Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care
2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Advanced Care with a Personal Touch
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What is Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin Cosmetic?
Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin Cosmetic is a simple, virtually painless, procedure that is administered by Dr. Ting. Due to stress of life in general, some of our facial muscles along upper half of the face are under constant contraction. Botulinum toxin injections help to relax and decondition these facial muscles, bringing about a relaxed and rejuvenated appearance.
· BOTOX®, Dysport, or Xeomin is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 years of age and older.
· BOTOX®, Dysport, or Xeomin Cosmetic are purified proteins produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
· More than 4.0 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX®, Dysport, and Xeomin every year in the United States.
How Does Botox Cosmetic, Dysport or Xeomin Work?
The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar lines) actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression "wearing your emotions on your sleeve," but in reality you wear them on your face. If you're angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you're frowning.
After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men's, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.
Fortunately, there is a way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe glabellar lines. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport, or Xeomin can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. An improvement can be seen within days and may last up to 3-6 months, although results may vary. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment.
Will I be able to make facial expressions?
After treatment with BOTOX®, Dysport or Xeomin, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. But BOTOX®, Dysport or Xeomin will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
BOTOX®, Dysport and Xeomin works by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause those persistent frown lines that have developed between your brows over time.
Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. If you do not continue treatments, the frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
BOTOX® treatment is very effective. One clinical study involved 322 patients with excessive underarm sweating.