Q: Why should I consider Botox?
A: Did you know that our facial muscles get stronger as we age? Like any muscle we exercise, we are expressing every day. The dynamic muscles which help us express, thereby get stronger. Over time, a furrow, or laugh lines, get deeper. A neuromodulator includes Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These neuromodulators put our dynamic facial muscles on a holiday, so they can help soften a wrinkle.
Q: What’s the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?
A: Botox is a brand name (think Kleenex) owned by Allergan. Dysport is owned by Galderma. Xeomin is owned by Merz. All three are neuromodulators, which help put a dynamic muscle on holiday. Their makeup is slightly different, but each are effective. You’ve likely heard of Botox more than the others because there is simply more marketing around Botox.
We offer Botox and Dysport at Studio Skin & Sculpt, because some patients prefer one, may not react well to the others, or have experienced better results with one (over the other).
Q: Does it hurt?
A: As with any injection, there is a brief, but bearable prick. Some people liken a Botox injection to a bee sting.
Q: What’s the difference between Neuromodulator and Filler?
A: As we age, we lose volume in our faces. The muscles which helps us express, also become stronger (just like any muscle that is used, it gets stronger!). Botox/Dysport/Xeomin helps to put the muscle on holiday, thereby keeping a dynamic muscle from moving, and making the wrinkle.
Filler helps restore lost volume (or plump ~ think lips, or fill ~ think deep wrinkles). No amount of Botox/Dysport/Xeomin can help sagging. This is where filler can help recreate the structure that holds up our skin.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Botox/Dysport/Xeomin sets in differently. Botox may set it between 3-14 days. Dysport may set in between 3-7 days. Regardless, Studio Skin & Sculpt will check in with you in 14 days to ensure you like your results, and don’t require a touch up.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Botox/Dysport/Xeomin lasts approximately 3 months. A person with a fast metabolism may need it more frequently.