BOTOX & XEOMIN / WRINKLE RELAXERS
BOTOX and XEOMIN are injectable treatments that temporarily paralyze muscles which are causing wrinkles. They contain a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. These treatments are extremely successful at treating permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is also sometimes used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.
There are several areas where wrinkle relaxing treatments are extremely effective:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Skin bands on the neck
Procedure and Results
Using a very fine needle, the product is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to four months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.
Side Effects of Wrinkle Relaxers
Injection-site side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are usually mild and temporary, and include the following:
Normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections.