Botox, Dysport & Xeomin
Wrinkle Blockers

Botox is the best aesthetic invention of our generation!  We can use it to retrain overactive facial muscles, reducing deep creasing and wrinkles.  Our facial movement or "resting bitch face" often results in people judging our mood by the appearance of our face.  Of course, we know our facial expressions don't always reflect how we feel.  But, if we can tame the unintentional scowl and turn our frown upside down, the result is more approachable.
What Is It and How Does It Work?
Botox, Dysport & Xeomin are some different brand names of what we like to call "the best invention of our generation!"  While Botox is the most well known brand name, Dysport and Xeomin are other brands that have come to the market offering similar results.  Based on the patient's needs, Emily will often use a combination of the different brands to achieve the desired result.  Ona/Abo/Inco Botulinum Type A injections are neuromodularors that have been used extensively and successfully in medicine for 20+ years to treat cerebral palsy, migraine headaches, spasm, bells palsy and excessive sweating to name a few.  In Aesthetics, we use microdosing compared to some medical subspecialties.

What's injected are actually synthetically derived proteins that are directly and expertly placed to bind with the receptors on the muscle that cause excessive facial motion.  Cosmetic neuromodulator injections work by blocking the nerve signals to certain muscles.  The muscles then become more relaxed, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the skin.  While these injections are relatively simple, the treatment still needs to be done by a trained and experienced medical professional.  If the injections are too deep, too low, or in the wrong spot, you could have negative side effects.
We Treat:
  • Frown Creasing
  • Resting Bitch Face
  • Glabellar 11's between the eyebrows
  • Crowsfeet
  • Brow Lift
  • Symmetry Issues
  • Blepharo Spasm (Eye Twitch)
  • Softens Chin Dimpling & Creases
What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
  1. Emily will consult with you to understand your areas of concern and answer all of your questions.  Together, you will determine an aesthetic treatment plan so you can get the best bang for your buck.  
  2. You will be given an ice stick to apply for a few minutes and then the injection site(s) are cleaned with an antiseptic.
  3. The process of getting Botox/Dysport/Xeomin should be quick and simple.  Emily uses very thin gauge needles about the size of an acupuncture needle which she will use to make a few injections in your treatment areas, and you will be on your way.  The actual injection process takes about 10-15 minutes.  Most patients report feeling nothing more than a couple of tiny pricks which cause very minimal discomfort and they go right back to work.
  4. When done correctly (injection amount and technique), these injections should give you a more youthful look. Typically, the results take a few days before they start to show at all.  Most patients will see the results of their injections begin to appear after 3-4 days and continue to improve until about 2 weeks for maximum results. 

How Long Do The Results Last?

The effects will gradually wear off over the next 3 months on the average.  Depending on the amount injected and your personal metabolism, the treatment may wear off more quickly or take longer to dissipate.  Some patients swear it wears off after 2-3 months, and others see the effect last for more like 5-6 months.
Preparing For Your Appointment

Please note that use of aspirin, NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve), vitamin E, omega 3's/fish oils, chia seeds and drinking red wine can increase chances of bruising, as well as, the length of time bruises may last.  For best results, the aforementioned medications (unless prescribed for existing medical conditions) and red wine should be stopped one week prior to treatment and for 48 hours following treatment.  Water consumption is also important since many of the injectables bind to water in the skin so extra hydration is advised.

Cost

Cost varies based on products used and quantities.  As an expert injector with over a decade of experience and regional product trainer, Emily knows all of the products well and precisely how much of each is needed.  She will help you get the best result for your specific needs.  The average units needed is 20 for the frontalis (upper forehead), 24 units glabella (between eyebrows) and 24 units for orbicularis oculi (crowsfeet).

Botox is $12/unit
Dysport is $11/unit
Xeomin is $11/unit

We log rewards points at each visit so that you will get money off your bill every time you come in for injections.  Additionally, we have specials that run each month, as well as, referral incentives for each friend you send that comes in to see us.
                    
Side Effects & Risks
As with any injection, there is risk of bruising, redness, swelling, pain at the site of injection, and, in very rare cases, infection. The treatments may involve risks that have been well documented and injections for cosmetic purposes are not recommended for everyone.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call to discuss.

To minimize the chance of the above side effects and risks, do not rub or massage the treated area unless instructed by Emily.  You should also avoid laying on your face at night or during a massage for 72 hours.  In addition, vigorous exercise that could cause sweating should be avoided for 24 hours post injection.