What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin that works on your facial muscles. This injectable contains an ingredient, botulinum toxin A, that temporarily limits facial muscle movement to smooth lines and wrinkles. Botox also stops you from reforming those lines and wrinkles for several months or longer.
Your Prestige Physicians provider injects Botox into the muscles that cause wrinkles using an insulin-size syringe, making the treatments virtually painless.
Are there other injectables like Botox?
Prestige Physicians also offers Xeomin®, an injectable that works by relaxing facial muscle movement. Although Botox and Xeomin are both botulinum toxin A injectables, Xeomin is a “naked” injectable that doesn’t contain any supporting proteins like Botox does.
Some patients develop a resistance to Botox after using it for a long period of time, and this resistance is actually tied to the supporting proteins rather than the botulinum toxin A itself. In those situations, patients can often start using Xeomin for wrinkle reduction instead.
How long does it take for Botox and Xeomin to work?
How long do anti-wrinkle injectables last?
Botox generally lasts up to four months, and Xeomin can last up to three months. But, every patient responds to injectables differently, so your Botox or Xeomin could last longer.
What happens after Botox or Xeomin injections?
After Botox or Xeomin injections, you can get back to your normal day right away. Your Prestige Physicians provider gives you a short list of precautions, such as not lying down for several hours and staying out of the sun for the rest of the day.
If you have some slight redness or pinpricks at the injection site, you can gently pat makeup on your skin to cover it up if you like. But, avoid rubbing or tugging at your skin after your Botox or Xeomin injections.
If lines and wrinkles make you look older than you feel, Botox or Xeomin injectables could be just what you need. Call the Prestige Physicians office, or use the online scheduler to book your injectables consultation now.