Botox is the #1 cosmetic procedure in the world. Each year, countless men and women turn to this anti-aging injectable to obtain a more youthful appearance. This cosmetic injection smooths out wrinkles that form around the eyes, brows, and forehead that commonly form as we age. Treatments are safe, FDA cleared, and painless with no downtime required.
When performed by a skilled, licensed injection specialist, Botox looks natural and compliments your appearance. Turn back the clock and rejuvenate your appearance with Botox. Contact us at LKN Weight Loss and Wellness to schedule your consultation today!
To fully understand how Botox injections work, it is good to identify the types of fine lines and wrinkles that the injections target. Dynamic wrinkles, or expression lines, are grooves created in the skin when muscles perform the same action repeatedly. This type of repetitive movement can be smiling, squinting, or frowning. The dynamic wrinkles become prominent starting around the age of 30 and tend to accumulate in the areas with overactive expressions, mainly around the eyes, brows, and forehead.
Botox and other injections like Dysport and Xeomin temporarily block facial muscles from contracting. When injected into the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles, those muscles relax, allowing them to lengthen. The elongated muscles allow the overlying expression lines to smooth out, gently diminishing the sign of aging.
With Botox injections, forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet can soften. This result makes patients look younger and more rejuvenated.
The exact Botox cost varies per patient. The total price is determined by several factors such as the number of treatment areas, the number of injections required, and if Botox is used in conjunction with other treatments.
During your consultation with LKN Weight Loss and Wellness, Botox cost will be discussed in detail. If this cosmetic treatment is right for you, our staff will design the perfect treatment plan that achieves optimal rejuvenation at a price that is right for your budget.
Since Botox is a neuromodulator, it blocks nerve impulses. When this is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Botox blocks nerves from signaling facial muscles to contract. Botox is also an effective treatment for Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating. Botox can be injected into the area that suffers from excessive sweating, typically the armpit area. It can also be used for the palms and the soles of the feet. The injections prevent the nerves that trigger sweat glands from signaling. Botox is one of the most effective Hyperhidrosis treatments. Studies show that this treatment reduces sweating by 75 % and is effective in more than 90% of patients. Since its FDA approval for axillary Hyperhidrosis in 2004, many insurance companies will cover Botox treatments to help curb excessive sweating.
As with any cosmetic treatment, patient experiences will vary.* However, most patients begin to see rejuvenation within 24 to 72 hours after their first treatment. For those patients, they enjoy the dramatic anti-aging effects for 3 to 5 months afterward. Besides diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, studies support this treatment’s ability to prevent expression lines when regular treatments are administered before wrinkles develop. Botox is such a popular treatment because it helps men and women of all ages hold on to their youthful glow and avoid any dramatic signs of aging.
Botox is the most studied cosmetic injection in all medicine. With more than 470 clinical studies, it has the longest successful track record. It is FDA cleared, making it one of the safest procedures available.
Side effects are rare, especially if the injection is performed by an experienced and reputable professional. Potential side effects will be explained in detail during a consultation with LKN Weight Loss and Wellness.
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Xeomin® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in Xeomin®– acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, Xeomin® can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
Xeomin® was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy, adult patients. The average age of patients in the study was 46 years. Patients received 20 Units of Xeomin® and were classified as responders if they had a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale as assessed by the physician and patient. Using these criteria, treatment success was higher with Xeomin® than placebo on Day 30 in both studies (60% and 48% vs. 0% for placebo in both studies). Based on these trials, Xeomin® received FDA approval for use in glabellar lines in 2011.
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, Xeomin® may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment. Do not use Xeomin® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in Xeomin®. You should also not use Xeomin® if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject Xeomin® into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
You may begin to see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
Dysport is a prescription injection administered by a licensed healthcare professional to treat moderate to severe frown lines (those wrinkles between the eyebrows). Medically, it’s a botulinum neurotoxin (abobotulinumtoxinA), an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent. It temporarily prevents specific muscle movements that cause frown lines.
Administered by a licensed healthcare professional, Dysport is supplied as a single-use, sterile 300-unit vial. The dose of Dysport for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines between your eyebrows) is a total of 50 units injected equally among the specific muscles. The dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used.
One injection. Five points. Dysport temporarily treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity.
Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. One injection into each of the 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines. In other words: natural-looking results that look and feel like you.
The most common side effects are nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. For a full list of potential side effects.
Dysport® and Botox are both made from botulinum toxin type A. All botulinum toxins have the same mechanism of action: blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) and preventing the muscles from contracting to maintain the aesthetic effect. However, the dose of Dysport is not the same as the dose of any other botulinum toxin product and cannot be compared to the dosage of any other botulinum toxin product that you may have previously used.
The cost of Dysport is determined by your healthcare professional and will vary based on the amount of product used and frequency of injections. Dysport is priced similarly to other botulinum toxin products that are commercially available.
If you live in Cornelius, North Carolina or the surrounding area and want to learn more about the rejuvenating effects of Botox/Xeomin/Dysport injections, contact LKN Weight Loss and Wellness. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our injectables and how they can help you rejuvenate your appearance to achieve a more youthful, glowing complexion. Contact us today for more information!
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