Hands down, the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States is the injectable botulinum toxin A, a derived protein that works to relax targeted muscles and is especially effective at vanishing forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet.
Although BOTOX® has dominated the U.S. market in recent years, formidable competitors such as DYSPORT® and XEOMIN® are joining the ranks to give patients more options than ever before.
All three are botulinum toxin A injectables vary only in the ways that they are diluted, dosed and administered. All boast similar effects offering great results. If used correctly all can have similar clinical results. For the purpose of the rest of this discussion all 3 products discussed will be referred to as BOTOX.
A dermatology professional’s perfected technique and proven artistry are never more in demand than during the delivery of a botulinum toxin A injectable. When you choose to get your BOTOX treatment at Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, you are receiving the precise placement technique by board certified dermatologists who, in turn, have taught and currently teach other dermatologists from around the world how to inject BOTOX. This means that you are getting the best and longest-lasting results from your BOTOX treatment because it is being administered by a certified dermatologist.
What areas can be treated with BOTOX?
BOTOX treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including between your eyebrows (the 11’s), around the eye area (crows feet), and the forehead. You can begin to see results within a few days and they generally last up to four months. Other areas such as the lower third of the face and neck can also be treated but should only be done by experienced injectors at the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center. BOTOX has also been shown to be effective in many areas that involve muscle and nerve concerns such as migraine headaches and Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Although many areas are being injected remember that only the 11’s, the crows feet, areas of Hyperhidrosis and migraines are the only FDA approved indications. All other areas are considered off label but can be administered by experienced hands. BOTOX is so simple and essentially painless and has been injected in over 70 countries as well as in millions of happy patients.
And while the results are dramatic, BOTOX will not radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without lasting wrinkles and creases which in turn gives one a more rested youthful appearance. BOTOX is often injected at the same time as wrinkle fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Voluma®, Belotero®, Restylane®, Perlane® and RADIESSE®. In fact, combining BOTOX with a wrinkle filler or volume replacement products will prolong the effects of both procedures.
Although BOTOX® has dominated the U.S. market in recent years, DYSPORT® has been the go-to treatment preferred by Europeans and has a proven record of safety and efficacy. Dysport® has a record of taking effect a little bit sooner than other botox toxins. If dosed correctly it will have similar clinical effects as BOTOX®.
Although as stated above BOTOX® has dominated the U.S. market in recent years. Xeomin® will give patients another option to erase their frown lines, foreheads lines and crow’s feet.