What is Botox®?
Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are neuomodulator injectables that function by decreasing muscle function. They are FDA approved to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
All three are produced from the same protein that is naturally produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Xeomin® is designed to be a smaller molecule. In Dr. Schneider’s experience, they work similarly and for the same amount of time.
Our Approach to Botox®
Dr. Schneider is well known for his technique that provides a very natural appearance while also minimizing discomfort from the injections.
Dr. Schneider targets the Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® at the superficial muscles that produce wrinkles. They do not affect the nerve function to the muscle, but instead specifically act directly on the function of the muscle fibers themselves. As the muscle function decreases, so does the visibility of the wrinkles.
The Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® injectable treatments are performed in our office in about 5 minutes. Most patients do not need any topical anesthetics, though this is available if the patient chooses.
For the average patient having their brow, 11 lines, and crows feet treated, Dr. Schneider utilizes 40 to 50 units.
We typically use a strong dilution of the product so that patients can see their results lasting for 3-4 months. Results are fully evident within seven to ten days after treatment however, most patients see results in 24-48 hours.
Wrinkles that are long-standing or very deep will not completely disappear, but patients are often pleased with the improvements.