FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX, DYSPORT & XEOMIN?
Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are neuromodulators, which are products that soften the action of muscles. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are similar products made by different manufacturers. Allergan makes Botox, while Merz makes Xeomin and Galderma makes Dysport.
WHAT IS BOTOX/XEOMIN/DYSPORT TYPICALLY USED FOR?
These neuromodulators are used to temporarily soften the action of the muscles that cause squinting, lines and wrinkles. They can also be used in the masseter muscles to reduce a thick jawline or decrease teeth grinding, in the underarms or hands to treat excessive sweating, in the neck muscles to tighten loose skin and so much more!
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX/XEOMIN/DYSPORT LAST?
A treatment typically lasts 3-6 months.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH BOTOX/XEOMIN/DYSPORT?
Botox, Dysport,and/or Xeomin can be used for treatment of lines around the eyes, eyebrows, and forehead; raising the eyebrows; treatment for masseters for teeth grinding; treatment for sweaty palms and underarms; treatment of “golf ball” dents on the chin; treatment for a “gummy smile”, where the gums are overexposed; treatment for down-turned smile of the lips; treatment for puckering the lips, “lip flip” and so much more.
HOW SOON DO YOU SEE RESULTS?
You’ll see noticeable improvements within a week of being treated with Botox, Xeomin or Dysport.
CAN BOTOX, XEOMIN OR DYSPORT BE USED FOR WRINKLE PREVENTION?
You can use it preventatively. These agents can be used to slow down aging. Started early enough, it can help prevent lines and wrinkles before they begin forming.
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR TREATMENTS FOR BOTOX, XEOMIN AND DYSPORT?
Forehead Lines: Botox relaxes forehead lines and helps prevent new creases from forming.
Eyebrow Lift: For a rested, refreshed, and younger appearance, the Botox brow lift raises the eyebrows and opens up the eye area.
Eyelid Lift: Botox injected to lift eyebrows can also lift and tighten sagging skin around the eyes, which tend to become hooded with age.
Frown Lines: Botox for frown lines relaxes the muscles between the eyes that tend to create “11 lines” when you’re frowning or concentrating.
Crow’s Feet: Botox for crow’s feet relaxes fine lines around the outer corner of the eyes for a more alert, youthful look.
Gummy Smile: Botox above the lips can refine a gummy smile by relaxing the muscle, which helps prevent the upper lip from lifting too far above the gums.
Face Slimming: Botox injected into the masseter muscle can soften a square jaw, creating a more feminine silhouette in the lower face.
Neck wrinkles: Botox can tighten and rejuvenate vertical bands in the neck for more slender, younger-looking profile.
Hyperhidrosis: Botox for sweating blocks nerves that activate your sweat glands, keeping your underarms cool and dry.
CAN BOTOX, XEOMIN AND DYSPORT BE USED FOR MEN?
YES. These cosmetic procedures are becoming more popular with men all over the country. Taking pride in your appearance is for everyone.
In fact, Botox for men has become so common that it has its own name -- Brotox. And XeoMAN (from xeomin). Between social media and our youth-focused culture, many men find that Botox treatments can give them an advantage in dating and in their careers.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT?
Botox, Xeomin and Dysport treatments are fast and relatively painless with very little recovery time. Prior to getting started, Dr. Sarshad will consult with you about your cosmetic goals and any questions you might have. She will then analyze your unique facial features and areas of concern and to decide which areas to treat.
The procedure itself typically takes about 10-15 minutes. Dr. Sarshad will inject the Botox, Xeomin or Dysport with a very small needle. Afterwards, you’ll be able to go back to most of your daily routine (see aftercare). You might experience some minor temporary bruising, swelling, or tenderness.
DOES BOTOX, XEOMIN OR DYSPORT HURT?
Patients generally say that the injection feels slightly uncomfortable, like a quick prick. If you’re concerned about pain, let Dr. Sarshad know and the area can be temporarily numbed with a topical cream to minimize any discomfort.
BOTOX, XEOMIN AND DYSPORT AFTERCARE: DO’S AND DON’TS
For the first 4 hrs after your treatment:
· Stay upright. Don’t lay down after Botox because it can move into an unwanted area. If the Botox migrates, it can cause your face to look crooked, droopy, or lopsided.
· Avoid exercise of any kind.
· Keep your head elevated.
· Do not touch, rub, press, or massage your face.
· Avoid wearing makeup on or near the injection site.
· Do not drink alcohol.
· Avoid blood thinning medications like aspirin or ibuprofen, if possible. If your medication is medically necessary, make sure to discuss with your provider prior to treatment.
· Do not apply heat to the area. This includes taking hot baths, getting into hot showers, and using saunas or hot tubs.
· Normal daily activity is okay, as long as it follows the guidelines above.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE BOTOX, XEOMIN OR DYSPORT?
· Your natural beauty will be enhanced and you will look refreshed
· You’ll feel more confident, inside and out
· Most people will say that you don’t look tired but wont be able to tell that you’ve had anything done
· You will look refreshed and awake
· Photos of you will look more flattering
· You won’t need as much makeup to look your best
· It helps prevent new wrinkles from forming