Botox / Injectables

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all used to counter wrinkles. They're a purified form of botulinum toxin A, meaning there's no botulism risk when used properly. They work by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles.


The Botox-like facial recently has been introduced as a noninvasive clinical treatment that works as a wrinkle corrector to minimize expressionThe most common areas for the use of Botox are the frown lines between the eyes, the furrows of the forehead, the crow's feet at the sides of the eyes, and creases in the neck. Botox can also be injected into specific muscles of the forehead and around and under the eyes to raise the eyebrows and create a beautiful arch. This opens the eyes and makes them appear larger. I call this the “Botox facelift,” or sculpting of the face with Botox.

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all used to counter wrinkles. They're a purified form of botulinum toxin A, meaning there's no botulism risk when used properly. They work by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles.

BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set -- “dynamic” wrinkles that appear while you’re moving your face, such as when you frown. “If you don’t move the muscle too much, you won’t form the wrinkle,” says Columbia University dermatologist Monica Halem, MD. She considers Botox preventive.

If you're breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, the FDA recommends that you talk to your doctor before starting Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin.

Side effects are possible: headaches, bruising, pain at the site of injection, and, in fewer than 1% of cases, drooping eyelids or eyebrows that return to their natural position within a few months.

 

Botox: $8/unit

Juvederm: $350

Radiesse: $550

Restylane: $450