You now have two choices in how you eliminate wrinkles! BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport™ have very real, noticeable results, without surgery or downtime. Dysport™ and BOTOX® Cosmetic are made by different companies, but they have the same basic structure and they eliminate wrinkles in the same basic way!
BOTOX® COSMETIC (onabotulinumtoxinA) by Allergan
- Botox® is a purified protein that weakens the muscles that make wrinkles in common areas like the:
- Glabella (Between the Eyebrows)
- Nasialis Lines (Bunny Lines)
- Crow’s Feet (Smile Lines)
- Lip lines (Smoker Lines)
- Bands of the Neck & Necklace Lines
- Dimpling of the Chin
- Downward-turned mouth (DAO)
- Brow Lift
There is NO other treatment in the world like BOTOX® Cosmetic! The procedure takes only a few minutes and anesthesia is not required. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes two to ten days to take full effect—one day you have wrinkles around your eyes and a week later, they are virtually gone! The longer you use BOTOX® Cosmetic to weaken the muscles that make the wrinkles, the less often you need it. Most people need around 3 to 4 treatments per year!
BOTOX® for Migraines
BOTOX® has been found to give relief to Migraine sufferers. Most insurance companies are not covering this highly effective treatment for Migraines or, if they once did, insurance companies are changing their policies leaving Migraine sufferers without support. At Vixen Aesthetics, we empathize with you! We see many clients intentionally and also inadvertently having their Migraines treated with BOTOX® or Dysport™ injections!
BOTOX® for Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that that defines individuals who sweat more than the body would normally need to maintain their optimal temperature. There are two types of Hyperhydrosis:
Focal – sweating localized to one or more areas like:
Generalized – sweating that is caused by another underlying condition like:
- Nerve Damage
- Other Disorders of the Endocrine System
Injections with BOTOX® interrupt the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland to reduce the sweating in the area that is affected. The injection is done with a very fine needle and, for treatment of the underarms, face and head, anesthesia is often not required as the procedure is virtually painless. For treatment of the hands and feet, local anesthesia is used to avoid injection discomfort.
The reduction of sweating based upon clinical study was 83% in 95% of participants. The effect of treatment can be immediate or take up to a week, with the average duration of effect after a single treatment being 7 months! Individual results for Dysport™and BOTOX® Cosmetic vary due to lifestyle, age, stress factors and compliance to treatment regimen.
Botox has become a multipurpose medication that has many applications-both aesthetic and general health-related. Here are some other ways Botox can be used:
Just this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Botox to treat adults with overactive bladder. Botox injected into the bladder muscle causes the bladder to relax, increasing its storage capacity and reducing urinary incontinence or leakage.
Injecting the area above a droopy brow with Botox lifts the brow into a more youthful position and stops the muscles from pulling the brow down. Injecting Botox near the temples may create a more natural-looking brow, rather than brows that arch too high-a tell-tale sign that someone has been “over-injected.”
Used off-label, Botox can cause lower-leg muscles to atrophy a bit, which minimizes large, bulky-looking calves.
It’s not clear how it works, but Botox injections may desensitize the pain receptors that lead to debilitating, chronic migraine headaches. It’s injected in several points around the head in 12-week intervals. And it’s FDA approved for this use.
Small doses of Botox may help people who suffer from intense muscles spasms, like those with clinched fists, uncontrollable blinking or muscle twitches, because of its ability to calm the muscle.
We usually associate Botox with an older generation who want to reverse wrinkles, but more young people are getting the injections to actually prevent the development of wrinkles by stopping the frowning or squinting that leads to them. In fact, reality TV star Kim Kardashian admitted to Botox injections before she turned 30. Be sure to thoroughly discuss the range of wrinkle-preventing options with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon before opting for the most expensive or invasive treatment.