BOTOX Cosmetic is the preferred nonsurgical treatment worldwide for the correction of facial expression lines and creases around the eyes. Dr. Patel offers 2 neuromodulators—Dysport and XEOMIN—to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in a way that looks natural.
The active ingredient in Dysport/XEOMIN is botulinum toxin type A, which targets specific muscles by blocking the nerve signals to them. This temporarily reduces muscle activity, resulting in a visible smoothing of treated areas. Repeated muscle movements from facial expressions create dynamic wrinkles. Smiling, squinting, and frowning produces lines into the skin that become “etched” over time. These types of wrinkles are different than static wrinkles. Static wrinkles develop when our skin produces less collagen and elastin, while the effects of sun exposure and other environmental factors take their toll on the skin.
The most common dynamic wrinkles targeted by Dysport/ XEOMIN injections include:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical frown lines between the brows (also called “the 11s”)
- Crow’s feet
- Nasal squint lines (“bunny lines”)
Dr. Patel precisely targets injections that don’t create an unnatural appearance. Results can be seen within 1-3 days, with maximum results in 1-2 weeks and lasting 3-4 months. Visit Reforma Dermatology to have your cosmetic needs met!