CNS Center of Arizona & Medical AestheticsMedical Aesthetics Center located in Scottsdale, AZ
When fine lines and wrinkles start lingering longer and longer after you smile, or if you already have etched-in lines on your forehead or around your eyes, cosmetic injectables called neuromodulators can help. At CNS Center of Arizona & Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Arizona, a medical aesthetics specialist can inject Botox®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® to relax the muscles that trigger wrinkles to give you a smooth, youthful appearance. Use online booking or call the office for your appointment today.
Cosmetic Injectables Q & A
What kind of cosmetic injectables help with fine lines and wrinkles?
There are a few cosmetic injectables that can help with fine lines and wrinkles, including Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. These products, which are called neuromodulators, all contain botulinum toxin that works by preventing muscle contractions under your skin.
Neuromodulators work best in three main areas:
- Between-brow lines (the “11 lines”)
- Forehead lines
- Around-eye lines (the “crow’s feet”)
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin treat dynamic wrinkles, the type that develop from muscle movement. The other type of lines and wrinkles, static wrinkles, occur because of age-related volume loss. For static lines and wrinkles, another type of injectable called dermal fillers or a laser skin revitalization treatment can help.
What is the difference between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
They’re very similar, but there are definitely differences that can help you determine which is right for you.
Xeomin contains only botulinum toxin A, while both Botox and Dysport contain accessory proteins as well. Because of the accessory proteins, some patients build up a resistance to Botox or Dysport over time. Then, they can often switch successfully to Xeomin.
Injections of Botox are possible between-brow lines, forehead lines, or crow’s feet. Xeomin and Dysport are FDA-approved for between-brow lines.
Dysport can tend to diffuse more than Botox and Xeomin, which means it may spread over a larger area.
All neuromodulators take some time to work. Botox can take effect in 24-48 hours, Dysport in 2-3 days, and Xeomin in 3-4 days.
When you need effective wrinkle correction, your CNS Center of Arizona & Medical Aesthetics care provider can recommend the cosmetic injectable option that’s best suited for your needs and goals.
How long do Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin last?
The products are similar in terms of duration. Botox and Dysport both last up to four months, while Xeomin lasts around three months. As with all cosmetic injectables, your results can vary, so the products may last a shorter or longer time in your case.
Neuromodulators wear off naturally, but you can plan treatment three to four times a year to stay wrinkle-free.
Request an appointment online or call CNS Center of Arizona & Medical Aesthetics now to schedule your wrinkle-smoothing cosmetic injectable treatment today.