Neuromodulators- Botox, Xeomin, & Dysport
Paradise is proud to be Phoenix and the Valley's Botox Leader since 2008. Botox is a purified protein that blocks the transmission of certain chemicals across nerve endings, thus blocking the messages sent from nerves to muscles. Therefore, Botox can and has been used to safely decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles for over 20 years.
Treatment 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*. (*The area is safe for treatment, 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 begin to notice a more relaxed and refreshed appearance to your skin*. In our office, we want our patients to maintain a natural appearance, not a “frozen” look. When it comes to treatment with Botox, less can sometimes mean more.
In addition, “Botox Parties” are available at our office after hours and will customize a special offer based on the party size. Please speak to one of our office staff for further details.
For more information, check out the Botox Resource Center.
Xeomin is a newest player in the neuromodulator market. Unique to Xeomin, it contains 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. Just like Botox, results last anywhere from three to four months. Additionally, 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. The 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. However, the cost per unit is lower, and thus provides a similar effect at a consistent 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.
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Check out Before & After images or the video on Botox below. Schedule using our online booking system.