Removing signs of aging by relaxing the facial muscles responsible for expression lines, such as the 11’s – vertical lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead lines/creases.
What is Botox/Xeomin and how does it work?
Botox/Xeomin is a purified protein that disrupts the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract. When either of these proteins is injected into the facial muscles that are responsible for expression lines, those muscles become relaxed, causing wrinkles, and deep skin creases to smooth out over time.
How can Botox or Xeomin improve my appearance?
Botox and Xeomin can work to smooth away wrinkles that develop as we age. These include vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” near the eyes, forehead creases, and “bunny lines” that form on the sides of the nose. Botox/Xeomin can also reduce vertical bands on the neck. The results of these injections are typically evident in five to seven days.
While Botox/Xeomin gives the skin a smoother appearance, it may not completely eliminate deep folds and wrinkles. In those cases, it may be combined with a dermal filler, like Juvederm for the best overall results.
How long do the results last?
Results typically last for about four months, on average.
Are there any side effects?
Discomfort is rare. If you do experience pain, it will be minimal and short-lived and can be treated with anesthetic creams or ice/cool packs. On occasion, bruising may occur at an injection site. In rare cases, an injection will overtreat, or spread beyond the intended muscle, causing a drooping of the effected area. Getting Botox injections from an expert and experienced physician who understands facial anatomy, like Dr. Goldman, will reduce your chances of this side effect.
In all cases, you should avoid rubbing the injection sites to prevent the Botox from spreading to other facial muscles.
For Best Results we recommend following up with Dr. Goldman one to two weeks post-injection to ensure that the Botox has successfully treated the muscles and that you have the best possible results.