Neuromodulators (BOTOX® and Xeomin® )

NeuroModulator Therapy  with BOTOX® and Xeomin®

Procedure: Injection of BOTOX®/Xeomin® Cosmetic to wrinkles
Length: 10-15 minutes in the office, Initial consult take 40 minutes
Anesthesia: None required, May use icepacks in the area pre-procedure
In/Outpatient: Always outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, sometimes a mild headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, nausea and temporary eyelid droop.
Recovery: No lying down for 1-3 hours after injection. No exercise day of the procedure.  Back to work: Same day. Strenuous activities: After 24 hours
Duration of Results: Typically see improvement in 7-14 days. With proper dosing the effect can last for 3-5 months (individual results may vary).

How Long has BOTOX®/Xeomin® been around?

Therapeutic BOTOX®/Xeomin®  has been around for over 15 years and has been used for chronic migraines, hemifacial spasms and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). BOTOX® Cosmetic was FDA approved for cosmetic improvement of wrinkles in 2002 and is the same as the therapeutically used BOTOX®. Xeomin® is a newer  product but has the same efficacy as BOTOX® Cosmetic.

How many procedures were performed last year using BOTOX® Cosmetic?

3.3 million procedures using BOTOX® Cosmetic were performed in 2005 and this number has only increased by 15-20% over the past two years. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and non-surgical combined)

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.

How does BOTOX®/  Xeomin® work?

Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX®/ Xeomin® is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.

When will I see results from a  Neuromodulator treatment?

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.

How long does BOTOX® /Xeomin® last ?

Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.

Who should administer  Neuromodulators ?

Any authorized healthcare professional can administer neuromodulators, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, physicians assisstants, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or other physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.

To make the selection process easier, you may want to consider choosing a doctor from the BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. Their practices also offer other facial aesthetic treatments.

Is treatment with  neuromodulators  painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following neuromodulator treatment.

 Do treatment results differ?

To get the best results, it’s important to go to a doctor who is experienced in administering BOTOX® / Xeomin®. You may want to consider choosing a doctor from the BOTOX® Cosmetic Physicians’ Network, of which Dr Mahesh Patel and Dr. Jagruti Patel are members.  Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic.

When you meet Dr. Patel or Keira  they  will evaluate your facial anatomy to pinpoint specific sites where injections will provide the most benefit.

Call the office to make an appointment, and  started on removing the signs of aging. 

Please contact us if you would like to get started towards removing the wrinkles with neuromodulators.