The signs of aging affect everyone, but you don’t have to live with wrinkles or fine lines. Botox/Xeomin injections relaxes the subdermal muscles responsible for the lines that from our facial expressions. Repeated muscle movements from expressions such as smiling, squinting, or frowning cause the lines to develop. Botox/Xeomin injections are a quick and painless treatment where the purified botulinum toxin is injected into the lines and surrounding areas to prevent the muscles from pulling the skin into furrows.
Botox/Xeomin treatment is very fast, taking only a few minutes in most cases. Dr. Devera talks to the patient about his or her concerns about their appearance and studies the face to determine which muscles should be injected with Botox/Xeomin to produce the best outcome. The treatment is then done in a series of small injections using an extremely slender needle. The injections used can minimize muscle activity for a short time to create a noticeable change in the fine lines occurring on an individual’s face. The activity of muscles underneath the skin of the face which can cause the skin to crease and fold are targeted with the Botox®/Xeomin injections. Botox treatment is one of the only cosmetic tools used to address signs of aging which has been studied extensively. Botox is approved for use in more than 50 different countries.
A Botox®/Xeomin injection treatment typically takes around 10 minutes. Very little downtime is required for Botox®/Xeomin and the treatment can usually be performed during a lunch hour. Patients who are afraid of needles can opt to have a topical anesthetic numbing cream applied to the treatment area 30 minutes ahead of time. Patients will achieve younger looking skin without losing the ability to express their emotions on their face. Within 3-4 days, results should be visible and they should last for approximately 3-4 months.
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