BOTOX, DYSPORT & JEAUVEAU INJECTIONS
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox and other botulinum toxins are the first and only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily remove wrinkles from forehead lines, frown lines, laugh and lip lines, or crow’s feet. Injections take less than 10 minutes and have minimal downtime. The treatment lasts up to four months and can be repeated as necessary when facial wrinkles reappear.
Botox can also help future wrinkles from forming. By inactivating a muscle before it pulls the skin, it’ll prevent any lines from forming or getting worse. When people say “you’re too young for Botox,” remember preventative botox is a thing and it works. Who doesn’t love slowing down the aging process??
TYPICAL BOTOX TREATMENT
The entire treatment process involves applying very low doses of Botox or Dysport in specific areas of the face. Almost no redness or swelling occurs following injection. No anesthesia is required and the entire procedure takes no more than 10 minutes.
RECOVERY AND RESULTS
After Botox treatment, patients may immediately return to work and resume normal activities. The few exceptions include no working out (you get the rest of the day off!) and no massage (i.e. facials) until the following day. Treatment will gradually take effect in three to five days.
Botox $13 (per unit)
Dysport $13 (per 3 units)
Jeuveau $13 (per unit)
I’ve always been bothered by the expression lines on my forehead and, more recently, around my eyes. So I did it. After that first time, I was hooked.”
– Katie, Nashville, TN
Will my Face Look Overdone or Unnatural?
You can trust Botox to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. Luckily, that’s all of our Nurse Practitioners! So you’ll look like yourself- only without noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
When Should I Start Getting Botox?
Asking yourself how soon is too soon to get Botox? We say as soon as you start seeing the wrinkles at rest (when you’re not animating).
Botox vs Dysport vs Jeuveau
Most of us have heard of Botox. Dysport is its sister medication. And then Jeuveau is the new kid on the block. The three medications have slight differences in their molecular make-up, but accomplish the same goal. It’s really just a matter of what you prefer and your Nurse Practitioner having the ability to get you there.
Can I get Botox if I am Pregnant?
Botox and Dysport (botulinum toxin) injections should not be used in pregnancy or when breastfeeding!
Do Men get Botox?
YES! The number of men receiving cosmetic treatments overall has risen by 325% over the last 20 years.
BOTOX BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Individual Results May Vary.
Individual Results May Vary.
THINGS TO KNOW
THE NERDY DETAILS
Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau (aka NEWTOX) are different forms of purified botulinum toxin A (onabotulinumtoxinA) and are medical treatments to reduce wrinkles and facial lines.
Botulinum toxin is a neuromuscular blocking agent, which means it causes paralysis of the injected muscle by preventing the release of acetylcholine from motor nerve terminals. Without its nerve supply, the muscle fiber withers away. The muscle strengthens again as the nerves regenerate.
Fun fact, Botulinum toxin reduces sweating by blocking the sympathetic nerve fibers that control sweat glands!
Caution is necessary for patients on the following medications:
Aminoglycoside antibiotics (may increase effect of botulinum toxin).
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (may reduce effect).
Blood thinning agents eg. warfarin or aspirin (not contraindicated, but may result in bruising).
Occasionally the injection fails to result in the desired muscle weakness. If this occurs, it is recommended that the treatment is not given again for two months.