures for 20’s-30’s demographics. The hashtag #NEWTOX is the product’s signature.
If you are ready to get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles with BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Jeuveau® please call us at (401) 274-4464 to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Enzer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure only takes about 10 to 15 minutes and is performed in our office by Dr. Enzer and/or our nurse practitioner, Ashley Wright, FNP.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime for the procedure and no restrictions on your activity. Side effects are uncommon, the most frequent being a bruise especially in the outer corner of the eyes (crow’s feet). About 15% of patients can develop a headache after these treatments. There is always a concern for over-treatment, especially in the forehead area, which results in heavy brows and upper lids.
When will I see my results, and how long will they last?
You can expect to see your results from BOTOX® or Jeuveau® within 7 to 10 days, and the duration of the product’s effect usually lasts between 3 to 4 months. With Dysport®, your results are usually apparent within 3 to 4 days and will last the same amount of time – between 3 to 4 months.
How Do Wrinkles Form?
People have a misconception that all wrinkles are caused by age. However, this is not the case. Over time, the movements of your face and forehead muscles can cause certain types of wrinkles to form in the skin of your face.
Repeated actions like frowning, squinting, chewing, and laughing cause the muscles to become contracted, making it harder for them to return to a rested state. The stiffened contours of the muscles cause creases in the overlying skin. These appear in the form of crow’s feet, frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, and more.