Wrinkle erasers like BOTOX®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® have become very popular among consumers who want to diminish the visible signs of aging without having to undergo invasive and costly procedures. These three injectables, available at Mariposa Medspa, are facial neuromodulators that are among some of the fastest-acting and least invasive options for effectively smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
How do Injectable Facial Neuromodulators Work?
Also referred to as “injectable toxins,” these products are designed to block the nerve activity within muscles that is responsible for causing wrinkles. They are usually injected directly into the targeted areas, placing the sites of wrinkles into a state of softened relaxation. Once the muscles achieve a fully relaxed state, the surface of the skin will become smooth and wrinkle-free. Most people find that the effects of these toxins gradually wear off within three to six months. Thus, in order to keep the skin looking smooth and youthful, treatments will need to be repeated several times per year.
BOTOX®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN®
BOTOX®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are all purified proteins that have been derived from the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum type A. Each product is derived from a specific strain of this bacteria; however, all three have similar effects on muscle tissues and nerve activity.
- BOTOX® – BOTOX® injections work by going into the muscles of your face, working to relax them. These relaxed muscles are unable to contract, effectively softening the wrinkles and fine lines caused by muscle contraction. These injections generally last an average of three to six months.
- Dysport® – Dysport® injections are specifically administered in each of the five points between and above your eyebrows. Ninety days should be left between each injection.
- XEOMIN® – XEOMIN® is slightly different in composition from both Dysport® and BOTOX®, given that it does not have complexing proteins. While this injection stops some of your muscles from contracting, it does not block the contraction of all of them. This allows your muscles to contract in a way that looks more natural. The effects of XEOMIN® generally last for seven weeks.
Getting a BOTOX®, Dysport® or XEOMIN® Treatment
BOTOX®, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® treatments can be completed in mere minutes. Our treatment providers use thin needles to inject the patient’s selected toxin into areas that have laugh lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, or other fine lines and wrinkles. Once the injections are complete, patients are free to go and can resume their normal activities right away — there is absolutely no downtime.
People may experience some redness and inflammation immediately following these treatments, but these side effects will often subside on their own within a matter of hours.
Contact us at Mariposa Medspa to see which treatment is right for you. We can’t wait to help you have the youthful appearance you’ve always wanted.