Botox® is a purified protein that blocks the transmission of certain chemicals across nerve endings, thus blocking the messages sent from nerves to muscles. This substance has been used to safely decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles for over 20 years.
It is available in injectable form and is most commonly used to treat glabellar frown lines (in between the brows), crow’s feet, and forehead lines*. (*Treatment in this area is safe, however it is currently considered ‘off label’.)
At Paradise Medspa & Wellness, you will always have a highly skilled physician or nurse doing your Botox® injections.
One Botox® treatment can last up to 4 months, although repeated injections are required to maintain the effect of the medication. At our office, Botox® is sold for $12/unit. We do our best to disclose to our patients the projected amount of product needed to adequately treat the desired area before starting the injections. On average, most patients require 20-25 units to treat any given area. Always ask about any specials we may be running on our Botox® treatments!
Most people start to see an effect two to seven days after the injection. You will start to notice a more relaxed and refreshed appearance to your skin*. At Paradise, we want our patients to maintain a natural appearance, not a “frozen” look. Less can sometimes mean more when it comes to treatment with Botox®.
“Botox® Parties” can also be arranged at our office after hours. Special offers apply. Please speak to one of our office staff for further details.
For more information, check out our Botox® Resource Center.
Xeomin® is a newest player in the neuromodulator market! Xeomin® has no additives, which makes it a “purer” alternative to Botox®. The effects are typically visible within the first week after injection as the smaller particle size is able to penetrate into the muscles more quickly. Results last anywhere from three to four months, just like Botox®. Xeomin® is FDA approved for treatment of glabellar frown lines, however it is also commonly used to treat crow’s feet and forehead lines.* (*Off-label use in these areas is generally considered as safe, however, not FDA approved.)
Dysport® is a third neuromodulator product and, as such, acts similarly to both Xeomin® and Botox®. Dysport® dosage calculation varies from the other brands in this category, requiring most patients to use 2-3 times as many ‘units’ of product to achieve similar results. That said, the cost per unit is lower, thus providing a similar effect at a similar price to the other agents.
Curious to know which brand of neuromodulator product is best for your specific needs? Schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Weiss or one of other experienced nurse injectors to learn more!