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Botox Cosmetic at Reston Dermatology + Cosmetic Center

Wrinkle reducers, also called neuromodulators or neurotoxins, are comprised of botulinum toxin type A and designed to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are FDA-approved neurotoxins available in the U.S. market today. Botox has been used for medical purposes for over 30 years; in 2002 the FDA approved it for cosmetic purposes. All brands are safe when correctly injected and contraindications are observed.

Benefits of Botox

  • Soften wrinkles and fine lines
  • Rejuvenated appearance
  • Diminish crow’s feet, browlines & forehead wrinkles
  • FDA cleared as safe and effective
  • Natural-looking results

Treatment Areas

Wrinkle reducers can help women and men subtly erase signs of aging. It can be used to treat:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Brow lift
  • Down-turned mouth
  • Crow’s feet
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Gummy smile
  • Bunny lines around the nose
  • Under-eye lines
  • Chin dimples (orange peel)
  • Migraines
  • Areas of excess sweat
  • Jawline

Botox Before and After*

Botox Before and after photos reveal dramatic softening of the fine lines and wrinkles that crease the upper portion of the face. As with any cosmetic treatment, results will vary*. However, the before and after images show actual results from genuine patients of this treatment.

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botox real patient result at Reston dermatology

BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., it is used to treat 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 used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back, and jaw pain, and migraines.

Applications for BOTOX® Cosmetic

Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Skin bands on the neck

According to Allergan, BOTOX Cosmetic has been “extensively researched, with approximately 2500 studies.”

BOTOX Cosmetic Procedure and Results

Using a very fine needle, BOTOX Cosmetic 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 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.

Dysport

Prescription Dysport® injectable is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for temporarily lessening or eliminating moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® injectable is placed directly into the muscle underneath a furrow, weakening the muscle to the point where it cannot contract.

Dysport®, also known as Reloxin, is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum; it is the same neurotoxin used in BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Dysport® Procedure and Results

Using a very fine needle, Dysport® injectable is placed directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. No anesthetic is required, 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 4 months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.

Xeomin

Xeomin® is a prescription medication used to effectively treat intramuscular conditions such as blepharospasm, or abnormal involuntary closing of the eyelid.

Xeomin® is composed of botulinum toxin type A, a naturally occurring protein that is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Xeomin® is injected into the affected muscles in order to reduce their activity. Xeomin® does not stop the muscle from moving entirely; instead, it modifies the contractions. This is achieved by inhibiting a body chemical called acetylcholine from signaling all of the nerves within the muscle to contract.

Blepharospasm is a condition involving abnormal involuntary spasms of the eyelids. Injections of Xeomin® administered into the muscles of the eyelid can help relieve spasms for many patients.

The number of injections necessary will vary from patient to patient, depending upon the number of muscles affected and the severity of the condition. The results of treatment with Xeomin® are usually seen after one week and last, on average, up to 12 weeks.

Jeuveau Newtox

Like Botox, Jeuveau is used to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The risks and side effects listed for both are identical.

However, they are produced by different facilities and derived from different strains of the toxin.

While Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) is produced by Allergan in Westport, Ireland, Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxin A) is produced in Seoul, South Korea.

So why are people going crazy for Jeuveau? The biggest reason is the cost. Although Jeuveau is structurally identical to the others, it is slated to be sold at a lower price, making it more appealing.

The parent company, Evolus, has announced that the product will be priced at a premium, which analysts estimate to be a 20-30 percent price reduction.

Treatment Cost

Treatment cost varies by area and desired outcome, but expect $150 to $1100. Wrinkle reducers generally last 3 to 6 months depending on the area and person.

During a consultation, you will speak to one of our providers about your concerns and expectations and discuss potential treatment options.

If Botox is right for you, you will be asked to make several facial expressions so that the practitioner can assess the size and movement of your facial muscles to create an accurate and unique treatment plan.

Wrinkle Reducers Near Me

At Reston Dermatology + Cosmetic Center, our providers have injected more than TWO MILLION units of neuromodulators to help our patients achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance! Schedule your complimentary consultation today! Call us at (703)289-0918 or reach out to us online.

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