Most people know neurotoxins by the brand name Botox. Xeomin and Dysport are two powerful neurotoxins that offer similar benefits to Botox with faster results. All three services use botulinum toxin to fade wrinkles and provide therapeutic relief for certain medical conditions. So, what are neurotoxins? At Deja You Medical in Navarre, FL, we can tell you all about these incredible treatments.
What Are Neurotoxins?
Neurotoxins are injectables that use botulinum toxin to interrupt muscle contractions. Cosmetically, they are used to treat wrinkles that occur in dynamic areas of the face, especially on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Medicinal uses include:
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Jaw clenching
- Eyelid Spasms
We offer neurotoxins for all of the therapeutic treatments above in addition to wrinkle reduction.
The substance that makes neurotoxins work is botulinum toxin. When injected, it keeps muscles relaxed. It has been FDA approved for decades and has enjoyed high levels of success both medically and cosmetically.
Botox is the most commonly recognized neurotoxin, but it is not necessarily the best. The reason for its popular reputation is partly that it was released first, and has had time to become known. We offer Dysport and Xeomin, which are just different brands that use botulinum toxin with a slightly different molecular structure. The reason we prioritize them is that they tend to show results a little faster on our patients.
How Do Dysport and Xeomin Improve Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
They Control Muscle Contractions for Fewer Wrinkles
What do muscle contractions have to do with fine lines and wrinkles? As it turns out, everything! When the muscles in your face clench up to make a hard facial expression, the movement produces lines in your skin. Over time, those lines become permanent fixtures.
The process begins to accelerate in our late 20s or early 30s, when our natural production of collagen starts to take a step back. Collagen is the substance that allows your skin to keep its shape despite the daily wear and tear. The good news is that by lessening the tension in your muscles, you can keep your smooth skin long after the collagen reduction starts to happen. With our advanced understanding of facial anatomy today, smoother skin is attainable with just a few quick injections.
They Keep Your Face Dynamic for a Natural Look
Dysport and Xeomin can help control the specific muscles that are causing your wrinkles. They will not go as far as to freeze your face, but they will limit the tension that produces lines. The result is a natural-looking effect that smooths your skin. We are experienced experts, and we can customize your injection sites and the amount of botulinum toxin used to meet your aesthetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Fast Do These Treatments Work?
Most patients get to enjoy their first results within 3-10 days of their appointment. Usually, the treatment takes effect sooner rather than later. Over two weeks, your fine lines and wrinkles will continue to fade, reaching their maximum effect around 14 days for most people.
How Long Do the Results Last?
About 3-4 months for most patients depending on the dose of the botulinum. In some patients the results may last even longer.
Can I Get This Treatment More Than Once?
Yes! You can get this treatment a limitless number of times, as long as you space out your injections at least 3 months apart. That will give your body time to process the botulinum toxin, and it will make sure that you get the maximum benefit from each treatment. Scheduling regular appointments increases the effectiveness of these injectables and provides a life-long approach to aging on your own terms.
Who Can Get This Treatment?
Almost everybody. Xeomin and Dysport work by going to the source of your wrinkles, which is the muscle underneath. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about your skin type when choosing one of these treatments. In terms of effectiveness, these injections work the same on men and women.
As far as safety is concerned, the injections are very gentle and suitable for all healthy adults who are not pregnant, They are completely non-surgical and were designed to be a minimally invasive option.
What Is the Best Age To Get This Treatment?
If you are thinking about Xeomin or Dysport for a therapeutic concern, age isn’t so much a consideration. However, many people wonder what age they “should” be before they start using these treatments to reduce their wrinkles. The best answer is that it depends on you. When you start seeing fine lines that you would rather not have, it is a fine time to start your injections.
What Is It Like To Get the Injections?
These injections were designed to fit nicely into busy schedules. The appointment only takes about half an hour, 10 minutes of which are needed for the injections themselves. Even more importantly, there is no down time, so you can get right back to work when you leave.
Patient comfort is a big priority for us. These injections are done with a fine needle that you will barely feel. They are so gentle, most people don’t even need an anesthetic.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you looking to learn more about Dysport and Xeomin? Feel free to schedule a consultation with us anytime. Our practice is a patient-centered environment where you can feel comfortable asking us anything you like. When we meet you, we will show you around and answer all your questions. We can even look at your skin and start planning your treatment.
Experience the Benefits of Neurotoxins With Dysport and Xeomin
From treating migraines to improving fine lines and wrinkles, neurotoxins are a great, non-surgical option for people looking to make a significant impact on their appearance and their life. The appointments are fast, the results last for months, and they work on just about everyone. The benefits happen beneath your skin, yielding natural-looking results on the surface. At Deja You Medical in Navarre, FL, we can introduce you to our menu of treatments to make sure you look and feel your best.