Stephanie DeSimone, PA-C
Stephanie DeSimone, PA-C
XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows. It is injected into the muscles.
The active ingredient in XEOMIN®, botulinum toxin type A, reduces contractions that cause the lines between your eyebrows and works for adults with moderate to severe glabellar lines.
Results typically show 3-4 days after injection, and the maximum effect occurred at 30 days. Results may vary but can last up to 3 months.
If you are interested in these products, you should speak to one of the doctors at the Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center so we can give you all of the facts you need to make an informed decision.
If you have questions, we are happy to help. Call us at 732-460-9555.
Botox® quickly became one of the most popular non-invasive, anti-aging treatments on the market. Because of its ease of use and relatively inexpensive price tag (when compared to more invasive methods), Botox® seemed to be, and still does, a viable option for maintaining a youthful and fresh-faced appearance. Currently, Botox® is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States with over 1,000,000 treatments.
Botox® is a non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow's feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Botox® treatments are ideal for treatment of forehead wrinkles, the furrows between the eyes, and crow's feet around the eyes. The treatment of wrinkles with Botox® is highly effective and lasts approximately three to four months. Repeated injections are very common every four months.
Jeuveau® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used in adults for a short period of time (temporary) to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Before treatment with Jeuveau®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including: any muscle or nerve conditions, side effects from botulinum toxin products, breathing, swallowing, bleeding, or heart problems; plans to have surgery; weakness of forehead muscles; drooping eyelids; have had surgery on your face; are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed.
Like Botox Cosmetic, Dysport™ is an injectable form of botulinum toxin Type A. Small amounts of the toxin are injected into specific wrinkle-causing muscles, paralyzing them. Dysport™ blocks the nerve signal that causes these facial muscles to contract. This ultimately results in a localized reduction of muscle activity in the treated area and temporarily stops the contraction of these muscles.
Dysport™ has actually been distributed for cosmetic uses abroad for several years. Like Botox, Dysport™ got its start, not as a cosmetic skin care treatment, but as a medical remedy for muscle spasms and movement disorders. The drug's benefits for aging skin were discovered as a pleasant side effect, and the Dysport™ movement took off from there.
The two treatments are practically identical in their effectiveness and ability to promote a more youthful appearance. There are some reports that Dysport™ may produce results faster and last longer, but every patient is different.
Daxxify is a new neuromodulator that’s FDA-approved to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Just like its counterparts (Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau, and Dysport), Daxxify is made from a neurotoxin that’s produced by a bacteria called botulinum toxin, which is why you’ll often hear them referred to as botulinum toxin therapy or neurotoxin injectables.
When neuromodulators are injected into your muscle (like on your forehead or in between your eyebrows), they block your facial muscles from receiving signals from your nerves. And when that communication is interrupted, your facial movements decrease, which helps to temporarily smooth fine lines and wrinkles (little movement = little wrinkles, you know?).
Daxxify is different from Botox in that it works faster and for longer—most people will notice a major decrease in movement in two days with Daxxify, versus the usual 5-7 days with Botox, and Daxxify wears off after six months (on average), in comparison to Botox’s three to four months.