What is Botox?
Also Known As a Neurotoxin or Botulinum Toxin
Botox, simply put, is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. At Peak Dermatology, we offer a variety of injectables, including Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) and Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA). Our providers are expertly-trained to listen to your concerns, evaluate your aesthetic needs, and recommend a custom treatment plan that is unique to you because we do not believe that one Botox treatment plan or product fits all.
Is Botox right for me?
Botox injections are a great fit for adult patients of any age that want to improve their appearance, not only imparting a more youthful look, but also alleviating an overly concerned look, helping you look better refreshed or even more pleasant. If you’ve been wanting to address fine lines or wrinkles, talk with our providers to learn more about which of these services is best for you and your skin.
What can Botox do for me and my skin?
Botox is commonly used to treat areas where muscle activity influences facial features, such as: glabellar lines (a.k.a. “elevens” or frown lines), wrinkles around the eyes (such as crow’s feet), forehead creases, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth, or a “cobblestoned” appearance to the chin.
There are also many other “off-label” areas where Botox can be used. If you suffer from any of the following, Botox may be a treatment option to consider: hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the armpits, hands or feet, migraines, TMJ, or grinding or clenching teeth.
Will Botox get rid of wrinkles?
Types of Neurotoxins: The Difference Between Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Dysport
Each of these products contains the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, and are designed to address the same types of wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns. So how are these neurotoxins different? The main distinction lies in their formulation, which influences the dosage used, how much the product spreads, and how quickly a patient might see the results. For example, Botox Cosmetic is formulated with an accompanying protein. Dysport contains a smaller version of a similar protein, while Xeomin doesn’t contain an accompanying protein at all. All three products are FDA approved and have been used safely and effectively for years. Which of these products is best for you will depend on your unique anatomy, your goals, and your cosmetic surgeon or nurse injector’s recommendations.