Botulinum Toxins Including Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Dysport®
LunaSol Med Spa
Wake Forest, NC
Botulinum toxins such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin soften fine lines and wrinkles including forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines (or the “elevens”).
Help smooth ‘dynamic’ wrinkles and fine lines that are the result of facial movement for a more youthful appearance
Non-surgical injections that should be done by a medical profession with precise training, knowledge and skill
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments nationwide
WHAT ARE BOTULINUM TOXINS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Botulinum toxins are known best by their brand names: Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin. They work in the skin by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles causing them to relax. The result is that targeted expressions are softened (frown and laugh lines, for example) which make your wrinkles and lines look less pronounced.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH BOTULINUM TOXINS?
The main areas that are treated include the ‘glabellar lines’ (also known as the “elevens” or frown lines), crow’s feet (at the outer corner of your eyes), forehead lines and creases as well as the corners of the mouth. Botulinum toxins are also used for many non-cosmetic reasons such as migraines, TMJ and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOTULINUM TOXINS LIKE BOTOX, DYSPORT, JEUVEAU, OR XEOMIN?
Lines and wrinkles are some the first signs of aging which will deepen and settle with time. Botulinum toxins are the best way to smooth out the appearance of progressive lines and help prevent them from becoming more conspicuous.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTULINUM TOXINS?
Most cosmetic patients will benefit from botulinum toxins in one form or another. Because they are not permanent, the treatment can be adapted and customized to you and your needs over time. Injectables like Botox are also great for younger patients who are experiencing the first signs of aging but may not need fillers or other treatments yet.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
The best results will be seen after 3 to 7 days and the wrinkle-reducing effects can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months, though this varies patient-to-patient.
In order to minimize the risk of possible side effects and complications of injections please follow these simple steps:
Pre-Treatment Instructions for Injectables
Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
Schedule your filler and neuromodulator (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau) appointments at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the filler and neuromodulator injections may take approximately 4 to 7 days to begin to appear. Also, bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
Please reschedule your appointment with us at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish in the area.
If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may prescribe an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
Be sure to eat and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Post-Treatment for Neuromodulators
1. Please do not manipulate or massage the treated area for 3 hours following treatment. Delay receiving facial or laser treatments after injections for at least 10 days. Ask your provider if you are not sure about the time frame of certain services
2. Recent studies have shown that moving treated muscles for 10-15 minutes immediately after neuromodulator treatments may speed the onset of effect.
3. Keep your head higher than your heart for 4 hours after your treatment. This will prevent the medications used from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid.
4. Depending on the medication used, dosing, and your body chemistry, results may begin to be seen in 4-7 days. Full effect should be seen 2 weeks after your treatment . Please keep your follow up appointment to assess to see if a touch up or adjustment needs to be made. You are charged for the amount of product used and will be charged for any used during any touch-up or subsequent appointments.
Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 12 hours after treatment. Excessive heat generated may cause breakdown of the medication.
Post-Treatment Instructions Dermal Filler
Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area, unless instructed by your provider.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.
Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.
If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.
Use Tylenol for discomfort.
Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.
Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, starting at least 2 days prior to injections.
As always, if you have further questions regarding your treatment, please call LunaSol Med Spa at (919)263-8510 or email us at .