Botox® & Xeomin®

Botox Swansea ILAre you bothered by the lines on your forehead, crow’s feet or that furrowed look between your eyes? Well, we have some great news for you!Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin® may be the treatments for you.

You don’t have to be unhappy about those wrinkles and lines any longer! At Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa, we understand that there are certain things that may bother you when you look in the mirror. Our medical team, led by board-certified dermatologist Steven Musick, MD, will help you achieve your desired look.

Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa is proud to offer you years of medical and aesthetic experience. We know that whether this is your first time receiving Botox or Xeomin, or your 50th time… an enhanced but natural appearance is always important.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX basically is the botulinum toxin type A. This is the neurotoxic protein produced by the clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that can cause botulism. On the surface, that sounds terrifying, but it’s not. Back in the 1950s, scientists found that when a miniscule amount of the botulinum toxin was injected into a muscle it made the muscle temporarily stop contracting without any side effects or complications. Thus, BOTOX was born.

In the decades that followed, BOTOX was used in this manner to stop involuntary muscle spasms, such as eyelid spasms. More recently the FDA has approved BOTOX to treat overactive sweat glands and migraine headaches.

But it was in 2002 when BOTOX became a household brand name. That was the year the FDA approved the use of BOTOX to treat wrinkles on the upper third of the face.

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin works by temporarily stopping muscles from contracting, just like BOTOX. In fact, Xeomin is made from the same botulinum toxin type A. The only difference is that BOTOX is formulated with a few extra proteins, while Xeomin is nothing but the botulinum toxin. The FDA originally approved Xeomin in August 2010 for two conditions: blepharospasm (eyelid spasms) and cervical dystonia (severe contractions of the neck muscles). One year later, the FDA approved Xeomin for the same uses as BOTOX, namely the treatment of glabellar lines, the lines that form between the eyebrows.

Which Areas Do Botox Or Xeomin® Treat?

xeomin Swansea ILBoth Botox and Xeomin are commonly used to treat your crow’s feet, eliminate the wrinkles between your eyebrows and soften the wrinkles in your forehead. Other areas we may treat are the chin, neck and “bunny lines” on the nose.

What is a BOTOX or Xeomin Session Like?

BOTOX and Xeomin are injected with a very tiny needle, and most patients equate the feeling to that of a pinprick. Numbing cream isn’t usually requested, although it is available should you want it. A session takes just 15 minutes or so, making it a true “lunchtime procedure.”

How Long Do BOTOX and Xeomin Last?

Both of these neuromodulators provide results for 3 to 6 months.

How Many Injections Will I Need?

The number of individual injections in a session will depend on what you are having treated. But one session is all you need. From there, your results will last from 3 to 6 months before the body absorbs the now-inert botulinum toxin and your muscles start to contract again, again creating the wrinkles on the surface skin.

Botox and Xeomin Aftercare

The important thing after you’ve had BOTOX or Xeomin injections is to not rub the injection sites for 4 hours. Doing so can make the BOTOX/Xeomin migrate to an unintended muscle.
Our initial cosmetic consultations are complimentary. We look forward to discussing your cosmetic options with you!

BOTOX and Xeomin Side Effects

BOTOX has been injected millions of times around the world and has millions of satisfied patients, some who border on fandom! There have been few side effects with either BOTOX or Xeomin. Usually, the minor side effects are slight pain, bruising, and swelling at the injection locations, but these pass in a day or so.

The main side effect with both BOTOX and Xeomin is injection into an unintended muscle, creating a drooping eyelid, cockeyed eyebrows, and such. But thanks to the training and knowledge of facial anatomy of Dr. Musick, this is not an issue for his patients.

Botox and Xeomin Before & After Photos

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Is There A Charge For My Cosmetic Consultation?

Our initial cosmetic consultations are complimentary. We look forward to discussing your cosmetic options with you!

Is my Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin® Treatment Covered By Insurance?

No, Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin® treatments are not covered by insurance. However, we do offer multiple financing plans to our patients. Please let our team know if this is something that would be of interest to you.

How Do I Know If I Want Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin®?

During your complimentary consultation, you’ll speak with your provider about your specific goals.You’ll work together to determine if Botox or Xeomin are right for you.

Who Will Be Performing My Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin® Treatment, And How Long Will It Take?

At Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa, we’re proud to have a team of excellent injectors on our staff. Whether you see Dr. Steven Musick, Angela Nauman-Musick, APRN or any of our other certified professionals, you’re in great hands with our team!(You can see a full list of our staff here.)

We have years of experience and have treated thousands of patients just like you, helping them look younger and more refreshed.We want you to look as great on the outside as you feel on the inside!

We provide a complementary consultation, and all your questions will be addressed. If you’re comfortable moving forward with the treatment, you are able to get your Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin® treatment the same day as your consultation.

How Long Will The Results Of My Botox® Cosmetic or Xeomin® Treatment Last?

The length of the results is different for each patient, as each patient’s body is different. However, we expect your results to last three to six months.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to book your complimentary consultation with Musick Dermatology & Advanced Clinical Spa and start your journey towards a younger-looking you? Contact our office today or schedule your appointment by phone at (618) 628-2588!

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