Dysport® and Xeomin®
Put Wrinkle-Causing Muscles to Rest in the Los Angeles Area
Frown lines that appear between the eyebrows with every squint or scowl are known as "dynamic wrinkles." This is a technical way to say they form due to motion in the skin caused by muscle contractions. An established method for temporarily smoothing such wrinkles is stopping unwanted muscle action with a neuromodulator, such as Dysport® or Xeomin®. Los Angeles-area patients seeking these solutions can find them at Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Palm Desert.
A few injections of Dysport® or Xeomin® into a targeted muscle can cause it to stop its regular contractions for months at a time. This, in turn, prevents the skin from being pulled into positions that create visible lines, folds, and creases.
What to Expect from a Dysport® or Xeomin® Treatment Session
Dysport® and Xeomin® injection sessions generally take 20 minutes or less, during which your experienced nurse injector will carefully introduce your neuromodulator of choice into the treatment area. No anesthetic is needed, though patients may request a topical medication to reduce sensation if desired.
Once injected, the prescription cosmetic gets to work. Dysport® and Xeomin® share a common active ingredient: Clostridium Botulinum Toxin Type A, derived from common bacteria and responsible for inhibiting muscle activity. This is also the active ingredient in the similar BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Dysport® is unique in that it typically works a little faster than BOTOX®, with results appearing as soon as two days after an injection session. Dysport® has a similar duration of about four months.
What sets Xeomin® apart is the fact that it has no accessory proteins or additives, which makes it ideal for patients who have been using a different brand of neuromodulator for some time and are perhaps no longer seeing the results they are used to. Xeomin® can take several days to generate visible results, and results typically last around three months.
In all cases, whether involving Dysport® or Xeomin®, patients may notice some slight bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the forehead after an injection session. All of these effects are common to injection-based treatments, and all should be expected to resolve on their own.
As the effects fade after months of smoother skin, a new session can be scheduled for a fresh round of injections. Many patients do this to maintain a more youthful look throughout the year.
More Options for Facial Rejuvenation
In addition to Dysport® and Xeomin® for treating dynamic wrinkles, Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers dermal fillers for static wrinkles, which form due to loss of volume and key molecules in the skin. Any of these injectable options can be used to complement and enhance the results of surgery, such as a facelift.
Treatments are personalized and customizable so each patient gets unique, natural-looking, and beautiful results.