Every year, we hear about procedures that are revolutionizing the way that people use non-surgical means to reduce the telltale signs of aging. When talking about dynamic wrinkles, which are the wrinkles that are caused by the movement of facial muscles, there are three non-surgical procedures that have been leading the field. These are BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN®.
These three products belong to a category referred to as neural modulators. What this means is that they can alter the way that your nerve impulses function, thereby affecting the movement of targeted muscles. As a result, all three of these products are effective at either reducing or completely eliminating dynamic wrinkles.
Each brand is slightly different, but they are all a derivative of the same ingredient. They will affect the nerve impulses, causing temporary relaxation in muscle movements.
BOTOX®, XEOMIN® and Dysport® are frequently used as a way to address the frown lines that appear on the forehead. They are also used for crow’s feet and the lines around the mouth.
As similar as all of these products are, certain people may get better results from one product over another. For example, one individual may get the best results from Dysport® injections, whereas another individual may get better results from BOTOX®. It all depends on the unique situation.
All three products can be used on individuals regardless of their skin type or skin color. They are all delivered via injection in the comfort of our office in Chicago.
BOTOX®, Dysport® and XEOMIN® have all been reviewed and approved by the FDA. Side effects from the products are rare. With that being said, you should only have these products administered by a trained medical professional. This will ensure the best results.
With all three products, you should start to see wrinkle-free skin around three days or so after the injection, depending on the situation. But it can take up to two weeks or a month for the full effects to be seen. Another thing to keep in mind regarding these injectable treatments is that the results are temporary. The good news is that the treatments can be safely repeated at our office for ongoing benefits.
The best way to see which of these three treatments is right for you is to schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Steven Dayan in Chicago. Our team would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about each product. Contact our office today to book your appointment!