BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, and Xeomin®
In addition to our facial enhancements, we offer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin in our Pittsburgh office locations. Read below to find out more about these products that can reduce or remove unsightly wrinkles and crow’s feet.
What is BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®?
BOTOX® is a therapeutic agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. Also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A, the brand BOTOX Cosmetic® is produced under controlled lab conditions, and is administered safely in extremely small doses. BOTOX is not botulism and does not cause botulism. BOTOX uses the purified chemical produced by the bacteria in a bioreactor to selectively relax the muscles which cause facial wrinkles.
Another novel new alternative to Botox is called Dysport and is similar to Botox in its proposed effect.
How does BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, and Xeomin® work?
BOTOX® blocks the message from the nerves to the muscles responsible for wrinkling. If the muscles can't contract, then the wrinkles can disappear over time.
How is BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, and Xeomin® administered?
BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, and Xeomin® are administered via injection using a tiny needle.
Are there scars?
Does a BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, or Xeomin® treatment hurt?
A tiny needle is used to inject BOTOX. Some patients liken the sensation to that of a bug bite. Others report minor and temporary discomfort. Dr. Golla uses a topical anesthetic before the injection to minimize discomfort.
How long before I see the effects of BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, or Xeomin®?
After about three days, you should begin to see the effects of BOTOX with the maximum benefit being reached within one to two weeks.
How long will the effects of BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, or Xeomin® last?
The effects normally last for three to four months so that most people only require treatments about four times a year.
Will my lines look worse if I choose not to continue?
Your lines will slowly revert to their original, pre-treatment appearance.
What is the average age of a BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, and Xeomin® patient?
Any image-conscious man or woman who worries about their frown lines can consider BOTOX®. Most patients can benefit from BOTOX in their thirties.
Are BOTOX ®, Dysport ®, or Xeomin® treatments expensive?
BOTOX® treatments are affordable and considered one of the least expensive aesthetic procedures. The incredible improvements possible with BOTOX compared to the reasonable price have made BOTOX the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States for the last 3 years.