Do you even Botox? “Botox” is arguably the best-known anti-wrinkle injectable, but it’s also used as an umbrella term for neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. In fact, Botox has become a household name and it’s used as a brand, as well as the process of getting injections to minimize wrinkles without respect to the brand – think of Botox as the Kleenex of tissue paper. And thanks to the beauty of the English language, “botox” has colloquially become a noun, a proper noun, and a verb – “I’m getting Botox!” “Please get rid of my wrinkles with botox! Or “Botox me, baby!” They all work. We invite you to learn more about Dr. Steven Swengel and Refined Dermatology – please call 408-384-3845 today.
It’s important to note that Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injectables are very similar, and work by relaxing (technically it’s paralyzing) key muscles of the face to prevent frown lines, sweating, and even give mini-lifts to the skin. But don’t let words like paralysis turn you off—they are both perfectly safe, proven to work, and can help you waylay cosmetic surgeries for years. And we’ll just use Botox for all medications here – what you’ll receive really depends on your consultation with our amazing team.
Let’s break it down: You may have heard that Botox is created with botulinum. That’s true, and actually all three are created with botulinum. However, you won’t be infected with botulism bacterium while receiving treatments. It’s actually just a purified protein or toxin produced by this bacterium and even then it is diluted way down so you get only the benefits of short-term “muscle freezing.”
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Botox is most commonly injected in the face, especially between those pesky “angry elevens” between the eyebrows, around the eye, and around the mouth. Expressions of the face create the lines we see as age – sorry people who love to laugh! Unless someone suffers from resting (you know what) face, everyone will gradually develop fine lines and wrinkles. However, you can actually train your muscles to get weaker and stop making those angry lines altogether. That’s right—the more regularly you get injections, the less obvious the lines will be even without injections.
Botox (and Dysport) has special membership programs that let you earn points towards discounted injections in the future. Membership is totally free, takes seconds to enroll in the office, and your information won’t be sold.
Many clients like to double down with a chemical peel, microneedling, and laser skin rejuvenation. These procedures and injections are all designed to make the skin look younger. However, the procedures work by removing top layers of the skin or slightly damaging it to encourage new collagen production. Why just get rid of wrinkles when you can also have younger-looking skin?
So, which injection is best? That’s up to you to decide! Most patients have a preference after they’ve tried them all, but it’s purely a personal preference. That’s why Refined Dermatology offers all three – Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Life’s sweeter with choices. Don’t have a preference? We’ll work with you to educate you on the differences and help you choose.
Aging is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean all signs of aging need to be welcomed with open arms. From crow’s feet to frown lines, injectables can help increase confidence and self-esteem by giving you younger-looking skin in just a few days. Results can last 3-5 months and there’s zero down time to speak of. Call 408-384-3845 for more information on membership programs or to schedule a consultation. From Santa Clara to Cupertino and Sunnyvale, personalized results by a kind and compassionate team are within reach – Contact the expert team at Refined Dermatology today.